When I started this blog back in March, I never thought that only two months into it that my posts would become so far and few between. I also had no idea I would be working (outside the home!) part-time, either. Hey, that’s life. It can throw you curveballs you really never expected or just throw them at you sooner than you expected!
So let’s see, what have I been up to………….besides work and karate!
On May 3rd, Courtney and I ran the 5K I told you guys about! I didn’t bring my camera there since it was expected to rain. It was just Courtney and me, so no one was there to hold the camera for me while I was running either! I did take these pictures before we left for the race:
We ran with a friend of mine, Michele, and her two daughters, Kaia, who’s 11 and her little sister, Megan, who’s 7. (They are from karate!) We all ran together in the beginning, but by mile one, poor Kaia got a bad cramp, so Michele stayed with her and kept their pace at a slow jog. Meanwhile, Courtney stayed with me and Megan, but it wasn’t long before Courtney was a bit ahead of us and Megan and I ran together the rest of the way. Did I mention it poured?????
In the end, Courtney crossed the finish line first out of the 5 of us, then came me and Megan, and then Michele and Kaia. I hate that Kaia wound up with that cramp, but she still did great! We were a bit worried about her younger sister since Michele told me that last year when they did this 5K, she hated it! Megan really looks up to Courtney, so I know having her there with her helped a lot! We actually didn’t pay too much attention to our times for this race. This race was all in fun and that’s ok with me, but I would like to clock it next time!
Before I forget, I hope all you mom’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I had a fantastic weekend! It was kicked off with a super hard, super exciting workout in karate class. It wasn’t the usual. Sensei decided to give us a little taste of CrossFit! For 30 minutes, we did hill sprints, 20 squat jumps, lunge walks and 10 push ups over and over……and over! I counted my rounds and I had just started my 11th when he called time. This was my first CrossFit experience and it will not be my last! I LOVED it!!!!! What a sense of accomplishment! I know with every workout I do, I feel great afterwards, but this was AMAZING!!!! I can’t wait to do it again!!!!!
Later that afternoon, Greg, Courtney and I went to our local skating rink again. They were calling for rain in our area, so Courtney suggested we go. Great idea!!!!!! Greg had to work on Mother’s Day, so we needed to find something indoors that we ALL love to do, and I don’t know of many husbands who want to hang around in ULTA, so we saved that for Sunday. Anyway, after skating, we went to Panera for dinner. None of us are huge fans of dropping dollars at restaurants, but we ALWAYS get delicious, fresh food at Panera. It is, hands down, my favorite place to eat! It also helped that Ma and Daddy sent me a gift card to Panera……….hence the reason Courtney and I went back again on Sunday!
Like I said, Greg had to work this past Sunday along with the last two Sundays. He had to fill in for the guy who normally works since he had surgery. Hopefully this will be the last work Sunday for a while! (right, honey?!) It was just Courtney and me Sunday and we had a great day! We went to ULTA ( I got a gift card for ULTA too; thanks Ma and Daddy!) , PetSmart (we LOVE to look at all the animals there!), Off Broadway Shoes and Panera for lunch. Courtney had her usual (Caesar salad) plus a cup of broccoli cheddar soup and I had the new shrimp salad roll with a Greek salad. This new shrimp salad sandwich was delicious. I was a little disappointed because they forgot to put the avocado on it, but besides that, it was fantastic! We sat outside in the courtyard and we felt like we were on vacation; it was heavenly.
We’ve also been watching a lot of movies lately; a lot for us, that is. We rarely rent movies during the school year because we’re always so busy, but when summer comes, we find ourselves at the local video store a few times a week! I know there’s Amazon, Redbox and other ways from home to “rent” movies, but there’s just something about a good old-fashioned video store (would you consider a video store old-fashioned?) that Courtney and I just love! I have the same feeling about libraries, too. For some things, I just prefer “old school.” But I digress…….
Anyway, I’m not going to bore you with movie reviews, but I will at least tell you some of the movies that we have watched recently.
“Nightmare on Elm Street (original 80’s) (Courtney picked this one!)
“Paranormal Activity 4”
Those are just a few that I can remember right now. I know, we’ve got a horror theme going on! Courtney LOVES those kinds of movies!!!! Greg and I watched them when we were her age and we turned out just fine.
So that’s what I’ve been up to lately; staying busy and making sure I still get that much-needed quality time with my family……….even if some of it does involve Freddy Krueger!
What movies have you seen recently?
Do you enjoy scary movies?
***Sorry for the lack of pictures in this post. It’s been too crazy to remember to snap pics all the time here at home let alone remembering to bring the camera with me when I go out! I love putting pictures in my posts, so I am hoping things will be back to normal pretty soon!***