Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Sent from my mobile.
Sent from my mobile.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I started this spin class in a rotten mood. I wasn't planning on doing it, I had signed up for a 9:30 class but due to the twins checkup then forgetting my gym clothes I missed it. So frustrated and mad at myself. Then I remembered the leftover Hershey bars from the Halloween and thought surely that would make me feel better (so logical, right?). Nope. Just made feel yucky. But I dragged myself here and started spinning around. Halfway thru....something CLICKED. I decided I would TAKE BACK this day! It wasn't too late! I determined I would hit the magical 20 mile point no matter what.
And I did, and it made all the difference for the rest of my day.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Who does this?!
Hits someone's car, then writes them a nasty note.
Must be a miserable human being!
I feel sorry for her!
And for my poor car.
It was already pretty dinged up.
They all love blood donation day! Free snacks! And I'm loving October double points! Almost earned an Amazon gift card. All it's costing is a few pints of blood. Who needs all that extra anyways?!
I don't mind sitting here letting them practice at all :)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
I love when businesses choose to spend their marketing dollars on family-fun events :)
Facepainting, bouncy houses, carnival games, treats, contests, and great prizes! We won an awesome sled, and Disney on Ice tickets!!
But we're not moochers....Brianna has an appt there now for her first consultation. There's nothing especially concerning about her teeth right now...but since both of her parents needed braces, it's definitely worth checking out early to see if we can avoid issues. Plus, she's super excited about the prospect of having braces. I'm guessing that will wear off in a few years, better jump on it now!
I wasn't grateful enough to my parents for the gift they gave me in paying for braces...so this is the way to make up for that, right? Perfect straight teeth for all my kids! All for the price of.... a very nice car. Oye.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I wonder if my kids think it's totally normal for their mom to wake them up at 7am on a Saturday morning and say, "cmon kids, put on your crazy socks, time to go to the fun run!"
We had a blast! I ran the 10K, which started a few minutes before the 5K, so I was able to circle back after finishing and help Brian with the crew. He had Charity and Bennett in the double jogger. Brianna ran the whole thing, Courtney ran most of it but got to trade Bennett for stroller time when she got a little tired.
The kids got lots of prizes, and great post-race refreshments. And they learned a great lesson about helping others when they heard what the event was raising funds/awareness for.... Teen Closet, a local organization helping outfit homeless/foster kids. Such a foreign concept for our children....good for them to realize how blessed they truly are.
And good for them to RUN!! :)
(my time was invalid - since I went the wrong way - not my fault - poorly marked course with lame volunteers - but I was first overall, and got a decent workout, so it's all good)
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
But Meredith kicked me out of my comfort zone by making me do this Happy Girls 5K. Her coworker had a couple entries she couldn't use, so sold them to us.
I was super excited and nervous to do a race. No idea what to expect for my time or how I'd feel. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I haven't totally lost it. Time was 19:55, and I was the first woman. I had to work super hard for it - the 2nd girl, Haley, was on my tail. But my pride wouldn't let her beat me, since she had beat me last Spring at a 5K while she was pregnant. Now she has a 2 month old. So while I've had all summer to train, she's been busy with the infant stuff. So I have absolutely no excuse. And I'm going to have to train much harder to beat her in future races, since she's already THIS good, despite the best excuse in the world. I won some cool stuff - a nice Athleta jacket and hat, $25 gift card (gave all that to Mere, she appreciates it more and had bought my entry), and a free entry to a future race. And chocolates. And they had delicious chicken/tofu/veggie teriyaki bowls after...and I think I took like 6 of them....So overall, very worth driving out to SFCC for this! Oh, and the best benefit - a killer workout.
The next weekend, Oct 1, I did the Colbert Half Marathon. I had actually been planning on this one all year. No reason not to... it starts a mile from my house, costs just $20, and is a beautiful course! I won last year in 1:30, this year in 1:36. They changed the course, so I could blame that....but it's more likely that I was just in better shape last year. Still happily accepted the case of HUGE Honeycrisp apples as my prize! Gave it to Lindsay & parents. The medals were awesome - a 40th year commemoration. Crazy they've been doing it so long! Before half marathons were even popular. Looking forward to next year! And planning to train better so I'm not SO sore after. My quads/calves/hams were dead for several days.
I've got about 5 races on the calendar for the rest of the year (not actually registered for any, since I tend to procrastinate that)...a 5 mile trail race, a couple 10Ks, 5Ks. And Snake River half in the Spring to hopefully keep me training all winter! I have a brilliant idea for a Half/full that would be super successful here... the Mt. Spokane Half, going down the canyon from the ski resort. If I had more time/motivation I'd totally jump in and put it on. But nope! Tryingtryingtrying to keep life simple and focus my energies on my fam. Anyway...ramble over...yay for running :)