Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Take Out Tuesday

I snuck in a 4 mile run in the afternoon. It was hot but it felt great!

For Take Out Tuesday, we all went to Buffalo Wild Wings and follwed in up with a showing of Toy Story 3. Wes loved it! He sat on the edge of his seat for 97% of the movie, then complained he was cold and climbed in my lap! Ah....I love being a mom!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Family Road Trip

We took our first family vacation in our camper. Wes has recently decided he had the right, and the ability, to drive Dave's truck. However; I am not that impressed with his choice of driving attire.
We stayed at Honey Creek Resort on Rathbun Lake in Iowa. It is a new resort that has a golf coures, RV campground, hotel, and indoor water park.

The water park was geared towards younger kids, Wes really had a great time!

My grandparent live about an hour away from where we camped and joined us for dinner out at the campground one night. I had gotten in a run earlier that morning that almost made me puke. I took a 4 mile off road course that just kicked my butt! It was hilly and not well maintained. When I got back to the camper I found 2 ticks crawling up my ankle. I changed my course for Sunday's morning run. It was still super hilly. Good workout!
My entire famiy came to my grandparents house for a surprise 60th wedding anniversary party at my grandparens house. It was the first time in 5 years that my whole (swanson side) family has been all together like that. My grandparents were super surprised.

This is a picture of my grandparent and all of thier grandkids. It was a great time and so great to see everyone.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Almost there!

Here is a picture of Wes and his camping buddy, Ben. We went to a "testicle festivle" at Round The Bend Steakhouse this weekend. Interesting menu, good time.
We are packing for our trip to the Honey Creek Resort. We will be camping all week and get to see my grandparents, Wes' great-grandparents! They has had a ton of rain, but they report that the RV portion is not underwater. They have a big indoor water park, rent boats, rent jetskis, and swimming. I am told the swimming beaches are now underwater but they have a lodge with fun family-friendly activites. Cross your fingers for a good trip!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

We had a nice Father's Day. Wes and I made Dave a big breakfast and then we gave him some new Cincy gear for football this fall! We had lunch with the Kendall side and hosted dinner for the Jones side. All in All a good Sunday!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Group Training

Today was my group run in the morning. I got in 7 miles. That is the furthest I have ever ran in my whole life! Everything went great, I feel great, and I am super pumped. Dave made me a pancake in the shape of the number 7 to celebrate!
We went down to Papio Days last night and had a ton of fun. We rode Carni Rides, ate funnel cake, and watched some fireworks! Wes was brave and got on every ride he was big enough for, and some that required us to go with him!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Race Results

Check out the race results...not "half" bad.

Date Night

Last night Dave and I went and saw Ironman 2. It was good, we both really liked it. Robert Downey Jr is actually hot in these movies. I normally don't think he is a hottie, but is these movies he is.

Gonna get in a run tonight to get geared up for my long run this Saturday! Getting pumped!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I went and crusied around Chalco Hill at dusk last night. I saw 3 deer and numerous baby bunnies. The deer were super close, and not real bothered by me. So far at Chalco, I have seen deer, bluebirds, cardinals, an otter, and an enormous turtle! Interesting place to ride. I will say though that I will probably forego the dusk rides, while the wildlife was entertaining, the bugs in my eyes and up was nose was not. Kind of grossed me out. So about 9 miles and some weights last night!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Feelin' the love!

Here is a picture of Wes and his Friend Taileigh. They held hands as we walked into the baseball game this past weekend. They are too cute!
Got in another "brick" last night. I ran 4 miles and then swam laps for 15 minutes. I haven't decided what the workout game plan is for tonight. Trying to get in my rest days and runs all in the right time for my long run this weekend. We will see.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Race Weekend

Our first family 5K went great! Dave took Wes in the jogging stroller and ran the first half and let me take off on my own. The results aren't posted yet, but unoffically I think I got either 5th or 6th in my age group! After I finished a cooled down a bit, I went back and got Dave and Wes and we all ran through the finish line together. We had a good time. The Carters did the race with us too! Jen got 3rd place in our age group and their nephew Matt got 3rd place in his age group as well! Pete won a prize in the raffle....all in all, they made out pretty good! It was fun having another couple to do the race with!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Brick House

Got in my first offical "brick" of the training season. A "brick" is when you combine more than one workout together. Last night I biked for 9 miles and followed it up with a 2.5 mile run. Felt great! Today is my day of rest and then I have my first ever 5k run on Saturday! Super pumped!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Nights

Last night we had dinner over at my sister's house. Wes played really hard with his cousin, Brewer. At bedtime, Courtney and I went to the YMCA and swam for about 25 minutes. We got in the Triathlon distance. I worked out hard yesterday....i 4 mile run in the morning and a 500 yard swim in the evening. Maybe I will get in a bike ride tonight!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hoofin' it for Hump Day

I got up early this morning and went for a run around Zorinsky lake. Beautiful morning, early, but beautiful. There was a group of like 20 people all working out, looked like a boot camp. There was this super buff guy running around them, yelling. Personally, I think I will stick to my peaceful, zen state of my jogging. 4 miles by 7am!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ugh Monday!

I had a serious case of the mondays today. I had a long, frustrating day at work. I leave early on Mondays to go to the YMCA for cycle circuit class....I drive all the way from Lincoln to the YMCA off 168th and Q to find out they switched classes and the cycle circuit class will no longer be offered. BOOOOOOOOOO!
Reference the picture of Wes.......Here's to you Monday!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


WE had another fun weekend of camping. Wes went tubing again with his buddy Ben and Dave and I both skiied. Dave wakeboarded and I knee boarded as well. We always play really hard when we go camping with the Carters! We always have a lot of fun too! We were actually able to figure out the sang that Wes has been singing for days, with the help of Ben and Jen's internet connection! THANK GUYS!
On Saturday I got in a 6 mile run! That is a personal best! It went great! Next weekend with have Child Connect's Run For The Young 5k. It will be my first race since highschool! I am very excited!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Friday

I survived the week. Short weeks always seem so long sometimes. Wierd. So far this week I have gotten in 2 runs and one swim. We are leaving to go camping tonight, pretty excited about that! I need a little r-n-r. BUT I do have a 6 mile run on Saturday morning. That will be the furthest I have ever run in my life. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. This month really ramps up the miles, then we back off a little next month. I have to say, I am really enjoying training with the TEAM.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

May Totals

So, I began my TEAM In Training experience May 15. Since May 15th, I have run 23.9 miles. I have also been cross training, so I have also logged 6.75 miles on my new bike and 60 minutes on a Spin bike and swam over 30 minutes. I am excited to see how these numbers jump next month!