The Weekends!

My life has been become all about the weekends.  Where the kids are.  Whether I’m working a race expo or not.  Whether I’m running a race.  This past weekend was one of the rare weekends that I had my kids and had no race…  but the plan was to head to Austin to celebrate my Aunt Lillie’s 60th Birthday.

Of course I can’t go to Austin without stopping in to hang with two of my favorite people, Tricia and Steph.  As it turns out Steph’s kids are the exact same age as my older two, and Tricia’s kiddo is the same age as my youngest.  It works out nicely!

Tricia even made me some lemon cookies (yes, they were vegan, and no I honestly could NOT tell the difference).  Not only did she make cookies, she bought sandwiches with MEAT.  The things that woman does to convince us #TeamSteak people to come over and hang out.  😉  Love these ladies!

The family celebration was a blast as well!  I know… “extended family” and “I had a blast” are not typically expressed in the same thought, but my family is hilarious.  Don’t get me wrong, we have our, uh, “faults”… but we have learned to laugh at them.  We’re fun.  Also, my love of sugar… yeah, it comes from my dad’s side of the family.  There’s no question.  We had no problem pounding down a huge spread of sugar cookies and cake pops.

Do you think the genes in my family run strong?  This is my Aunt Lisa and me.  

It was a quick but fun weekend.  And this next weekend will be another travelling weekend.  This time sans kids.  Remember when I did this… you know when I actually ran 50 miles a year ago at Rocky Raccoon.  Well, it’s that time again, and I’m heading back.  I’ve had a few obstacles and my training is off and not nearly as dialed in as last year, but I’m going anyhow.  I plan to take it easy, enjoy the course, and hopefully spend a lot of time with one of my favorite peeps, Libby, exploring the Huntsville State Park.  I can’t wait!  Praying for NO MUD this year.  Please please no mud!!!

Me and Libby at Woodstock 50 (I was pacing the last 17 miles of Libby’s first 50)


  1. Johann | January 30, 2013 at 7:28 am

    We often live from weekend to weekend as well…with some serious training in between.:) My kids are always suspicious when I say there is no race or training run somewhere away from home. But I must say a full busy life is great and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

  2. stephrunson | January 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Yay! You blogged again. I live my life weekend to weekend, even though I swear I’m going to stop doing it. But all the fun happens on the weekends, that’s for sure. Sounds like you had a great time with Steph and Tricia, I am so jealous. 🙂

    Hope you have a great time next weekend at RR!

  3. The Unlikely Runner | January 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Good luck at Rocky Raccoon!

  4. Becka | January 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Good luck this weekend! A bit bummed I am not going to be there, but on the other hand, not trained for it so likely would have been miserable anyway. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    (And yes, you and your Aunt look a LOT alike)

  5. Suz and Allan | January 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Good luck with Rocky Raccoon! Have fun!

    You and your Aunt Lisa could be sisters!

  6. That Pink Girl | January 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Good luck at Rocky – don’t let the gators getcha!!!

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