Saturday, October 18, 2008

5K, Gifts, and Bees

Weird title huh? Sometimes is more amusing to just say whatever comes to mind.

Well so far I've had an interesting weekend. Friday at work was "Sports Day" which means we close the offices and run around like little kids on Field Day...remember that? Yeah I know you do.

So since I'm "training" to run a half-marathon, I thought it would be fitting to run in a 5k. Nothing I hadn't done before and I run 3-4 miles quite often. Well what I didn't take into account was 1/How cold it would be 2/The hills going up and down and 3/When you are in a race sometime a competitive demon comes out.

Long story short, I pushed myself very hard but I'm proud of myself. I ran it in 28 minutes and some change. Pretty good since I usually run 3 miles in 30-31 minutes so to run 3.1 in 28 was a nice personal accomplishment. While I came in as the 4th female it still made me smile inside to know not only did I beat out a handful of other women but a few men as well.

Ok so, after that run I was really exhausted but still had to make my bi-weekly trip to get my step-daughter. I met up with her and her mom and when she got out of the car she announced she had a birthday present for me (it told yall they keep comin'). I thought it was really sweet. She told me to close my eyes and surprised me with....a 20 oz bottle of Deer Park water. Ha! Apparently she was at the gas station with her mom and came to the counter with 2 bottles. When her mom asked her why she had two, she explained that my birthday had passed and I really liked Deer Park water. Love that girl!

Ok so that was yesterday. Today was Gymnastics for La and I got my hair did. Yup, I'm cute like that. But afterwards I met up with my MIL (mother-in-law) and she had bought me a ticket to The Secret Lives of Bees and she got tickets for the girls to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Yeah whatever. But my movie was sooooo goooood. OMG! I cried and laughed and cried some more. Now that I've seen the movie I'm going to read the book. I'm telling you to go and see it. Gone now, get out of here! Get your tickets. Ok maybe tomorrow but go.

Tomorrow....laundry, laundry and more laundry. Wanna have a laundry party? No fun? Yeah, I know.


  1. I loved the book and can't wait to see the movie. What a great cast!

    I just love what your step daughter did - so sweet! Birthday water.

    You're amazing with all that running! I'm not so hot at running. :)

  2. First of all...I loved field day at school...and still love it when my boys have it; I always volunteer to help (except now a days, they don't let the kids "win or lose", so it takes out some of the competitive fun)!!

    Good for you--running it in 28 minutes!!


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