Thursday, May 29, 2008

Uncle Traveling Ted

We were blessed with my mother's Uncle Teddy coming all the way from Arizona to see us. His gift to himself for his 80th birthday was to take time off and travel to Alaska. We were so glad to be a part of his adventure. Uncle Teddy has endless energy and makes friends where every he goes. I especially enjoyed watching him play with the boys.
We got to take Uncle Teddy to Eklutna, the zoo, our favorite restaurant, Wyatt's birthday party, Talkeetna, Seward, Whitter. He was even here to cheer me on for my first triathlon.
I hope I have as much energy, work ethic, wisdom, and adventure as my great uncle teddy when I am 80.
We can't wait for his next trip, maybe he'll get to hunt something!!
Love and fun guest,

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gold Nugget Triathlon

Well on a whim and a fit to prove a friend wrong I decide to sign up for the Gold Nugget Triathlon. It is an all women triathlon. It fills up with over 1000 ladies in one day. It is for people of all levels. Thank goodness!

So I was mulling the ideas over and I casually mentioned it to a friend and she chuckled and asked me what year I would do that........ I was instantly motivated. She didn't even know that her comment was what drove me to complete the tri and to complete it this year!!!

But I really could not have done it if it weren't for my trainer/coach Autumn, who would run with me at all hours of the day. She was the best coach and a better friend!

Then during the race, I love how my family and friends chased me like the paparazzi. It was all a very memorable event.