Off to the races

I’m on a roll this week, let me tell you. To summarize:

  • I let my daughter go off to school with her pants on backwards the other day (unbeknown to her) because I noticed it as we walked out the door that morning and turning around would have cost us another 10 minutes as she removed coat, backpack, shoes, etc. to change. Mom of the year.
  • I addressed all our holiday cards the other night but didn’t stuff them. Happened to notice the next day that Mr. Zippy had taken them off the counter, meaning he was planning to mail them. Empty. (I did get ahold of him before this happened).
  • I ordered a dress from Title9, which arrived on Thursday. Took it out of the package and realized I have a skirt in the exact same pattern. I clearly like to shake things up in my wardrobe.

But it’s all good. This weekend I get to run two races. Note I am running them, not racing them. That’s what happens when you’re old, tired and two weeks removed from a marathon–no motivation to race.

Awesome premium as always from this race

Saturday is one of my all-time favorite races, the Celtic Solstice 5-Miler in Baltimore. I think I am maybe on year eight or nine of this one? It’s low-key, festive, and fun and my friends and I have a tradition of doing it with some extra miles and then heading off to brunch. This year I am even more excited because the girls from Capitol Area Running are coming up. You are probably familiar with Cheryl from Dash’s Bites and Katie of Run This Amazing Day, among others. They are coming and we are meeting! Can’t wait–these ladies seem to be the D.C. equivalent of my running crew and I’ve always wanted to meet them.

Sunday is the four-mile Rudolph Relay in our local state park. I’ll be teaming up with my daughter (with her pants on correctly) and my son and his friend will be a team. We did this one last year and had a blast. My daughter and I got out for a little night-time “training” the other night, headlamp and all, which she loved.

Running in the dark with my favorite training partner

Pretty sure these two races will redeem my otherwise flaky week, don’t you think?

What’s on tap in your world for the weekend? 


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  1. says

    Awwww, have a wonderful race and your little training buddy is adorable. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve had my mom-fail moments lately too. This morning I put her in the bad horrible no good winter coat with the zipper that never works right. Of course as she’s getting on the bus, we notice the zipper is jammed and have no time to fuss with it :( I told her to tell her teacher to help. *sigh* This is what happens when you try to be “too frugal” instead of getting a new coat that works better. Have a great running weekend!
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  2. says

    What a week! It all happens at once, doesn’t it? I would do the same thing with my daughter. We are always just barely leaving the house in time, she is a dawdler if I ever met one.
    Enjoy the fun runs! I have a 13ish run tomorrow, teach spin, and have a holiday party with friends.

  3. says

    Ha- I love that you knew about your daughter’s pants and didn’t say anything for the sake of time. Sounds like something I’d do!
    Your weekend sounds like loads of fun- a great way to wrap up the racing year in a fun fashion!
    I have food and Christmas on the go this weekend- a birthday brunch with girlfriends, my husband’s work Christmas party, and his extended family’s holiday celebration. Hopefully I’ll get some good calorie-burning workouts in there, too!
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  4. says

    We have our Christmas part this weekend so naturally I’m wasting time on the computer. :-)
    I love that your kids will race with you. Mine do a little but they don’t seem to convinced it’s worth getting up for. Someday they get the bug….I hope.
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  5. says

    ha! The same thing almost happened to me with our holiday cards. I like to address all the envelopes first – don’t know why – and my husband thought that they were good and ready to go. I’ve sent my son to school with his shirt on backwards before. At least you noticed. I didn’t even notice until he came home and said his teacher fixed him. Oops.

    Have FUN this weekend on your runs. They sounds great, especially being able to run with your daughter. We’ve got swim class, a birthday party and grocery shopping. Good times over here :-)
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