Since our last race in February, we have been keeping pretty busy. Along with the normal life and work stuff, we threw in a couple of extra things to keep it interesting. Nate had surgery on his back in April to hopefully fix what has been a long-term issue. He hurt his back over 2 years ago, and has been in pain pretty much all of the time since then. All along, he's been a trooper to keep running races with me (he only missed one!) and we're hoping this will help him live a pain-free life!
While he's been recovering, I started an Endurance class at Crossfit Hendersonville to try and improve my running a bit, and I'm excited to see how its working! We ran a 5k the first week, and I ran it in 31:14. Admittedly, not my fastest. We are running another one this weekend for the last week of class, so I'll be sure to update on how I was able to improve my time!
In addition to all of that, Nate celebrated the big 3-0 just a couple of weeks ago! As a lover of birthdays (mine and anyone else's), I had a few surprises planned to help him ring it in! He got a piano for his birthday present, which has already been put to good use, and then his whole family and best friend flew in on Friday to spend the weekend with him. To top all of that off, we threw him a surprise party at the house. It was a very fun weekend, and I know he appreciated everyone that was able to celebrate with him!
The piano ready for the big reveal!
The moment he finally realized it was there!
Happy 30th cake!
The most adorable cookie favors ever!
Made by the insanely talented The Sweet Elements!
Since then we've been trying to relax, let Nate recover, and get back to normal life (without me having to keep a million secrets from Nate!). We'll be looking for some races coming up soon that either we both, or just I, can run! As always...GOOOOOO G SHOCK!