Since the first Saturday in September I have run a 5K every Weekend, and I am signed up to do another this week (September 22). I have always love to run… starting in Jr. High, my love for Cross Country began and I ran competitively into High School. After you are no longer in “school sports” you have to find other ways to exercise and challenge yourself so I have always liked doing 5Ks. Stanton (my husband) was also a runner and so this is something we like to do together- although I can’t keep up with him, lol!
After I had Spencer I started training when he was about 8 months old to run a 1/2 marathon. I have always only ran the 5Ks which are 3.1 miles, and I had finished one 10K (just over 6 miles) but when he was almost 11 months old (May 2010) I ran my first 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles). I would LOVE to be able to train for another one, but with 2 kiddos and now having a crazy schedule to top things off, it is something that I have on the back burner. It takes a lot of time and dedication to train for one but it is definitely on my bucket list!
Since last August my life has been pretty crazy to say the least! Because of our hectic lifestyle (we wouldn’t have it any other way!), we don’t slow down much… not that we could with a 3 year old and a 1 year old anyway! It was SO nice to get to put on the brakes and enjoy my family away from all of the hustle and bustle last week! My cousins recently started up a business and are living in North Padre (about 30 minutes away from Corpus and Port Aransas), so we went down to visit along with my Aunt “NiNi” and Uncle “JoJo” and Grampy!
Their home isn’t on the beach, but it is on the canal so it was beautiful to begin and end our days looking off the back porch. They also live just a couple of miles from the beach which we visited 3 or 4 times. The kids absolutely LOVED the ocean! They played and played, swam, piddled, ate ice cream, built castles, ate lunch and even napped out at the beach! My best investment this trip was a canopy that we put up daily at the beach… without it we would not have lasted long!
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Read our Party Planning post here first!
Jenna and I both hit the ground running. Actually, started the night before when we went grocery shopping for the birthday party and ended up not getting home until 1:00AM! Time can always get away from us when we are shopping. We don’t mean for it to happen, but we just have so much fun together. Anyway, between getting food ready, last minute errands, to finally decorating for the birthday party we were busy. Plus fitting a gooooooddddd nap in for the kids so they weren’t grouchy for their party was HIGH on the to-do list.