Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saturday. A Good, Good Day.

Saturday was a really really good day.

The day started out at the crack of dawn, as my alarm clock woke me up from my deep sleep. I lazily rolled over and knew I had a long day ahead of me. A day I all the sudden didn't want to face. But I did. And I'm sure glad I did.

I ran my first 5K since having Abby. I thought I'd do terrible, seeing as I had to work the night before, thus getting very little sleep. But I didn't have a time in my head to beat, I just wanted to have fun running a race with my family. My sister told me about this race a few months back. It was put on by her neighborhood. A Zombie Run 5K. The humans started out the race and 3 min later, they let the Zombies loose. It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, being chased and all. Because the Zombies didn't actually chase me. I had my flag at the end of the race.

Anyway, after Chels told me about it, I told my sister in law Kari, and she came along with her sister Sadie and her friend. My brother in law Tracy also ran with us. It was a good turn out. My sister ran with me the whole time, which I was very grateful, and we crossed the finish line together in 33:25. My best time yet. And not only was it my best time, but wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, I got third place in my division!! I've never placed in anything sport-like at all. Granted, there weren't very many people in my division, but I still beat out some my age. I am very proud. Here are some pictures to show my happiness.
My Cheerleaders

All of us + Abby

Kari got 2nd place!!

Best running buddy ever.
When we got home, my sweet husband made us an orange smoothie, and then I took a much needed two hour nap.

Later that afternoon, we celebrated by going to Chili's and then I got my nerd on at the Whitmore library. I heard on my friends Facebook wall that the Rocky Mountain Muggles were having a Harry Potter event, so of course we went. After walking in, I immediately left Sam and Abby and went to the wand making station. Poor Sam. He didn't really know what to do with himself. Luckily, he found some people to talk to while I went to my imaginary Harry Potter world. And don't worry. I keep my wand with me at all times. I even flick it at stop lights in the car so they'll turn green. Thanks Lina, for sharing this exciting experience.
Isn't that an awesome replica of my old wand? Abby isn't too sure about it.

Dumbledors Army. I was in nerd heaven. 
Later than night, we saw different kind of witches at Garnder Village. It was fun, but we both wish it was a bit cooler. The weather didn't fit the atmosphere. It was probably better that it was warmer for Abby's sake though. I think she liked it there...until she wanted to get out of her stroller and walk around. Sorry Abby. Maybe next year when you can actually walk on your own.

Saturday, thank you for being a good, good day.


  1. Hahaha, I find it funny that we both wrote a post on the 5k on the same day. I just finished posting mine when I noticed you had a new blog and read about the 5k from you! Pretty funny.

    Anyways, that was a busy day! I'm surprised you didn't go home and sleep the rest of the day. That Harry Potter thing sounds super fun! And I really like that gray shirt on you, is it from our recent Old Navy outing? It's very becoming on you. And your hair looks so long in these pictures!

    Whew. Lots to say. I'm glad your Saturday was so awesome :)

    ps. now please swap out the picture of us all after the race, because I'm pretty sure that is one of the worst pictures of me known to man. It makes me want to cry. I have a couple nicer ones that I would be happy to let you use instead :)

  2. what a super cute family pic at the end!! im so proud of you- thats really fast for your 5k! and im UBER jealous- rocky mountain muggles? oh my goodnes- hahahaa i died laughinh