Y'all. These people are super studs. We ran 29hrs 40 minutes (breaking 30 hours for the 1st time) thru the night with a healthy, strong team. I have no words to describe the shared experience that comes from doing something crazy-fun with a group of friends like this. Just grab your most bad-ass friends & get out and do something crazy together. You'll thank me later!!
The Monkey Tribe:
Bennet (who needs a nickname)
We won the ultra - mixed division (6 man team / male + female) with a time of 29 hr 40 min! Run, monkeys, run!!
Mc's favorite memories from this run:
-the gorgeous scenery (cotton & soy bean fields forever)
-R2000 smoking anyone who tried to keep up with her
-giving Mikey a hard time about the old woman who passed him (she was at least 60)
-feeling BM3 squirm like crazy when I got the chance to rest btw (my) leg 3 & 4
-the many faces of Benji (thanks to Mikey's bizarre requests)
-12:30AM stretching led by Luka...hilarious
-Bennet having a cure-all for any & every ailment that came our way
-having a running buddy on my 5/8 leg (3rd in the middle of the night)--THANKS Bennet!
-encouraging texts from friends & family the ENTIRE race
-Renfrow family dubsmash videos
-listening to the boys on the two-way radios
-finishing the race 6 (wo)men strong
I had the privilege of shooting maternity pictures for my beautiful sister & brother (in law) this weekend. I love capturing special memories family & friends - people who are near & dear to my heart.
And, I have loved watching these two over the past several months as they're prepping for baby Sadie's arrival in just a few short weeks. Baby girl, we're waiting (not so patiently) for your arrival! You are already being prayed for and are already so loved.
Mikey & I escaped the kids humdrum of everyday life to celebrate our anniversary in Charleston for a few days. We slept a lot. It's what you do when you have two hood rats sweet kids who don't know what uninterrupted sleep is. We saw The Martian at the local Cinebarre (our go to when we're in Mt. P). We ate at our favorite spots, but also tried out a couple of new spots thanks to our friend, Katie, from the Post House. We wandered the streets of downtown, taking our time when we spotted a shop we wanted to browse. We got in a couple of training runs for our upcoming 200 mile relay (next weekend!) & I even got to squeeze in a workout with Katie at her gym. Mikey bought a new McCarthy book & has been enjoying it all week while I've worked on addressing invitations for some upcoming baby showers. And, we've made lots of progress on decisions for designs & finishes for our beloved white house (pictures coming soon, I promise).
So thankful for even a few days away with my boy. What a sweet time to just be Mikey & Mc. Here's to another year, new adventures, a very old but new to us house, and a new baby!
A couple of weeks ago we spent a Sunday afternoon showering Haley and Sadie with family, food, friends and presents.
Sadie, we're counting down until you're here sweet girl! (: We can't wait to add another girl to the mix (girls & boys will now be even on my mom's side...Baby Martin 3 will be the tie breaker!). Little one, you are already so very loved!