News Post! And special thanks!

Let me just preface this with saying: WOW. These past few weeks have been hectic.

This post has a lot to cover (it’s seriously been that crazy!) so hang in there- and maybe grab a snack- while I catch you up on my life, post combine!

Meet William Donald Graybill! 5 lbs 2 oz and the cutest new guy in town!

Meet William Donald Graybill! 5 lbs 2 oz and the cutest new guy in town!

First off, I’M AN AUNTIE!  I rushed home on Labor Day after I got the call that my sister-in-law Suzy was in the hospital and would remain there until the baby came, which could be any day.  I promised her that I would be at the birth (as long as it wasn’t during team trials, when I wouldn’t be able to leave) especially since Donny (my twin, her husband for anyone not familiar) wouldn’t be in attendance because he was at Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  Donny made the courageous decision to join the Navy and left for OCS on August 25.  We got the ultimate surprise when the Navy permitted him to come home for 3 days for the birth of his first child…it was truly a miracle!  William Donald was born on Sunday, September 8th at 8:33am!

At Jacobs Field, ready for some AUFH action!

At Jacobs Field, ready for some AUFH action!

I was home for about a week and a half was sooo busy the entire time!  Between trips to the hospital to visit Suzy (and little Will!), workouts and various appointments, I didn’t have a whole lot of free time.  I fit in a quick visit to DC to visit with my AUFH family and catch a game (where we crushed JMU, boo-yah!) and grabbed dinner with my longtime friend Becky White.  A few days later I did a presentation for my major sponsor, Four Seasons Produce, Inc. in front of their company employees.  It was an honor to share my story with the company and I got to meet so many new people!

After a crazy quick, bustling visit home, I made the trek back up to Lake Placid and back to my schedule, which I never thought I would be so happy to jump back into!  It certainly makes training flow easier and productively.  Anywho, it’s back to the grind (which never really stopped while I was home!) to prep for Push Championships, which are this weekend!

And in other news….IT’S RALLY TIME!

I’m holding a Rally now through Halloween in which I’m fundraising to help me over the course of the season! In trying to keep this post from turning into a saga, here’s the link discussing what the sitch is:


They all have donated to my cause and I’m so very thankful!  Like my Rally states, I train and work incredibly hard over the summer in order to be able to do what I love and sometimes I just need a little help! So THANK YOU!

And thanks for sticking around for such a long post! Phew! I’ll try for another update after this Saturday’s Push Championships!