One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Running & Soaking Up the Sun

We have been having beautiful weather here recently -- and we have all been LOVING it!! The kids enjoyed the zoo yesterday morning and playing at the park in the afternoon... I even picked the kids up from school on Friday in their stroller! It was fun -- I walked there with an empty stroller (and got a few strange looks from people wondering where my kids were) -- and the kids enjoyed a nice walk home in the sunshine :)

Here is Evelyn before church this morning -- she is funny -- she somehow knew today was Sunday so as soon as we got up she said "okay -- put my tights on -- it is time to go to church!!" She definitely knows the routine.

In running news... I'm doing it. The Mercer Island Half Marathon. Well, I still haven't decided whether I am going to do the 10K or the half marathon... but I am going to do something. The run benefits colon cancer prevention -- which is very near and dear to my heart.

I am finishing up Week 8 in the 12 week training program for the half. So far -- so good -- but I still have more mileage to build up. 2 things scare me though...

  1. this is a hilly course. It will be scenic -- but tough. A friend told me to avoid the island races due to their elevation changes... I chose this race anyway, hopefully I won't regret it!
  2. I have been having a little bit of tenderness in my right ankle... I took a few days off, hoping that will help :)

I keep thinking "if my dad can go through painful surgeries and chemo, I can surely do this!!"


AJ said...

Our day care is a block and a half away, so I've walked the empty stroller there before, too. I know exactly what you mean about the funny looks:)

Nice job with the running! I'm trying to make my running schedule more regular, it's improving slowly. I'm hoping to do the Detroit 1/2 in October.

michelle ahn said...

"okay -- put my tights on -- it is time to go to church!!" love it!

Kara said...

I am so jealous that you can walk to daycare. One reason I miss our home/group daycare because I could pick the kids up in the stroller when there was nice weather. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE our center, but there were perks to a daycare so close.

Great job on the running and aiming for a marathon. It is always that much more motivating when you are running for something that has impacted your life personally.

The Wi Family said...

Way to go on training for yet another event!!! And for such a wonderful cause I'm sure makes the motivation even stronger. I'm determined to do a 10k after this baby is born (well not too soon after but definitely before #4 :)
Your kids are getting so big and they are so cute!!!