I am so glad that the Christmas eating season is over!
It was a great time and I love being with family but the terrible eating was awful!
I signed up for the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon and starting my training tomorrow.
I’ve run quiet a bit over the last few days mainly because I run more when I am in St. Louis because I can go so many directions to vary up my scenery there and no so much in my Columbia neighborhood. There is a great long trail MKT but I have to drive there and hate wasting that time…all of 2 minutes each way! 🙂
Our Mardi Gras “Run for Your Beads” is Feb 7 and I’m sure it will be a cold one. That 5k is a run time, though.
I also signed up for the St. Patrick’s Day 5 Mile run in St. Louis on March 14, 2014.
That is also the date that Kevin and I have tickets at the Fabulous Fox to see the “Phantom of the Opera” for the umteenth time! I love it and I’m lucky that Kevin does too. There’s nothing more annoying than having a husband who hates that stuff….I was married to one before Kevin. I think I’ve seen it 5 or 6 times. The tickets are a bit pricey but the orchestra seats are the best. We will dress up, go to dinner and then the opera house. I get excited thinking about it.
Daniel came back to Columbia with us to spend a few days. His parents are coming to get him tomorrow night and driving back to St. Louis on New Year’s Eve because Allison has to work that night.
I was a bit disappointed because I really wanted him to stay the entire week. 😦 But I understand they do not want to be away from him on New Years Day.
We would have stayed in St. Louis but Kevin started back to work today and only gets off for New Year’s Day.
Daniel and I had a great day. After breakfast we made a 50 minute circuit workout and we did it together! Daniel even made his own circuit.
I burned about 525 calories, worked up a good sweat and enjoyed doing it with Daniel.
We went to the MKT trail later own and hiked and explored for over 2 hours. You learn so much from a kid when you get outdoors with them. I found out today that spies were all over and we were searching for clues to solve the mystery! 🙂
I also learned that he never gets sad except when he misses me and wishes he could live with me for a whole year….a little bribery can go far. 🙂
I learned that ninjas were in and behind the trees waiting to strike us. I also learned that he can put up a force field to protect us but only for 3 minutes at a time. We were in terrible danger during that hike.
I learned that one girl has a crush on him and he only wants to be friends with her. If she wants more than that…..he will have to not talk to her. He’s not ready to go out with a girl at the moment.
I also learned he is a great navigator when we got lost once and had to cross a creek to get back to our trail. He was loving it! I hated it because he was wearing the new shoes I bought him!
I will be sad when he leaves on Wednesday. I adore that little boy.
I am trying really hard to enjoy the present and not dwell on the future. But, that is very hard for me to do.
“When the samurai lets his guard down that’s when a ninja strikes” ~ Daniel said today (I’m sure he got it from somewhere but I loved it)