Friday, October 1, 2010

Coffee Talk~September Recap

Wow...I cannot believe it is October! How did that happen? That means another month of starting strong on Small Things and fizzling out as life got in the way. However, I can't really complain...'cause overall, September was a pretty good month!

We had homemade Poptarts, which by the way, I appreciated far more than my children!
I am not giving up though, we will be trying new flavors soon...I'll keep ya' posted on the response.

We had a great Cross Country season. F.B. runs with a local private school and they took first place in the championship last night. One of his best friends took the individual first place with a time last night for two miles of 12 min. 12 seconds...I was impressed.
F.B. had a great time, met lots of good friends and wants to keep running. He had his personal best time last night...not sure he cares, but I'm a proud momma. He also ran with me in last weekend's 5k.

We ran in the Bluebird Dash which raises money for Camp Bluebird. If you have been around here long, you have probably heard me mention it. It is a camp for adult cancer patients and Tigerfan serves as a counselor there twice a year and LOVES it! I was kidding with F.B before the race started and told him to get ready to go without stopping 'cause I wasn't gonna wait for him! Let me tell ya...he wasn't gonna be beat by his momma! He took off when that race started and never looked back. He came in at about 27 minutes which isn't bad for his first race! I came in about 3 minutes behind him at 30 minutes and some seconds (I forgot to actually look at the clock when I passed the finish line). My husband would like me to tell you that I came in first place in my division...brought home a trophy and everything! However, I feel compelled to confess that that is only because I was the only one running in my division. Tigerfan says I should keep that part a secret, but I just can't do it! We have no pictures of this illustrious event...Tigerfan forgot to take any, but I must admit that that is totally fine with me. I cannot really imagine a flattering picture of me as I try to lug this ole body of mine down that road. But I did it and I am proud of myself. This week, I am trying to figure out where to go from here. I still don't run because I like it is hard to motivate myself without a goal. However, as I was reading this weekend, I found an article saying that you really shouldn't sign up for a race until you have been running for at least 6 months....oops! Now I feel I should be just developing that strength and endurance but am having trouble really pushing myself, especially since it is COLD in the mornings now and I dread going out there. So how do you all motivate yourselves?

Okay, we have a busy weekend ahead. F.B. has a kick off bonfire tonight for the Student Leadership Association and we are sending B.B. off on a choir trip...but next week, NO apartment ministry, NO Cross Country, NO dance because of Fall Break. I am practically giddy with excitement over the prospect of being home and low stress. So, what about you? Any big plans for the weekend ahead? I look forward to visiting each one of you. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Diane said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations on accomplishing your goal! But I'm with you - hard to get motivated without having a specific goal, especially as the weather cools.

Claim that trophy, girl! And do so with double honor - no one else in your division was even willing to train to run! LOL - the one entry I ever did in the State Fair won first place, and for a long time I kept saying that it only did so because there were only three entries in the 'Christmas quilted" category, and mine was the most heavily longer, I just smile and say thank you!

Lea said...

I'm so impressed with your running in a 5K and actually finishing. I can't even imagine such. :o)

Oh, for you to have been with Lydia Cate and I would have been the "icing on the cake." We have got to work on that happening. You think you are busy with 4, try adding another two little ones to the mix. Just makes my head spin thinking about it. :o) But, she is a trooper and said the older two are a big help to her.

Glad you've got a somewhat slower pace ahead for you. May it be a refreshing week. Love you!

mholgate said...

Wow! You are amazing to run a 5K...that alone deserves a trophy!

Congrats to F.B. on a personal best time for Cross Country. My oldest three (9,8 &7) are running Cross Country for their school this year. Over 130 kids are participating at their school alone. I think it's great!

Good to be back to having coffee. I really missed it.

Have a great weekend!

Katharine said...

Three cheers for you! you are inspiring me to get up out of this computer chair and try something!
How nice that you and FB ran together!
Blessings on your day!

Jen said...

Being a runner, I could only DREAM of running 2 miles in just over 12 minutes! That is amazing. Congrats to you both!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Congrats to you, Star! Running in a 5k is a huge accomplishment and you did it!

Enjoy your week next week - I love the "no plans" weeks!

Alicia said...

Wow, you guys are awesome!!! I'm excited to start running again once I'm done with Jillian's 30 Day Shred.

Your poptarts look great, too.

I hope you have an awesome weekend. :D


Anonymous said...

You did it!!! Great time too. You put us all to shame. Okay, maybe just me. =p Enjoy your little break.

Cindy Swanson said...

Your 5K experience is fantastic--congrats! It sounds like you and your family are really keeping busy. Hope you can slow down now and enjoy your autumn!

Four Little Penguins said...

I'll tell you how I motivate myself! Oh, no, sorry, I forgot that I can't, because I don't.
I am impressed by you though! Good job!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that's just amazing! All of it: 5K, your son's time, YOUR time in the Bluebird, and the Pop Tarts!!

I have trouble motivating myself to bicycle -- unless conditions are perfect or I happen to really be in the mood. Sometimes it just seems like another chore I don't have time for. Having some sort of goal helps, though. I also enjoy my workout more if I accomplish some work first, THEN ride.

secondofwett said...

So happy for you that you got to complete the race!! This wknd our church is celebrating it's 25th we have lots going on at the wknd hubby and I are suppose to be in San Antonio whie everyone else is here having Thanksgiving Dinner! Maybe we can get Chik-fil-a! :0)

LydiaCate said...

Congrats on your successful run! WooHoo!! You go girl! If I were you I'd move the china out of the china cabinet and display that trophy! Awesome accomplishment!

Homemade pop tarts?? You are really making the rest of us look bad now. :) Those look great. Don't you hate when you work so hard on something like that and the kids don't seem to have the slightest interest. I would have eaten a handful of pop tarts with you. I bet they'd be great with coffee too!

I'm all for a meeting when this baby comes! I had such a great time meeting Lea. You girls are such a treasure to me!

Have a great week and enjoy the slower pace schedule!!