Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mountain Biking @ Central Park

We spent some time this morning exploring the mountain bike trails at Central Park (Cumming, GA). It's only about 20 minutes from the house and it was a great trail ~ we'll definitely go back! There were some tricky down hills, but a lot of fun. Allie really struggled on some of the hills ~ mostly because she had troubles shifting gears on her new bike (the one in the middle below). This will be a good trail for us to train on for our 10 mile race in November.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sprint Triathlon @ Callaway Gardens

I had a great day! I participated in my first Super Sprint Triathlon @ Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA with my girlfriends, Lou and Patty. We had to swim a 1/4 mile, bike 10 miles, then run 2 miles. I started swim lessons in January to start training for this and they didn't really help me at all (no fault of the instructors ;D )! I guess they did help me not panic when I was in water that was too deep for me to touch, but that's about it! The swim was really hard. The biking wasn't bad, there were just more rolling hills then we trained for. The run wasn't bad either, because it was pretty flat. I ended up finishing in 1 hour and 17 minutes, which was a lot faster than I planned. It wasn't easy, but I'm so glad I did it and I'll do it again next year!

Jeff, Allie and I had never been to Callaway Gardens, so we were pleasantly surprised at how pretty the whole area was! Jeff did a great job being our Tri Photographer!

In case anyone is wondering about the pictures below, I used Creative Memories StoryBook Creator to make the pages, then I took screen shots of them and posted the screen shots. My consultant is Pam and she is wonderful!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Allie's Driving!

Allie got her driver's permit on Wednesday! She's doing a great job driving and looks great behind the wheel!