Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The blue bullet is coming

I'm finally ready to begin training for my first Triathlon. After weeks of contemplation and talking to every bike rider I know (which is only about 5 people), I purchased a bike. I would like to thank uncle Sam for depositing the unexpected tax return into my account a week early.

Some of my "bike friends" will probably tell me I bought the wrong bike and should have bought a nicer one. I stayed on the safe side this time and if I really enjoy this triathlon, I can buy a professional bike later.
"The blue bullet" was shipped today, so hopefully she will be here by this weekend. All you Charlotte folks, please be more cautious driving over the next few weeks as I will be re-learning to ride a bike.

Someone told me the other day I was going to have to wear a wetsuit during the race. I about flipped out and had flashbacks to my Young Life trip to Colorado during High School. We arrived at the river in Denver to begin our amazing whitewater rafting adventure. I stood in line to get my wetsuit and when it was my turn, they only had XS left. Now, I have never been an XS and I will never be one. By the grace of God and with the help of my dear Mel-Mel, I peeled myself into that wetsuit. I should dig up a picture so everyone can laugh at me!
Needless to say, I have a healthy fear of wetsuits. Come to find out, we will not be wearing them in the triathlon. (THANK GOD!)

Tomorrow (Wed.) Kelly and I are taking our first stab at swimming laps. I haven't swam laps since the "poop" incident 6 months ago. No I didn't poop in the pool, but apparently someone else decided it was a good idea. I was peacefully swimming laps when the lifeguard told me I had to get out for a little bit while they cleaned pooped out of the pool. She said it would only take a few and I could get back in. I thanked her and walked my wet self right out of there and have never been back. I have a good feeling about this next pool adventure with Kelly. I just hope we get some laps in and don't end up laughing the entire time.

I'm sure the next few months will be very interesting as I begin to really train. I expect everyone to come out and cheer us on during the big race!

I'll leave you with a little picture of "the blue bullet"...she's a beauty!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am dedicating this post to my little natebug! Yes, I'm a dork and feel the need to post pictures of him...deal! Nate is 8 months old and he is so flippin cute. I can't wait to watch him grow up and see what life throws his way.

Queen's Cup

Saturday was my first official horse race...
Things I learned about myself-

1-I pee a lot

2-I don't care if I'm in a dress or not, I will still get out of the car
and pee in the woods
3-I have zero
patience's for traffic
4- I say "literally" too much

I love mimosas
6- I don't like to wear sunscreen and I'm sure it will come back and kill me one day

7- I should never gamble because I will lose
every time

We loaded up the coolers and headed to the race on Saturday morning. It's right outside Charlotte so I didn't think it would take very long to get there. Well I was wrong and once we got on the two lane road, my
patience's were gone. I had to pee so bad and we were sitting in traffic for the longest time. I decided to do what any normal lady would do, get out of
the car and pee in the woods. duh! I was a much happier person after that so it was completely worth it. The race was a ton of fun. It ended up being a gorgeous day filled with drinking, eating, new friends and relaxing in the sun. Every horse I bet on lost, so it's probably a sign I should never gamble.

Side note- I got to hang out with some old friends this weekend and it was so much fun! Good
ol' Kasper came int
o town along with Jude Noel, Brendan Ward, Mark Riney and Jeremy Span. WOW! We all hung out at Peyton's house on Friday night. We all sat around drank beer and reminisced about funny middle school and high school stories. The highlight of the night was when Kasper and I dominated in cornhole. I love beating people at cornhole!!

Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trashy TV

Everyone knows I love to watch TV. I think there's something in the Gibbs genes that makes us love watching reality shows. (thanks BethAnn)
I would consider myself someone who has good taste in many things. But I'm starting to reconsider my television taste.

So last night, Mike and I had just finished watching The Hills. He posed a question that went something like this, "what shows do you normally like to watch during the week?"
Easy question one might think, but I was stumped and didn't know how to respond. After I thought about it, here are the shows that came to mind.

The following shows are all ones I have watched recently and/or DVR regularly:
John & Kate Plus 8
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
High School Confidential
Little People, Big World
Girls Next Door
The Hills
Rob & Big
Real World
Biggest Loser
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Grey's (Starting this Thursday)

This is just a list of regular shows. I also always watch HGTV and Food Network religiously. After reading this list, I am sure I have lost respect from most people!! Can you believe all the trash/reality TV shows I watch.
Disclaimer- I still have DVRed shows from January and I know I need to delete them.

After realizing how many shows watch, I have decided I am losing brain cells daily. I do have a good excuse why I watch each show though! Maybe I should start dropping shows and reading more. Or maybe I should just watch the history channel...that might make me feel more intelligent.
Can people make a new years resolution in April? Well I might be the first person...

Monday, April 21, 2008

First Offical Post

And it begins...

I have wanted to start a blog for a while now but kept putting it off. To be honest, I was a little nervous about starting one. I read so many great blogs created by talented writers. When someone describes me, they would NOT say "Becky's forte is english and she is such a great writer." God skipped me when he was handing out that gift.

Thanks to my friend Emily, I finally finished my "100 things to do before I die" list. The number 4 item on that list was "create a blog." I guess after my first post, I could just check that off the list and never post again. We'll see how this whole blog thing works out.

But creating that "100 list" really got me thinking. My life is filled with lists, so some might think this is just another list so I can feel more in control of my life. This one is different in so many ways. 1) I don't feel in a hurry to complete the list to make myself feel more accomplished. 2) I get excited when I read it and not overwhelmed. 3) It makes me feel really adventurous. 4) But as usual, I am looking forward to checking things off the list!

I will let you know when I get to check things off my list...I know everyone is dying to know!

I do have to give a shot out for a fabulous weekend in Winston. We all celebrated the marriage of Megan and Scott Wollaston! They are relaxing in the Jamacian sun right now and I'm trying to keep my jealousy to a minimum.

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment: