January started out with some really cold weather. Wind chills were so low that school was called off two days in a row. Naturally, the next day I decided to take a couple of my kids hiking. About two hours to our southwest is a box canyon that has the most amazing frozen waterfall in the winters.
|Well worth bundling up!|
Apparently nothing blogworthy happened in February, but at a family dinner towards the end of the month, my sister-in-law asked me if I wanted to run a 5K race with her. I'd been reading a lot of friends' posts on facebook about the Couch to 5K plan, so I agreed to go, bought the C25K iPhone app, and started running.
|The one picture I posted to my Flickr account in February.|
In April, I ran my first 5K in just under 30 minutes. The next day, I went mountain biking for the first time and learned firsthand that it can be hazardous.
|My right hand...got me out of washing dishes for 7 weeks.|
|Just once I'd like a flattering running picture. lol|
|I do wear a helmet...it's hanging on my right handlebar. I was just getting back on the bike.|
|I'm smiling, so we must've won this match.|
In August, I did another long ride (50ish miles), took a second trip to Wisconsin, struggled with overtraining and priorities, started a new school year, and most certainly did not compete with my brother.
|Enjoying the refreshing waters of Lake Michigan with my oldest two|
|With my aunt midway through the century|
|Ready to start the family Survivor games!|
|Looking short post-Skippo|
|Sweeny Todd/Famous musicians theme|
|Team Hangover |
|Hills + mud = exhausting, messy fun!|