Saturday, May 28, 2011
Posted by Trevor and Holly at 10:37 PM
Posted by Trevor and Holly at 10:35 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I finally fulfilled my goal of running a 1/2 marathon. Trevor and I started training for it six weeks after Brody was born....he will be 3yrs this July. Life was so crazy, always changing and on the go we were never able to train steady and plan a time and a race to run. I wish so much that Trevor could have been there to run it with me. Trevor was always so supportive of anything I wanted to do. Did anything he could do to help me achieve my goals and would always cheer me on with such love and enthusiasm. I got a little teary at the beginning of the race when I saw other girls' husbands down on the centennial trail where we ran with their camera's cheering on their wives. I just know Trev would have been right there cheering me on with that big grin on his face. It was really hard to not have him there. I am so grateful for my Dad that trained with me and pushed me to challenge myself a little more, all the while running on a bad knee and bad ankle always in pain. He also was patient for me to get out of the porta-potty to start the race a couple of minutes after the race started. Haha..... We were about the last two to cross the starting line. I think I pushed myself a little too fast at the beginning. Definitely slowed down towards the end and had multiple thoughts that there is no way I am going to be able to finish this running......but I did!!! :) I was so happy when I looked up and saw my cute boys cheering me on. Garrett jumped in and finished the last little bit of the race with me. If you asked him he ran 1/2 of it with me. He is a funny little character. He was pretty excited that when they called my name out as I crossed the finish line they mentioned my fan coming in along side of me too. When my Dad and I were looking up our times on-line after the race he was pretty disappointed they didn't have his name and time too..... because after all he ran 1/2 of it!! Thank you to my Mom for handling all of the boys on her own to come and cheer my Dad and I on and to Jim and Carol for coming and showing their support with treats and Gatorade for us all!! You are so great!!! Also for all the support from my awesome sister in-laws who called and checked on me and cheered me on. I pretty much have the absolute BEST sister in-laws in the WORLD!!!! I honestly could not possibly think up any better sisters to have. You guys are so awesome. You deserve an award......no joke!!! I love y'all!!! :) My time ended up being 1:55. I came in 8th place in my age bracket out of 120 something. 59th place out of all the girls out of I don't know how many. 172nd place out of everyone and there was over 900 running. Not too shabby for my first race!! :) My Dad and I at home right before we left for the big race. Only picture we got. My cute little man decided to wake up at the crack of dawn with me and so he got to ride with us to drop us off at the race.......how could anyone NOT take a picture of that cute face????
Posted by Trevor and Holly at 11:21 PM
Well who would have guessed this is what 30 looks like??? My awesome sister in-law, Amber, threw me an 80's themed 30Th birthday party full of great company, yummy food and bunko playing till wee hours of the night. It was so fun to see all the different getups the girls came up with that were 80's style!! Thank you Amber and all the fun girls that came and helped make turning 30 not seem so bad. Thank you also for all the sweet gifts you shouldn't have gotten me. I loved them all. You are ALL TOO SWEET!!! I was also incredibly spoiled by ALL of Trevor's family and my parents and a few others who know who they are. Thank you so much for helping make an incredibly emotional and hard day in my life bearable!!! I love you all so much and wish there was a better way for me to express and show how truly grateful and blessed I feel to have you all in my life. Your thoughtfulness and love has touched my heart and will never be forgotten. Trevor and I always would talk about how when we turned 30 we were then going to be SO OLD. I still don't feel any older, I am not sure if I ever will. It is such a strange and sad reality to have big moments with out my best half. I miss him so much and it hurts a LOT!!
Posted by Trevor and Holly at 10:46 PM
Monday, May 2, 2011
Posted by Trevor and Holly at 9:16 PM