Mo Tab Inspriation

SOOOO – yesterday we my friend L.N., my husband, and I were driving home from seeing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert here, I was sharing about my recent post….ya know, the part about how I said I would to a triathlon…but didn’t. Remember?  WELL – it seems as though there is a women’s only triathlon in July (won’t be here this year) 2014.  Hubby recruited my friend and I – so, the goal is July 2014 I’ll do my first triathlon 🙂

Picked up my currencies today. CHF, super pretty bills.  I’m sure there are laws somewhere prohibiting photos of money – so just google it.  One of the prettiest monies out there.  Random note – have to get a “European wallet” little USian wallet is too short for the extra tall European money!

The choir – small army.  Loved the concert, loved Come Thou Fount.  Sure, 10 years ago I probably would have thought this choir to be an “old people’s choir” – but I’ve changed that perspective.  They’re a disciplined, well-oiled machine and their dedication shows through their performance.  I teared up as they stood and sang their first song. Tears came again as they sang Come Thou Fount (my wedding march and a dear hymn) is a video of it, but super more fantastic in person 🙂



long time

SOOOO – it’s been a year and a half!  What has happened…I really never finished my trip to Italy in Summer 2011..but it was fun and I made lasting friendships..hence my return March 2012!  And THAT, dear friends, leads me to NOW!

Scott and I celebrated 10 years this past March *woot woot*  Some days it seems like yesterday..others…whoa, am i cut out for eternity?  It’s definitely not easy, but I know it’ll be worth it 🙂

This past May (though not a triathlon and 18 months later) I completed my first half marathon.  Started off with me ripping my bib off my race belt – Scott teased me about being a rookie the whole time.  No photos are logged because my bib wasn’t visible to log my photos 😦  Also, completion was not a record of a time, my dear husband got a leg cramp after about 1-2 we walked it in 3 hours…and…50 minutes 🙂  However, my time didn’t log – for all we know, I set a world record!!!

After that, I stopped – pretty much all – gym going.  Didn’t shed an ounce this entire time either…so that’s moderately…majorly (nothing moderate about it!) frustrating. BUT, I figure…my lungs are probably healthier!

Well, June 1 rolls around and we take part in our second mud run, Warrior Dash. Totally fun, totally uphill!! click Butler, OH Saturday and bib # 9969  Don’t know how long the link will be available, so good luck!

Anyway, there’ s more – I  shall log later!! My darling husband is competing in Ironman Zurich – his first full Ironman – – why not be crazy and make it a destination!

You’re caught up.

Blessings to you and yours.


Week one in review

This isn’t as interesting as when I was in a far away land….I went back the next day and did a repeat workout of day 1 – I was a little more tired, but still got it in 🙂  I’m writing smiley faces on our dry erase calendar on days when we BOTH work out, that’s kind of fun.  Saturday Scott ran 6 miles…our gym track is small so it was 72..I don’t remember how many laps – it was a horrendous amount!

I did daydream about us both going to Kona though – one of us makes it there by qualifying, the other by a lottery – then John Tesh says something about me beating Scott..or Scott beating me..whatever way 😉 Then at the end of it – “remember the couple that was competing against each other? Amanda – YOU ARE AN IRONMAN…SCOTT YOU ARE AN IRONMAN..MR and MRS KAISER – YOU DID IT – YOU’RE BOTH IRONMEN” – I’m a nerd – and considering you have to be crazy in love to do that sport – I’m not there.  With my husband, yes – with near drowning..biking from here to Grandma’s..and running who knows…to Marysville – not in love with that!   I did do a mile with Scott on Saturday then headed to the elliptical (has a tv attached..better entertainment than random traffic!) Which is ironic, I’m always teasing Scott about not being alone with his thoughts cuz he likes to always have the TV on..and in something where you should, and ultimately have to, be alone with your thoughts – I’m the one who has issues with it!

Anyway – my bear’s on his way to being an Ironman – Rev 3 is the series he’ll compete with this upcoming September. Me on the other hand, HFP..or HPF..some racing organization down here – girls only triathlons. They’re dinks – but that’s ok 🙂 250 yd (why not in meters like they do the guys, don’t know) swim, something bike, 2 mile run.  The little “Cub” I interpret for as my “job” – she wants to do a tri too – she read about it in the kids Sports Illustrated – so, you should join us – it’ll be a good year 😀