I will give you some updates on a couple fronts:
Training-Nothing. For what it's worth I have no excuses. The weather has been awful for outdoor stuff (it was 35 and snowing yesterday). Plus I guess we have been focused on other things lately and it just hasn't worked out. Family first, training second. With me having to work 7:30-5 now I don't get home until a little after 5 and it has been tough to motivate myself to do anything. By the time I make sure the kids get fed, it's already after 6 and it has been too easy to sit down at the PC and watch the news and then it's 7. My bad. Weather is expected to change drastically. We are supposed to be sunny and 68 by Thursday. I do have a plan to return to 6 days a week of training so we shall see. Starting with today's run (if I still can run at all). I am hoping to get a lot of bike miles on this year starting with this week and hopefully this upcoming weekend.
Home front-The oldest had his interview for the charter school yesterday. It is basically a computerized, go as fast as you want to, program that will allow him to get the same diploma as the rest of the high schoolers. He will even be able to walk across the stage with the other kids. They told us if he gets in right away (they pull names from a hat and start there as slots open and there are 2 or 3 open right now with more expected in the next couple weeks) he should be done in a month. We will know Monday if he got in right away. He only needs 3 credits. Good news for sure. Really that has been our main focus lately is getting him his diploma and on to becoming a positive contributing member of society. It's funny hearing him talk about all these plans he has. Same stuff I remember thinking about. Hate to break the news to him but it more often that not don't turn out like that. I seem to remember dreaming the same dreams. My dreams mostly came true except for the hot rod and Harley and those may be coming. Just kidding Jen..
The other boy has been making us suffer. Knock on bedroom door at 6..Kyle can't pick me up to get to school to lift weights..o.k. I'm up get your stuff. So I have had to take him a few times to school. Not many. I did tell him before if he was dedicated enough to get up and go, I would be dedicated to making sure he got there. He has been making progress driving too. I think he will do fine. He drives with us a couple times a week and he has gone a few times with drivers education. Only about 3 months until he can try for his license. Then I'm in car insurance hell. 2 male drivers in the house under 21 and most likely 4 cars to insure. Brought to you by the letter F. He has been doing o.k. at track for his first year. Both meets have been freezing. Winter coat, hat, gloves stand around for hours...hope he does the same for his kids someday becuase only then will he really appreciate how cold I was. He has been learning the form to properly throw the shot put and discus. He threw 31 feet in the last meet for JV, which was a major improvement from the last meet. Discus is harder.
I love the rapid shutter on the new camera. Works amazing.
And here Lucas's mommy giving him advice on how to wear his pants.
He has himself up to about 230+ right now which is right on track for 240+ for next football season.
Kid in the back ground with the black sweatshirt and white hat on is a kid I had when I was scoutmaster. Really nice kid. 6'2" about 300 pounds and was a great nose tackle on Parkers undefeated teams in 05-06. He was there to watch his freshman brother (also in the black sweatshirt standing next to guy in gray sweatshirt)
Man I love ebay. Got some hot tub filters, new awesome shoes, bike stuff, and THE MOST AWESOME THING I EVER GOT ON EBAY-