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My Crazy Weekend Recap!

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Oh My Word. I’m exhausted. Happy! But tired. Why? you ask. Well let me tell ya…

It all started Saturday morning. First, we had a showing at 9AM. It was a last minute one and we needed to scramble to get everything ready. Still, I found time to make some Banana Oatmeal Cups with the toddler. We baked, we cleaned, we were almost done and *ding* *dong* they arrive early! It was the first time we were still at the house for a showing. It was weirdly uncomfortable. We invited them in and headed out. Our Agent recommends not being their and I agree. It complicates things.

Anyway, we headed to a local Burger King so the husband could get breakfast. Yup you read that correctly. I baked muffins and he still chooses fast food. whatever. I’ve give up. He will eat what he eats.

We hit the drive thru, and headed home. It was 10AM and BEAUTIFUL out! Just gorgeous. So we decided to take a walk. We walked, we talked, we piggy backed. Well… the toddler did and I got an extra workout with a 35lb 3 year old on my back. It was GREAT!

When we got back we made plans with some friends to meet for lunch and hit a local driving range. These friends are expecting their first and I think they get a kick out seeing us with the toddler. A little peek at their future, I suppose. :)

At the driving range, we saw a wild fox and a group of deer. It was the most gorgeous day! Gorgeous but HOT! My word! We hit a few buckets of balls and then it was off to register for a Sunday race.

Carrie reminded me of the Port to Fort 6k in the city and I was all for it. I lost a bit of running steam after the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and I thought a nice event would get me back in the mood. The only problem was I missed the online registration and I needed to travel into the city to do it in person.

On our way there we spied an local ice cream spot and decided to stop. We all got flavored ice. The toddler was in heaven and so was mom. Nothing beats a sugar free cherry flavored icee on a hot day. :~)

Once we got home the husband headed out to play a little golf and the toddler and I BBQed. It was an AWESOME day. Nothing could beat it. Until…

TODAY!

That’s right, today was insane. It was sunnier. It was hotter. It was busier. It was even BETTER!

It all started with the 6k race. Which is around 3.7 miles. I was excited but a little worried about it. Like I said, I’ve been slacking in the running department and it’s getting warmer. I feel like I have to reorientate myself to running in the heat. I started off strong. My first mile finished in about 8 and half minutes but then I started to sink like a stone, so to speak. I was hot. I had to pee, I couldn’t catch my breath. Honestly, I was struggling. At least it felt like I was struggling. I even stopped to walk at the 3 mile marker for about 10-20 seconds. Then I picked it back up. I just kept thinking of the last 2 miles of the 10 mile run. I had less then a mile to go and I knew I could do it. And I did!

port to fort 6 k
Chart generated from the Nike+

I finished in 34’25”. Even with stopping, cramping and just feeling crappy, I kept a 9:21 pace. At first I was a little disappointed with my performance but then… hey… I just ran 3.7 miles and that’s awesome! Why be so hard on my self?

Oh! AND the husband actually snapped a photo at the finish line! I didn’t see him or the toddler but they saw me!

Me crossing the finish line

After the race we chilled for a bit and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Even though the husband and toddler didn’t run, they particularly liked the post race snacks.

Toddler eating snacks

The toddler even shared his with Charley (Carrie’s little one).

toddler sharing

Our fun abruptly ended when we got a call that ANOTHER couple wanted to see the house! We headed home to clean up. The toddler and I had a date with some old friends anyway. We were meeting for lunch and then heading over to the park. Again, we walked, we talked, we SWEATED. It was HOT! Nice, but hot.

We were there for a few hours until I remembered we had a poker game! The toddler was coming with us as these friends have kids as well. It was fun and really the first time we went somewhere were the adults played in one room while the kids were in another. Of course I was the mom who kept checking on her little one, but he was the youngest and I’m not ready to "let him go play" just yet.

Poker was fun. I haven’t played in so long I forgot how much I liked it. I didn’t win but I came in 5th out of 10 in our little tournament. The husband came in 3rd.

We finally got home at 7:45PM. It was bath time for the toddler and work time for mom. I started to write a post for GreenLiteBites but I just didn’t have it in me. I gave up and wrote this instead. Aren’t you lucky. :~P

Now? Well now I’m heading to bed. I’m ready to get some sleep and do it all over again tomorrow. I’m really taking Ray Bradbury’s advice and simply doing things. ;~)




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Discussion

There are 19 comments so far.

    Danica

    April 26, 2009

    What a busy but fun weekend. I think I got tired just reading it. Conggrats on the race and finishing with a great pace and time!

    Sabrina

    April 26, 2009

    Loved your post and the photo’s, you look awesome!!! I did the same thing during one of my walks last week when my 3 year old 45 lb. toddler decided he didn’t want to walk anymore…he HATES piggy back rides but after having him on my hip up a steep uphill walk just an hour previous there was no way I was doing that again!!! I think he pulled out two fistfulls of hair in the process though!

    Can’t wait to see what you have cooking for greenlitebites!!!

    Christine

    April 26, 2009

    A crazy weekend is better then a boring weekend! Congratulations on the race!! Thats a great photo of you running! My family is too inept with cameras to get such a clear shot!

    Robyn

    April 27, 2009

    So much fun, excitement, and busy-ness, that I think *I* need a nap after reading it! Thank goodness it’s almost bed time, anyway! :)

    Jill

    April 27, 2009

    I did my first half-marathon at a 9:00 pace due to a groin pull and was so disappointed as that’s a minute more than when I feel my best – and I just wanted to say THANK you for reminding me to be happy with how I did, I was stuck in a funk about the time. I mean, I did it and that’s AWESOME.

    Katie

    April 27, 2009

    What a great weekend! It rained where I live all weekend long so I am very jealous! I did run 6.3 miles on the good old tredmill though, my longest run to date! I am running my first 10 at the end of June and reading your posts are so inspiring!
    thanks Roni!

    Maria

    April 27, 2009

    Great post Roni!!! I love to read your writing because I felt like I was right there along with you. Awesome finish line picture too!! Great weekend!

    Joanne

    April 27, 2009

    This sounds like a great weekend! I love all of the activity. I feel like it’s so much easier to maintain/lose in summer just because it’s so much easier to say, “Ok, let’s go for a walk”. These days, I try to get tons of walking into my weekends since I sit a lot during the week (I guess I study too much). Awesome run!

    Andrea@WellnessNotes

    April 27, 2009

    I’m glad you enjoyed your busy weekend! Sounds like LOTS of fun!

    lunzy

    April 27, 2009

    wow action packed!! This weather is FANTASTIC and I think we all get super-charged. Good job on the run!

    ~Lisa

    Amanda

    April 27, 2009

    Look at you crossing that finish line! Look how muscular you look!!! And so skinny! You should be so proud of yourself.

    And WOW!!! Just reading your weekend made me tired. :) Good thing you don’t have a 2nd child. But your weekend sounds PERFECT!!! I love weekends like that. It’s another beautiful day here today and we are getting out to enjoy it as much as we can! Makes me more active when the weather is nice.

    kristisummer

    April 27, 2009

    Great time. You were busy. It always feels so great when you complete a run.

    roni

    April 27, 2009

    Amanda – And that’s why I don’t have 2. LOL

    Jo

    April 27, 2009

    Wow, what a great weekend you had. Unfortunately here in the UK we had rain all weekend so not much chance to be out and about

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    April 27, 2009

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    lainb

    April 27, 2009

    Look at you crossing that finish line, Roni!! You’re so slim, lean, and strong!! Congrats and way to go! :-)

    It’s cool to see the hubby make an appearance on the blog too. Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

    Mel

    April 27, 2009

    Definitely sounds like a busy, but very fun weekend…well except for the cleaning for the people to look at your house. Congrats on your 6K and pulling yourself through it. I ran my first 5K Sunday morning, but ended up doing a 6K because I got stinkin lost on the course. I was quite a bit slower that you were though. You go girl!! Hope you have a great week.

    Donna

    May 3, 2009

    I’ve been meaning to comment on this post–I just wanted to tell you that you look amazing as you crossed that finish line. The word that comes to mind is–Strong! You rock Roni–thanks for all that you do! Donna M.

    Mike

    November 1, 2009

    Lol! I like this photo!