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!