Yep-another bullet weekend update post. I've decided I won't write any decent posts until I'm tapering or recovering in which I will be all "deep" and "soul searching" and perhaps slightly psychotic.....
*Ryan's tournament was AWESOME!! It was an international tournament and of the 4 games she played, only one was against an American team. Such a fun experience for the kids. Superb talent-I anticipate many future Olympians played this weekend!! Ryan is not the most talented kid out there, never has been, but her work ethic MORE than makes up for it-LOVE it!! She is LOVING her team and her coach! The team is made up of kids from the top half of Minnesota so we don't really know any of them OR the parents. We hit the jackpot with the parents of this group! LOVE them and I'm SO excited for the rest of the season!
*Max was dying to go to the big Barnes and Noble to get this "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book. It took almost 30 minutes for him to make a decision about which one he wanted and I said ONLY one and I would buy him another when he finished that one. Well, I helped him a little but he finished it, and I had to buy another before we left.
*Took my girls shopping for clothes. This is always fun! I'm getting old. Stores that are nearly pitch black and have music SO loud that I can't even think, and then have shorts SO SHORT......and THEN want me to pay $79 for shorts for a 10 year old....WHAAAA???? I'm kinda thankful that Ryan is pretty much a tomboy and would live in sweatpants. Reese on the otherhand wanted the padded bikini top......HELP! (I'm thinking she just wanted to be like me since I obviously always go for the padded ones-ha!)
*Managed my long run on Saturday morning. It was quite an experience. 60's and sunny by the time I started which is the warmest weather I've run in, in FOREVER. I didn't pay enough attention to the forecast so I only packed shorts and long sleeve tech shirts. I ended up having to strip down by the second mile and run in my sports bra which was bright yellow and NOT padded..... Speed shorts, smashed boobs in a fluorescent yellow sports bra, sweating like a pig, and sporting a matching baby blue visor(well, it matched my shoes anyway). Yes, I looked FINE....Anyway, I wanted to run the Columbia Road bridge for some good elevation change which takes me into the University campus. Well, sunny Saturday morning running down University Avenue is QUITE an experience. Solid yard parties even at 10 am and there was some sort of major concert setting up as there were about 400 port o potties at the park. This was actually awesome!!! I felt like I was running a race. Drunk college boys cheering loudly and and offering me unlimited "hydration." I ran by and some kid offered me a can of Busch Light and I jokingly shouted back that he better offer me something better than that. Well, sure enough on the way back, Heineken Light, so I made the mistake of grabbing it and taking a big drink. I then had 3 kids next to me cheering for 2 blocks. I SERIOUSLY need to grow up but I decided I was enjoying this little cheering section so I ran it approximately 8 more times-ha!! (I'm pretty sure I could have been sporting a beard and wearing basketball shorts and these beer-goggled boys would still have been hooting and hollering)
So, to the actual run. I had planned for about 20-22 with the second half faster than the first working all the way up to between HM and MP for the finish.
Well, not exactly as planned but I am choosing to be happy with it. It was warm, my body was tired, ran a big bridge 4 times, and I'm in desperate need of sleep. I took only one gel at the halfway point, and I think another one would have really given me a boost. Now, that I've listed my excuses, I ran the second half of this at a pretty darn HARD effort, finished the last 3 miles all out-like RACE pace and the thought of trying to run 26 miles at that pace-ummmmm........not sure what to think about that-like perhaps IMPOSSIBLE!!!! Literally gasping bent over with my head at my knees....
*I fell asleep on the hotel bed at 7pm on Saturday and remember nothing until I woke up at around 11pm. Honestly, my kids could have been stolen right out of the room and I wouldn't have noticed. Naah-my super hubby took them shopping and swimming and tucked them all in and then I woke up....
*My hubby left this morning for 2 weeks. That's a long time for me and my kids are busy again.
So-this is what we do to amuse ourselves in our downtime at the hotel:)
So, finally off to really catch up here!! Happy Monday!