Friday, October 29, 2010

Terrill's 30th B-day Party!!

It was a success! It was such a blast to celebrate Terrill's 30th birthday with some great friends! There were about 16 of us all in all. We started the night off by playing a fun game of boxers and briefs. Then we sang happy birthday to Terrill and as a surprise to me, Eva had made me a birthday cake as well! After cake, we talked/ate and then played some rock band. All in all it was a really fun night and it was so much fun to plan a party for Terrill! I am grateful I will always be 5 years younger then him because I don't want to be 30 yet...hehe!

Here are some pics of the decorations before everyone arrived.

We definetely had to have as much candy as possible, since Terrill LOVES all candy!

Peanut Butter fingers... Please note the few that have 'blood' on them.

Personalized candy bars of Terrill doing one of his favorite things.

Here are a few pics after the rest of the gang arrived.

Eva and I

Monday, October 25, 2010

11 Year Old Scouts

I am a leader to the 11 year old scouts in my ward. They are awesome boys with tons of energy and zeal for life, it is just a little difficult to control that energy sometimes. After talking with a few people it has become evident that I needed to create some kind of reward system for good behavior. So below is what I have made. They can earn points based on their behavior. I went to the dollar store and picked up some goodies that hopefully they will want bad enough to earn points for! I am excited to see how it goes. This is a good learning experience for me and I hope it makes me a better leader to these boys!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Running the Baltimore Half Marathon

After weeks and weeks of training, Terrill and I set out to run in our very first half marathon! We left early Friday afternoon so we could arrive in Baltimore to check in, eat a pasta dinner and relax in the hotel the night before.

Weather conditions were very nice, minus the fact that there were 20 mph winds!

This Italian place was really good and had reasonable prices.

The Hotel we stayed in. It was about 10 blocks away from the half-marathon start line.

It was really nice because most of the races I have done, you have to wake up super early in the morning to be at the start line around 5:30AM. Our race didn't start until 9:45AM! So we were able to get a decent nights sleep and stretch really well before we started the race.

The race was so awesome. There was a lot energy at the start line! There were 10,000 runners doing the half marathon. We started at the 13 mile mark of the whole marathon. When we started, there were literally thousands of runners in front of us and thousands of runners behind us. It was a rush! Terrill and I ran the first mile together and then slowly separated.

I was scared before starting because I kept hearing people around me saying that it was the steepest half marathon on the east coast and that there were a ton of hills. I had only trained on hills a little and was a little worried. Another thing as the wind, it was so windy. There were points when we were running up the hills and the wind was just beating down on us. But overall it was so much fun. It was a fun way to see the city and there were people on the streets cheering us on the whole way.

They strongly discouraged headphones, but I didn't really listen to that rule. I waited until mile five when the hills started getting bad I turned up the music really loud and I was in the zone. I kept thinking to myself, I am so glad I am not running the full marathon today. Just thinking that gave me energy! Below are some pics from after the race.

Terrill enjoyed it as well. He said he kept thinking to keep on going even if there were still a lot of miles left. As always he kept a positive attitude!