So, I just go on and try to figure out life without Steve. This life of course revolves around Family and exercise (although my binge eating is counter-acting the exercise. I have put on 8 pounds in the last few months)
August 18, 2012 - Miles Perret Cancer Services Triathlon - Lafayette, LA
This was a charity fund raiser for a Lafayette Cancer Service center. Very Casual Triathlon on the Campus of ULL. This was my friend, Julie's, first Triathlon. She beat me by about a minute
We were eating at IHOP after the triathlon and a man happened to notice our T-shirts. He commented to Julie that the Cancer Center had helped his wife get a wig at no charge while she was undergoing chemotherapy. So it sounds like our money went to a good cause.
August 26, 2012 - Women's Half Marathon - Bloomington, MN.
When we were in Minnesota last year for Grandma's Marathon. Jennifer saw an advertisement for the Women's Half Marathon in Bloomington, MN that would be held on her 30th birthday. What better way to spend a birthday. Little did we know that so much would happen over the next year. But we were already registered and it was an opportunity to take Cole and Corbin to see the MN grandparents.
The course was so hilly - I still finished in a decent time of 2:20 - but I had been trying to get a PR. By mile 2, I knew that the PR was out the window - So there was quite a bit of walking.
|Cole with the Minnesota grandparents|
|Brandy, Fran, and Jennifer - after enduring the Women's Half Marathon|
September 8, 2012 - Cole's 1st Birthday Party
Although Cole turned 1 on September 1st, this was the first opportunity to have a party. The weather was good, except for the Love Bugs. Jennifer's Blog has more pictures, but here area few more.
|Cole had fun with the balloon|
|Grannie Frannie and the birthday boy|
|Cole was so tired - barely kept his eyes open|
September 9, 2012 - CajunMan Triathlon - Lafayette, LA
I did this triathlon 2 years ago. I remember it being very hot around the airport and I preferred pool swims to the open water. But some friends were doing this one and decided to do it again. I was not very well trained, so the goal was just to finish. I must say that thanks to my trainers who helped me get in better shape than I was 2 years ago. My swim and run were both faster than in 2010. The bike was slower - but then this year because of construction, the bike was 21.3 miles.
|Fran still looking happy after 800meter swim|
|Fran finishing the run|
|My hero - Lindsay (my trainer) carried Old Glory |
the entire run in support of Team RWB