Wednesday, February 15, 2012

master of everything

may i present to you the world's newest graduate...


  he left me a this note and i just had to document. here he is right after getting back from his run. just on cloud nine i tell ya! 
that's right folks, my man has officially finished his masters in business degree! can i get a woot woot?! we are BOTH so happy it is done and over! let the home improvement begin!!!!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

surf city marathon

the first weekend of february adam and i headed down to sunny california for the surf city marathon. we were both really happy about our finishing times and for sure want to run this marathon again! the best part for me was that my time qualified me to run in the 
BOSTON MARATHON april 2013. i'm ecstatic!!!

 our race stats:
adam finished in 3:18 (average 7:36/min mile)
jess finished in 3:33 (average 8:09/min mile)

there were 20,000 marathoners and half marathoners running the race. craziness!!!
such a beautiful day, low 70's and clear skies! perfect for running
just soakin' it all in, i couldn't be happier than i was running in the sun on the beach. don't mind my pasty paste skin, haven't seen the sun in months so it was a sweet reunion.
 our wonderful cheering section at mile 21! they were the boost we needed for the last 5 mies. grandma mary, grandpa don, my dad, aunt doni, katie and mike (my mom taking the picture). they're the greatest, love them all!
he's such a stud. so proud of him!
me right after crossing the finish line. so. stinkin'. beat.
embarrassed to say but i had to spent a little time in the medical tent after finishing! ha. i felt like i was  going to pass out. at least i can say i gave it everything i had right? adam made me post this picture. worked over.
here we are with our awesome surfboard medals. i even got a surfboard plaque too for finishing top 5 in my age group. 
we had the greatest weekend. ever. it's always nice to head somewhere warm in the middle of gloomy winter and spend time with our wonderful family in california too :) 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

a little ketchup

usually i lack on the blogging when we have nothing going on but this blogging drought, however, is quite the opposite.  lots of things have been going on at the clark casa so i'm playing a little bit o' ketchup (catch up)

first, i got a new job!  i am the p.e. teacher at amelia earheart elemetary.  so far it's been a little overwhelming and exhausting but i'm starting to get the hang of it.  everyday i come home and tell adam the funny stories i have from the day. it brings me back to my elementary school days.  i let them play with the parachute a lot cause that was always my favorite in school.

adam is 2 weeks away from finishing his master's degree.  yaaaaaaaayyyy! he's been such a hard worker throughout his mba program (he'll be graduating with honors just fyi). he could not be more excited to be finishing up although i'm a close second. no more homework=more time working on the house! :)

last, we take off to california tomorrow! a break at the beach is just what the doctor ordered!  adam and i are running  a marathon in huntington beach this weekend (hopefully! i've come down with a nasty cold/flu and am doing everything in my power to get better before the race!)  wish us luck!

sorry, no pictures. hopefully i'll get more posts coming. i never even blogged about the whole month of december.  oops!