I finally have gotten motivated to get into some serious training. The last couple months have been so crazy that I haven't felt the motivation to prioritize triathlon. That being said, I have been putting in some decent workouts that have left me feeling like I have a really decent base to go off of when my training schedule really ramps up into some serious mileage. I have found a really nice 7.5 mile loop near my house that is my favorite route right now. I've also discovered how much harder it is to run while pushing a stroller.
|Caffrey usually goes right to sleep. It was cold that day!!!|
When Jennifer got pregnant, she said that she wanted to do Weight Watchers after the baby was born. She had incredible success before, and we both knew that she would have great success after. I told her that I'd do it with her, so as of now, we've done it for 8 weeks, and I'm down 17 pounds! Woohoo! I'm a whole lot like Matty O...we both put on some winter weight and then use it as motivation when the season starts again. I hear he's dropping a ton of weight too! Jenn is having great success too, and it's actually really fun to do it together.
New Brooks Stuff
I ordered a bunch of Brooks stuff (THANKS, BROOKS!) so that I can "run happy." They really hooked me up with the Brooks ID program. It's awesome! I got a hat, some tights, some compression shorts, but my favorite is my new jacket. What do you think?
|It's super warm and really comfortable!|
Some of you know that I bought a tri bike. Why has there not been a special post about it yet? Well, I'm still trying to figure it out. I bought a 54cm, and I like it, but I feel a little crammed. Then, a couple days after I bought it, I saw the same bike, only a year newer, basically brand new and a 56cm for $1000 less. So, needless to say, I bought that one too! It'll be arriving shortly, and I'll have to do a comparison. I'll be selling the one I don't need, so anybody need a TT bike? I'll do a special post about it, AND
There'll be a NAME CONTEST to follow!Caffrey
Little Caffrey has been getting so big! He weighed in at 12 pounds a couple weeks ago when he went to get his shots. Poor guy...he didn't know what was about to happen.
He's really starting to move around alot. We even think he might roll over this week. He almost had it a couple nights ago.
|4 Generations of Smiths|
This weekend, Grandy and Mimi (Jenn's mom) will be staying at our house for some Caffrey time.
Special Event Speaker:
I got the opportunity to preach for the Public High School Retreat that our Conference puts on for any Seventh-day Adventist that is in public school. It was a fun weekend with about 100 kids that showed up. Here's one of the times that I preached.
I also had the privilege of flying out to Loveland, CO to be the Week of Prayer speaker at Campion Academy. I preached twice a day and then once on Saturday for church (11 times in 6 days!!!!!). It was CRAZY but fun at the same time. Here's what it looked like going down.
The Chaplain of Campion is our good friend Nick Clark and his wife Taryn. We got to spend a whole week with them, which was awesome! He's a fantastic pastor/chaplain, and it was fun to see him in action.
The past too days, I have been at Cohutta Springs Youth Camp, which is our church's summer camp. Jenn, Caffrey and I went there for an Ordination Review. I had to put a massive portfolio of my ministry this far together for them to check out and interview us. This morning, they unanimously affirmed my ministry and I will be ordained this summer. Pretty cool! Here's what my portfolio looked like.
Well, now you are all caught up on what's been going on in the Smith home. I hope you enjoyed the pics. Don't forget to be thinking of bike names (Hint: it's red) and have them ready for the upcoming contest. I think I've got some pretty cool prizes that you'll like if you're into sports at all.
Thanks for reading!