Sunday, April 3, 2011

What a week!

Wow, this past week has flown by and has been filled with many highs and lows.  Where to begin…
Last weekend I completed my 26.2 miles for the Cupcake Marathon.  Can’t wait to try out the cupcake recipe we received for signing up!
We had to send in a picture with the
race "bib" to be included in the marathon
On Saturday I helped out one of the relay teams in the Palm 100 relay from Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach back to Ft. Lauderdale.  The team was made up of people fellow co-workers and they are really amazing runners!  They were comfortably in second place the entire first half of the race, then there was a snag on the course where one of the runners got lost for about an hour.  Eek!  At the 50 mile check-in point they were in 11th place.  The second half of the race was all about catching (and passing) as many teams as possible.  They ended up in 5th place, it was pretty exciting and, like I said, they were all amazing runners.
I even got a finisher’s medal for helping with the driving!
Cute finisher's medal... a coconut with sunglasses!
Sunday morning two friends from Alaska, Danielle and Bill, came off a cruise from South America and stayed at my place for a few days.  They are always so pleasant to visit with and it was great catching up with them and hearing about all their winter travels…. Europe, Africa, South America and Antarctica.  Yup, they are hard core travelers.  I especially loved seeing their pictures from the Galapagos cruise.  That trip is on my bucket list and I hope to get down there within the next year.  I collect Starbucks mugs and they brought me one from Peru.  Thanks again Dani & Bill!
My first Starbucks mug from South America
Tuesday I headed over to Ft. Myers to catch the last Red Sox spring training game at City of Palms Park.  I have no idea why I have waited so long to go to my first spring training game, it was so great!  The stadium is so small you are so up close to the action, I absolutely loved it!  Can not wait for next March!
Warming up!
Our latest and greatest left fielder!
Immediately following the game, I headed to the Ft. Myers aiport to catch my flight to Boston.  When I arrived, I was told the Red Sox would be there for an announcement at 5pm.  I couldn’t believe my luck!  I got to the see the whole team as they held a press conference to announce the name of their new spring training park…jetBlue park.  I realize I was just at the spring training game, so I saw them all there, and I have been to Fenway a ton of times, so I see them all there, but nothing beats a chance encounter… it was the entire team!  Woo!  I seriously felt like a giddy schoolgirl and I could not take pictures fast enough.
Beckett, Varitek, Gonzalez
Pedroia, Papelbon & Wakefield


Papi!


Love me some Red Sox!


The reason I was headed to Boston on Tuesday was because my grandmother (dad’s mom) passed away on Sunday and her services were on Wednesday.  It is nice to think that her and my grandfather are together again.
I did get to see my niece for about 5 hours on Wednesday and loved every minute of holding her, getting hugs from her and kissing her cute little cheeks!  I do have to say, that my arms were KILLING me after holiding her for about an hour straight.  I am convinced my sister is the strongest person ever :)
On Thursday I got this most awesome medal rack in the mail from my cousin Amanda!  Thanks Mandy, I love it!!
I love my new medal rack!
Well it is now April, the best month for birthdays!  Yup, mine is the 24th…the first time my birthday and Easter have been on the same day.  Don’t worry I’ll keep reminding you all my birthday is getting closer and closer.  I love my birthday!
Make it a great week!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, you did have an eventful week. I love that you collect Starbucks coffee cups - what a great idea.

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  2. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  3. So sorry to read about your grandmother's passing. Love & hugs to you and your family.

    Oh, and your right. April babies ROCK. I'm the 28th!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  4. Great job on your cupcake marathon Heather!! I'm so jealous you are near spring training games! love it! How many do you try to go to a year??

    So sorry to hear of your loss--hugs to you!

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