HI!!!! Okay, sorry for the excitement but I missed everyone. I knew I was going to be busy all last week so I scheduled posts to go up and then…they didn’t. I still don’t know what happened. So I have to catch you up on some things.
There has been a LOT of reading. Nothing you want to hear about (unless you get your rocks off learning about revolutionary literature in the 1790s…doubt it) so we’re moving on. There has definitely been running:
Especially enjoying the heck out of running on these beautiful sunny days.
And food…obviously. I just discovered the wonder that is the salads from Cafe Rio and I’ve eaten there three times this week. They should sponsor me, apparently black beans are my fuel of choice because I’ve been feeling great on my runs all week.
Good ol’ Virginia beer.
You just need to reward yourself with a beer now and again. Or far too many times this week…but it’s just so right on a gorgeous night.
And we have our niece and nephew in town and my super talented 11 year old niece drew a picture of me:
Ignore the date, she meant 4 but wrote 3.
I love it. She pretty much nailed the lips I think 🙂 Love the braid too, my hair is in a side braid like 85% of the time. I’m just amazed in general because my drawings stopped advancing in technique when I was about 5 and she’s all super skilled.
We have them in town for the whole week so we’ll be doing a bunch with the kids all week. Last night we had all 13 of us for dinner for the first time in about 5 years. If you’re wondering the 13: Joe’s parents, Joe&I, his sister&brother-in-law, his brother&sister-in-law, our 5 nieces and nephews. It’s crazy to go from not seeing anyone at all while we were so far away for a couple years to back with EVERYONE.
Can’t wait to catch up on what all of you have been up to!
Do you have any nieces/nephews? How many and how old are they? I have 5: 2 nieces ages 11 and 5, 3 nephews ages 10, 8, and 8.
What was your best run last week? I went for an easy 6 that felt AMAZING in the sunshine, light and easy, only to find out I was running 20 sec/mi faster than my usual easy pace with no additional effort. It was one of those magical days where everything came together for no good reason.