So yesterday I got to go down to Mel‘s house. I dropped off Karsen since he’s the perfect age to play with her kiddos, and thanks (a million times thanks) to Mel’s mom, they had a play date while me, Mel and her husband drove on over to the Orting Trail and had ourselves a long run.
I miss running with my buddy so much, so it was just fantastic. I’ve been running by myself a lot lately. In fact, I don’t think I’ve run with anyone since me and Zoe ran the half in November (below). I don’t mind running solo, but it’s nice to have a buddy every once in a while. And, well, Mel used to work about a mile away from my office, so we would meet about twice per week to run during lunch, but she changed offices maybe a year ago now and, dude, my lunch runs are so boring these days.
The thing is that Mel is pregnant and so her pace has slowed a little bit, but it’s the perfect long run pace for me–especially since I’m building mileage right now and decided to add a day of running.
Sunday was sunny (mostly) finally and it was great running weather! And great conversation and the 10k FLEW by. Back at home, I got in my 15 minutes of core work before showering.
It was good I got in an extra run this week since the hubs decided to make gumbo! Here he is with his rigged gumbo spoon (that pot is really tall and the spoons are not…yeah, singed knuckles are not good times). We celebrated Fat Tuesday with gumbo on Sunday and by eating a huge bag of candy-coated almonds over two days. Can’t. Stop. Eating. Them. There are like five left…and probably will be for a while so we can pretend we didn’t eat them all over two days.
Today, I have done no exercise (unless you call running around two stores looking for kid flip-flops in winter exercise followed by a Costco trip). Hoping to get in a strength workout before Karsen’s first swim lesson tonight.
When did your kiddo learn to swim?
I don’t think I learned till I was 6.
Now I really want gumbo!
My kids are 6 and 3 and they don’t know how to swim. The 6 year old was going great this summer, but we stopped lessons for some reason. I need to get them back into it. They seriously need to know how to swim.
No joke, Costco can totally be cross training. All that dodging and weaving….
My older two took swim lessons when they were 5 and 7, and swim like little fish. I’ll probably put Gab in lessons this summer, after her port is removed (!!).
I’m so glad you and Mel got a run in together. Lucky girls!
A learned to swim in preschool. I loooooved watching swimming lessons. What a special time. But, oh man, sign ups for the class time you want…crazy parents.
I know Karsen will have a blast.
Oh how fun to run with your buddy again!! 🙂 I haven’t run with a buddy in a long time as well and we have just been recently texting each other saying it NEEDS to happen soon. Gumbo sounds soo good!! Jillian says 1 cheat day is good right?! Karsen is such a little stud, Yay for the swimming lessons!! My kiddo will be 2 this month so it will be a couple years before swimming lessons can happen unless I do a mommy and me class which sounds fun 🙂