We packed up our bikes and drove on over to the kid’s favorite park to visit after stopping by my parent’s house yesterday afternoon. It was the perfect day to be outside and hit baseballs so that Beretta can actually get in the amount of fetch that she truly wants. Throwing the ball doesn’t do it for Beretta’s exercise levels, she needs us to hit the ball a quarter mile away.
You never know when you are going to need your helmet for an intense game of tetherball.
Being a parents is easier in the warm months compared to the cold months… there is SO much for us to do now with these energizer bunnies.
For our family night last night we did a little St. Patrick’s Day party. I’m gone today so we pretended yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.
I got the idea from this cute girl, but we set up an obstacle course for the kids to go through to get to their pot of gold.
Success (they had a few pieces of candy and the rest was put away:)
Then they had a green meal made by Lepi the Leprechaun.
I am way too entertained by holidays with kids and setting random traditions.
PS have you tried the minty M&Ms? I think they are amazing.
Beretta will not be pinched today due to her collar.
Pretty stoked that her foot pajamas that she found still fit her.
Beretta gets the best goodnight hugs by far. I’m not jealous.
If you have a minute and you like to watch dancing, this is really cool. Cosmo is the mascot for the college that I went to:) Anyways, when the ground breaks in the movie… I have insider information that told me it really was an accident and they just kept going with it! So cool.
From 8-9 pm this was our life below:) Does it ever feel like it isn’t humanly possible to keep up with laundry?
Off for a weekend of running, talking about running and learning about running… I can’t wait.
I look forward to your accomplishments each week! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them!
TANNA!!!! “On Sunday, March 12th, my best friend Paula and I ran the Asheville Marathon in Asheville, North Carolina on the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Estate! We have been preparing for this race for 18 long weeks, working in our runs around our hectic schedules. The weather had been forgiving and milk for us for the entire training period up until the night before the marathon. There was a chance of snow, 2-6”, accumulating Saturday night and there was some talk of cancelling the marathon. The next morning, we woke up to snow, close to 1”, and the race was still on! My husband drove us to the shuttle and we were off! As soon as the shuttle got to the estate, the snow was coming down heavier than earlier that morning. The race was delayed 15 minutes so that a salt truck could salt the roads we were about to run on. We were nervous, to say the least. At 7:45 AM we were starting our first marathon, in the SNOW! The snow eventually stopped, but the mud remained. It was a tough run, to say the least and reminded us of the Spartan race we ran last year! We finished in just over 5 and a half hours, which was not our goal. However, considering the conditions, we were very proud of ourselves for finishing! The best part of the race: our family at the finish line. They had driven over that morning, in the snow, to watch us finish. This included my daughter, Lynnleigh, who got to put the medal around my neck! It was definitely one of the best moments of my life! I couldn’t have accomplished this feat without my best friend by my side. She is my person and I am so lucky to have her! I can’t wait to see what other goals we will crush this year!!!”
LORIBETH!!! “I ran my 8th half marathon on March 5. It was a perfect day! I live (and work) right at the start line, so the husband and I just rolled out of bed, hung out and watched the news, then walked the 2 blocks down about 45 minutes before the start. This is only their second year, and I have enjoyed running it both times. I set a PR last year, but was about 2 minutes slower this year…. I think due to some tight core muscles that hit at mile 12….. gotta work on that core! The support is outstanding, the weather was 60ish and the post race pizza and tacos were the best! Can’t wait to do it again next year!!”
And some blogs to check out this week!!!!
ANNE moved to Wyoming to her dream—> 3 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats! She writes all about her life there, her travels and running! She didn’t start running with a purpose until she was 59 and starting entering 1/2 marathon!
DYNISE is addicted to running:) She is a USATF running coach and she runs with a competitive track club in Philly—> Philadelphia Runner/Puma Track Team! She offers so many awesome running tips (her posts focus in on 30-50 year olds). She is the author of 3 vegan cookbooks too so she has a ton of recipes!
Favorite M&M variety? Pretzel, coconut, peanut, peanut butter, classic, almond, mint? (Am I forgetting any?) What is your laundry routine… have specific days that you do it or are you like us and it feels like it is an every day thing? Any St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Special runs? Wearing green today on your run? Have a blog that you found that you are loving!? Share away!