How was your weekend? It has been forever since I did a weekend recap post 🙂 It was a fun weekend, one of those that I want to immortalize with a blog post. 🙂
July 4th, Be Quiet.
First, Happy Birthday America! I remember when July 4th was my absolute favorite holiday (even more than Christmas!). There was always a fun BBQ, a very special red, white and blue outfit, LOTS of friends and family and of course the fireworks. The anticipation would grow until the sun went down and the beautiful balls of fire lit up the sky.
Not anymore. I just wanted ALL the noise to end, the dueling BBQs on either side of me, the LOUD BEHIND FIREWORKS, I didn’t want them to wake up my light sleeping children and I just wanted to SLEEP peacefully into the next day with no noise. I think I am officially old.
So now that I am completely
obsessed focused on running my 10k in September and Disney in February, I can really think of nothing else. I was so excited to jump out of bed and run outdoors because unlike the weekday I didn’t have a time limit (since it wasn’t a workday)and since my first outdoor run went so well on Tuesday, I was way more comfortable with extending the route.
It was definitely tougher than Tuesday, I don’t know if it was because I had leeway with time, or if I was running on adrenaline on Tuesday. I ran walked the entire thing, I read this amazing post by Carly from Fine Fit Day and she basically encourages the run/walk method–and I respect ALL of her running advice so I stopped beating myself up about wogging (walk/jogging) while training. Somewhere in my head I think I need to be running 10 miles straight to be elite…then the reality hit that I am not an experienced runner–this is my first serious training for a 10k. All of the podcasts and running blogs I read say that running does not happen overnight. It is a process. A long process.
On Saturday I had my longest distance of training so far 3.5 miles! I would have even gone longer but we were taking the kids out. I was very happy with that distance considering that I have a 4 mile race coming up on Saturday. I have done one other 4 mile race and that was 7 years ago. It was without training and boy was it hard! I feel a lot more confident this time around and I can’t wait to run it!
My First Experience At Chucky Cheese
I don’t know what posessed us to go to Chuck E. Cheese. It may have been the lack of fairs, and fun things happening in the city, the want to do something really local–somehow we decided on Chuck E. Cheese for entertainment.
I have heard all of your horror stories loud and clear. I went anyway. It wasn’t a bad experience! We didn’t dine there but instead we grabbed a bunch of tokens and played tons of games. The kids LOVED all the games and we managed to be in and out in an hour.
There was one kid that was running and banged directly into Sasha and I thought I was going to lose it, but other than that it was pretty uneventful. SUPER LOUD but uneventful. We stopped by ColdStone Creamery on the way out because it was so close and although I didn’t have any ice cream because I was still full for lunch all three guys did and enjoyed it thoroughly.
That night we went to a family BBQ and the kids were swamped with hugs and kisses and “awws” from everyone. I love these times because even though I have to keep my eye on them, its a bit more of a relaxed environment. The older boy was so picky about his food while the younger one ate and ate and ate. They are so opposite that way!
We headed back home, exhausted and Sunday was a chill day. Just the way mama likes it!