Monday, April 19, 2010

My Tri Anniversary

I'll always remember April 19, 2009.
I've never been more proud of myself at any moment in time as i was the second I crossed that finish line. As I was driving home last night I replayed so many memories that lead up to this triathlon. I distinctly remember crying on the phone with Sir Chadwick (my old trainer) telling him that there was no way I could run the race. I felt ill equipped and under trained and overly nervous. He patiently listened to my incessant whines and when I was finished he simply said "Marce, who are you doing this for? Why did we start this entire program to begin with?" I knew what he was getting at...Mike always had a way of continually pointing it back to Christ. He gently reminded me that it wasn't about me, it was about glorifying God. Somehow remembering that simple truth totally removed so much of the stress. I knew that if I was at the very least wiling to put myself out there and tried that Christ was going to see me through completion!
The verse that constantly rings through my head while remembering this triathlon is found in

Zechariah 4:6

6 ... 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.

Thank you to each of you who have encouraged me to keep moving for His Glory.

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Rehersal Dinner

Here's a collage I put together of the rehearsal and dinner. Most of the groom's friends flew in from all over the United States for the occasion. It was interesting to have both sides of the wedding party together at last. At this point it was just a day away!!
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Bachorlette party Con't

I needed to finish what i started!!! Here are a few of my favorite photos of Nance's bachelorette party. A group of her girlies got together at a local Corpus Christi site called WaterStreet. If you like seafood this is one of the many places to go.

Dinner is over and the group is headed to the Bombay. Oddly enough a good friend of ours from HIGH SCHOOL owns this dive. (David you can thank me for this plug later!) Pictured above (front and center left to right) Laura Z, Nance, & Stephanie. ( up top left to Right) Me, Mari, & Nance's sister, Melinda.
As the maid of honor I thought it would be less controlling of me to allow the other bridesmaids the honor of helping out during the festivities. In hindsight I should've reconsidered.... One of the bridesmaids created a tiara vial for Nance - which was totally sweet of her, however!!! she hand sewed on about 50 HUGE condoms all up and down the dang thing!! if you knew Nance, you'd know she's trooper and totally incapable of hurting any one's feelings. She wore it proudly despite how awkward she initially felt. By the end of the night everyone loved it! so, yay! Nance!!!
Nance and I
i did manage to help my girl out by randomly pulling off a few condoms here and here. David (bombay's owner) may need to check the lounge area cushions for stashed UNUSED condoms!
Here are more of the ladies!
We were ready to dance it up super chica style!!
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