The race is over and I finished. It wasn't a spectacular time, but I meet (even slightly beat) my goal. I was able to do it in 2 hours and 35 minutes and i think 20 seconds. I was shooting for anywhere between 2 h 36 m and 2 h 49 m, so I am proud of myself. Needless to say at the end only one foot had a heart shaped blood blister, because if it is a heart it needs to be red and chaffing between my large thighs rubbing together that is finally about healed. It made it hard to get over the stiffness, because it was hard to move and not irritate the chaffing. But all is well now and we are planning another race in May. Then I hope to do one in September in Utah again. I just hope I can drop so pounds and improve my time, so it is on to some lifestyle changes, I just hope Scott can handle it better this time and not feel like he is starving to death for a burger and fries. I have much to catch up on, like the pine wood derby for Noah so maybe this week while Scott is once again gone.
It is almost here, race day! I can hardly believe it. I am getting so nervous. Not about my time or what place I will get but just if I will finish before they close the course. I know I can do it, but what if I don't. It is kid of freaking me out. I have come a long way in a short time, but the nerves are kicking in. I can't wait for the weekend to be here. I almost signed up for another race today, but decided to wait until after the race. I am excited to see all the family too. Now if I could just get everything in order to go.
We are so excited for Scott to return tomorrow!! We can't wait, every night at bed time we count the "Good-nights" left till he is back and it is just one now!! Yesterday I couldn't keep from crying, I didn't realize how much I missed him until the tears wouldn't stop. I know I'm a big dork. Now I just need to clean a filthy house, finish painting and putting back together the cabinets, finish laundry (clothes) so I can start bedding and towels. We are all so excited to have him back. I could not live permanently without him in my life. I appreciate even more the wives who are willing and supportive of their husbands going off to war for so long (even the "short" amounts of time that happen all too often, Steph). Well it is close to soccer time and I need to get Harley going, and I should clean or do something productive.
Noah just turned EIGHT!! Crazy I can't believe how quickly life goes by. With Scott out of town, sickness and trying to clean/paint I haven't had much time to blog. I just wanted to say a little about my baby (he hates it when I call him that). Noah is a sweet and loving boy, and especially loves his mom. He is very tender-hearted and wants to do what is right, although it isn't always easy. He has a short temper and a strong will, which isn't always the best combo. When he realizes he has hurt someone or their feeling he feel horrible though. He has a great sense of humor and love to be silly. This year he gets to have his first friends party. I asked what he wanted to do (the movies, bowling...) and he just wanted to play. So we had 7 boys running around wild for 2 1/2 hours after school Wednesday. There were two to three different things constantly going on and he had a blast. He was spoiled. Now he is looking forward to his baptism in April. We are so proud of him. And i love that he is not to old to kiss and snuggle me, I feel that the day is coming all too soon.