It was a busy weekend here. A jam packed weekend recap coming up.
Friday night was Dancing Girl’s audition for her Dance Competition Team for next year. It was a nerve wracking and exciting day. But, it all ended well and she’s officially a part of the senior team for next year. Good news is that it keeps our carpool intact and it makes our crazy Thursday evening drives a teeny tiny bit easier.
Saturday morning, MMT and I got up early and went for a bike ride. We took a route to the beach and wound up getting in 6.5 miles. While we were at the beach, we were treated to a show by a few dolphins playing in the waves. Love that.
Later in the morning, Dancing Girl and I went to the street fair near her dance studio as the Company Team was doing a little street performance. They did great and had a lot of fun.
She stayed at the street fair with friends and I came home to change and go play a softball game. I stink at softball. But, our temple has a team that plays a summer league and MMT is part of the team. They were short female players, so I volunteered to help.
I didn’t do all that bad. I played catcher, so not a lot of pressure there. I only batted twice. The first time I hit a dribbler to the 3rd baseman. The 2nd time up, I hit a great shot over the 2nd baseman’s head. But, their shortstop was like 6’10″ (or something) and snagged the ball. Bummer.
Anyway, we lost the game, but it was fun. Dude had a good time picking bugs or digging holes or something while we played.
Dancing Girl ended up spending pretty much the rest of the weekend with her friends. On and off and switching houses of course, ending the weekend with the whole gang at our house, but it was a good time.
Sunday morning started early with a long run for me. I took the same route to the beach on foot that we had ridden on Saturday. I tacked on some mileage at some point to make my run 7 miles. It was great. I talked last week about how awful my 6 mile run was and this one was so much better. I even made some stops to take pictures and that didn’t hurt things too much. I did bring along some fuel – a few Cliff Blocks and some Nuun at mile 4 was perfect.
The same street fair mentioned above – early Sunday morning – very quiet.
Since 7 miles took me 1:23:46, I think the fuel may have made the difference. Maybe I could have done without the Cliff Blocks, but it is a long time to run.
Some nerdiness from the run.
Wow, that first mile was slow. I knew I was going slow, but it was weird, that’s just as fast as I could make my legs go. I guess I settled in to a good, but uneven pace eventually.
After getting home and having some pancakes, MMT and I went out for a Date Day. We went to the movies and saw “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”. We went thinking it was Steve Carell and we’d get to laugh. Uh, wrong. However, I really really liked it. I’ll try not to give it away, but let’s just say that the message I took away was to find the happiness in what you have. It’s family and love that matter, all the rest of it doesn’t. Bring tissues.
We had a yummy lunch and then came home to relax for the afternoon.
This week should be fun… MMT is officially on vacation until August. Family stuff coming up. And, I’m running a 10K on Saturday. I’m pretty excited about that. Although my knee is being a little weird.
Did you all have a good weekend? Did anyone else see “Seeking a Friend…?”
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com
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