Sunday, April 20, 2008

Way to go Drew!



Last weekend in Dallas, Andrew had his first triathlon of the new season! He finished the swim, bike, and run in 4 hrs 58 minutes, which is a great time and personal record for him! He won his division and came in 10th overall. The triathlon he did included a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, followed by a 13.1 mile run (makes me tired just to watch all of them). Aside from a few blisters on the bottoms of his feet, he was feeling great after the race. In fact, he was already trying exercise again the next day! Here are a couple of videos and pictures from the race and trip.

Tri Pics

Andrew and Jerry before the race. Andrew started training Jerry a few years ago, and this was his first big triathlon. He did really well too!



video

This is the very beginning of the race. You can see him at first, then I lose him for a second, then he comes back into the picture:)



Swimming along.




video



Alot of people ask about the transitions between events in the race. They come right out of the water, with their cycling clothes on under their wetsuit from the swim, and can just pull the wetsuit off and go. Some people bring along an extra shirt to pull on over their other clothes if it is a cool day, but most of the time they just keep the wet clothes on and "air dry" as they ride along.


Just a pic we took outside the hotel the night before the race.



Monday, April 14, 2008

My Better is Better Than Your Better

We have loved these commercials ever since we first saw them! Nike's got a good marketing team...they get me every time! These definetly make me want to get up and do something. I love how they put regular people and kids in with the athletes in these!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mother's Day- This is so funny!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stop Loss



Tonight, we went to see the movie "Stop Loss"....it was not at all what either of us expected it to be, but thought provoking regardless. It really makes you think about what the soldiers in Iraq and their families have to go through to serve our country. I did not realize what the term "stop loss" actually meant before the movie. The term means that when a soldier is at the point where they can make a choice to honorably leave the army or continue serving, "higher orders" can be given to prevent the soldier from being able to leave the army. Apparently this is common when they do not want to lose good soldiers. The movie was also about young men trying to adapt to life as a civilian after finishing their tour in Iraq. Maybe it hit us so hard because the guys fighting and dying in the movie are around our age or even younger, and for some reason my mind doesn't naturally go to a 24 year old when I think of a man leading their troops into dangerous situations at war. Anyway, I highly recommend it if you are in the mood for something deep to think about!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Awareness Tests...Just for fun!

Check out these awareness tests....Andrew got 36 seconds on this one, while I scored a sad sad 5 the first few times before getting a 13:)
http://www.norcalblogs.com/post_scripts/archives/2006/10/fighter_pilot_t.html

This one is just great, let me know how you do on it, Drew and I both missed it!!
http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Caesar's Frisbee

Anyone that is ever around our dog will appreciate this story! It was actually very nice here in Amarillo this weekend (80 degrees, wind below 20mph:); so we decide to go get Caesar a frisbee since he loves playing outside so much. He is also pretty good at fetch when we play inside, so we think it should be easy for him to pick up on the whole frisbee idea. Well, we took him outside and threw the frisbee a couple of times, and it took him a little while to get used to the idea....then we start throwing it and he starts chasing it, getting excited,and barking when we throw it, then he lets it land and decides he will just sit on it until we pick it up to throw again:) After about 30 min. of this routine, we decide oh well....maybe he just needs a friend to show him how to play! Suggestions anyone???