Well, let’s start with 2 photos from the pumpkin patch last week.
I did have some other photos, but I’m just not that great of a photographer! 🙂 It was a fun time nonetheless.
Let’s recap this morning so far. I got in 3.5APs and I’m hoping for a walk this afternoon since it’ll be around 70 degrees! I’m going to take it while I can. This morning C was having ‘issues’ again. That child is very close to losing trick or treating privileges. Again, this phase of her life MUST END SOON!
Here’s how this week is looking so far….
- Volunteer at L’s school
- Pick up sale items at Pierce’s
- Get tablecloth for L’s birthday party
- Count box tops
- Help L decorate dipped pretzels to take to school for bday
- Zumba! 2 times this week!
- L’s birthday on Wednesday
- Pick up last minute things for L’s party
- L’s birthday PARTY on Friday
- No school Thursday & Friday
I’m sure there are things I’m missing, but that’s the main points of my to-do list for the week.
The marathon was wonderful. I left the house at 6am to head to the Dells to get there in plenty of time. I hate driving in the dark and it was rainy and a bit foggy too! Well, wouldn’t you know it my greatest fear came true! I hit a MONSTER BUCK with my van! Surprisingly I was fairly calm through the whole ordeal and only realized my hands were shaking when I phoned DH to tell him what happened. He obliterated my passenger side front lights and made a few minor dents. DH will take it in for an estimate today which I’m sure will be thousands of dollars. Thank goodness our deductible is only $500.
I got to the Sports Center to and picked up my t-shirt and directions to my water station. The instructions were very lacking as to what I was actually going to be doing, but we did have a veteran at our station who knew exactly what to do. We prepped hundreds of cups of water and gatorade and waited for the race to begin. It started at 8am and we were at 1.5 miles from the start, so around 10 after or so the first runners were making their way to us. It was a mad rush of people asking for water and gatorade and they were super polite saying thank you and thanks for volunteering to help out! By 8:40 or so everyone had made it past us, including several walkers. So we refilled our station and waited until about 9:30 or so before the first 1/2 marathoner was making his way back to the finish line. The return trip was a lot less chaotic and we got to chat up the runners a bit more. Again, they were super nice and thanked us for helping out. One lady even stopped running to pull out her camera to take our picture! LOL
I didn’t see anyone pass out or anything, but one girl was on the verge of tears as she passed by. I can’t imagine running over 26 miles and I have a feeling she was questioning it herself! LOL I did see a few men with bloody nipples and I felt awful for them. Other than that most people looked pretty good and were asking for beer or vodka by the end of the race! 🙂
The people I worked with were really great too and they made the time fly by. We talked running, races, children, families, vacations, etc. It was a nice day even though it was drizzling most of the time. Finally I got to leave and I realized as I drove home that was the first time I sat down since 7am and it was 2pm! When I got home and stepped out of the van I was feeling pain in my legs from standing so long.
It was a great experience and I’d even like to try my legs out on a half marathon next year. I’m going to keep that in the back of my mind! 🙂