With just 20.97 miles left to my 1,000 goal I was (CRAZY) hoping to do twin 10 milers this weekend and get it done. Zoe said she would go with me after her 10K, LOVE her!! But when hubby said he would go I could not say no. So we bundled up the kiddos and headed to the trail.
It was sub 30' but no wind. When we arrived at the park the restrooms were LOCKED. What?? I had planned on a pre-run stop, thankfully there was a porta potty across the street. The boys had the wind cover and Bob the Builder on the DVD player. I tried to turn on Garmin...paperweight mode... AGAIN! I thought I had charged it but guess not, hubby brought a digital watch so we set out. It was COLD!
I could tell that Muscle Man did not have the right gear, he was pretty uncomfortable. don't tell him but after Christmas he should be great in the running clothes department. Afterall he has his First Half Marathon to prepare for. The boys were fussy, hubby was cold, so my HOPE 10 miler turned quickly to a "Let's turn around at 15 minutes," hubby agreed.
Here we are at the half way point. Just after this photo the camera also went into paperweight mode... darn batteries!! Very sad because a MAJESTIC BALD EAGLE flew by. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bald Eagles, what a treat to see mid run. We spotted the big bird once more, perched on a tree overlooking the river...the camera would not comply.
Back to the park using my camera on my phone. Muscle Man was sweaty, how I have no idea?? We ran 3.5 miles.. So I am at less than 20 miles.. YIPPEE YIPPERS!!
Mount Rainier was BEAUTIFUL and full of snow..
We TRY to run where the Little Studs have something to look forward to at the end. The trail has a fun little park and they found a new slide..
Thankfully I have run my @$$ off this year because I guarantee that I would not fit on this slide otherwise. Look at our little bundled up babies. It was FUN to play at the park.
After our run and park fun our day went like this:
- Coffee with Peppermint Mocha Creamer
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich Lunch
- Gingerbread House building (pictures to come)
- NAP for an hour and a half while Little Stud #2 Napped. GLORIOUS!!!
- Final gifts purchased at Target
- Driving around looking at Christmas Lights
- Anchorman on DVD
I must say that after a LONG LONG week at work this Saturday has been WONDERFUL! Hoping that you all are having as much fun as we are.