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…
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!
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!
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.
The toddler even shared his with Charley (Carrie’s little one).
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. ;~)