Monday, September 13, 2010

Beach Bums

Over Labor Day weekend we took a drive down to Galveston to hang out at the beach with our friends. Trent and Cole were in their own little world; playing in and eating the sand.

This was Trent's first trip to the beach so he was having a blast exploring the new scenery. Birds you can chase, buckets to fill, water to splash, a cooler of snacks, wet, sandy clothes... every little boys dream!

I must admit that as much as I like the beaches where I grew up in California, I prefer the warm water that we get here in Texas! It's still not good for drinking though, as you can see on Trent's face...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Navy Seal Fitness Competition

Deven and his buddies are always coming up with mini fitness competitions to keep themselves motivated to workout through out the year. The past two summers the competition has been based on the fitness requirements of a Navy Seal. Because the event became popular among friends last summer, this summer they opened the competition to women, neighbors, coworkers, etc.. As a result they had about 100 competitors who created teams to support one another and keep each other motivated all summer long to workout as if to become a Navy Seal.

Meet the Competitors:

Deven Later: At 6 feet 2 inches tall, and muscles that weigh 185 lbs, this guy was born to be an athlete. As a retired Woodlands and BYU pole vaulter, Deven has become an avid runner, biker, swimmer and hopes to participate in an Iron Man competition in the future. (Deven would go crazy if he knew I posted this picture... He never reads my blog so he'll never know.)

Candis Later: At 5 feet 6 inches tall she can intimidate her rivals with 108 lbs of pure muscle. Although she is still a dancer at heart she can keep up with the best of them. Her future plans: to stay fit enough to keep up with Trenton.

Meet the Teams:

The Guys; These guys know how to through a good party. If you didn't think this competition was serious stuff, just take a look at the 2nd annual T-shirts that were made.

The Gals: I have never met a more fit and well rounded group of women. In addition to being super athletes they are super moms. I hope I can be like them when I grow up.

The competition started with a timed 500 meter swim, followed by max push ups (2 min), max sit-ups (2 min), max pull ups, and ended with a timed 1.5 mile run. Points were accumulated along the way.

After it was all over we celebrated over a well deserved dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Victory never tasted so good! Good job Navy Seals!

If you want to participate in the "Summer of Seals" next summer let us know! Also if you participated this summer and have any comments or ideas of how to improve let us know! Deven and the guys are already brainstorming up next years event.

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