Archive for April, 2007

This weekend! Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

This coming weekend is finally here! I’ve been waiting for months for this.

Me, Thomas, and Reagan signed up for the Texas Kayak Fishing School.

It’s a 3 day class on fishing down at the coast in kayaks. Half classroom time, half water. It’s in Aransas Pass.

To say I am stoked would be a terrible understatement. I am SOOOO excited about it. I cannot wait to let my kayak taste saltwater. She craves it. I can tell.

I’ve only taken the kayak out once so far. I had hoped to have gone out a few times before the class, just to get a little paddling experience in, but no such luck. The weather and prior committments just wouldn’t have it. Oh well. I am hoping that this class really gives us a kickstart into fishing at the coast. I’d really like to go down there once a month while the weather is good. I think we’re going to try to make a habit of it. Even if it is for a one day outing here and there.

I will try and take come pictures with a waterproof camera and get those developed soon. I’ll want to show off the mountains and mountains of fish that I catch, of course.

Anyway… super stoked!!!!!!!!

I did it! Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Ok so I slacked off on posting about my running training… and truth be told, I really slacked on the training itself. But I DID run the Capitol 10,000!

It’s a pretty massive event in Austin and there are thousands of folks who show up. over 16,000 this year! WOW! SO I made a bet with my boss about a year ago that I would beat him. He let me off the hook on the bet, but he said tat if he let me off, I still had to run the race. I’m really glad I did. It was hard. It KILLED me. Well actually, not quite true… it was really difficult. But it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Part of that is just from me taking it easy. I did walk a lot. My goal for this year really was just to do it. To finish. And I succeeded 🙂 When you sign up, they make you guess at how long it will take you. I just pulled a wild guess out of my ass and said 1:10. Well I hit that time, pretty much right on the nose! (40 somewhat seconds over). So I’m pleased that I finished it. It sucks because years ago I’d have finished it in WAY less time, but hey, gotta get back in the game. I’m happy with it. Had fun. Ready to improve on that for next year.

I may sign up for some 5Ks here and there just to see if it’s something I’m interested in getting back into. I think it is. I enjoyed the Cap 10k. We shall see.

Here are some pics of my goofy butt running it…




too long Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Been way too long since I posted. sorry bout that.

I have a lot of updates to make. which I will. well. some of the stuff. what I can remember, at least.

Anyway, in the meantime… check out these roses that are growing in our backyward. we didn’t do ANYTHING to these suckers. Seeing how gorgeous they are, now we’re wanting to learn more about how to take care of them!