Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

We packed a LOT into Memorial Day weekend, so I have split it into two parts.

Saturday morning started off bright and early with a 5k with some coworkers. Becca and I had matching shirts made. Since we knew we weren’t going to be the fastest- they say “I run like a 90’s slow jam”

We got lots of compliments on them! (PS. My friend who made them has them for sale here).


We also met up with our coworkers Daysi and Ashlyn. So fun to do this together (though Daysi and Ashlyn were faster than us!)


After the run and a quick shower, we went to brunch together. Remi was SO funny this day. She was adamant that she wanted a dish pictured on our table- it was pancakes with fruit and bacon. She didn’t care about the pancakes, but she wanted fruit and bacon and “sour cream” (which was whipped cream).  She and daddy also enjoyed coloring together.


And she wore her cape to breakfast, because she’s super Remi.


We stopped by the park at the dump (yes, our city dump has a fun park right outside!) and played on the equipment for a few minutes.


The park is (of course) trash and recycling themed, so you can drive a trash truck and slide down a trash can. ha!


She always LOVES the swings.


After the park, we went to a hair appointment where I chopped off my hair! 🙂 I love the new, easier to style, short do!


We spent the evening at my mom’s.  The pool water was a bit cold, but the view and the sunshine were awesome.


Sunday morning, Remi got into my makeup while I showered and she gave herself a 5 o’clock shadow. ha!


And we all matched in our red, white and blue and sunglasses. We had our friend Gabby take a picture in the nursery. Love it!


Part 2 coming tomorrow!

Running PR Update: Week 2

Running PR Update: Week 2

I had good intentions this week, but only got one run in (but I did get several cross training workouts).

Another night, I was headed to the park after Remi went to bed, and the bottom dropped out and it started POURING, so I never got to run.

But the run I did get was GREAT.  It had rained all day, so I wasn’t hopeful to hit the pavement. But it cleared out after dinner, so me and Remi went to the park (I’ve been trying to run without the stroller, because I think running with it bothers my knee…but Tyler was gone for the evening).

We did a few laps of walking and running, and everytime I stopped running, she would say “Momma run!”  Talk about encouraging!

They are calling for MORE RAIN, so I don’t know how much I’ll get to run in the next few days….the park’s creek (that’s usually just a foot or so deep) was overflowing and running like crazy. We’ve had so much rain.

I’m actually not 100% certain I’m doing the 5K in August (just family conflicts, really) but we did sign up for one in October, so I’ll keep running and training until then (or keep going to hit my PR).

Running PR Update: Week 1

Running PR Update: Week 1

Running Red 5K

Running Red 5K

A family we go to church with was heading up a new 5K event in town- called Running Red.  It benefited organizations supporting diabetes and bleeding disorders.  We have a family history of diabetes, and we also wanted to support our friends in their endeavors.

So I signed up me, mom and Nancy to run.

And then our family from Hot Springs came to visit that weekend- so we all signed up!

It was a GORGEOUS (although a little humid) morning.  Nene sat out and cheered us on (she could have easily walked it, but is recovering from pneumonia, so she sat this one out).


It was Remi’s first race, and my first real run pushing the stroller. I’ve walked with it- and jogged like a 1/10th of a mile here and there during a walk, but this was the real deal.

We had a bit of a morning- she’s teething (we think) and was a bit difficult. But she enjoyed the race without any fuss. She liked watching everyone pass us and at one point gave everyone a high five as they ran by!

29498145_10156267258129111_6835044500472447901_n.jpgAside from doing 9Round, mom and I didn’t really train. And that came back to bite me when my old IT Band issues flared up. (They bothered me before the last time I pushed myself during a run- my 10k that I didn’t really train for. You’d think I’d learn.)

But we pushed it.  We finished just under 45 minutes.  My best time ever was like 36 minutes (I think. I need to go back through my running archives).  But either way, for not training and running with the stroller, just under 15 minute miles felt good.

Remi wasn’t so sure when we took off.  Look at her gripping the stroller! ha!


But she quickly relaxed.  This was one mile in. We got one red stripe of face paint for each mile.


Remi girl was obviously not impressed with the big finish. ha!


We might train and try again on the 4th of July. We’ll see how this IT Band issues shakes out. Either way, it felt good to know we can do this again.