Monday, June 18, 2012

Last Week/Today

 School is out!
Last week Sophie had a party on Wednesday, and Em had a party on Thursday....

These were super cute, not made by me!

Myles in the green shirt playing musical chairs w/Sophie's class

I cooked 40 hot dogs at 9 in the morning for Em's class, so gross!

Getting her last 4th grade report card!

We started Summer break off right, getting up Friday and going for a run first thing in the morning.

Saturday after service we went to Borges Ranch for Ranch Day.

For some reason, larger chested people had to take this trail.

Em was annoyed she got such a small horse and wondered why there were stirrups.

Looking at bees and getting honey sticks

Learning about how wasps and trees work together

Learning that for $55 a yr they can join 4H and get a goat or sheep to keep at the ranch.

It was super super hot!!

Sat night was date night, after Caramel chicken and Mai Tai's, we saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and loved it!

Sunday before meeting, I got new shoes!! Finally!! I have been running 100% in trail shoes and needed new road shoes. These are Mizuno Wave Inspire 8's, Osaka Marathon 2011 Edition. (they say I love Osaka on the back and have the marathon's logo inside)....I just liked the fit and color.

Which meant after meeting we headed to the reservoir for the first time in a long time.  It was the best run ever! So calm and peaceful!

I ran w/Sophie, we plugged in our music and ran.

Em and Brian ran together, the girls and I headed out for lap 2, but they quickly changed their minds.

This is this morning at the res.  I took the kids and pushed Myles in the jogger, which I have been trying to avoid...but it was another great run.  It's such a calming place for me, I forgot how much I love running here.

He was there last night and again today, must have a nest near by.

 Thats about it.  I have a new list of upcoming races on the left side.  Anyone out there that has done a duathlon??  It's pretty short and shouldn't require too much training, just need to get used to a real bike before September, and should probably learn how to shift one finally, and maybe how to change a tube and put a chain back has been super great to be getting into a routine and making running a priority again.  It's been 2 months now of running super low weeks, like in the 15 mile range, which is unheard of for me and totally not acceptable any more.  It is a bit tricky w/the 3 kids home now, but we are getting it done!  I'm fortunate that the girls love running, too, and are willing to get up and get out with me!!  For now, B and I have been running pretty separately.  He runs during the week on his lunch breaks on Embarcadero in San Fran (brat).  Sunday will be our 1 day a week we run together.  He's been hitting 100 miles a week combined running/biking!! Not shabby at all!

Hope you all had great weeks and weekends, I know some of you had great 13.1's this weekend, can't wait to read about them!


  1. Lots of fun in this post - love the cupcakes, the mini-horse, the large chested issue. When I read you went to the ranch on Saturday, my first thought was "Wasn't it hot?" 108 would qualify. I'll try to do my race report tonight - hard but fun race at Trailquake. Not as warm as that ranch though. (I would have paid a lot for a horse to get me up that hill though.)

    1. Looking forward to your recap, we were thinking about you guys out there in the heat!

  2. Nice to see you all on the trail on Sunday, I have been busy and not kept up with reading blogs. I had not heard of the 'duathlon' - sounds interesting! I have been riding with my hubby on Sunday mornings for about 6 months (just got my bike last October). Still very much a beginner but I am enjoying it and building confidence. I have thought about the triathlon before ... I am a lousy swimmer though. Plus how do you do the change overs? Surely women don't run/ride in their bathing suits?!

    1. Hey Pat, Angela and I are for sure going to be there, me doing the Duathlon, Ang hasn't settled on which event she's doing, but she's done the tri before, so I think she's leaning that way.
      I've heard and read that you see a fair share of nudity in tri transition areas, but I'd wear a one piece and then pull my short/skirt on over it and maybe a tank. Some do strip down and change though.
      Are you thinking about it??