So- I am way way way behind on blog reading and posting! I've spent more time in hotels than in my own house the last three weeks and it won't end until after this weekend! Then I'll be back in full force an you'll all be sick of me!!
Anyway-here's what's new!
Rode on a charter bus to Minneapolis with 56 people for Ryan's state hockey tournament. I hate buses, I hate not having my own space, and I hate not having a vehicle. That being said, it was worth it as Ryan had an absolute blast. Firetrucks and the Police Department escorted us out of town and cars were lined up on the side of the road cheering as we drove by. I practically shed a tear over this as the support in this little town is AMAZING!!
Thursday night, they had a big banquet at the Hyatt in Minneapolis for the 8 teams and their families. It was SO nice and the kids loved getting dressed up! Sometimes I look at Ryan and can't believe how fast time flies. She is so grown up! One of the girls on the team has a brother on the high school boys team which is pretty much like the NHL to Max and he offered to keep Max back at the hotel to swim. What a great kid-17 years old and wanting to babysit my son! Max thinks he's the bomb so this was the perfect situation!
First game, the kids take the ice and Ryan's coach comes in the stands and informs me that she doesn't have her hockey gloves. AHHH-this was totally my fault. She always packs her own bag but I dumped it to wash and organize everything and forgot to put them back in! My heart sunk. The coach took the gloves off a 3rd line player and gave them to Ryan for warmups! This poor other girl had to miss warming up at the state tournament which was likely the only time she would see the ice! I instantly started crying and practically had a nervous breakdown in the stands. Didn't help that the girl's parents were IRATE at the situation. We lost the first game-outshot the other team 42-24 but lost-we were projected to win the whole thing. Ryan was absolutely devastated. She literally would not talk or eat the rest of the day. I ended up lying on the bed with her for 2 hours listening to her sob and wondering how any 11 year old kid could take a game this seriously. In all, a very emotional day.
I managed to run on Friday night at 10 pm at the hotel fitness center while all the other parents were getting trashed in the bar! I got a whole lot of crap for this! Anyway, 10 miles done.
Ive decided to quit recapping this weekend because I'm quite certain no one cares about a 12 year old hockey tournament. I'll suffice by saying I planned to run 20 miles around the lakes in Minneapolis on Saturday and ended up running 7 down American Blvd. in Bloomington due to no time and a bus that controlled every minute of my day. This capped off the crappiest week of running I've had in a long time. Finished with 37 miles and only one decent run.
I just started catching up a bit and saw Julie did GREAT at the 7K, Running and Living absolutely kicked *ss in her half. I will NEVER be that fast and Jill conquered the lung fungus to also run a great half! Many more to catch up on!
This is a new week and I'm gonna kick it in the butt and try to pull out a good week although I am once again leaving for Monticello and St. Cloud on Thursday for another weekend of hockey! Ryan is on the MN Select North team. Should be a fun weekend to watch as the 4 teams (north, east, west, south) are all invited players and the talent level is very high. This is the 3rd year she has played in this tournament. One of my friends has a daughter who is also playing (different level) and we've had a blast each year. One of the highlights is checking out the Edina moms! (wealthy Twin Cities Suburb) I'm quite certain these women are all filthy rich-very nice but FILTHY rich! Great hair and awesome clothes-not jealous at all!!
Monday- 10 miles/7:40 (6@7:15) 30 day shred
Tuesday-11 miles/7:44-potentially 30 day shred if I get off the computer!!
Have a great night and I'll be catching up soon!!