I am sitting here writing this while it is pouring rain out. There was some sun this weekend but the rain and storms have been daily. I hope this week gets nicer out!
After a quick supper we picked up my race package and had Menchies – oh I ate too many sweets this weekend, time for a sugar detox. I feel like we did more that night but forget now!
My race did not start till 9:30am which was nice so we did not have to be up quite as early. Going into this race I did not expect much. When I signed up I decided to only do the 10km because I did not feel committed enough to run a half marathon. BUT the downside of that was I just did not train at all. 10km is a pretty comfortable distance to me and I usually run 10km every Sunday now.
Pre-race with Avery:
The race itself was a small town race, we were placed weird at the start, 21km first the the 10km then the 5km started after. This was a tad annoying but being that it was a smaller race it did not cause issues for me. The cool part was we started the parade off, so the first 1-2km was ran along the parade route! Cool BUT at the same time it got everyone going a little too fast off the start – me included. Soon after we got off the parade route I settled into a 5 minute a km pace. My friend ran with me for over 6km which was awesome to pass time by. I noticed a huge difference in how fast the race went by versus my last 10km race because of this.
The last 1km I saw two ladies in front of me and made it my mission to pass them. But I just could not get them! Until I saw the finish line, then I got passed one but not the other. This is when I realize how competitive I can be.
My official race time was 50:43, which was 2nd in my category and 6th for gender overall. All in all I was pretty happy with this. One day I will break 50 minutes!
While I was running Chad and Avery met my Grandma for the parade. YES My child has the messiest hair ever – I give up.
Afterwards we stuck around for the prizing…I got socks. LOL.
By that time it was way past naptime for Avery so we hit a drive thru for coffee and headed home.
The rest of our day was spent doing errands, getting groceries, getting stuck in a storm at the grocery store, having a dance party since it was raining out and baking cookies.
Later that night we watched Mom’s Night Out which I thought was a cute movie about motherhood.
Our morning was spent doing our respective Pump workouts and watching our little tornado aka toddler – seriously how is the dayhome always SO neat? She tears about our house in seconds. I decided on french toast for brunch, made with help from Avery.
Avery had a short nap (only an hour) and after we went and ran more errands, picked raspberries at a friends and checked out a showhome which I am in love with.
My little berry lover:
I owe this girl for all the raspberries we stole!
AND we found Miss Avery her big girl bedding. It was exactly what I wanted, not too girly and still matches her room:
It was my Mom’s birthday supper and I knew it would be a challenge with Avery not having a great nap. She goes into complete crazy mode and nothing stops her. I was right and supper was well, a challenge but we made it through – just with no photos! I only had one drink but almost wished I had more