Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping Frenzy
November 28th, 2008

Got my workouts in early today so that we could take the family out shopping. Cant believe some of the stores that opened at midnight - maybe some year I will give that a shot but for now we’ll shop in the sunlight!! Quite the day - I’m wiped - time to hit the hay!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

November 27th, 2008

What a great Holiday!! It gives us an extra opportunity to express what we are thankful for. With that said here are a few of the things on my mind this Thanksgiving.
What I am especially thankful for:

My husband Todd - my high school sweatheart, super thoughtful, supportive and a wonderful father to our three kids.

My kids: Joshua, Jordan and Zachary - my life is so very busy with them but they have changed my life in a way I cherish every day.

My Parents: I am so thankful for all they have done for me (I was a very active little girl). They put up with me and loved me unconditionally and they are both healthy (my dad is the wisest man I know).

My Sisters: April, my older sister has twins (think they run in our family?) and a third. My little sis Erin has four boys - WOW!!

My In-Laws: My father-in-law John, the most spiritual man I know - he is such a wonderful influence on our entire family. My mother-in-law Val who is here from California for the week - so I better write really great stuff HA HA!! We are so thrilled to have her here as we all miss her terribly when she is away!!

My Health: I love being a professional traithlete and am so thankful for my health (and yes I can be a bear when injured!) Wishing everyone a very blessed Holiday Season!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

November 23rd, 2008

Today was such a fun day!! I ran a 1/2 Marathon trail run with a great friend and runner Bob Hammond. It was at Alafia Park and was called the cross country marathon and half. It felt so great to get out there and run!! The hip is quite sore but I am happy to report not painful and I think teh run was supurb strengthening for it! I love running trails and dont get too often. The last mile was ALL Sand!! Came home and swam with the kids (yes the pool is warm and they love it all winter). Then tuned in to watch Ironman Arizona on-line. My athletes we coach are having good days and every race I watch I cant wait to get back out there and compete!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18th, 2008

So for my daughter Jordan’s big 12th birthday gift she wanted to go to The St. Pete Times Forum and catch the traveling version of “So you think you can dance”. It was a very special girls night out and as a mother there is nothing better than seeing your daughter grin ear to ear for three solid hours!! It was a real blast and I think I may have even learned some new dance moves!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16th, 2008

Cant believe it but my twins turn 12 on the 18th. This afternoon we all went to the Adventure Park behind our house and had a fun class party. Both Josh and Jordan wanted to have a kickball party with their friends. It turned out to be a great event with Grandma and Grandpa, Todd myself and the class. In between games we decided on some human pyramids. Off to plan for next Tuesdays party (actual bday) any excuse for more gifts!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10th, 2008

This weekend the family and I were up at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater.
WOW - What a Fun Day!! What a FAST Day!!

Terenzo and Joanna were flying!! Congratulations to them both on a fantastic day and being World Champions! I had the opportunity to announce with Greg Welch and Spencer Smith at

I’ve included a few pictures, one of Greg and I prior to going Live and then one of Greg working hard later in the day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

November 6th, 2008

WOW - Clearwater 70.3 is getting close. I have athletes who I coach or those who have attended some of my camps competing. Now I wish when I won Pucon 70.3 I would have accepted my spot!!

A top age-grouper I coach Monica Murphy is staying with us and my massage therapist William (he is the best) is getting her ready to race!! Should be a great weekend - Spencer Smith and I are doing Ironman Live with Greg Welch on Race Day so look for some photos and updates again soon!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3rd, 2008
One of the greatest things about living in Florida is to log some pool time no matter what day of the year it is. Nothing like eating dinner outside then hitting the pool for some fun with the family! Included a few pictures from our latest dip - my son Josh and I are involved in a serious sword fight. Then Zach and Josh together wanted to show off some GUN POWER!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1st, 2008

I love trick or treating!! Everyone is always in such a good mood, (not that we have crabby neighbors – ha ha). Our subdivision is great for trick or treating, the houses are very close and everyone is sitting outside with their lawn chairs in their driveways handing out candy – No Stress – Nowhere to be – or maybe its that they are all on a SUGAR HIGH!!!!

I attached a few pictures from the night – my kids are the Star Wars Commander, Ninja and Snow Princess!!
I also have a picture of my youngest – Zach – he sorts his candy just like I used to!!