This little girl is turning eight today so I got to take her out for a birthday date yesterday after school. I used to take my niece’s on dates a few times a month and I have really missed spending so much time with them. It was really great yesterday to get some time alone with Curly.
She requested that we listen to Party In The USA on repeat, she told me about how she is the fastest girl in her PE class, what she likes about her little brothers and I learned all about each member of her class at school. The first stop was to get her favorite cookie at Sodalicious. These pink sugar cookies took over Utah.
And then by her request (not mine because I am afraid of heights) we went to a ropes course. That little girl is brave. She had to talk me into some of the sections of this ha. I went skydiving once upon a time many years ago and I wonder how I did that… I think with each year of life my fear of heights doubles.
We also played some games and with the tickets she won she got yellow warheads… I didn’t know people actually ate those things.
She also gave me her opinions on all of the latest fashion trends lately. There is a whole lot of personality jammed into that 8 year old body of hers:)
Meanwhile during above date, Knox, Brooke and Beretta all crashed on the rug downstairs for a nap. Andrew was stuck in this position until they woke up ha.
For dinner we had one of my favorites. Zoodles and grilled chicken with marinera sauce.
A little baseball game out front.
And stories before bed.
This cereal thing is turning into a nightly thing for me. I’m not mad about it and Honey Nut Cheerios never get old for me.
Andrew sent this to me… Enjoy that extra hour;)
Oh and this picture just made me happy. My legs are pretty tired after yesterday’s mini speed workout so today will be filled with easy miles and Regina Spektor’s latest album:) I cannot wait.
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Kelly!!! “I ran the Houston Half Marathon this weekend, and I finished in 1:29:40 (a new PR)!!! My goal was to break 1:30, so I am over the moon happy about it! I finished 2nd in my age group and 6th female overall. My amazing boyfriend ran the 10k (his first), and he got 3rd in his age group! He ended up running almost a minute per mile faster than his goal pace. It was a great day!!”
Scott!!! “In the rain today. Planning on a 13 miler Monday.”
Monica!!! “I ran my first marathon this past weekend! It was the 41st Marine Corp Marathon in DC. I put a lot of work into this race and it was especially meaningful because it was my grandfather’s first marathon and this year it was on his birthday! Knowing he was at the finish line cheering me on was what got me through those tough miles! Running for the Marines also gives me so much pride to be an American. And I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make to serve our country. I can add the MCM marathon to my list of military races for this year, I also ran the MCM Half and Army 10-miler. “We run free because of the brave”
Brooke!!! “My 7 year olds, Charlie and Lily, ran their first race with me and my sister- The Zombie Mud Run. They hung tough for the entire 5K, tackling obstacles, running from zombies, and diving in mud. They were so proud to get their medals at the end!”
Chelsea!!! “I wanted to share with you about my first full marathon experience this past weekend! I’ve completed 4 half marathons the past few years but I finally marked a full off my goal list! It was insanely hard but I truly enjoyed every second of it! I finished a little slower than I had hoped, but honestly my ultimate goal was to finish alive! ;) 5:24 was my official time and I even got 5th in my age group! (It was a small race for full marathoners and only their 2nd time actually having that distance!) But, I used a run/walk interval method the entire time so I ran about 6 minutes and walked 1 up until mile 18! Then after that it was pure survival! Ha! But, overall it was amazing and I’m already looking for my next chance at the marathon distance with a few half marathons in between!”
Sarah!!! “I ran two marathons in 2012 (PR 3:10:40), followed by four years of success in shorter distances, but many injuries kept me from getting to the start of another marathon. After my stress fracture in early summer this year I decided to do something different- and somewhat crazy. I found a personal trainer (the best and most courageous one can have, I guess) who was willing to coach me for 10 weeks on my way to a marathon, aiming to run sub 2 with less than 60km per week and focusing on cross training (aqua jogging, elliptical) to prevent another injury during training. Btw: my longest run was 25 km (15.5 miles). During that time I told no one that I was planning to race the marathon, as there were so many unknown factors and risks ion the way. Long story short: I made it to the start of Frankfurt Marathon without injuries, and i made it to the finish line, achieving my goal running a 2:58:54. I cannot tell you how happy I am, after so many struggles in the past! The rest of the day I was eating, smiling, and wearing my “Sorry for what I said at mile 20” shirt- for the first time I was really ‘allowed’ to do so:)”
Parents reading—> at what age did your kids stop taking naps? If they do now, how long are their naps?
-Brooke and Knox will take one probably once a week… usually it is in the car but yesterday it was a full nap.
Fear of heights… yes or no? Ever been skydiving or bungee jumping? Where?
Have any fun Friday night plans?
What has your nighttime snack been lately?