Sunday, October 9, 2011

i did it...

This weekend has been busy, with a capital B, but it was all so good!
It started out on Saturday morning with me doing something I have wanted to do for awhile, some sort of sporting competition! It was a 5k run/obstacle course! I was invited to do the Warrior Dash back in June with a friend but the timing was just not right. My sister let me know about this event in town and I went straight to my computer and signed up! I am so glad that I did and had so much fun!
My two sisters also did it and a few of our friends!
We were in the 1030 heat so we didn't have to wake up to early. Ben hung out with the boys as the girls did our thing!
5K equals a little over 3 miles and my goal was to run the whole thing! This was a big goal for me since I hadn't worked out in about a month! I did it though! There were a few times when I would jog slowly or in place as we were letting the rest of our group catch up or go slow with them (we started as a group and wanted to finish that way) but I finished strong! There was no holding back in the obstacles! The obstacles included tunnels, cargo nets, sand, water slides, fire, mud and so many other things! I had no issues getting wet and dirty! I have some bruises in disclosed areas from the water slide and they still hurt but hey battle wounds are great when it comes to these things right? Right?
If you want to check out the course you can go HERE!

We couldn't have asked for better weather! It was high 50's but the sun was warm! After the race Ben and I headed home. I asked Ben what his favorite parts were and he said, "you crossing the finish line!" I asked him what else and he said, "the mud!" Before I even started the race he told me that I couldn't be a puss when it came to the mud so I guess he was impressed when I jumped right in!
By the time we got home I was shivering and hungry! I warmed up, got some food and hit the couch! My body was tired!
Ben had wanted to go to my nephews soccer game about 1.5 hours later and I asked him about 5 times if he was sure because I didn't know if I could move! Of course he said yes! We went and had a fun time!
Later that night we had pizza, just what one should eat after all of that hard work!

Today we went to church and it was a really good service. It was great to watch Ben worship, pray and laugh at the funny points! Warms my heart!
My body wasn't as sore as I thought it was going to be. Thank goodness! We chilled for a bit and then I got in house cleaning mode! Once I get started with that it is hard to stop because I just want to get it done. Ben relaxed and watched a movie. Ahhh, one of these days he will be able to help and I look forward to it!

In the afternoon we took off to my brother's house for his 30th birthday party! It was low key with family (that makes for a big gathering with all of us though) and we had a blast! He didn't have a birthday hat, yet birthday horns!
There were four Bens there, 3 are related and one really good friend that we consider family so I had to get a pic! Later on there was some book reading with my niece! Ben took turns reading the pages with my brother and he did really well!

All in all it was a great weekend filled with fun and adventures! I cannot wait to do another type of competition! I might sneek some more photos in as I get them but the ones above are the ones I have for now!

Here are just a few pics from Ben's last triathlon that he did when we were dating! One day I pray that we can do one together!


Amanda said...

Way to GO! I had a group of 6 Army Wives who ran the Rampage as well in the 10:00 Heat- we had so much fun! Our pictures are up over at my Blog- it was great! Glad you got to do it- now the Down & Dirty Mud run in May on JBLM is next!

CareGiving Daughter said...

How FUN!!! You did great. I haven't done a competition in a few years now, but they are fun. Keeping you both in prayer that you do a race together soon.


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

That race looks like a lot of FUN. Two of my young adult sons are runners and they would have loved a race like that. We'll have to look into it for next year.

Hope our week is BLESSED!


Anonymous said...

My Dave has done the Mud Run on JBLM for the last several years. He always has a blast. Though, since they cuy down the trees to supposedly extend the airfield, there is some question as to where the course will be. The time WILL come when you and Ben will get to compete together. I know it. I love you, Marion

Dani*LaLa said...

AHH I love the pics of you in the mud that is awesome and looked like so much fun =)

E said...

Great job, Katie! That looks like the park in Lacey near the mushroom farm, I can't remember the name of it. We were there for Park Day with our church many times this summer.

Kim @ The Gab said...

Awesome Katie. Nice job with finishing. So fun isn't it?
I love the pics of Ben with his race too. What a stud!
Love your fall decor. XO

The Ivy's said...

I love all the photos in this post. Great job on the race. Someday I will enter a race like that one. It seems like such a blast. Thanks for allowing us to peep into your lives.

Joyful*Tears said...

Katie and Ben,
It brings me such great joy to see you both living your lives, and your life together. I'm amazed actually, and I rejoice in hearing how things are going. It's so beautiful to see how the Lord is working your life, and strengthening both of each day... physically, emotionally, spiritually. I will continue to lift the both of you up in prayer. God bless you both, may He keep you in His warm embrace, and transform you and heal you, and love you always.

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

You go, girl!! I'd love to do a half-marathon before I turn 30....:)

Grandma Becky said...

Way to go, Katie! So glad you could do the marathon. I'm not in that good of shape. Good to be able to walk a mile with my hubby! Loved the photos!