Today was long run day for me. Right now it’s just easier to get my long run in when the boys are in school. I have a feeling it’s going to get harder in the near future, so I am really appreciating the time now.

12 miles

This is my longest run since “recovering” from a stress fracture. :-) I thought about going 13 for the half, but I know that if I re-injured my leg I would really regret it. I was also making sure along the way that I wasn’t pushing too hard. It is really hard for me not to push to run faster. The truth is that I really should not try to PR in my upcoming races and that is going to be torture. I just have to remember how much better it is to be running instead of sidelined with an injury.

Elephant cake

After my run Jeannette fed me my favorites – crumb cake and a zinger (yes, the juice cancels out the cake ;-)). Look at this adorable elephant she made for a baby shower cake. Jeannette makes the best cakes – ask anyone. I’ll post a picture of the completed cake soon.

Seeing eye dog

We had seeing eye dogs visit at Cub Scouts tonight. The kids actually sat still for 20 minutes, which is a record at Scouts. They loved seeing what the dogs could do. Maybe we should teach Fezzy to answer the phone and put the boys stuff away. He could be really helpful around here.

Fezziwig on a pillow

Then the kids made fake snow and other science related projects. Fake snow is pretty cool (haha). It’s lasts forever, smells really good (especially if you use mint conditioner) and doesn’t make a mess. You should try it.

fake snow recipe

And who doesn’t like to finish the night with a chocolate fountain?


Spring weather is really messing with our soccer schedule lately. Cross your fingers that we at least get our scrimmage in tomorrow.