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!