i'm a busy bee lately. lots to catch up on. here is what i have been up to. lots of running around. literally.
first my run with grace went well. i realized how difficult it is for a 10 year old to focus on one thing (running) for 30 minutes. i ran at her pace since i didn't want to intimidate her, because then she may never want to run with her aunt again. so i tried to make small talk, asked her how school was, and all her other activities. i realized how much of a busy bee she is. she's dancing in the joffrey ballet again this year (3rd year in a row), she also dances on wednesdays for her usual dance studio, and she obviously is now in xc. since our run was a week before halloween she was preoccupied by all the decorations. the great news is since our training run which was a little more than a week ago, her school placed high enough to make it into the championship race. super proud of her but i'd like to take some credit. i think she made it because of our training run together. i made her into a champ. the race was on saturday and she got 80th place and ran a 8:40 something pace. enjoy some picture action and maybe a video if i can get it to work.
we also went to cheer on my sister on her first half marathon. she ran the monster dash in chicago and did great. i don't have the details on her final time. but i was able to see her twice. enjoy the pictures since this was a costume run.
|marge from the simpsons|
|she was dressed up as a greek soccer player (original)|
|my little munchkin|
|from left to right- baby daddy with monkey alex then cow rosie (cousin) with sil kate|
|the entire group. alex is in the stroller next to another baby two months older than him dressed as a dog|
|baby alex and rosie with the devil|
|rosie and alex matching. he wasn't having it.|