Soccer season officially ended on Saturday (hooray!!). Emme's team celebrated with a pizza party. For some crazy reason, I thought it would be a good idea to volunteer to make cupcakes for it. (I think it has something to do with my secret desire to own a cake store.) I then had a very late start on my long run which in turn got me working on the cupcakes later. Although I had a mini (self induced) panic attack while making them and ultimately ran out of time and missed her last game (and only goal of the season) in order to finish them, they were well received (all 48 of them!) by the girls and parents alike.
|aren't all soccer balls incredibly misshapen?!|
I've been doing a fair amount of trail running lately. It is so challenging and so much fun all at the same time. Saturday I did 16 miles on the trails and had a couple spots where I thought I'd probably die but I survived and can't wait to do it again. Dan has been so encouraging and seems to know right when I need help the most. There was one spot where I had just gone up and then down "Mt. Baldy" and I was hurting and thinking to myself how hard it was and that I cold never do it in a race. Within seconds of thinking that, I got a text from Dan asking how I was. I told him I was hurting. To which he responded, "keep working hard, it will be worth it." Then "You've freaking got this ;)" which of course couldn't help but make me smile.
Sunday is my normal rest day, which I spent chasing Jonny around at church. I don't really know how Sunday can legitimately be considered a "day of rest". Sunday night brought the Survivor finale, which was bittersweet, because it means Survivor (my only guilty pleasure is now over) but I was pleased with the outcome. And yes, I still secretly want to be on Survivor even though I have yet to ever get it together enough to apply. Would you watch if I was on?
My only option to run on Monday was early and when my alarm went off, I told it no and went back to sleep. So I took an unofficial rest day yesterday too. Which brings us to today. Again, not wanting to run early, we skipped out on play group and I loaded up Leona and Jonny for a much needed tranquil run along the river. Even though I only had 7 on the schedule, all the conditions were perfect (Leona was calm, Jonny was sleeping, the weather was awesome) so we turned it into 10.