Monday, April 13, 2009

Long Weekend

Easter break has come and gone. It was a nice break and was our last one until summer. 34 more days.

Unfortunately, my sister and brother-in-law weren't able to be home. (I am hoping if she see's me plugging her blog in here she just might update it!) On the bright side, Steph was able to head out to Seattle to see her hubby. He has been there since February, preparing to head oveseas. If I remember correctly, he leaves the states sometime in the next week or so. We will wait anxiously for his return home next February. We love you B!


Most of the weekend was spent relaxing, but I was able to get in a handful of good workouts and keep up with Jillian's 30-day shred. I have done more biking than usual in the past week and a half, so my primary focus this week will be running, then swimming. Running is starting to feel a little better, but I am still taking it easy and haven't done much more then 3.5 miles at a time.


The temps are starting to rise and it feels wonderful. The snow has pretty much melted. Tomorrow it is supposed to be close to 60 degrees and I look forward to taking advantange of an outdoor run!


Flooding is still an issue and worry across the state. While driving back from Bismarck this morning, I noticed more standing water in ditches and farm fields than I have ever seen in my life. Twice I had to slow down because of a foot plus of water running across the interstate. Kind of scary if you think about it. Here are a couple pics...





I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!

25 comments:

Ms. Math said...

I've never seen the interestate like that before - crazy!

Glad to hear you had a good break!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

that flooding is crazy!

BeachRunner said...

Glad the workouts and weather are improving for you. All the best, Teachy!

SweetPea said...

I'm glad that you had a nice Easter even though your sister couldn't make it.

The flooding is crazy! I hope it doesn't get worse!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a good weekend!

Ohmigosh, I would have been terrified driving through that.

Badgergirl said...

That last picture? Totally wouldn't want to drive through that! Glad you had a good weekend!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Glad things are improving but that is still scary! Be safe!:)

D10 said...

Crazy pictures. Glad to hear the weather is starting to warm up and that the snow is melting.

Marcy said...

Wow those roads look like nuts! I'd be scared to drive my car over that LOL

Jess said...

I heard that flooding is still looming int hat region as a possibility! I hope the melting continues but at a reasonable rate!

Jess said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend off! I got no Jillian in over break!

Vava said...

No words of wisdom here, just a first comment on your terrific blog. Great stuff! That flooding is nuts. Hope you guys are OK.

Lily on the Road said...

Holy Yikes, that is scary!!

Hope the Mighty Red starts to recede and quickly!! Stay safe.

Carolina John said...

on the plus side, the today show said that ND has the lowest unemployment rate in the country right now!

glad you had a safe and fun weekend, sister. now get back on that bike!

Annette said...

Yikes! You can hardly tell where the road is. I hope the flooding doesn't hit hard again. Stay dry and enjoy the warmer temps!

Wes said...

Ick! I am doing the sun dance for you state :-)

IronGambit said...

why are temps going up for you ? Its still in the 30's here!?!?

AKA Alice said...

OMG! Look at that water...That's AMAZING. Be careful driving in that shiz...

Dear lord it's flat there :-)

aron said...

that water is crazy!

glad you had a nice weekend :)

Runner Leana said...

Wow, the flooding on the interstate looks scary!

Glad you had a nice Easter weekend though!

I Run for Fun said...

Gosh, that's scary! Glad you had a great Easter weekend, though.

N.D. said...

wow only 34 days? I feel like I envy you for still being at school everyday. sad.

Fair Weather Runner said...

Wow those pictures are intense. I hope the rain stays away for you!

Ashley said...

Holy crap, that flooding is crazy! How do you drive it that?!?!

Anne said...

I just learned yesterday that one of our team's most beloved members was being called up to active duty for a year and heading to Afghanistan. I have a lot of friends whose spouses are overseas right now. It's a long wait for their return, and I know your sister will appreciate having family near.