On Saturday morning I ran the Steamworks Half Marathon. It was a tough race for me but I managed to finish just under two hours which was my goal. In the afternoon, after naps for both kids - thankfully, because I was so tired too! - and a visit with my parents, we went out to dinner as a family for Chinese food. I am always anxious about meltdowns in restaurants but both kids did really well. In the evening I finished reading The Atomic Weight of Love and started Bury Your Dead.
At the start of the race
Swedey's new watermelon pajamas
On Sunday my mom and I took the kids swimming in the morning which was really fun, and in the afternoon we went to the river trail so Swede could practice riding her new pedal bike. It's harder than I thought to learn how to ride a pedal bike even with training wheels! There are so many things to think about and do simultaneously. We stopped to play in the river for a while then went back home to have tacos for dinner.
A rare photo of J and me together
Abie at the river
Upcoming this week:
I am only working three days this week and then we are heading to Denver for a family vacation! I am excited and nervous. I need to start my packing list now so that hopefully I don't forget anything crucial.
I have a haircut appointment on Tuesday as well as a board meeting of the charter elementary school for which I'm the Treasurer. I am doing a recovery week after the half marathon so will just do a couple easy runs before I start my official training for the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon next week.
The meal plan is pretty simple: We're having Chicken Caesar Wraps tomorrow, Maple Dijon Salmon and salad on Tuesday, and egg sandwiches on Wednesday.