Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday Week/Weekend

Since Bourbon Chase I have done NOTHING in terms of running.  It took a couple days to recover from the soreness and lack of sleep.  I had intentions of running Wednesday, but it didnt happen. Same with Thursday and Friday and today.  I WILL run tomorrow though.  My half is three weeks from today and I have to run.  My plan is to do one more 12 mile run next weekend and then have a taper weekend.

Here's a recap of the past few days - busy busy!
Thursday - I got the pleasure of taking my 3 year old niece to see the Lion King 3D.  She wore the glasses for about 5 minutes and that was that.  After the movie she wanted to play air hockey at the theatre. She was so cute running back and forth chasing the puck.  Of course after about 4 minutes she had lost interest.  Not very fun when you can't really hit it across the table I guess. :) Then I took her to Menchie's, a frozen yogurt place, which has become a habit when she goes to the movies with her parents.  We had a great time and I really enjoyed spending time one on one with her.

her first air hockey experience

enjoying her Menchie's ritual

 Friday - I don't think i have mentioned in on here, but I have come out of retirement and have accepted the assistant coach position to the high school swim team that I coached last year. This definitely wasn't planned and I was very surprised to be asked, but I am glad that I was asked and will still be able to help with the team and get paid for it! :)
I have discovered Muddy Buddy Chex Mix!  If you like puppy chow at Christmas time then this is for you!!!  It tastes just like the homemade kind!!  It's hard to stop once you start!
yum yum!!

 Saturday - The Fox and Hound race that my brother in law puts on was Saturday morning.  He had a great turn out - 78 runners - 20 more than last year!!  It really has become a family race where we all either help put it on or run/walk in it.  My niece did the race with one of her grandpa's.  Unfortunately he had to carry her up the knobs and throughout the whole race!  Extra activity points for him!  My sister in law walked with my 5 month old nephew, who slept the whole time!

Jordan giving directions pre-race

Jeremy trying to stay warm before the start

the race crowd

at the start line

running the last 50 feet to the finish

just woke up from his walk in the woods

We walked around and enjoyed the festival for a couple hours.

my pumpkin head!

this was titled "Rolling down the Fork"  too cute! the town where the festival takes place is Forkland

Saturday night Jeremy took me to the Melting Pot for my birthday!! my brother and sister in law and a few of our friends came too!  It was a great time! This is one of my favorite places to go, even though it's a little on the expensive side!