Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Weekend In Review

Let me just say that the end of the day on Friday was the best! The training rotation finished and that meant that we actually get to spend more than 5 minutes with Kyle (well until the next rotation starts in 7 days). He was amazing and offered to cook dinner so I could just relax for a bit.

I will never say no to homemade orange chicken and fried brown rice!


Saturday he had to go into work for a few hours for some end of rotation meetings which was no big deal because he ended up picking up dinner from our favorite local burger place (Shout out to Fat Boy & Skinny's!!) and we settled in to watch The Hateful Eight after E went to bed. 

Sunday we were up bright and early to head off to Lake Charles for a 5k that afternoon. Hard to believe that this was our 70th race since we starting doing these back in 2013. It takes about an hour and a half to get there so we had an early lunch and did some shopping before changing and heading to packet pickup. This was a race that was being run prior to the kid's Mardi Gras Parade, we got to run on the actual parade route and it was already lined with thousands of people. It was awesome! We had to be bussed to the start line because of roads being blocked off.

We had the BEST time! We had our music blaring and kids were high fiving runners as we passed and E had a blast. She is so good in her stroller and just hangs out.





I was really proud of this race. I haven't been able to run consistently since injuring my back but Kyle motivated me and pushed me the whole time. I feel like I'm finally getting some of my speed back and ran this 5k in 30 minutes. It felt great!

Afterwards we grabbed our traditional Starbucks post race beverages and made the drive home.

We ended the night watching the Oscars, doing laundry, and playing with E. It was a great weekend!

Hope you all had a great one.

21 comments:

  1. That is so fantastic! I bet you felt great!

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    1. Thanks, Winter! I really did! :)

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  2. Congrats on your race!!! Sounds like a really fun one. Your chicken and rice looks delicious!

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  3. I love that yall race together!

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  4. The race looks like it was such great family fun! I love that you got to include E!!

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  5. It sounds like you had a great weekend with your family! I love that y'all did a Mardi Gras race and it looks like E really did have so much fun!

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  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend! And it just so happens that I am making orange chicken and rice for dinner today...yum!

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  7. I heard Steve Harvey passed out the envelopes at the Oscars

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  8. That actually sounds like a really great weekend. I can't believe you've ran 70 races! That's like, one every other week for 3 years. Yikes! You go girl!

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  9. 70!!!! Holy moly! What do you do with all of those race shirts? Ha!! So fun!

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  10. I'm glad the race went so well! How awesome.

    And your dinner looks amazing. I love fried rice.

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    1. Thanks! :) Me too, I could eat it every single day!

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  11. Hurrah for running that race! What a great weekend - glad Kyle is finally home for the time being!!

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  12. delicious looking food! Way to go on the race!

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  13. What a great race! I love that last picture of Kyle and E :)

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  14. That looks like a fun race! and that last picture of Kyle and E? SO CUTE!

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  15. I just turned to Andy and said "Fat Boy & Skinny's" and his face lit up and he goes "BEST BURGERS EVER!!!!" We wanted to eat there when we were at Fort Polk last year but they were closed!!!

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  16. I love that picture of you all crossing the finish line! So cool!

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