I’m still on cloud 9 from this morning’s workout. As I’ve mentioned (repeatedly) on here before, I’m aiming for a sub-42 10k in a few weeks in order to apply for the Saucony Hurricane Team. I woke up this morning with the desire to do a tempo run instead of my planned hill workout. I didn’t really have a set plan of pace or distance, but figured I’d shoot for 4 miles around a 7 min pace. I finished the 4 miles in 27:33 which comes out to about a 6:53 pace. Mile repeats are definitely paying off – I felt much stronger and in control than I did when I tried this about a month ago (ran 4 miles at a 7:05 pace). I needed this run to give me a boost after this weekend’s long run in the wind where I felt like I was barely moving.
My oldest son turned two yesterday. Where did the last TWO years go?? It seems cliche to say that time is moving too fast – but it is - and I feel like it’s multiplied when you have little ones. There’s so many huge milestones crammed into such a short amount of time for them.
His real birthday was yesterday but my husband had a business trip to MA, so we celebrated on Tuesday. We took him to FunStationUSA - a local indoor amusement park. We ALL had so much fun playing arcade games, going on some rides, and running around. It didn’t hurt that we were the ONLY people there. I guess 1pm on a mid-week school day is not the busy time for them!
My son apparently has a knack for arcade games. He won almost 200 tickets with one token while playing one where the coin had to land in a dumptruck. Check out his stack – and please don’t pay any attention to my nails – HA.
We were all excited to see what sort of prizes we could get with all of our tickets (we racked up 250). Guess what 250 tickets gets you these days? An eraser! To get anything even remotely nice, we needed tens of thousands (like 50-60,000) of tickets. Seriously? Does anyone actually win any of those prizes???
My son’s favorite game was driving the race car. Something about this picture makes me nervous – maybe it’s b/c he looks entirely too comfortable driving already? Or maybe that I know he’ll be driving before I know it?
My family came over later that night for dinner and cake. The cake was from Cold Stone Creamery – seriously one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten!! It was Devil’s Food Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (with oreo crumbles in the ice cream). My son and niece are best buddies – they do everything together, including blowing out birthday cakes!
We never let an opportunity go by without a family picture. I’m seriously outnumbered.
What is your favorite game/ride at an amusement park?
Have you ever had a cake from Cold Stone Creamery? What’s your favorite cake place?