Sunday, August 28, 2011

Getting close to my goal!

I got in 19.9 miles last week. If I had been paying more attention, I'd have gotten in that last .1 to make it an even 20! My total for the year is now: 585.59! Barring some unforseen injury or illness, I will certainly finish my 600 next week.

Sam's 1st day of school - she wasn't feeling great and was in no mood to pose for pictures. This is the best I could get.

This is the 2nd day of school. She was feeling better and more agreeable.

Today was the 1st game of the season for the Little Lancers. The uniforms are still not ready so the girls wore jersey's again. Sam got to wear Cameron's white one today.

Until next time,


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fever & Cheer

Mid-week started with a fever for Samantha. I hate fevers. Even though I know in my head that she is fine, a flash of panic always goes through me when I see the numbers going up on the thermometer. A trip to urgent care, labs, chest x-ray, big gun antibiotics, 2 prescriptions & we were on our way home. Fever was completely gone by Saturday & she was begging to be able to cheer in her first game on Sunday. The morning thunderstorms didn't bode well, but by the time she had to go, the it was sunny & clear, so I agreed to 1/2 the game - no need to tire her out too much.
Sam is on a big squad, 18 girls in all. They don't have enough uniforms for them yet, so the girls are to wear jerseys & shorts until the uniforms are in. We still have Cameron's jerseys, so Sam wore his.

Just before we left:

Getting ready for her 1st cheer:

Still working on her cartwheels and round-offs:

School starts on Tuesday, so tomorrow we are off for mani-pedi's and some last minute shopping.

**** Mileage update:

My biggest week yet (had 2 long runs): 30.85 for a grand total of 565.69.

Until next time,


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer is winding down

Samantha LOVES to have her picture taken. She will pose almost anywhere for a photo-op. She doesn't seem to understand that other kids don't like having their picture taken as much as she does.
This was taken during her last baseball game. She had a couple of nice hits. For her size, she swings really hard.
At the post-game pizza party, she thanked Coach Jason. I wish I could find the photos from 2006 when he brought some OU football players to visit Cameron just before his first transplant.

Samantha is ambivilent about the end of summer. She loves the freedom, but misses her friends. Also, I won't allow her to wear her new school clothes until school actually starts. She has modeled them in our living room over & over & over. We have just a few items left to pick up. Planning that for next week & a mani-pedi before the 1st day. She has never had one before so I may be creating a monster!
Mileage for 2 weeks: 26.34 + 23.93 = 534.84. Less than 75 miles to go in 4 months of 1/2 marathon training. I may hit 700 miles! Who knew that I under-estimated this goal!
Until next time,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

List update!

It's been a couple weeks since I have done a list update so here goes!

Mileage update: 20.86 + 11.85 = 32.71 for a total of 484.57/600!!! Only 115.43 left to go & 4 months to do it! Never would have guessed in December that I set the bar too low!

Items completed 21/39: #1, #2, #3, #5, #7, #8, #10, #13, #14, #15, #17, #19, #20, #22, #23, #29, #30, #31, #33, #34, #39

Items in progress 10/39: #4, #9, #11, #16, #18, #24, #28, #35, #36, #38