Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Few Pictures To Share

I am closing in on the end of my "Running Exile" It was been almost a full month since I last ran any miles and I definitely miss it. You might think that this would be the perfect time for a break from running, the middle of winter in Wisconsin. I would normally agree with you (and to some parts I still do) but this has been the oddest winter in the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. Hardly any snow and when it does snow, it is gone right away. Temp have been very mild in the 30's and even in the 40's. There is no ice on the roads so the chances of slipping and falling are not big this year. But you play the hand you are dealt and look for the positives. Hopefully in early March, I can run pain free and my running life will be back to good.

We did have an Icebreaker wrap up/Heatbreaker meeting yesterday. That went well and plans for the inaugural Heatbreaker Half Marathon are going good. I haven't decided if I am going to run one of the half marathon heats yet or not, I am leaning toward doing one right now or maybe the relay. We'll see.

Since the Pinewood Derby is done and we have been back from Disney for over 4 weeks now, I thought I would share a few pictures from each.

Disney World

After all the races, Melissa and I needed to make sure we had our picture taken with our Medals in front of Cinderella Castle.

The latest Princess, Rapunzel, was a big hit in the Magic Kingdom, and a big line too!

Tinkerbell did make an appearance to the surprise and delight of my girls.

Darth Maul also showed up, but Young Padawan Megan was ready to use her newly acquired Jedi Skills and the Force to make sure the galaxy was safe once again.

The girls didn't always behave on the trip. They had to be locked up for awhile.

While it was very sad to leave and no one wanted to, we did have to say Good-Bye. We will be back someday (Just not for the Marathon).

Pinewood Derby

Katelynn's 'car' was a Radio Flyer Wagon. It may not look too aerodynamic but did end up talking 3rd place out of 18 girl cars.

Melissa made a Perry the Platypus 'car' that she named "Agent P" Perry is from the Disney Channel cartoon "Phineas & Ferb", a funny show I might add. She ended up taking 6th place, coincidentally 1 place ahead of another Perry the Platypus.

Megan created the colorful and stylish "Megan-mobile" It may not look like it has a lot to it, but it screamed down the track to a 2nd place overall place.

Megan with her 2nd place trophy. She was happier than she looks.

Keep on Running!!!


Mark said...

Awesome pics...beautiful family, Bill! Glad to hear you are getting back!

Beth said...

What a great trip you guys had! Love all of the pictures. Thanks for posting them! Great cars, too. Brings back fun memories of pinewood derby cars with my kids.