Last weekend was all about sport in our house!
It started with an outing for me to the Basketball at the new Perth Arena on the Friday night (Perth Wildcats versus the New Zealand Breakers). I was hosted in the Alinta corporate box and it was an amazing evening with great atmosphere. Check out the video I took (for those on email notifications click here).
Unfortunately the New Zealand team lost, but it was still an amazing evening.
On Saturday we had Jason's 2013 Water Polo grand final match! It was a beautiful day and the boys were quietly confident (having put the 2012 Champions out in the first round of finals).
Here's Ethan just waiting for all the action!
Jason was exhausted.... but happy!
The team was over the moon... and the celebrating began immediately!
Once I started my warm up I knew I was going to meet my target time for the race! I just felt good!
I had given my coach a 2 minute target range for the race, and I am really happy to say that I came in exactly in the middle of my target time range!
This was with a stop during the race as well.... the night before my race Jason and I built Ethan a mini trampoline. When we were doing it we lost a washer and could not find it again. 10km into my half marathon I felt what I thought was a stone in my shoe. Given the start of the race was on a gravelly trail I wasn't surprised at all. I scrunched my toes up a bit to move the debris into a more favourable spot in my shoe and then carried on running. Unfortunately as the KMs ticked over the "stone" felt like it was getting bigger and bigger until I finally stopped and whipped my shoe off to see what was in there. Low and behold it was the missing washer!!! It left a nasty blister beneath my big toe as well! But I must say it was a much more pleasant final few KMs sans washer that's for sure.
Here I am at the end of the race. Pretty happy with my effort!
After I got home from the half marathon Jason and I took Ethan to his swimming lesson. Ethan's swimming can be pretty hit and miss... sometimes he enjoys it and sometimes he hates it! Well this time Ethan had a ball and was just amazing! The teacher said he was an absolute joy to have in class as well!
For his efforts Ethan came home with a merit award as well (for climbing out of the pool unaided).
So all in all it was a very successful and fun sporting weekend for the whole family.