Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Las Vegas Tournament for Hayden

We returned a couple of weeks ago from attending the Las Vegas Soccer Tournament for Hayden. This was the first time we have attended this tournament and it was GIGANTIC. There were teams from all over. The competition was quite stiff and we worked hard. Hayden played defense and ran hard. The weather wasn't as warm as I would have liked, but it was so much fun to go and stay with the entire team. He enjoyed hanging in the hot tub with all his friends and getting in trouble from running up and down the halls of the hotel :) There was a lot of team bonding and it was fun to hang out with all my friends. We even made it to the ESPN Zone for some games and off to the M&M Factory on the strip. It was quite a wake up call for my children going on the strip. Wow.....all in all we had a wonderful time together even though the team did not make it to the finals. There is always next year right? Bring on outdoor soccer! It will be here before we know it :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I DID IT! My Half Marathon!

Well after months and months of training I ran my second half marathon this weekend in St. George. Jeff came with me and we made it a fun weekend together. It was nice to have his support as the last race was supporting Jeff! He was so cute pumping me up and making me feel confident. The weather was suppose to be rainy but it ended up being absolutely PERFECT. It was overcast and about 40 degrees. There were a lot of runners and Shellie and I felt quite overwhelmed as it felt like everyone was passing us at the beginning of the race. I felt really strong in the race until mile 11. It was difficult the last 2 miles as it was slightly uphill and I ran out of steam but I kept going. I came in at 2 hours 3 minutes. I really wanted to come in under 2 hours......maybe next time :) I discovered I have an injury called planter fiscitis in my right is quite painful and will be pampering it over the next couple of months, but then I am anxious to start training again for something else!