I haven’t blogged for a few months now (not sure why) and I apologize to my faithful readers reader (that’s you, Mom!) for the hiatus. But I’ll try to pick up the pace! Here is the past few months in a nutshell:
Starting with the most recent 4th of July events. Here is Marley and I heading off to a little 4th of July celebration.
Roo and I
And Caroline joined us
Lovely party favors
Roo made a funny!
Now, backing it up to where I left off….
I finished the Boston Marathon in 4:22 at a pace of exactly 10 minutes. My pace was 10:00.00 and my goal was to have it under 10 minutes. So, it couldn’t have been 9:59.59?? Really Boston Marathon clocktimer people?
But overall, it was an incredible experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The weather was perfect, the crowds were amazing and I got to see my friends and family along the route! But enough of the emotional stuff, here are the pictures!
Starting with a shot of Sarah, Kristie, Johnice and I waiting in Athlete’s Village: I miss my early Saturday morning runs with these girls!
Then I saw my family and friends at the start of the Newton Hills. As you can tell, I’m not excited at all.
And then I got back to my house and got flowers from my mom! (please ignore the hair. That’s what 26.2 miles will do to it)
And then I even made the school newspaper. The news must have been slow that month.
And then I continued to run too much, bike too much and exercise too much. So I got two new trophies for running the marathon:
Nothing like a hip fracture at 29 years old. Didn’t you hear, 80 is the new 29. Or is it 29 is the..new…80….forget it.
But having crutches gives you perks, like taking the elevator at work, getting seated at a bar on a busy night or being given a wheelchair at Foxwoods. I should have splurged for the motorized scooter upgrade.
Speaking of Foxwoods, my friends and colleagues had a wonderful end-of-the-year trip to the ol’ casino. Still not sure where it is in Connecticut…..Forget the all-you-can-eat buffet, this placemat map of Connecticut is clearly way more intriguing for Annie and I.
But a good time was had by all
Speaking of good times, there have been a lot of good times with friends and family over the past few months. Like our all too frequent trips to the Local:
(Roo, Elle and I at the Local)
Da Fam plus Caroline at the Local
And then there are the times when we tried sitting on a Porche in the Local parking lot…all for a good laugh….yeah, don’t do that. Someone must stop our shenanigans.
Another fun time this spring was when we saw a tornado. No big deal.
We were just on a casual 8th grade fieldtrip when all of a sudden, we saw a tornado from our bus window. I was actually very concerned about that TJ Maxx. There are some good deals in there!
So, this summer will be spent in the garden, tending to something I like to call plants (some refer to them as weeds….bah).
And web designing! I will be posting about some new projects, but until then….
And that my friends, is a nutshell….or just a nut.