Kind of busy weekend...On Friday, my son Owen's school held a fundraiser BBQ and campout to raise money for an elementary school in our district whose playground was burned down by
They had a BBQ with hamburgers/hotdogs, a "dance party" in the gym, a night hike around the school grounds, some cartoons in the gym and then it was time for bed - camping out in the field by the school. All in all it was a good time - Owen had a blast and I'm glad we went.
Saturday we just did stuff around the house all day. Sunday I loaded the kids up and headed out to my parent's house in Aurora to run. Brian was golfing, so they watched the kids for me while I ran. I just love running out by their house. Country roads, little traffic and pretty views - can't beat it!
I was running 9 miles and I didn't want to carry water with me, so I ran a few out and backs in each direction so I could pass their driveway a few times and get some water along the way.
|My mom didn't have any water bottles, so a mason jar did the trick.|
The scenery is gorgeous - farms, trees, nurseries and a winery...
and a few friends to say hi to along the way...
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My mom came out and snapped a few pics of me as I ran by their house:
It was a great run although at one point it got really windy and I thought a storm might be coming in. It did start raining right at the end of the run, so I was happy to wrap it up.
I'm a little bummed because my foot was sore for the last three miles of the run and now it's VERY sore. I think I'm going to have to be much more vigilant taking care of it if I want to keep increasing my mileage. It's SO frustrating because everything else is feeling great. I might even have to switch out a few road runs out with....(sigh)...pool running. But, if it will get me where I need to be, I just have to do it.
Anyway, my sweet mom wouldn't let me leave without packing me up a bounty from the garden. Behold, the lovely veggies...
Hope you all had a good weekend!