Saturday, June 26, 2010

Family Vacation

Last weekend, we went on vacation to Mackinaw City with my family. Other than our wedding, it has been years since we've done this. In total, there were 15 of us; Jim and I, my mom and step-dad, my two sisters and brother-in-law and future brother-in-law, step-brother, four nieces, and two step-sons. The trip turned out quite as I expected - a lot of fun with a little craziness thrown in! Unfortunately, there was a bit of a mix-up with the hotel on who was checking in on which night, so there was an issue with the first night and the hotel completely booked up, but luckily, everything ended up working out. On Friday, we went to the indoor water park across the street and later on, headed out to the beach. Saturday was our day to go to Mackinac Island. We got the package that included the carriage ride and Fort Mackinac. Overall, we had a great time. I've been to Mackinac several times, but had never been to Fort Mackinac and thought it was really interesting. On Sunday, my family headed home, but Jim, the boys, and I stayed for an extra day. We went across the Mackinaw Bridge into St.Ignace to the Deer Ranch. I wasn't sure really what to expect but we had a good time feeding the deer and seeing them up close. Overall, a real fun vacation!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

First 5k!

I am a C25K graduate and just ran my first 5k this morning! I am so glad that I stuck with the program and entered today's race, the Blue Water Hospice River Run. It started at 8am and is a half hour away, so it was a pretty early morning. And many thanks to my husband, he's sick with a cold, but got this morning to take me to the race and cheer me on. I did not set any sort of time to complete it in, as I was not sure what to expect. My goal was to run the whole thing, no walking, and not finish in last!  ;)  I had run three miles earlier this week in about 34 minutes so I was hoping somewhere around that for my first race. It was a little crazy at the beginning of the race, I am not a fast runner and really should have started closer to the back instead of the middle of the group. But, I got into my pace and was able to run the whole course and was happy to see 32 minutes as I was getting close to the finish line. I sped up as much as I could and finished at about 32:58, although we'll see what the official results are when they come in. I am planning on another 5k at the end of June and will be working on improving my pace the next four weeks.  :)