Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop

This is my first blog hop for PTI. I've been hearing such wonderful things about their stamps, and now that I'm working, I finally ordered a set for myself.

The set I ordered is called Star Prints. I love using stars on layouts... maybe it's because I think my family are such super stars! LOL!

The challenge this month is to use yellow on a project. Here's my project. It's a layout of my son's cross country season... their school colors are black and gold.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

Cheryl's little girl's team picked the name, "Quakes." How apropos since we just had an earthquake today! Anyway, her team won their first game, lost their second game, and won their third game on forfeit. All the teams in the pool were tied on points, but the Quakes went on to the finals because of goal differential. They ended up losing 4-3... it was an exciting game. They all came home with silver medals and were very happy!

Galaxy is hopeless! I guess you can agree with Galaxy PR that Galaxy is in an unbeaten streak... they've only lost one game this season... BUT they've only WON ONE GAME this season too! Another tie today against Columbus (the last place team in the MLS East)!

Next Week's Sports Schedule:
Chris: No Sports
Cheryl: Cheryl is skipping her BOB game since she has finals this week. She will be playing in a Soccer tournament in Cypress this weekend (SAT&SUN)

Chris and I have signed up for the 10K Turkey Trot. We couldn't convince Cheryl to run it with us, so it will be just the two of us. Still no luck finding a summer half-marathon... fall is out because it's during Cross Country season... so, it's looking like our next half-marathon won't be until winter. Lots of time for me to get out of shape {sigh}...

Have a great week everybody!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Our next race...

We had a conflict with Rock and Roll Seattle... Chris has a soccer tournament that same weekend. So we looked around and found a MUD RUN! ... and it's just down at Wild Rivers. We had the choice between a 5K and a 10K. Cheryl decided that she wants to run with us so we picked the 5K. Following the 5K is the EcoFest! It looks like a blast! See you there, July 18th!!!

There aren't very many choices for summer half marathons.
We're still looking!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

We had a very quiet weekend... I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!

Cheryl was supposed to play with Team Bob on Tuesday, but when she got to the game she realized that she forgot her inhaler. She sat on the sidelines and watched Bob win 3-2. On Saturday, she had a scrimmage with another Mission Viejo team. They tied 3-3, with Cheryl scoring 2 out of the 3 goals for her team!

Here are some more photos of the OC half-marathon! This first photo is the only one I have of the great scenery through Newport Back Bay.
The next two are us in the sprint for the finish line!

...And with so many great photos, a layout is a MUST!!!

We've picked our next race!
I'll tell you more about that later!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

We had a great sports week this week. We'll start with Cheryl... Cheryl had an amazing shot on goal playing with Bob Tuesday night. The keeper just managed to do a jumping dive and tip the ball over the top of the goal. Bob tied 2-2.

Cheryl did score with her AYSO team this weekend... She shot at least 30 yards out, curving the ball in with the outside of her foot (she just learned how to do that last Friday). It was an amazing goal! She also assisted another one of the goals. Her team won 3-1!

Chris had his last track meet of the season and matched his PR from last week... finishing the mile in 5:12. The coach was so pleased that he let Chris skip the 2-mile. Since I didn't get out of work in time to see the one mile, I didn't get to see Chris run at all.

Chris was amazing in his game on Saturday! He played all game running up and down the midfield. His team won 1-0. His team also had a game on Sunday (the won 2-0) but Chris didn't play because...

We ran a half-marathon!
The photos Cheryl took were pretty bad. I should have had her use the soccer camera.

Anyway, Chris and I started together. We both texted our mileage to Cheryl. Cheryl said that by the time I reached mile 7, Chris was already 2 miles ahead of me. Chris finished with a new PR (personal record) of 1 hour 33 minutes! HE CAME IN 4TH PLACE in his age group!!! The three boys that came in before him were all older than he was. If he came in 2 minutes faster, he would have come home with a trophy! He was so excited with is time! He came in 94th overall!... and was the first 16yr and younger runner to cross the finish line!

My goal was to finish in under 2 hours... I finished in 2 hours 14 seconds (sigh) oh well... I came in 53rd in my age group.

A guy tripped me up at the mile 6 water station. He was in line for water... I was running past the water line and he stepped out of line in front of me. I ended up tripping over his feet... I reached up and grabbed onto him. I'm sure glad his shorts were tied on tight, lol! I was stumbling for a good 5 seconds (I had so much momentum going). I'm also glad I didn't hit the ground, because that would have been the end of my race. I came in 1192 overall.

Chris is super excited about half-marathons again... this happened after the last half-marathon again too. He wants to run another one. We are considering... ARE YOU LISTENING BETH?... Rock and Roll Seattle!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cheryl's new job

Cheryl has a new job! She's still tutoring 4th grade math, and now she's a Club Soccer Coach. She's assistant coach for a Girls U10 Bronze team at Saddleback United Soccer Club. She has a class to take to get her Level E coaching license before she can coach a game, but she starts showing up at practice on Monday!