The 11 year old and I woke up bright and early this morning and headed down to Eastern University for the Girls on the Run 5K. This is our second one - it's the same event that we did in the spring.
We had quite a few repeat girls from our spring season, and a lot of new girls. It's been a fun season - I really enjoy coaching and getting to know the girls. It's fun to walk the halls at school and respond to calls of, "Hey Coach T!" It's made the school programs and other school events just that much more fun.
(We're missing at least five girls in this photo)
It was a little chilly waiting for the event to start, but perfect for running. I didn't time myself this time - and I know my time was down. I didn't stretch nearly enough and was feeling it. I also didn't get enough sleep the night before, having got caught up in a diy project at midnight. I'll share that tomorrow.
After our 5K, we were herded inside for afterhaps. We chose to stand in the balloon line. We got there just in time. Let me tell you - if you ever want to make a kid cry, just hold this sign. We were the bad news bearers. Big time. I felt like I was stealing candy from two year olds.
But hey, my kid got a cookie monster balloon hat, so neener neener.
We then skipped to the loo and headed home for lunch.
After lunch, and after I showered, we headed out to the Cider Mill with our houseguests to meet up with Uncle George and the girls. There were three vehicles in the parking lot. Ours, Georges, and somebody elses.
*Mmmmmmmmmm* Those doughnuts were yummy!
Did I mention we have houseguests? They've (my folks-in-laws) been in town for almost two weeks - they stayed at our house last night.
I love fall.
Victoria and her papa.
And don't 'poor Brian' on this one. He ASKED me to take this photo.
After the Cider Mill, we headed back to our place. We used a gift card we'd gotten last week and ordered up dinner from Tomato Bros. If you were ever wondering - the pan that says it feeds 10-12 people, it means it feeds them all twice.
Note that I took these last two shots from my hiding spot in the corner.
We wrapped up the night with a bunch of Finns laughing at good Finn humor on youtube.
I'll sleep good tonight.