Sunday, May 24, 2009

Training: Week 4

Sadly only got 4 miles in all week. Hopefully next week will go better. I am on vacation :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Aunties Come to Tucson

Our first visitors came this weekend! Aunt Mat Mat and Auntie Lil from Florida! We loved having them even though it was such a short visit :(

They got in Friday afternoon and we took them on base to Family pot luck night at the squadron. Of course the single guys loved having my pretty sisters there. On Saturday we went to Sabino Canyon and took a tram ride up the mountain. We then had lunch and headed to Mt. Lemmon which is the highest mountain in our local area (9,100ft). What is interesting is that at 7,000ft the terrain completely changes it's suddenly green and it looks like you are in the mountains of N.C. not the desert! Also, it was 101 degrees at the bottom and 72 at the top! I hope more of you come visit soon we would LOVE to have you :)


View from the top of mt. lemmon
View from the ski lift on Mt. Lemmon

Adalie grins

Looking down on Tucson

Riding on the tram with Daddy....
I see myself in her in this pic.

I'm tall on Daddy's shoulders

Sabino Canyon

Addie wants Mommy's glasses

Now I look cool!

Aunt Mattie ALWAYS makes Adalie laugh

Greeting Lily at the Airport

I didn't remember my Aunt's right away
but warmed up quickly

Love my Aunt's

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Training: Week 3

Monday- Rest

Tuesday- Pilate's DVD

Wednesday- 2 miles, leg workout (ugh, too many lunges can hardly walk)

Thursday- 3 miles, Chest & Triceps

Friday- 3miles, Abs & stretching

Saturday- Rest

Sunday- 4 miles, Back, biceps & abs

Friday, May 8, 2009

Training: Week 2

Monday- Rest

Tuesday- 3 miles, pilates dvd

Wednesday- Rest

Thursday- 2 miles, leg workout

Friday- 2miles

Saturday- 3 miles, back & biceps

Sunday- 4 miles, chest & triceps

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

James is an A-10 Driver!!

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was an exciting day for James and our family. James had his first flight in the
A-10 Warthog! He was exhausted afterwards but very happy to have the pressure of the first flight out of the way. We were there for his taxi back to the hanger after the flight to congratulate him. Here are some of the pictures from yesterday.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Fun Days in Tucson

I love my pool time with Daddy
Do you like my new floaty and bathing suit?
Mommy takes me to playdates all over Tucson.

I meet new friends and get to play with new toys

Can you see my teeth? I have 5 now!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Training has begun!!

So some of you may know that I have taken up a new hobby, running! Losing the weight after having Addie was pretty easy. I gained 14 pounds while pregnant, lost 6 in the hospital and the other 8 came off by the 3 month. By the end of the 4th month I had dropped 4 pounds less then I was when I got pregnant. But even with the weight loss I still had more "jiggle" then before baby so therefor I started my morning walk/runs in October of last year.

After a few weeks I was amazed that the lengths I was able to run without stopping kept getting longer! Myself never being much of an athlete was pleasantly surprised by my progress and enjoyed the physical and mental challenge. I could also get my exercise done with my baby!

On December 31st in Jacksonville my friend Claire and I (and Adalie in the jogger) ran the Orange Bowl 5k. It was my first race and it was SO FUN.... the road race had bitten me. Claire and I loved it so much we decided to do the Chicago half marathon (13.1 miles) in September not only for the challenge but also for a fun girls getaway and my friend Celia will also be joining us with her son Samuel.

SO, after taking almost two months off from a serious running schedule because of the craziness leading up to the move and getting settled into our new home. The schedule has now RESTARTED in a real way. To keep myself accountable and also to update you on my progress I will be posting my completed schedule once a week.

Wish me luck. You can't just wake up one day and run 13.1 miles it takes a lot of work especially for a non athlete like myself.... so here it goes :)


This weeks training: This week was a warm up to the 12 week schedule I will start tomorrow.

Monday- Rest
Tuesday- 2 miles, arm & ab workout.
Wednesday- 2 miles, Pilate's DVD
Thursday- 1 mile, lower body & abs
Friday- 2 miles, back, biceps & abs
Saturday- 1.5 miles, chest & triceps
Sunday- 3 miles