Last month, in early October, one of my dear friends got married at the Guy Harvey Outpost Islander Resort in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys. You’ve seen Jess in several of my running posts and if you’ve been reading for a while, you may have even heard us chatting with the Another Mother Runner ladies on their podcast last year. Jess was friends with my husband in college and she’s one of the many wonderful people that came into my life when we got together.
We’re going to play another game of catch up. I get so behind on these posts but my OCD tendencies won’t let me skip them, and I really want to write a recap of the race I did earlier this month, so today we’re playing catch up. Lots of pictures of what we did in September and October and maybe, hopefully, I won’t get behind again. I wouldn’t hold your breath though 😉
Braden, being the sweet boy that he is, made his birthday party planning incredibly easy on me this year. He loved his Pokemon party last year so much, that he wanted to do the same thing over again. I eventually convinced him to at least pick a different theme, so he decided on Skylanders. He wanted everything else exactly the same though. Easy peasy!
Let’s rewind a bit.. more than a bit.. back to Memorial Day weekend. We spent Saturday at the Splash Park in our neighborhood with some friends. They came over early in the afternoon and we relaxed for a bit at the house, then walked over to the Splash Park.
It’s been a little over two weeks since my last post about what we’re up to, so I figured we’re due!
Unlike the race itself, my recap of the Wine & Chocolate 5K is going to be a quickie! Mostly because it was like a month ago and I don’t really remember many details, but also because I have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it in and the back log of posts I have to write is starting to make me anxious.
So full disclosure, I’m a little scared to write this post. Actually a lot scared. I kind of feel like I have no business writing it, even though I know that’s not exactly true. I’m pretty candid about my running.. or lack of it, in recent months. I know I made a lot of mistakes, some of which led to my injury. I know I made some stupid decisions while I was hurt and that lead to a frustrated, slow (for me) runner who was on the verge of serious burn out.
Hello, hello! I didn’t fall off the face of the planet, I promise! Things at work picked up and then totally fell apart so I haven’t been on the computer much at all. For those of you who don’t know, I am a Software Engineer. The company I work for primarily does work for the Department of Defense, so it’s all contract work. We had some issues that I don’t really understand with our contract, so we all had to take a few days off until it was worked out. At first, I was kind of annoyed, I hated burning through my vacation days when I didn’t really have anything to do. It all worked out though, I got a few days to relax and decompress.. and step away from the computer!
Because we didn’t have enough crammed into the already busy Easter weekend, Adam and I decided to do the Run Rabbit Run 5K with some of our friends. I heard so many good things about the race last year, so I was eager to sign up. The course starts at the entrance to Queens Harbor Yacht & Country Club and you run along the neighborhood streets. It wasn’t at all congested and the scenery is gorgeous (especially if you’re like me and love looking at big, beautiful houses!).
Borland-Groover’s March To Get Screened 5K raises funds for research and education for Colon Cancer, the second leading cancer death. Every dollar raised by participants goes to the BGC Foundation and further education, research, prevention and a cure for Colon Cancer.