Thursday night is family night at our house…
The kids pretty much ask us every day of the week if we are doing Family night that night so when Thursday comes around, it is a big deal for them. Family Night for us is basically—> a song from primary (church), prayer, an activity, a lesson/stories and a treat. I think they probably look forward to the treat part the most but I’m going to keep pretending it is the quality time together part that they love the most. Our lesson this week was about listening to your parents… I bet you can guess why we picked that lesson ha.
For our activity we made chocolate chip cookies together, followed by some hide and seek before the lesson and then we ate the chocolate chip cookies and read a book.
Just a few random things to chat about:
1. The kids got a special delivery yesterday from a blog reader and I think it made their month (especially because they had just learned all about penguins at school too).
They received art done by penguins! The penguins walk through washable (safe) paint and leave their footprints and sometimes their tails drag thru too, onto the canvases! Loribeth even asked for the kids’ favorite colors for their artwork… they went straight to their rooms to figure out the best spot for their pictures.
2. Emily posted this and I had to repost it because I think this is
3. Andrew and I had a little Q & A with the kids:) We saw some questions that a friend posted on Facebook and wanted to ask the same ones to our kids! Brooke wants to be Elsa when she grows up and Knox wants to be a scientist/police officer/banker. The other answers are on this little video:
4. Andrew saw these at the store and picked them up for me because he knew I had never tried the tropical variety yet. He just gets me. I’m saving these to eat for when I catch up on This Is Us this weekend.
5. Beretta turns 5 on Tuesday.
I LOVE reading your race accomplishments. Love. Thank you for sharing and if you want to be included next week, just send me an email at runningacomplish[email protected]
Abbi!!! “I’ve been wanting to run a 10k for years! This summer I ran my first 10k- a road race around my town, in 1 hr 24 mins. Last weekend I did the dirty double and completed two 10k trail races… one on Saturday in 1 hr 18 mins and one on Sunday in 1 hr 14 mins! I’m so happy I’ve finally done it!”
Libbie!!! “On Sunday, January 15, I ran my first ever half marathon at the Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona race. Up until that morning, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish the race. The longest training run I had was 11 miles, and that was rough. My fiancé purchased the VIP pre-race experience for my birthday (I turned 25 two days after the race), so I had a little over an hour to hang out and prepare myself. The entire experience was amazing. Experienced runners were so kind and offered me great advice. I even wrote myself a letter to read after the race regardless of the outcome… I am super cheesy.
Well, I am proud to say I did finish, and faster than I had planned on! My final time was 2:30:30, when I had expected to finish in 3:07. I am not a fast runner by any means, but just being able to finish was one of the proudest moments of my life. I worked hard all of last year to be able to make it to that finish line, and it was such a great feeling to see all of my hard work pay off. Can’t wait to train for my next one!”
Courtney!!! “I ran the ABB 5k on Saturday and the Aramco Houston Half on Sunday for the third time, but this year we got to run in 100% humidity. While the weather was not ideal (70 degrees is ok until the humidity hits 100%) I finished and I’m super proud of that. I ended up going slower than I trained for and even had to take a small walk break but I did it and it is still my favorite race. I’m already registered next year to run the full. Added bonus since I ran both days I got the Houston Double to go along with my 5k and half medals!”
Traci!!! “At 43 years old I ran my fist Marathon Sunday in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Marathon. My official time was 5:21. Very slow but done nonetheless! I was never a runner or any type of athlete. 5 years ago I did the Couch to 5K app & never looked back!”
Brittany!!! “Last year, my friend Kelsey and I decided that for our 2016 New Year’s Resolution we would do one 5K race a month. I ended up finding out I was pregnant with my first child in February 2016 but that did not stop us! We accomplished our goal! We finished 12 races together (13 total for me, 14 total for Kelsey). Having a friend to share a goal with made this so fun and easy to accomplish. It also really helped me have a healthy pregnancy. Kelsey is the best running partner/best friend a girl could have and without her this wouldn’t have been possible for me! This year we plan to do one race a month, including a 10k and a half marathon!”
What is your weekend running looking like… a long run? A race? Outside or on the treadmill?
Who else ran and did races while pregnant?
At what age did you catch the running bug?
Parents reading… what do your kids say they want to be when they grow up?
-I have a brother that said he wanted to be a restaurant when he grew up.