Good morning! Did you all have a fabulous weekend? I sure hope so! We had a great time around here. Although, exhausting!
I kicked off the weekend with one of my final long runs before Savannah. That means in less than TWO WEEKS I will be running my first half marathon!!!!!
The run went really well. I did 12 uneventful miles.
Uneventful is a wonderful thing. I dressed well enough for the weather so I didn’t die of cold in the 40 degree weather (go ahead and mock me, you Northerners!). I kept a steady pace. I had no pain and didn’t battle any mental walls to finish. I just trod along until I finished and it felt fab-u-LOUS.
The only downside I had was that I think I tied my shoes too tight. The top of my right foot hurt – no stabbing pain, just tender – for the rest of the day and part of Sunday. So, odd.
Do note, however, that running 12 miles and then having to turn around right away to prep and throw a toddler birthday party is no small task. I had just enough downtime for breakfast, an ice bath, and a shower, before I had to break into party mode for the birthday girl.
I didn’t have too much to do because I managed to pick the perfect snacking arrangement. We had:
Flower Cheese Crackers (wheat thins with cheese cutouts using a mini flower cookie cutter and finished off with a mini pepperoni)
Fruit & Pink Dip (berry Chobani Champions yogurt with grapes + strawberries)
Princess Party Mix (random assortment of kid loves – popcorn, pretzels, and pastel colored marshmallows)
Spinach & Artichoke Dip (my mom’s special dip she offered to bring – OH. YUM!)
It turned into the perfect spread for the perfect birthday party day at the park.
The kids snacked, ran around, and fed the ducks.
Then, came time for the special cake!!! Sadly, I didn’t get a great shot of it…but it was a princess with a cake dress made to look like Belle’s on top of a cake “stage”.
Makenzie was in love. Go figure.
All in all, it was a perfect party and I had such a great time! But, man, it wiped me out! I literally crawled into bed right after laying the kids down. Then, promptly slept for ten hours straight. Oh, how I would love to sleep ten hours every night!
- What was the most tiring thing you did this weekend? And, then…what was the most relaxing?
- What is your favorite kind of dip? Mine is my mom’s spinach & artichoke dip by far!!! I ate two very hefty servings on Saturday and wish I had more!