Friday, April 28, 2017

UCan Half Marathon

First the photos are out of order and right now I'm feeling too lazy to fix them. It's a half marathon, it's not like the order is hugely important.

So apparently you are supposed to rest after running your first marathon. I didn't. 3 weeks after my first marathon I ran a half marathon and it was difficult. I walked a great deal of it. Then 3 weeks later I had won a free entry into another half marathon. Not wanting to waste a free entry, I kept going. This wasn't a great idea. I was hurting so much. I honestly wasn't sure I would even finish this race. My pace was awful, I felt miserable, and did I mention the pain?

During the race I had been texting my friends Jessica who had run her first 10K. She waited for me to finish, but knew I was struggling. She came out to meet me and ran me in. You have no idea how much this helped. Here we are together with my kids cheering in the bottom of the photo. 

Family photo after the race (Did you notice the lack of people around and the sponsors cleaning up their stuff? I was slow.) 

Early in the course (see there are other people around) 

They waited longer than expected... oops 

Finally crossing the finish line

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Other Colorado Photos

These are just other photos from our trip to Colorado that didn't fit into any of the other posts.

Our hotel room
Can more hotels offer this arrangement?

Sweet Daughter saw these monkey bars and had to conquer them. You start at one side go forward, turn 90 degrees to your right, go forward, turn 90 degrees to your left, go forward and then finish. She was the only kid on the playground who could do it so you can see she had quite the audience! 

Dining at an aquarium became more interesting when the scuba certification class entered the water.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Denver Children's Museum, part 5

This is the last post about the Denver Children's Museum, at least until our next visit!

They had access to wood and tools. We closely supervised. 

They both made an airplane with very different designs

This climbing structure is HUGE. We knew we would want to go up it. 

Going up requires hair nets and helmets. This was an exceptionally good idea as we all bumped our heads much more than expected as we climbed, crawled, and twisted our way through. 

Here is another picture of the climber. It is too big to get in any one photo. All of those vertical boards are part of it. You can see it starts near the bottom left of the photo and goes up more than three stories.