6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Using my Winnings

On Sunday morning I met my Fleet Feet Training buddy Tammy at 6:45 (UGH) to go for an 8 mile run. It was foggy and misty but warm in the 60's. We set out near my favorite 8 Foot latte. Conversation flowed and the miles passed easily. We RAN into a few friends from Fleet Feet including one of our Marathon coaches who is just back from an injury. I am still feeling fatigued, but running with my friend helped so much. We finished with an 8:44 overall pace, GREAT for going into Half Marathon training. My new PLAN starts this week!! I am excited to have a plan again, to check off the boxes and work toward a goal. Today I hope to merge some ideas and print out the FINAL Half PR training.

MY WINNINGS:
If you recall last year at the Run Wild 5K at Northwest Trek HERE I took 2nd overall and 1st in my Age group. While I was sorting through some race bibs and awards I found 2 free passes to Northwest Trek (a free-roaming Northwest native animals park).. OOPS! The passes would expire in September so I told Muscle Man. I walked in the door after my 8 mile run, went immediately to the shower and was back out the door within 30 minutes. Backpack full of snacks, drinks, camera, diapers, etc..

This shorter race training stuff is GREAT! I can run for just over an hour and still have the time and energy to go on an ADVENTURE with my family!
Me and Little Stud #2 on the tram ride. He is so busy that it is hard to keep him still. Thankfully I had fishy crackers, a banana, and granola bar, the food seemed to help.
Walking around the lush green park is so beautiful and RELAXING.
This is ME after a Marathon or long run.. LOL!
One of Sam's cousin's perhaps. These Eagles are flightless sue to injury but are kept safe within the park.
Self-Timer family photo :) It was a GREAT family day. The boys had a blast and I loved watching them learn, explore and be kids.. The price at the park went up so the 2 passes saved us $32!! SWEET right?
  • Have you ever won something in a race that your whole family could enjoy?
  • Did you do anything fun this weekend?


    HAPPY MONDAY!

21 comments:

Marlene said...

Oooh, first!!

Marlene said...

What a fun day! Love that you got to use your winnings for a FAMILY activity. Great pics!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

This weekend I did the funniest thing ever! You already know about that. ;-) Ok, soon you will know all the details.

I have won money and taken the family out with it. But those passes sound awesome. That was a great score.

Indi said...

Hmm...that would require me to actually winning!! LoL!!! Its awesome that you were able to get a run and some pretty nice family time in. Its looks like a wonderful park..maybe minus the skunk :) Great family picture!

Melissa said...

Fun! I envy the ability to be outside without spontaneously catching on fire due to heat. :)

Middle Name Marie said...

I love getting into a race plan to. Feels good to work toward a goal! I have a small family (me and my husband)to enjoy winnings with. My favorite has been a gift certificate to a local Italian restuarant. At my last race, I didn't win, but everyone who signed up got two free coupons for a Chipotle burrito! I guess I love food prices--especially Chipotle!

Good job on the pace!

Angie Bishop said...

Love the photos and so glad you had fun!!!
I did a looooong day of grocery store nuun samplings on saturday and have been working to get my oldest packed and ready for his 3 week summer road trip to visit family!
Love being with my family!

Molly said...

what a happy little family....

I didn't do much, just PR'd in my 15k!!!

marathonmaiden said...

wow what a fun day! definitely looks like a blast and something that i want to do. but what a great winning from a race :)

Lisa said...

what a great way to spend the day! Love the family pic - super cute!

Christina said...

Cute family picture! I like family outings like the one you had.

J said...

Looks like a fun family weekend! I have only won gift cards to the grocery store and Barnes and Noble, which is still nice!

Tricia said...

My hubs and I went out on a date this weekend, first one in forever.

great pics!

Hunnybee said...

Sounds like a great day. I did a St.Patrick's day 5k and they were giving out boxes of Lucky Charms cereal and since then everytime I tell the boys (3 and 5) that I have a race, they ask if I'm getting more Lucky Charms.

LauraElaine said...

Coupons for free ice cream!! Yum!!!

Andrea Tilley said...

You have a beautiful family and WOWZA on your pace. Good for you. Have a great week...

Kate said...

I ate 11 donuts during a bike race and won 2nd place! Winning made it FUN! Also played some sand volleyball with my husband and kiddos. :)

Erika said...

Looks like you had a great time! Your boys are adorable:) Don't think I've ever won anything per say that the entire fam could use...hmmm

run with Jill said...

I just received my discount for PF Changs in the mail today from the Seattle Rock 'n Roll half. Guess I'll be going out to dinner soon :)

Kadie said...

I'm the same as Jill! All though, it was a nice surprise (just need to find one around here)!

This weekend, we spent time out on the sailboat with some family! It was a great day for it on Saturday!

Glad you found those tickets and had such a great weekend!

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