Monday, September 30, 2013

Fort 4 Fitness 2013

Ahh, at last all the training and miles we put in were finally put to the test:).  On Saturday, September 28th, 2013 Erica Gutwein and I did our second Mini Marathon.  We have been training for the past 3 months and it feels nice to know we don't HAVE to go out and run if we don't want to right now:).  Although we both agree we want to keep up on our running.
We could not have asked for a better running weather day.  Erica did an amazing job by increasing her speed to the finish line by a good 8 minutes compared to her first mini.  Way to go.   My goal this time around was to complete the mini in 2 hours or less. I practiced 3 weeks ago here at home and completed the 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes so I was thinking it would be a breeze.  Much to my disappointment I completed it in 2 hours and 1 minute.  Man, that stinking ONE minute!!  And the hills that this course had....I am just very use to FLAT ground!!!

'til next time.....if there is a next time???  We will just have to see what next year holds:)

Making progress!!

17 months and we are finally thinking about taking steps!!  This was her very first 4 steps of her life.
Since this video she has taken a total of 9 steps in a row.  Making progress!!!


I have some super sweet neighbors down the road from us.  They have several dozen apple tree's. This year I asked her if I could come pick some apples if they weren't going to use them all and she gladly let me come.  I picked 3- 5 gallon buckets worth of apples and my dear mother came over and helped me make applesauce for the first time ever.  Ive always wanted to do it and now that I know how and I have access to apples hopefully, I'll probably be doing this yearly.  Thanks to Lacie and Tyler for the "FREE" apples.  They wouldn't let me pay!!
Liam helping by putting dirty apples in water for me to wash.
 And the cutting process starts.  Lots of cutting, cooking, grinding and bagging.  If I remember correctly we were completely done in 3 hours.
 Liam tried his hand at the crank!!  Thanks to Stephanie for letting me borrow your applesauce maker (sieve).

 23 quarts of applesauce complete.  Thanks mom for your help.