Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Success




I had two rather fabulous runs over the weekend.  Saturday I did an even 8 miles and Sunday I did a pretty hilly 7.  My right quad didn't give me so much as a niggle.  I would call that a pretty big success. 

The wild sunflowers on the side of the road are all going gangbusters right now.  They are one of my favorite flowers, happy and cheerful.


I took the kids to town yesterday and we finished the school shopping.  Well almost, I still need to find some water color paints for my daughter.  Apparently they are in high demand this year.  We also stopped at the candy store where I say this sign.

I hate spiders, creepy eight legged little freaks.  My son had one on him once and he was crying for some help and all I could do was tell him to brush it off.  He wasn't impressed.  I ended up getting the stick and brushing it off.  It was a large garden spider and I sure as hell didn't want it on me!

One more shot from the candy store.  The kids both picked out lollipops but I went for a bag of Jelly Belly Beans.  Love those little nuggets of fruity sweetness.

From yesterday's run.  Love my Altra Torin's but these shoes are a clear case for Lock Laces. 
Apparently the combination of school shopping and going to a BBQ in the afternoon wore my kids out.  They were both asleep by 6pm last night and I enjoyed a quiet night with my husband. 




17 comments:

  1. YAY FOR NO PAIN!
    I spent the weekend as a rent-a-mom, watching 3 kids so our roof could get fixed. Man, that's exhausting! How do you do it? :)

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  2. Woohoo for two great runs!!!

    I could go for a trip to the candy store right now. Jelly beans sound awesome!

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  3. So glad you are continuing pain free! And 6 p.m.? I need that to happen with my kids!

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  4. I'm sooooooo happy you had 2 awesome pain free runs! Cola dog looks so happy in that photo :)

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  5. So glad your quad is feeling better:) Wow 6pm is early! They must have been wiped:) Yay for alone time with the hubs!

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  6. I'm so glad that you were able to run twice with no pain!!! I stopped into a penny candy store to get something else and walked out with some caramels...couldn't resist!!

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  7. I also hate spiders and my house is a MAGNET for them. I just recently have had to start taking care of them myself. And it is horrifying.

    Yay for no pain!!

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  8. Sweet! Glad the quad is [hopefully] doing better. You know, when I have aches and pains, I keep my running to a minimum. I'm a pansy like that. But I love that you bust out a couple 7+ milers. Love it. And I love the compression socks!

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  9. if i decide to go forward with purchasing another pair of my shoes, i'm definitely going to get lock laces- so annoying how often the come untied. Glad you are back to running!!

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  10. I've been wearing some Skora shoes for running and CrossFit and ditto on the lock laces-- they came undone three times during a 14 min WOD today!

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  11. Love the socks! And I love sunflowers, too. I had small ones in my wedding bouquet. Yay for pain-free running!

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  12. Lovely sunflowers! My husband and I drove through Montana yesterday enroute to visting my family in Rapid City. We stopped at a rest area outside of Billings and I got nearly the same photo. I should've waved to you from I-90! :)

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  13. Congrats on the two fantastic runs! It sounds like your patience has really paid off. Very, very, very happy for you.

    I hate spiders too. Don't even get me started on that subject because we have had quite a problem with hobos in our house recently. We have hobo traps everywhere in our basement and each one has at least 2 spiders. EEEEEEK!

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  14. 6pm??? Sounds heavenly! It is midnight and my children still haven't gone to sleep. Ugh!!!
    Oh, and I walked into a room one time to discover my 6 month old daughter wearing a huge grin with spider legs peeking out from her lips. I ran from the room screaming-my husband thought... well ... something horrible and liked to have freaked out!
    I refused to nurse her for hours after that!

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  15. 2 days in a row with hills - that's great!
    Love the sunflowers - it must be awesome to run alongside them when they're in bloom!

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  16. What a great weekend! I want to go to that candy store!

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