Wednesday, October 30, 2013

'Round Here

It's been busy around here lately!

The boy and I went to a Pink concert.  It was awesome.

The boy went to Germany for a week.  That was challenging.

We took the kids to Disneyland for a week.  It was fun!

I don't have many pictures from any of it either.  Fail.

We are all still alive, and in the words of my dad, "Just trying to get through today".
Racing from school to homework to swim practice to bed.
I can't believe my mom did this with 5 of us in tow.

In our spare time, I (really we) am working on handstand push ups.  They are hard!  For a couple of reasons, one being that I'm getting old and two being that I'm a giant wimp and afraid to do anything that involves one leg.  Trying to get the mental attitude that my fixed knee is just as stable as my other one is difficult.

And yet Emma makes it look so easy:

And here's what I'm pretty sure I look like:

So that's the short version of October.  We had our first fire in the fireplace last night and I'm sure I'll have more time for catching up now that it's too cold and dark to be outside much in the evenings.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Run in the Woods

My favorite running buddy (other than the boy of course!) and I ran the Wicked Thorn trail run last weekend.  It was my first official trail run.  7.25 miles of single file, kind of rocky, lots of hills running.  This might just be the farthest I run before the half marathon I'm signed up for at the end of October.  Eek!


It was cold at the start but the views were beautiful and the run felt good to my lazy, just back from vacation muscles.  I must admit, I didn't study the elevation change much before hand and it was a lot harder than I anticipated!

And of course the after run carbs tasted so good.  You can never go wrong with a bratwurst and a budweiser.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

If you take the kids to the zoo

If you take the kids to the zoo (aka the Animal Ark) because you are trying to kill time on an idle Saturday while you wait what feels like two forevers for the boy to fly home from Germany....


You will come home and find two wild animals terrorizing your house and threatening to "EAT YOU UP!"


p.s.  I'm still alive. 

p.p.s. The Animal Ark was pretty cool.  We had a living social deal we had to use up.  But now we must go back sometime so the boy can go too. 

p.p.p.s.  It was at the Ark that I realized I have a tried and true reader on my hands.  She was in charge of the map and knew what everything was before we got there.  I was both impressed and sad at the growing-up-ness of it all.


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