Sunday, August 28, 2011

New "puppy"

A couple of weeks ago we decided to adopt a new puppy.  We felt like Church was little lonely since Selah died, so we wanted to get another dog.  We did some looking around on line and at the local humane society.  We ended up finding Bishop at the shelter in Council Bluffs.  All we knew about Bishop when we adopted him is that he's a Rottweiler mix and he was about 5-6 months old.  He was super playful and really sweet when we visited him the day we decided to adopt. 

When we brought him home, we saw just how sweet he is.  Bishop just loves attention.  When ever we pet him, he just melts into the big puddle of puppy at our feet.  He's pretty great...and we like him a I guess we'll keep him =)

 Taking a break from trying to play with Church.  She likes him much better when he leaves her alone, but she has tried to play with him a couple of times at the dog park.

 Sweet 'little' puppy.  He was about 60 pounds when we adopted him.  Not sure how much he's grown...or how much more he's going to grow...

 Bishop found the mud puddle at the dog park. 

He even dunked his head in.  He heard mud baths were good for the skin...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


It's official, I am a Warrior Dash survivor!  Frankly I'm just thankful that I did in fact SURVIVE that race...lemme 'splain...

The Warrior Dash is an adventure 5k that is described as the 'craziest frickin day of your life'.  As you run the 5k you have 12 obstacles to complete such as climbing over walls, balance beams, trekking through streams, jumping fire, and crawling through mud.  All in all...a crazy and AWESOME race.  HOWEVER, there was a 13th obstacle this year...100+ degree heat index.  Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of running on my part.  Ian and I trained to run this race, but decided to save our health and walk instead.  We completed it and felt good afterwards.  Hot...sweaty...drained...and a little sun burned, but we weren't among the 90 people taken to the hospital for heat related conditions.  We ran at 1:00 pm...the stopped letting people run by the time we finished a little after was that hot.

All that being said, I'm still so proud that Ian and I did that race.  Sure our time is nothing to brag about, but it was a goal Ian and I set.  We trained for it together and completed the race together.  It was pretty cool to do that with him.  The most amazing thing is we're both talking about what we're going to do differently next year.  First thing: earlier in the summer.  Second thing: further north.  We may even go commando if that's an option for next year.  (And if we did the go commando race, Ian would be so grateful that I wouldn't be singing this song up until race day)

We did have a great time.  We drove down with some friends from derby and met up with some other ORG gals when we got there.  It was definitely an encouragement to have some friendly faces along the way.  ORG REPRESENT!

 Ian and I after the race.  We had about half of the mud washed off at this point.  The rest was dried and crusty.
My warrior wound!  My leg met the ground on the first obstacle.  Make me feel pretty bad ass to know I finished the race with this on my leg for 90% of it.