You must be thinking wow, what a title.
I am thinking, wow, what a week!
Wednesday morning the girls and I left for Rhode Island for my grandma’s funeral and we came home Thursday afternoon. My grandma was such a wonderful woman who I loved very much. She lived to be 87 years old. The loss of a loved one really gets you thinking about how short our time is here on this Earth and how important it is to prioritize our time. It also makes you think about all the special memories you have with your family and loved ones. How most of those memories can be doing something so simple, yet those times are so special!
I am really glad we were able to make it for her funeral. It was really nice to see my parents, sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins. I was also able to meet a niece of my grandma’s that I found out lives not far from me so that was neat!
Friday my kids had their kids marathon and it was a blast! I love everything about this race. The kids run 25 miles and then the race is 1.2 miles, adding up to a marathon. They get marathon finishers medals, t-shirts, and a hat. My girls have been doing about 6-7 miles a week for the last 4 weeks. For their birthday we got them their very first Garmin watches and they were so excited! Just like last year, it was supposed to rain, but the rain held off and the race was great!
I love this picture! She is not about to be beat by whoever was behind her :).
Saturday my oldest daughter turned 13!!! I can hardly believe it. A lot of people dread the teenage years, but I can honestly say that I don’t.
Alyssa also wanted to make her own cake and she went with a football theme :). We made the goal posts out of straws :).
We love to make fun cakes around here!!! Here are some of my favorites:
This was Courtney’s 5th birthday castle 🙂
Cupcakes for her basketball team with a cookie as the backboard
1st day of school cupcakes 🙂
Trust me, I have more…but you get the idea 🙂
My girls spent part of the day Saturday at a friends house, so my husband and I decided to do our long runs on a nearby trail. I had 14 miles to do and decided to copy a workout that I had seen on Allie’s Instagram. It was such a beautiful day!!!!
3 mile warm up, 3 miles @ 7:40, 3 miles @ 6:50, 3 miles @ 7, 1 mile @ 7:40, 1 mile cool down. I think this is an awesome workout for endurance and speed. Unfortunately, I did not hit the paces. I still had a really good 14 mile run with my 13th mile being my fastest before a cool down mile. Here is what it looked like:
(8:01, 7:54, 7:34, 7:21, 7:22, 7:22, 6:54, 6:59, 7:22, 7:21, 7:39, 7:06, 6:46) average:7:23. Some of the earlier miles were faster than they were supposed to be and I was having a hard time with the miles @ 6:50 and 7 min pace, but I was able to make the last mile fast.
I am definitely going to be trying this workout again!
This week was a little less miles with the traveling, but a really good week.
Mon-8.3 @ 8:01
Tues- 8.3 @ 8:09
Wed & Thurs- Off
Friday- 8.3 @ 7:53
Sat- 14 miles
Total= 38.9 miles.
For those of you getting ready for Boston…it is only a week away!!!! Rest up!
What is your favorite kind of cake?…honestly, I am going to say ice cream :). I really don’t like cake all that much, but ice cream…I love!