This is more of an all-encompassing post of the entire weekend. :)
Friday, I got to enjoy giggling and squealing with my angel.
He's so dang cute!
Friday afternoon/evening, we met up with Daddy after work and went shopping and out to dinner.
The sun was low, so his shade was low enough to prop his feet on.
At Kohl's, I got there and had to go to the bathroom. I went into the family one since I had finally gotten C in the stroller and didn't really want to take him out to...put him on the floor??
This toilet is cute. I know. a cute toilet? What?
But it's all small and cute! J pointed out you can't tell how small it is. compare to waist-high trash can on left, belly-button high changing table on right, drain the size of my hand on the floor. Cute and tiny. :)
We went to Chili's, but I didn't get a picture of that. C had pieces of my fries and pieces of J's broccoli. He liked the fries...surprised? Not really.
We bought a Mother's Day gift for J's mom and my mom, kinda, and for me!
This is J's mom's present.
Handprints and footprints of Mr C!
(really really difficult with this curious kid! but it turned out better than the picture looks...)
We'll be doing one for my mom when we get to AR in just a little bit!! Woohoo!!
These are MY Mother's Day present! Yay!!
New running shoes! Aren't they pretty??
And I got running capris. I feel pretty spiffy in them!
I got them Friday, but didn't use them til Monday because my 5K was Saturday and that seemed dumb to use brand new shoes for your biggest race.
It was the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Boise. I did the 5K. My friend, Jana, asked in February who wanted to join her in running every day and then running it.
I hated running. I didn't like how my whole body jiggled, I didn't like that I couldn't breathe, I didn't like it, Sam-I-Am! But for some reason, I told her I'd do it if she helped me get there.
She had a different schedule than I could do, so it looked like I had to train on my own...Not gonna happen.
So I asked Cassandra to run with me. We started out small. Walking, running, walking, running, etc until we had lots of distance and less walking to our running ratio. We took our babies, got running strollers, and did it every weekday!
By the week of the race, we were up to 2.73 miles in about 30-40 minutes (about 14 min/mile) not too shabby. I could do that!
The week of the race, Cassandra was out of town. Then, Saturday was her baby's 1st birthday, so she wasn't going. I was going with Jana and her hardcore group. So Wednesday, I went with them. OH MY HECK! talk about hard run!! I was dead about 3 minutes in!! They started uphill is my excuse. There were 11 of us running that night, so thankfully, I had someone with me the whole time who knew where to go and was happy for an excuse to walk, too.
I came home and my vision was blurry, I was hot, tired, and very frustrated.
Thursday, I ran with them again. After complaining a little, they decided to do the half-route. Especially since there were about 5 of us this time.
I made it. I told them I needed to walk, they walked. I got my breath back a little, and we ran.
I was intimidated by Saturday.
I went with Jana's hardcore group and started with them. I could feel the butterflies.
I started out well. I kept up, I had a good pace, but I was losing steam. I asked them where we'd meet after...don't ask that question during. ask before. They said, "at the end..." great... :)
So I slowed down for a little bit. People passed me, but they were nice about it. No huge sighs at passing the slow girl about to pass out. :)
Then I ran again. Slowed, ran, slowed, ran....I did the race by myself. The whole thing, pretty much!
3.1 miles! in 34 minutes, 21 seconds. That, my friends, is 11 minutes a mile!! Hot Dang!!
The race is basically run there and back. flat the whole way (thank goodness!). When I got there, the boy scouts are handing out water, so I slowed to a walk to guzzle my 2 ounces of bliss.
When I saw the balloons at the end, I almost cried! I had done it! I ran the race in memory of my Grandma who passed away from Breast Cancer. I did it in celebration of my future. I did it to improve my self-worth. I did it! I can't believe I did it!
So I got home and we went to a benefit sale for a friend from church. I got a bike rack for my car and some christmas tree ornaments. woohoo!
We went to J's parents' place for the evening to eat dinner and hang out. It was nice. We were able to sit out on the back porch and talk during the evening when it was nicely cooled off.
Linda and I went to the 4 houses in her neighborhood that were part of a parade of homes. Holy goodness, those were fancy! The most impressive was the one with this room. Imagine a game night here. Awesome.
This little one has started to sleep on his tummy. I think it's so adorable.
Snuggling with Dad after sleeping and now headed home.
C made me a mommy for this Mother's Day. I'm so thankful for him with all of his silly quirks, his goofy grins, and even his frustrating days.
A little before dinner, we made a call to Arkansas to wish my mom and my sisters a happy Mothers Day.
She may never forgive me, but I am very happy with this picture... Makes me smile. My mom rocks. She's patient, giving, kind, hilarious, and always so wonderful. I'll make the picture smaller so she doesn't get too mad at me... :)