1. My amazing friends, both in real life and in the blog world. Several of my friends who also happened to be moms, conspired so that I was rarely alone on my sister's birthday, despite Mark being out of town. Two friends met me at the Polaris Mall playground when pouring rain canceled our zoo date. Another great friend had Avery and I over for post-nap fun and fixed us dinner. As a result, the only time I spent alone was when Avery was napping and after she went to bed. Since I am oh-so-exciting and rarely stay up later than she does any more, that worked out fantastic.
|The additional upside was that Avery got to play with her bestie.|
|No. No I didn't.|
First - Fuel Belt. Many of you know that I run with one that I'd purchased at the Knoxville Marathon expo this past April. During the week of daycare provided runs, the velcro on my belt failed. The belt actually fell off. I managed to rig it up so that I could finish the run (without realizing that a bottle fell out when it fell off), but wasn't going to trust it again. Needless to say, I was not pleased that the belt failed after so short a time. I emailed Fuel Belt explaining my displeasure. After a few emails with pictures and stuff, Fuel Belt mailed me a brand new replacement belt at no cost to me. Talk about FANTASTIC customer service.
|It's so shiny and new!|
|Me and my age group award.|
Clearly, everyone should run 12 miles the day before a 5K.
|Me and Tara. After our 7 mile daycare-enabled run! |
I got to run in daylight!
In other news - I'm pacing another race this weekend. It's part of the Scioto Miles Training Series. I'll be pacing the 15K. It is a 5K loop course during which participants can complete any of the distances, 5K, 10K or 15K. I'll be pacing the 11:45 min/mile avg. I'm pretty excited to pace again!
Since I fell off the planet dealing with renewed grief about my sister...and dealt with running a mom's group (what idiot agrees to DO that? LOL), what have a missed in your lives??? Give me all the good gossip please!
And because no blog post would be right without some Avery love...
|This bear would never put me in hourly daycare Mom.|