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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, GO!

I love my puppy, and my hubby, and my anniversary present.

And not in that order.

This week I took Turbo to the dog park to run while I rode my bike. On that trip, I realized he is a budding triathlete like his daddy. He rode in the car, he ran several miles around the dog park, then finally he swam in the murky water. Unfortunately I left the camera in the car and didn't get pictures of his awesomeness, but I can tell you that at one point he ran so fast down the hill after me, that his collar flew off! He's a speedysaurus. And cute. And furry. Speed Racer.

On the way home, he was so tired and hot, he rode home with his face in the air conditioner like this:
Chris is currently kicking the Colorado Trail's butt. I miss him like crazy but couldn't be more proud. He's got some rough trail ahead of him still, but even if he had to stop tonight, I'd give him a huge hug and brag about him endlessly to people who probably don't care. Speed Racer.
Anniversary Present
Our 4th anniversary is next Wednesday. Yesterday I went out to get the mail and received my anniversary present from hubby. After much searching and extreme hinting, Chris ordered me my very own cycling cap. This idea has been in the works since last summer, when we realized that getting pregnant wouldn't come easily for us... because we also quickly realized that by the time "trying" turns into a "baby" we'd practically own a pregnancy test company.

So, what's my cycling cap?

Predictor Lotto.

Yep, the one cycling team that (used to be) sponsored by a pregnancy test company.

It took some searching, but Chris found one to order for me. Yesterday I ran out to get the mail, and as I was walking back in, excited to have the package that Chris told me I could open, the phone rang. It was Chris from Buena Vista. I not only got my present, but it was a million times better because I got to open it while on the phone with my favorite person in the world. He's currently working on the other part of my anniversary present... finishing and rocking the Colorado Trail Race. If all goes as planned, I will be racing at Winter Park on Saturday without him there. I've never raced without Chris there. But with the cycling cap and my single speed stem cap, I will be... Speed Racer.

On a side note, I do not love rattle snakes. But I do love fellow cyclists who flag you down before you run over one. This rattle snake was definitely not...Speed Racer.

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