Sunday, June 22, 2014

Late June

What a great week!

On Monday, we went to spend some birthday money. Cameron and Susan's birthdays are only six weeks apart, so they both had cash burning a hole in their pockets!  We went to Shopko and spent about an hour looking and looking at clothes, toys and accessories.  Cameron wound up with a game and Susan opted for a PlayDough set that makes ice cream cones!  Neither one spent their whole $15, so we decided to save some for later.

I spent a lot of time training with my kids this past week.  On Wednesday, Alahnnah and I went for a bike ride -- we were shooting for five miles, but she got very hot and light headed so we turned back and got about four miles in.  It was about 90 degrees and terribly windy.  Poor kid.  I dropped her at home to cool off and headed out for an hour on my own.

On Thursday, I did Liam's run workout with him.  He warms up for about 5 minutes and runs sprints back and forth through the park -- sprint one way and turn around and walk the other.  We chatted and had a good workout.  It was pretty warm out yet and 6pm, but we are getting used to training in the heat.

Friday, the kids and I all went to the mall.  We took our little buddy, Luke, with us and spent about 4 hours or so shopping, eating, playing and walking around.  I didn't even buy very much, but we had a nice time.  It was nice to have all of the kids along.  Friday night we swam laps at the Y, and Alahnnah did her swim workout.  After doing what I was telling her to do -- she asked if I wanted to do her workout.  Sure!  We did flips and cartwheels up and down the lap lane twice. :)  I did have to swim my mile, but it was fun to have some FUN beforehand.

Friday evening, we all sat on the front porch and Liam played guitar and the little kids caught fire flies.  We ate a bag of carrots and waited for the storm that never arrived.  Party animals, for sure!

Saturday I slept in waaaaay to late and tried a long run at 11:00am.  Rookie mistake.  Dehydrated from sleeping all night and coffee in the morning.  Running a new route in full sun, no wind and 85 degrees.  Nope.  I had a 7 mile route planned, but cut it short and wound up with five.  Oh well.  That evening we all went to the lake for a bit and Alahnnah got some open water swim practice in.  She will be doing a triathlon with an OWS the end of July.  I don't want her to have a panic attack!

Today has been fun, too!  I spent the morning in the church nursery and went to see my Grandpa in the nursing home after lunch.  For supper, we had Make Your Own Pizza - which is so much fun!  The kids loved it and its certainly something with will try again.  I baked mine up last and headed out for a run while it cooled.  I got a lovely 5 miles in and felt like I could have run forever.  Maybe that's what heaven is like...

Time to get ready for another week!  Not too much planned, but likely will be adding things as they pop up.

1 comment:

  1. Andrea, I am so glad to have found you again! I have so missed seeing your kids growing and your triumphs as a tri-athlete. You must be so proud of yourself and your family:)