August 13, 2011
the boys love the balloons the most
as you can probably tell, the blog still isn't cooperating...hopefully it will be fixed soon
Posted by Kari Wetzler at 7:58 AM
July 29, 2011
Posted by Kari Wetzler at 8:26 AM
June 25, 2011
I'm feeling on top of the world today.
It's hard to believe that 1 year ago I was having twins. In December I set three goals: (1) lose 25 pounds, (2) run a 5K, and (3) run the Seattle Rock and Roll half marathon. Today I can say proudly that I've accomplished all three.
In no way would I say that the 13.1 miles was easy but I definitely didn't feel like I was going to drop afterwards. I held my 10-minute mile pace almost the entire time - my average throughout the whole race was 10.o3 minutes/mile - and I had enough in me to made a final surge toward the finish line.
My final time was 2 hours, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. My pace was a bit faster at the beginning (9 1/2 minute miles) than the middle (10 1/2 minute miles); my miles at the end kind of evened out (10 minute miles). To see those 9 minute splits was pretty thrilling for me! Overall, I placed 6591 out of 17083.
My cheering squad kept me going. Amy met me at mile 8 as I was going along Lake Washington Blvd. Brian, Elsa, Henry, Olin, my Mom, and Dad met me at mile 12.5. The excitement was too much for Henry as you can see from the picture above.
One of the most moving moments during the race - besides finishing, of course - was at mile 7. For about 1/2 mile a row of people were lined up holding American flags to show support for a group of racers whose husbands had been lost in the Iraq & Afganistan wars. To see the flags all lined up was enough, but it got me thinking how supported, loved, lucky and blessed I am. Nothing like a bit of crying to give you some motivation to keep going!
Posted by Kari Wetzler at 5:24 PM
June 14, 2011
Henry put on quite a performance for the crowd. He dug right in with two hands - typical Henry eating style.
Here I am trying to get Olin to taste some frosting off of my finger. He eventually took one tiny bite and that was enough for him.
Happy times on the deck during the party. You can see their "Hello My Name is Baby A/Baby B" shirts - so cute!
Posted by Kari Wetzler at 4:21 PM