Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Birthday!

Not much update here for me. I am still not running. I have been hitting the pool as often as I can, but haven't been in a few days because I have been so busy with Thanksgiving and Gabbie's 3rd birthday. The training has been going pretty good. My arms are toning up and my cardio has been so hard that I nearly throw up in the pool as I am pushing so hard. As to whether this is going to help, I still don't know, but I do know that the pain is going away. I am still hoping to run in my birthday 5k that is in 2 weeks, but we will see. Today I am headed to the pool for a triple workout/long run since I haven't been to the gym in 3 days. My plan is to simulate a 20 mile run so I am hoping to last 3 hours in there. Weekends at the gym pool are not the most fun as there are tons of people so we will see how long it lasts.

Here are some picture from my baby's birthday last night. She wanted a Christmas tree cake, so I made one with my new found cake decorating skills. (I am taking a cake decorating class right now.)

My girls in front of the Christmas tree.

My girls and nephews. My baby nephew, Kenny had just gotten out of the hospital. Poor thing, but he is doing much better!

With the cake.

Blowing out the candles.

Gabbie's Christmas tree cake.

The cake I made at my class last week.


Suzy said...

Good job on the cake!! Decorating can be fun, but then I've never had the pressure of taking a class and having to complete assignments. I hope your time in the pool goes well.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow oh wow 3 hours in the pool. I would be a raisin. Cute cute cake.. Happy Holidays

Alison said...

Look at your with those cakes! Love them! Happy 3rd birthday to Gabbie! Glad you are feeling better, 3 hours in the pool seems like a long time! I understand your motivation though, kudos to you for your dedication.

Teamarcia said...

Gorgeous girls and cute cakes! You are a saint for sticking it out in the pool like that--your tenacity will pay off!

Caroline said...

your pool running is so inspiring ... great way to keep going through an injury.

and, those cakes look Amazing!!!