We've reached a few here at the Hansen house...
I am well through my first 6 weeks of marathon training! Wow! It's actually going by pretty fast and pretty darn well. I haven't had any huge muscle pains or injuries to complain about. Thank the Lord! I have worked my way up to 8.5 miles as of this last weekend!! Crazy! I hardly recognize myself when I finish runs like that, yet I am getting used to the new "me". :) I find I enjoy running around 3-5 miles and kind of hope to continue that habit after the marathon. I'm going to dive right in and run the Sturgis Falls 1/2 Marathon at the end of June. Why not? Wanna come cheer us on? :) I'm hoping to get some good race experience and just enjoy a big run with some of my team members. Yikes! I'm becoming a running junkie!!! I was excited to reach my 5 mile run mark... that was a big milestone for me. Now I'm looking forward to the 1/2 marathon. I keep having mini milestone's and "firsts" happen and it's really pushing me to keep going... 1st time I ran 3 miles non-stop, 1st time I run my new longest run each week, 1st time I ran a 9 min. mile, and so on. What a challenge, but what a thrill this has been!
Another milestone we've reached here... Jaxon has finished his year of preschool and is officially ready for kindergarten! He had such a great year at St John Preschool and made many new friends. It also went by fast and I'm finding I have to make a new routine now that he doesn't have preschool 3 afternoons a week. He already misses his friends, so I have no doubt he'll be ready to go see them when school rolls around again in the fall!
And... Austin turned 17 months old in May! Our baby is so much of a toddler these days! He loves to play with anything that has wheels, climb on everything, loves animals, and is being picky about what he eats right now, stinker :) He's still a quiet boy who takes a lot in and loves to just watch and follow his big brother around. I'm also sad to say he's becoming more a daddy's boy these days :( Guess it's time for another one! Ha!
Lots of milestones at our house! Stay tuned for St Louis vacation pictures soon!!!