July 4, Earlham Freedom Fest 5k.
Before this race got started my stomach was doing flip flops and my heart was racing. I kept trying to figure out why I was feeling this way, than it came to me. I was feeling under pressure to perform well. I was running a race where I new almost everyone and that was kind of stressing me out. I know that sounds weird. I did a marathon in June and my stomach never did do flip flops or my heart rate go up. It's crazy, that we put so much pressure on ourselves sometimes. I got through the race and had a great time running it. I wish I could of done better, but all in all a great race.
|Tree and Me before the race|
|Me and Nickle before the race|
|Brook, Teia, Me and Nickle|
July 14, Warrior Dash 4.3 Hellish Miles
I didn't know what to expect doing this race. I only new it sounded like a lot of fun. This race wasn't a piece of cake like I thought it would be. This race took place in a pasture with a whole lot of hills. The running was tough with all the hills. We were literally running in paths that the cows had made. You really had to watch your step or you might be rolling down the hill. I loved all the obstacles. Some of the obstacles were jumping over cars and running through tires, climbing a wall. crawling under a barbwire , running through a mud pit. These are just a few of the obstacles that we got to do. We all had a great time.
|At the starting line. Ready to run|
|Running to the finish line|
|Tree and Me|
|WE ARE WARRIORS NOW|
We had so much fun we've already signed up to do it next year. Same place and same time.
July 18- 23 was the Madison County Fair.
We finally got the TROHPY
Parker won Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer.
The boys have tried to win a trophy every since they've been going to the county Fair, but they have always come up short. The boys decided to spend alittle more money on a heifer in hopes of bring home the BIG TROPHY. All their hard work had finally paid off. YAHOO. When they won, it brought tears to my eyes. This is our last year at the Madison County Fair. We started at the bottom and have worked our way to the top. Adversity has made my boys stronger. They know getting to the top is not always an easy road, but with some hard work and determination you can do anything.
|Harrison and Parker pulled all their resource together to make this happen. I'm so proud of my boys.Harrison does all the grooming of the heifer and steer and Parker is the one that shows the animal. They work really well together. LOVE MY BOYS|
Parker won Champion Chi Steer.
Parker got 1st in the Senior Livestock Judging Contest.
|Parker excepting his plaque|
What a way to finish our last year at the County Fair.
July 14-29 VACATION
As soon as we got done at the County Fair, we were off to the Ozark for a vacation. We haven't had a summer vacation since the boys started showing at the County Fair. MacKenzie's Dad and Mom rent a house down at the Ozarks every year. They also have a boat that they take down . We got a lot of sun and alot of boating. We had an awesome time. Thanks to the Felt Family.
|Ya, for Hubby. He's up and water skiing. He hasn't done that in a long time|
|Parker water skiing.|
|Parker and Mackenzie ready to go out on the boat|
|Parker and McKenzie|
|Me, Parker and Mike. I think I should of been on the upper side of the incline. I look way out of proportion to these two guys|
|Mackenizie and Parker|
|Me and Mike ready to race|
How has your summer been?