Monday, September 22, 2014

Labor Day Barbecue

On Labor Day we spent the day relaxing and having a small cookout with friends. The weather was nice and cool, the little kids were playing in the nearby park, and even though the bugs were biting and a small herd of deer surprised us, it was a pleasant evening.
Hope your Labor Day was just as good and relaxing.

Monday, September 1, 2014

5K Race {In the rain}

This past summer I've been running 3 miles, 6 days a week with an average time of 30 min. For this race, I wanted to run for at least 24 min. I felt like that was a long shot for me, but people said that it can be done so that uplifted my spirits for the time being. :) Race day turned out to be a very wet day. I had never really run in that sort of weather, but that wasn't stopping me from getting the best time for my running this year.

I went up to the starting line, and before you knew it we were off! I felt like I could have ran faster, but I was too nervous that I would get tired quickly. So I stayed on my pace, ran faster when I  needed too, and through the rain, the mud, and the wind I made it to the finish line in 24 min. and 54 sec. 
Best time {for me} EVER! :D
  Afterwards we went out to eat breakfast at an old restaurant with some family members and had pancakes, waffles, omelets, toast, and other various sorts of things.

A couple days later I found out that I was the 18th finisher of the 5k race, 3rd of the women to cross the finish line, and the 1st girl in my age group to finish. Overall, it was a very special day for me, and I couldn't have been more content and excited

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Church Kickball

Nearly two weeks ago, it was decided that we would play a game of kickball after our church potluck. Now, I haven't played Kickball since the last day of middle school so it's been a refreshing course for me to experience the game again. Needless to say, I've gotten stronger since then, and we all enjoyed a friendly kickball competition at the old school park.

The younger boys were doing pull-ups like pros. I managed to do at least three before letting go of the bar. Obviously I need a pull-up bar of my own to practice on. ;)
Organizing teams and getting ready to start!

Now this pictures is famous because the guy in the purple shirt actually broke his foot while catching the ball. He didn't find that out though until two weeks later. Ouch!

After the game we all celebrated by having root beer floats. Yum-o!
At the end of the day, it was a well-played game and everyone enjoyed it. I think church families should at least once a month do these sorts of things. It creates memories that will last a lifetime, especially to the younger generation. :)

What does your church family do for fun?