Costco, Preschool, and Tim McGraw

So, apparently, I should never ever go to Costco alone without a plan.  Usually we all go to Costco during Brendan’s soccer practice on Monday which keeps me from going totally buck wild.  But since Monday was Memorial day, practice was cancelled.  So Wednesday, I took Brendan to soccer while Lawrence took the other three…

Busy Days

I love Tuesdays and it was a busy one.  I had a doctor’s appointment at 10 but still managed to squeeze in 30 minutes on the elliptical before my noon strength class.  It was a tough one.  I’ve been really struggling with motivation lately and I can tell that’s the case by how hard all…

My two favorite things: Smores and Running

This morning came early.  It’s one of those days where I wake up thinking that I really need a weekend to recover from my weekend.  I think that just means that I’m not as young as I once was. 😉  Sunday night we headed down to the end of our street to a cookout/camp out. …

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem!

What an incredibly awesome weekend it’s been.  Yesterday we started off the day with the first game of Brendan’s soccer tournament.  It was a gorgeous day for soccer, a little windy and chilly but blue skies and sunny. The boys played great.  They won that first game 4-1.  They ended up losing in the semi…

Lots of running!

Sean has one week of preschool left and then it’s off to kindergarten in the fall!  It’s crazy for me to think about.  How did he go from this: to this: How???  Oh and on a side note, I clipped his hair last night so he can now see again.  Poor shaggy Sean.  I’ve been…

Cornhole Redemption! oh and a couple of good runs

Yesterday was a great day!  I’m not a huge fan of the current hot humid weather but I managed 2 runs yesterday!  I met my friend at the lake for our usual Tuesday run/walk.  I wish I had taken some pictures.  We stopped at one point because there were about 100 teeny tiny toads hopping…

Confidence needed

Spin class was a serious sweaty struggle yesterday.  At the end I just felt frustrated and defeated.  It felt much harder than it should have.  That coming off of Sunday’s run where I had to walk, what on earth is going on?  Even though I haven’t been doing a ton of running, it’s not like…

How not to dress for a run

I made a serious tactical error dressing for my run on Saturday.  I was freezing all afternoon.  I actually considered putting on winter tights for a minute, I was that cold.  But since the temperature outside was 60, I figured winter tights were probably overkill.  Being the sweatiest person ever, I always need to dress…

This is now a motorcycle blog and my new tattoo

I am sore.  Why am I sore?  Because I rode the motorcycle for probably close to 5 hours yesterday, not all at once, but on and off throughout the day.  It is addicting.  It’s also interesting how quickly I felt comfortable on the bike.  The first time I got on the bike yesterday, I was…

Today’s the day!

Pineapple Update (for my sister):  It’s still sitting on my counter taunting me.  Maybe today I’ll actually cut it up. Yesterday, I met my friend at the lake for some run/walking.  It was HOT.  I was a puddle by the end.  At one point did I say that I can’t wait for summer?  Hmmmm.  Actually,…

Squirrels are dumb

Yesterday couldn’t have been more perfect.  I met my friends at the lake and chatted for a few minutes before getting on the bike for a loop (each loop is 4.5 miles).  I’ve found that my ankle usually feels better after I bike, so I wanted to warm it up before I tried running on…

Cook outs and Work outs

Lawrence and I have always been a little jealous of some friends of ours.  They live at the end of a cul de sac on a street with a lot of other families.  Every Friday night, all the neighbors meet outside and socialize.  The kids ride their bikes or play hide and seek  while the…