September 13, 2012

Catch up Blog

It has been over 6 weeks since I have posted on the blog.  In some ways, that is a good thing.  It means that I am keeping busy and not dwelling on being alone.  This time of year is going to be so hard on me every year.  I keep thinking, "Steve was doing this", "We went here for dinner", or "Steve and I did ..."  Every memory of the last time we had done something together.  Where is Dr Brown and his flux capacitor when you need him.  Oh to be transported back to the fall of October 2011 and to be able to change history.  But then Dr Brown always warned Marty about changing history and the consequences that would result.

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
Well, that about wraps up the last 6 weeks.  My next post will probably be after the New England / Canada cruise that I am going on with the in-laws next week.  Another event to look forward to - so I don't keep looking back.


  1. Looks like you have been keeping busy. Great times with family and friends. Keep them close during this time.

  2. Thanks for joining the 5K A Day Challenge. Rules and a Tracking spreadsheet are on my blog