Sunday, August 06, 2006

What are we doing?

We are constantly asking ourselves this question everyday. A lot of new things are happening around the Hansen house. Things that no one thought would ever take place. For starters, the whole family climbed to an elevation of 2,800 feet above sea level last weekend. Our dear friend UJ gave a us a ride to see the sights of the city.
Everyone enjoyed the ride, well, nearly everyone.
I'm terrified of flying for starters, the plane is very "cozy"
and it was a horribly hot day. So when adding all those variables together you get a sweaty, nervous, and slightly queasy Lacy.
UJ was an amazing pilot and at the first hint of my discomfort he headed right back to the airport.
We are planning another trip with him in a few weeks. He is flying us out to Colorado Springs to see the Ross'.
I'd be a big fat liar if I said I wasn't nervous about this much longer flight. But I'd be a loser if I didn't take it. So, here we are getting ready to take a three hour trek across western Kansas in a small Cessna plane. Time for me to stop saying I trust Jesus, and actually do it.

We're gonna have a great time and I can't wait to see the Ross'. I get teary eyed just thinking about seeing them again. So, there's no way I'm gonna let a little turbulence keep me from them.

So, As I came to terms with the fact that I was taking steps to conquer my greatest fear, I was feeling like anything else was possible. What do you do with that feeling? Lots of things..... but around here you sign up to be a relay team in a triathlon. And once again, I ask, "What are we doing?" Well, you heard it right. After commenting that all this physical activity felt like a whack to the head with a hammer, me, Kenton and my Dad created the "Hammerhead Racing Team" and signed up for the Salty Dog Triathlon. Kenton drew the short straw and has to swim the 400 meter swim, my Dad's going to get his bike down off the garage wall and spin for 10 miles, and I'm gonna finish it off with a 3 mile run.

What are we doing? I'll ask it again. Sometimes I think we've lost our minds. The nerves are starting to tweak for us and we're getting very excited. Kenton's gotten faster and more efficient everyday, I hit three miles yesterday at a time of 26:29, and my Dad's a veteran at all this and keeps rockin' in his spin class every week.

We should definitely finish before the 73 year old that signed up right before us.... i hope.

Well, if your calendar's open, we'll be starting at 7:30 AM this Saturday (the 12th). It's in Hutchinson at Carey Park. Kenton starts us off at Salt City Splash. If you're feeling really supportive you can get a t-shirt at this link.

Once you get the shirt, you're in. You can run, bike, swim, skip, yo-yo, hula hoop, do the hokie pokie, or ice dance, with us as a fellow Hammerhead.

Wish us luck! Hope to see you.


  1. Lacy, that is a great time for 3 miles! I can't believe you have ran 3 miles straight. I am really impressed with both of you. I am thinking, "What are they doing?" But I am so excited to see what happens next. It is like a TV sitcom that I can't get enough of! Not really that intense but still excited!

  2. Anonymous10:04 PM CDT

    so are you laughing at _us_ in the sitcom?


  3. I'm laughing, but equally impressed. I can't wait for you guys to come out here! Thanks, Lacy, for braving your fears just to come see us! We're soooo excited!