The COMPLETE a triathlon.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Why you ask...well besides the fact I really want to get back in shape after having my beautiful really seems like it would be fun. I never thought the idea of participating in a race would be so intriguing, but I cannot wait to start the process.

The Inspiration: I recently met a mother of 5 boys who competes in triathlons on a regular basis and she looked so healthy and happy...not to mention, she was ripped!

The Plan: To complete an 11 week training schedule that includes running 3 times a week and biking and swimming twice a week with two days of weight training.

The Partner: My wonderful husband and anyone else who is interested.

The Goal: A sprint...this means a short run, short bike, and short swim (key word...short). The date is August 14, 2010, and the breakdown is this...
Swim: 400 meters
Bike: 16.2 miles
Run:3 miles

The Next Step: There are multiple things you need to even start training for this competition, including a competition swim suit (no more bikinis), a new pair of running shoes (Asics are my favorite), a road bike (saving up for this one), and a helmet of course.

I plan to keep everyone posted as we go along, so look for pictures and updates about training!

post signature update!

I have had several people inform me that it is time for another update. So here it goes...McKinley is doing great! She started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old and is now sleeping from 9:15 to 7:30 in the morning...I know that we are blessed! She is getting bigger and bigger (especially in the cheeks). She now has full control of her head and hates laying flat on her back...she is trying so hard to sit up, but Mommy would like for her to stay a baby a little longer. She is so active and I know that she is going to take after her mother and be a "wild child". We will be starting cereal this month, so she will definitely start packing on the pounds. What else can I say besides the fact that she is absolutely perfect. I could not have wished for a better baby.

The Varden family is also about to make another major transition...Keith and I will be working with another church plant starting in May. We are very excited about this new phase, and we are already enjoying watching what God is doing with this new church.

Things that will be happening in April:
McKinley turns 4 months old.
Keith will be traveling to Casa Hogar Elim.
Keith has two weddings to shoot...all in the same weekend.
Keith and I will begin training for a triathalon (will post details soon).
I will be finishing my first official semester of graduate school.

Here are some pictures...

She loves Maggie the monkey.

Look at that sweet face.

Sunday afternoon nap with mom.

Life is Good!

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