Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another reason I love Austin, TX

There is nothing like spring weather in Central Texas. Sunny and 70s, wildflowers cover the grass, and everyone outside to enjoy it! I love living in Austin, there is so much to do outdoors. One of the things my adventurous mind thought of a couple months ago was to do the Austin Jailbreak. It is a 5k race that involves 16 different obstacles from sliding down a huge water slide to crawling through a field of mud...I know, why would anyone want to do this to themselves? It's actually fun, I promise...I did it last year and had a blast.

Well, about one month ago I started doing a high protein diet and can't really do too much exercising because I don't have carbs to burn...SO, I convinced my sister to take my place. Which was NBD (no big deal, duh) because her crazy a$$ runs marathons all the time, but I also graciously signed up John as well. We have both been super busy and he didn't really start training until about 5 days ago...

Let's just put it this way, after about 2 miles I caught up with them to take an action picture and it was in that moment that I thought: "Hmmm, he probably is really annoyed that I signed him up for this right now"...and once I saw his face, that was confirmed. He didn't talk to me for a solid 5 minutes post race, but after he cleaned off all the mud I asked, "Are you mad at me?" and he quickly replied, "I was.............................................but now I've caught my breath and it actually was kinda fun." Hah. This boy better realize that he is in for a hell of a lot more fun surprises like that if he is going to marry the Rowdy Raines :)

Saturday was topped off taking the suppy logs (yes, I call them that to their faces) to the Red Bud Isle Dog Park...I love going there, it's so beautiful and so do the bitches. Well, I'm off to pack yet another bag....this week it's Springfield, OH. Awesome.

This is before the race, everyone chipper and ready to conquer...

Still pumped. John said (and I quote) "I feel as if I have the energy of 8 red bulls running thru my veins.."

About 0.1 mile into the race

One of the fun obstacles...


And, rrriiiiggghhhhttt about here was when I realized, yah, he's pissed. 

To top it all off....

I shiny and clean as a new penny, wanted to capture the moment

And a beautiful day at the park. Bella NEVER gets in the water...I was so excited to capture them both playing around in Lady Bird Lake. 

Have a great Holy Week Everyone!!!! 

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