Sunday Funday! Our Earles Family Thanksgiving was delayed three day until Billy was able to get home from work. After finishing my Dallas Double on Saturday and grabbing a quick bite, I hightailed it to Little Rock just in time for his midnight arrival from Wyoming. We stayed there and the next morning drove directly to DeeDee's for some family fun and feasting. And, FUN it was!! I cannot remember laughing so hard. My stomach hurt. My back hurt. I could not breathe. I was trying to remember where I packed my inhaler. I mean, I was actually thinking...I am going to die laughing, right here, right now, and I am okay with that. #sundayfunday#familyfun#familyfeast#thanksgiving#earlesthanksgiving#earlesgirles#ilovemyfamily
Throwback Thursday to last year and last week. There are two parts to this story:
1). I would like to give a shout-out to Shout Out! Shout the Sheltie's first race experience was last year at the Texas Quad. He was an eight-week-old pup at the time, and I carried him through a lap or two during those three races at Bachman Lake. This year, however, Shout is a full-grown, feisty cattle dog (yes, you read that right). He LOVES to run and cannot get enough of it. Against his will, though, I made him stop and take breaks as I did half of my laps without him. Shout did run enough loops and enough miles to cover a half marathon both days thereby completing his first Double Half and qualifying him for Half Fanatics!! NO, animals are not allowed membership (humans only).
NO, he was not officially registered (who knew he would go the distance).
NO, he did not receive his own medals (I gave him two of my past ones).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, y'all! My family and friends are true blessings everyday.
GRATITUDE turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie
I am not racing today but had a magnificent morning running last year's Turkey Trot in Joplin, MO.
Another crazy race weekend has come and gone...without a race. Due to lots and lots of lightning which was forecasted to continue for hours and hours, Ironman 70.3 New Orleans was first delayed and then cancelled. Smart call on their part. Lightning is no joke. There will be other races, other triathlons. Sad sure, but we all survived to tri again.
1. Rain eased up long enough to get a few pics after returning our gear to my car.
2. After turning around due to flash floods while trying to leave town, we found an alternate route.
3. These heavy winds and downpours would have gotten me even if the lightning had not.
4. Teal and Carol post-cancellation...
5. Teal and Carol pre-cancellation...
6. Near the MS/LA border yesterday afternoon en route to tri...storms are brewing.
7. Skies are still sunny during pre-race carb-loading in Ridgeland, MS.
8. Beautiful sunrise en route in Bono, AR...
9. Magnificent morning sky en route in Walnut Ridge, AR. #ironman703neworleans#cancelled#lightning#flashfloods#neworleans#louisiana#runnerlife#swimbikerun#ironmantraining#goalstoreach#keepsmiling#keeptriing#triagain