A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eat, Sleep, Train & be a Mommy!

Ok so here I am again...the night before a race. I feel like I could puke! I must say I am a bit stress'n here. Been thinking about the race a lot and it's getting me stressed, which I don't like. I want to have fun! I want to chillax on myself and REALLY accept that I will do the best I can and YES that will be good enough. I'm just worried about letting myself down with something happening like what happened at the adventure at the start where I had issues on the bike and really slowed down my team. At least it's all just on me tomorrow!

It's been an interesting week leading up to this race. I have a Nike shirt that I LOVE wearing cause first it's purple (my fav colour) and it says, 'Eat, Sleep, Train' but because of the type of week I had, as I was putting the shirt on this week I added on the end to that saying, 'and be a Mommy'.

The week wasn't too much different then any other....besides my growing stress of the up coming race. But it sucks when the kido's get sick! So between meeting with the other Mommies and our Tri trainer Nancy Hasting from Second Wind Conditioning ( Who by the way is awesome!!! even if I did feel like giving her the finger during some of our Tues trainings!!! LOL!) showing other Phat Chicks the course and prepping my stuff for race day. I had to deal with, puke, high fevers, puffy eyes, a mysterious rash, all day crying and request to be 'uuuup', making breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks in between, extra laundry from the puke, major poopy diapers AND underwear (the kids not mine!).........sigh....I could go on and on and if you are a mommy I know you have this same list.....and more to add to....so really as I write this I think the Triathlon will be a nice vacation!! LOL!!

I mean really!! One day I found myself sitting there trying to eat my lunch after I have fed the kids and finally got a chance to sit down at the table. I bit into a sugar snap pea and think to myself, "Hmmmm this tastes, sweet and juicy with a hint of poo!"....oh right I forgot to wash my hands after the last diaper change.....NICE!.....REALLY!!! ( If your a parent your laughing right now and if your not you're totally grossed out I bet...but so is the glamorous life of a stay at home mom)

So my bags are packed, my lunch for tomorrow is packed, the boys lunches for tomorrow are packed and dinner is ready to go in the crock pot in the morning. My hubby and both kids, Mom and my Dad will all be heading up to be my cheering section. I'm really looking forward to the pictures that will come out of tomorrow. I LOVE having all these pictures of me doing all these different things :D

I just can't end this without mentioning Mer (my Phat Chick trainer that had a tragic accident) she had offered to help me train for this Tri when I first told her that I was thinking of doing it.....she never had the chance to do that. But she will be with me and the other Phat Chicks out there. I have her pink ribbon on my bike but I will also be sewing a ribbon on my sports bra cause I NEED her out there with me in the water and while I'm running too......this one's for you Mer lets rock it girl!!!! xoxoxoxox



  1. Love, love, love your stories :-)
    You're truly an inspiration.
    Keep up the great work!!!