Monday, April 28, 2008

Kim's turn

I wanted to put in my two cents about Saturday's activities.

First, let me just say that going into this race I was decidedly done running. I had forgotten about how awful it is! To train, all I did was run laps around the track all by myself. It got pretty boring and old after a while. But when I got to the race, I had so much fun! The competition is what I really miss about running. This time, I didn't really try to pass anyone or really compete too much, I mostly focused on my goals, which were:

1. No walking!
2. Finish under 30 minutes

3. Place in the top 3 in my age group (20-24)
As race day got closer and closer, I was seriously doubting whether or not I would be able to accomplish these, especially the 3rd one.

Well, I did it! Almost-

I had a time of 27:55, I didnt walk at all , and I placed 4th in my age group (so close!). Yay! I was so happy- I remembered why I love to run. I definitely want to do more 5k's in the future.

Plus, it was really fun to see Denise and co. there. Good job Denise! You were awesome.

Later that day though...I kinda felt like my acheivement was pretty wimpy.

We went to the High School State tennis tournament later that day (which was fun! theres some really good players!) which is way out in Glendale. On the way home, after being out in the sun all day with 2 cranky kids, our tire tread fell we were racing down the freeway. Eek!

Luckily, it didn't completely blowout, that would have been awful. We were able to make it safely to the side of the road, and then to a gas station to assess the damage, and then to a Sears tire shop nearby.

As we were waiting for our 4 new tires (they were all in pretty bad shape!) on tv there was a show about the Ironman competition that went on that same day in Tempe.

In case you dont know, an Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim (in this case it was in Tempe Town lake- ew!), then a 112 mile bike ride, then a 26.2 mile run.

Am I the only one to think this is just crazy?!
A marathon is one thing, but to tack it on after biking 112 miles, oh wow.

So, my 3.2 miles didn't seem as impressive anymore, to say the least. :)

But I'm glad I did it anyway!

And Finally, here are a couple pictures just to make your day go better!

Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen?

I may be a little biased :)

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Tyson Here!

Kimmy ran a 5-K on saturday. She did awesome, finishing 4th in her age division. Keep in mind that just four months ago she was pregnant! I did not run because I was taking care of the kiddos. It was a big sacrifice for me to make, but I was willing to make it because, well, that's just the kind of guy that I am! (And I loathe running!)

I took my little family, Kim, Jeffrey, and Emily, with me to school the other day and it was lots of fun! After meeting Jeffrey and Emily, my professors have been much nicer to me. I'll be graduating on May 9th with my Associate of Arts degree. I know what you are all thinking: "But Tyson, you are nearly 25,(may 3rd) how did you complete a degree so soon? My answer to you would be: "I dunno, I'm just incredibly brilliant I guess!"

I don't have any pictures from school, but here is a pic of Jeffrey squirting me with a hose.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Yay! It's been 3 days now that Jeffrey hasn't barfed! Woohoo! He had been sick since Thursday night- I am so glad thats over! They didn't warn me about kids throwing up in mommy job description! Although, I put my mom through that plenty of times, so I should have expected it.
Now I just have to figure out how to get him to quit whining!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Indian Wells

A couple weeks ago we got to go to the Pacific Life Open, a professional tennis tournament in Indian Wells, CA. Sooo fun! It was only a 3 1/2 hour drive, and surprisingly, the kids did awesome! Yup, Jeffrey and Emily accompanied us. So we didnt actually get to sit and watch any of the matches, but thats not the fun part anyway. The most awesome thing about going to this tournament was the practice courts! At any time during the day we could watch the best tennis players in the world practicing! Up close and personal! I was so starstruck. The first day we were there, I walked right onto the grounds and the first person I saw was Rafael Nadal! He is the Spanish lefty who happens to be number 2 in the world right now.

The next big names we saw were Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic- the Serbian powerhouses.

They are two of my favorite players to watch.

We saw Roger Federer later that day, and twice the next day! That was amazing- the crowds to watch him were so huge! Everybody wanted to see the best player in the world. Some of the players we were able to see really close- like Ana- but with Federer we were peeking over peoples heads the whole time!

We also saw Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, the Bryan Brothers, James Blake, and tons of others! It was cool to see that these people we watch all the time really exist!

Maria Sharapova

Andy Roddick

Twins, Bob & Mike Byan #1 ranked doubles team in the world
(Don't ask us who is who)

And now, us!

Tyson caught Jeffrey making this really funny face!

Do we need a caption on these last two?