Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Sunday Report

Well, as you know, this was my official week off of training and nutrition.  I did manage to squeeze two runs in, including the New Bern Turkey Trot 5K, which was a lot of fun.  I ate way. too. much.


The good news, is that I'm ready to hop back on the wagon tomorrow.  I really feel gross, and don't even want to think about what the scale will tell me tomorrow.

The trip to NC was fun, but exhausting.  I think there is no such thing as a relaxing vacation if you are traveling with young children.  And our young children chose this week to test us to the very limits of our patience.  They were holy terrors this week!!  I think they totally forgot that mommy and daddy were people to be listened to!  The car trip there and back was actually not bad, because they were forced to sit still...something that did not happen at any point during the rest of the week!!

It was nice to be with my family and meet my brother's girlfriend.  And like I said before, I just love NC.  It is just so beautiful and peaceful...probably even more so when my children are not in the state!!  Here are some pictures for you to enjoy...a few of them were taken by Ryan.

Ryan, Kel, my Dad and Uncle Jeff cane-pole fishing.

A view from my run.

Ryan's picture of the view from the deck.

Weinie was a very willing subject for Ryan's photographic efforts.

Our annual croquet tournament (that I never, ever win), picture courtesy of Ryan.

A surprise visit to Santa in Beaufort, NC on Friday.  Ryan didn't want to go see him, because just that morning I had told him Santa probably wouldn't even come to our town because he had been so bad!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Happy training!


  1. I say ignore the scale for a week. Why annoy yourself when you know you'll be back on track this week?

  2. New Bern. Wow! That is about 15 miles where I grew up, in Havelock! I will be heading down there in February. I am glad that you enjoyed the trip and the pics look nice.

  3. I am so impressed with that long car ride! Wow, I don't know if I could have survived that. I love the pic of the dachsund, super cute!

  4. New Bern? Wow... Brian Bevelander has a piece titled "A Letter from Nathaniel Giles" that begins.."New Bern, North Carolina, January 12, 1863." It is a Civil War Piece. I did a 10 hour car ride with 5 kids this summer to Maine. Wasn't so bad, I have to say. But we had our moments once we arrived.


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