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Thursday, June 25, 2009


team members...12 + 1 driver
total runners...around 7800
mileage...188 miles (i ran 16.5 of those)
total time...30hours and 15 minutes
hours of sleep...maybe 3 total
meals in 30 hours...1 real meal and a big huge one when i got home
changes of clothes...3 for running, 3 for in between, several backups for weather
miles in the rain...6.1 for me and lots more for the rest of team
calories burned...7000
friends along the way...7
friends i tried to see and actually did...0
and just place...230th out of 438 mixed teams
reasons to never do this race again...5 billion
will i do it again???absolutely

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Karlee

Karlee turned a year old on Friday. I can't believe it. This year has gone by so fast. Check out Chelsea's blog for full details. She planned Karlee's party a week early so I could be there. She is so cute and doing such fun things right now. Her little personality is coming out so much, and she is seriously so dang cute. She is still such a tiny thing and moving all over the place.

Karlee got to eat a cupcake. She didn't get too messy, but she did eat the whole thing and loved it. She loves sugar!

I let her open her present so I could see her play with it. She loves the animals.

Her party was a bug party. We spent all day the day before preparing for the party-making a caterpillar of cupcakes, ladybug cookies, a sun from carrots and dip, and flowers from grapes and chips. The party was really cute, but it was super windy. I think half the food blew on the ground, but everyone seemed to have a good time.

me with Chelsea's old roommate Melissa.

daddy, momma, and big girl Karlee

I was so glad I got to go down and celebrate Karlee's birthday. She loved her bug party at the park and obviously had no idea all that fuss was for her.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Look What I Can Do

Chelsea has been freaking out that Karlee can't learn to drink from a straw. I brought down the magic straw bottle we use at work to teach kids and voila...she now drinks from a straw.