For a more in depth race report simply GO HERE
On Saturday we loaded up the car and drove over to the Cities and take care of a couple of things…racing and IKEA shopping. The racing was fun and muddy and Ayden had a blast riding around the race venue on his own bike. By the time we loaded up the car and pulled away from the race he was out.
The main reason for the IKEA trip was because Ayden needed a “big boy” bed. And I am here to attest to the fact that shopping at IKEA with Ayden was harder than racing through the mud. Seriously. By the time we made it home we were all cashed and ready to spend the rest of the night on the couch and chillin. (Putting together the bed will have to be another blog post all together. Let’s just say it was very entertaining for Ayden and Nikole).
It is now Tuesday and Ayden has spent two nights in his new bed and he absolutely loves it. It is fun hearing his little fit jump down from his bed and the little pitter patter of his feet as he comes down to say good morning. Greatest way to start the day. But we are hoping that he continues to stay in his bed throughout the night. Fingers are crossed…
Nikole’s pregnancy is going great. She has been sick and tired quite a bit but she is looking forward to getting through this first trimester and feeling like a normal person again. Thanks for everyone’s encouragement and prayers. Life is good and God is good.
The Sturgis Family
Want to know what happens when you miss a turn in a race…in the middle of nowhere?
The RACE REPORT HERE will tell you what it is like. Bummer.
But the real story over the weekend was Nikole running the Eau Claire Half Marathon. Of all the years that we have been together, this year, by far, is the year that she has put in the most time, effort, and attention into her training. And Sunday was her day despite the 35 degree weather and the wind gusts.
I didn’t get to see her at the start but I did skip out of church during the sermon to catch her coming through at the seven mile marker. She looked strong and was running a bit faster pace than she had planned. Her worst two miles came at eight and nine. She told me she was ready to quite. But, Nikole being the competitive person that she is kept on and made it to the finish line in 1:42:58.* That is her personal half marathon best. I’m proud of her because there is nothing harder than running and she can sure make a tough sport look fun.
So between Nikole and I we covered 33.1 miles with legs and wheels on Sunday. Oh yea…Ayden didn’t get a chance to run but he did follow mom around the course with the help of Grandma.
Next up for me is the Cable Off Road Classic and the Green Bay Half Marathon for Nikole and the Green Bay Kids run for Ayden. Good times…
The Sturgis Family
* By the way…that is a 1:42:58 with a baby in the belly…I know….