Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Koko Trail: The Aftershocks

Well, it's now been almost two weeks since starting the Kokopelli over Memorial day. Since then, I have finished school, Chris has finished work, and we have been working on GreatPlans, traveling to and from a wedding in STL, and enjoying our summer off.

I've been on the bike twice.

Basically, when I got back from this trip, my body went into total crazy mode. I had gained about 4 pounds of, what I assume to be, water weight. My legs swelled. One day my feet were so swollen they wouldn't fit into shoes to go to work. My big right toe has, only recently, regained feeling from being numb. I'm eating CONSTANTLY... which is cool, I'm always ok with more of an excuse to eat.

Wednesday Chris and I rode at Mount Falcon (a group CLIMB, that no one else showed up for because of the weather). So for my first ride back, I climbed for three or four miles. Just what my body wanted -- haha. But I did it, made it to the top, and enjoyed my newly refined downhilling skills on the way down.

Thursday I rode the trainer for a half hour. Not exciting, but it worked out some of the kinks.

Today I was supposed to go work on the Colorado Trail as part of national trail day or whatever, but my niece turned 12 on Friday and wanted me at her self-catered party today. The girl is a serious up-and-coming chef if I've ever seen one. I didn't want to disappoint her, so I ditched the workday and went to her party. We had a blast playing games in the yard, eating her delicious food, and hanging out. I made a good decision.

Overall, I love my hubby.
Anticipation fills the house but hubby stays strong.
I admire him.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Marni, do you know that one of my all-time favorite stories is of Kylie throwing Colleen a party, that she orchestrated, and took a grounding for without cracking? She's one of the coolest people I know. I wish I was able to sample some of her awesome cooking. I can only imagine that it was fantastic. I definatelythink you made the right choice.