This past weekend was exhausting!! But in a good way.
Friday was awesome. I went with my sisters ans we all got matching tattoos. We got the roman numeral III (since there are 3 of us) on our wrists. I then got a bonus tattoo. I am now the proud owner if a kick ass rose tattoo on my left forearm. I got it in memory of my mother in law, Rose. Ans a way to honor all the different “Roses” in my life. Lots of family with this middle name. Funny thing about when I get tattoos. I have a picture in my mind. Then I describe it and they draw it. It never looks exactly how I pictured it, but awesome none the less. And then the final product is so far from what I was expecting! But I love it. I guess you just have to trust the artist. At least this is how it’s been for my last couple.
Here are the final products.
I need to remember never to get a tattoo this large again. My arm hurt bad the next morning. Not to mention it felt like it took forever to finish. I can’t handle pain very well sometimes.
Saturday was a travel day. We decided to stay at my father in law’s house for the night. He lives closer to the triathlon site then we do. And every extra minute of sleep helps when you need to get up before the sun. Boo. A couple of our friends that were going to do the tri stayed with us. So that night was low-key and carb loading. Yum.
Doesn’t it just figure that I couldn’t sleep Saturday night. My shoulder was acting up and I felt sick. I tried sleeping on the couch so I wouldn’t bother Jeremy. My guess is that I got 2-3 hours of sleep. Lame.
Sunday was the big day! Jeremy and 4 of our friends were participating in the Chisago Lakes Triathlon. They are
We got up before 5am. I won’t tell you how I feel about that. The festivities started at 7am. The tri consisted of a half mile swim, then 22 miles on the bike, finished off with a 5k. And just for giggles, the finish line was on top of a hill. Good stuff.
I am in awe of everyone that raced. It is exhausting just to think about doing the tri. I can’t imagine actually doing one!
You can click on the picture to enlarge!
Some things of note from the pictures: I totally missed getting photos of Nick crossing the finish line. He was seriously faster than I was expecting. I’m a bad friend! Also, none of them look like they even broke a sweat in the bottom picture. I would probably look like death at the end.
Today (yes, Monday. In my weekend wrap up post. I’m a rebel.) was awesome. Jeremy took the day off work to recover. It was so nice to have him home on a random weekday! This afternoon we took Avery for a walk. We ended up at a playground. She had such a good time on the swing and slide.
After the park we walked over to the fountains. I think this is our favorite place to play. Avery has the best time splashing around. We just need to get smart and keep a swimsuit in her diaper bag. Good thing she doesn’t mind playing in wet clothes!
And while they played, I relaxed. It. was. awesome.
I hope you had a fantastic weekend too!