Friday, Squeaker was home with Vans. He took her to see the pediatrician but it turns out no ear infection ... just a regular cold but she is tons better today. After the visit to the pedi, Vans dropped her off at my office as I was getting out of work and he had to race to a meeting.
Squeaker and I took the jogger stroller to my old running location and busted out 6 miles! Afterwards I did some TRX strength moves at a nearby park.
Fitting it in the best I can.
Saturday was a busy day because Vans was participating in his first ever duathlon! TBF Racing hosts a free duathalon once a year. It consisted of a 2 mile run, a 7 mile bike ride followed by another 2 mile run. This may seem "easy" but Vans has never ever done anything of the sort. Sure he bikes and yes, he runs but he has never done a triathlon and has never run after biking ... as in ever. He was a bit nervous for this race because he had no idea what to expect.
Peanut & Squeaker bundled up waiting ...
Of course he did great. He experienced what it is like to cramp however during the transition when you are trying to put on your running shoes ... that part was not fun. It was also very cold Saturday morning but luckily, he finished before the strong winds came ....
Free food afterwards made it even better!
As always the Peanut was super excited to cheer Vans on ... she and the Squeaker are great when it comes to going to races and this race was very spectator friendly. While at the race, I ran into my new running partner TiggerT and she told me that her running group, the Java Joggers, were meeting on Sunday at the Fish Hatchery to run around Lake Natoma.
I thought about it and thought about it and was actually going to pass when it hit me on Saturday evening .... do it! You deserve it! I was a little worried about the distance since most of my runs have been in the 6 to 8 mile range but I figured, why not .... So bright and early Sunday morning I met the Java Joggers at the Fish Hatchery for a run. It was cold but it felt great!
We ran 11.66 miles around the lake and I felt amazing. I did not have one issue. No tummy troubles, no aches or pains ... not even a negative thought! I was on a total high and enjoying the company of those I was running with. Gosh how I missed running longer distances .... for fun!
While I was gone ... Vans and the girls were getting into some mischief.
Guess who is mobile now?
Squeaker is still rolling but she's also doing the army crawl thing a bit now too. All she does is look for her sister and then makes her way over to her ...
The Peanut was too busy "creating" art to really notice her sister ....
Ta-Da! Such an artiste!
(and still obsessed with Christmas)
When I arrived home the girls were happy and the house wasn't entirely trashed ... I consider that a win win situation.
She loves her .... now
Later in the day we headed down to Sacramento for the CHP car seat inspection at Mel Rapton Honda. I just like to have our seats checked from time to time. This time, I am glad that I did. I knew that Squeaker's seat was semi-expired (yes, car seats apparently expire - they can last 5 years). Well, Squeaker's seat was VERY expired so much in fact that the CHP confiscated it! Yup, they took away our car seat ... and gave us a brand new one...for FREE!!!!! They installed it too. Sweet deal!
We then headed home after visiting with Grandma and Poppa. Vans went on a mountain bike ride while the Peanut and I got to work. She loves to bake and instead of an "Easy Bake Oven" for Christmas, Santa provided her with simple baking mixes like brownies and cookies. I let her go to town and bake her very own brownies. Jersey Gramie made her this neat apron for Christmas which she is obsessed with.
She made the brownies all by herself. I simply would measure out the ingredients and she would add and stir. They are not gluten free so I couldn't give them a taste but both Vans and the Peanut said they were VERY good! Squeaker is also gluten free for now (and a little young) so she also could not give them a taste test ...
Whatch-you talkin about mom?
Overall it was a great weekend. When I can get runs in without missing more than two days in between I always feel better. We shall see what this week brings in terms of workouts ... I have high hopes.