Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day to you all! And a special Happy Birthday to my sis, Angela!

Saturday morning, I completed race #2 with the kids. It was another 5K. As you might recall, my last race, I placed 96 out of 100. Well, this time, I am happy to report that I placed 2090th out of 2200! That increased my percentage by 1%! I'm on the move!!!!

I do have to give myself special kudos for this race. The last mile or so has a hill that goes straight down and then straight up, then has an incline up for the remainder of the race. Going downhill was great but uphill pushing 65lbs of children just about did me in. Jack, of course, was screaming that he wanted me to "let go!!!!!!!!" of the stroller so he and Eva could just roll down the "rollercoaster" as he called it. Yeah, like THAT'S going to happen!

In the end, I sure could have used that "road rising up to meet me" and "the wind always at my back". Where were those Irish proverbs when I needed them!?!

After the race, we let the kids out of the stroller and danced to the band while the kids ate the free apples and bananas they offered. Above is The Nubbin double-fisting her apples.

At 11a, it was time for the Annual St. Patrick's Day parade! That was the first time we had ever been and were really looking forward to taking the kids. I got over the fact that the "Hooters Girls" started the parade (actually, it was a good lesson for me to give to Eva on how NOT to dress) but an hour into it, all the 22 year olds started drinking way too much so it was time to get the children home. They had enough beads, anyway.

A very Happy Lucky Day to you!


CHER said...

Hey! Watch what ya say about those Hooters Girls! SOME of us do actually have a bit of class! Glad you guys had fun! Happy St. Patty's Day to ya!

Goodnight, Mom said...

Yes, Cher. There are SO many of you "classy" ex-Hooters gals out there! :) You have convinced me. I take it back! :)

Laura said...

Well if your family isn't the "bounce back" clan then I don't know who is....I am proud to know you. (kinda sorta know you in that odd- blog world thing.)

Whirling Dervish said...

FANTASTIC news about Eva! I am so, so happy to hear one of my newest blogging pals, I've been pulling for you and your whole family.

Also, your 5k is giving me inspiration. I started running in Decemember, am up to 2 miles (max)- but normally I was doing a mile every other day. Now I'm on strike. Someone suggested trying fora 5k- which seems like such a stretch, but you are an inspiration. Maybe I will!


January said...

Road races are a special kind of torture. More power to you!

Seriously, congrats on doing so well. And Eva looks fantastic.

Hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!

chikku said...

the baby is really sweet and adorable...

chikku :)