Okee Dokee, it's late and I'm tired. I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking. I had a really busy week because I gave myself the table and chairs project for my friend Karen and I also gave myself the deadline of next weekend to get it done. So I've been busy doing all the things AND trying to paint like mad when I get the chance. I ended up canceling a sub job on Friday so I could have more time. I painted most of the day today. I made huge progress. I have a very busy week ahead but I think I can make my goal and get it done. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Cross country ends this week. Yay! I'm very excited to be done with after school practices. Basketball starts October 14th but we will have practices in the morning. I'm relieved about that although I hope it doesn't effect my VIPKID job too much. Hopefully my students will find their way back to me when I open more morning classes again.
I ran a half marathon yesterday. I haven't trained for a half since Gabby was a baby. I "ran" Robie Creek a few years ago but I didn't train and mostly speed walked the whole time. A few people from my book club brought up the Fit One race in September. They wanted to run the 10K but I decided I wanted to do the half. I told my brother Hart about it and he said he wanted to do it and he also got my brother Gabe on board as well. I've been training for it all summer. Running is hard on my body so I found that if I only ran once or twice a week my body seemed to be able to handle that. I just did other workouts on other days, Well it paid off. My goal was to run it under 2 hours. I think I ran the Mesa Fall marathon just under 2 hours or right at 2 hours. Yesterday my time was 1:53:14. I crushed it! Cutting off 7 minutes is big time. I was running a fast pace for me but I was able to maintain it throughout. It felt good throughout the race to feel like I was going to make my goal. The weather was cold and I was breathing really hard and my lungs still hurt today. I'm a little sore but not too bad. I'm feeling really good. Oh and also I beat Gabe AND Hart. I've never beat them before so I was happy. They didn't really train but even without training they've still beat me in the past. I was happy as a clam to beat them.
Okay this is already longer than I planned peace!
|Hat day at school.|
|Scott doing homework with Ry Guy.|
|We finally moved Ryan into Corbin's room. We had to do some rearranging today.|
|Ryan finally has a big bed. He is sooo happy!|
|The girls doing a drawing challenge together.|
|Outdoor movie night. It was super cold and Corbin really wanted to go. Scott and I were tired so we bailed. I dropped off Corbin and a friend brought him home. Pretty sweet set up though!|
|Literally chilling out before the race. It was so cold. I was really glad I brought a blanket and sweatshirt.|
|Book club ladies.|
|Me basking in my glory having beaten my brothers!|
|I ran into another friend at the race.|