Sky’s First Field Trip!!!

I missed my usual Thankful Thursday post yesterday because I was enjoying Sky’s first field trip with her, and the morning of fun meant we had all the not fun stuff to do (grocery shopping etc) the rest of the day.  It was none stop all day long I tell ya!

There are a ton of things I’m thankful for, but fore now I’m the most thankful that I get to see my Dad in a little over a week, and we are going to get this girl back to running!!!!  My hip always feels so much batter after he works on it!

Enough about that and onto field trip fun!  Each kid was required to have an adult transport them and attend with them, and I’m so glad we were included because I had a blast.  A bunch of 3 year old’s running around a pumpkin patch/farm is just really too much cuteness to handle!

A big Thank You to the school and Schilter Family Farm for making sure we had a great time!

Sky was initially pretty upset she was not going to her classroom…she was not feeling the pumpkin patch at all! 

I was amazed they all stood there for as long as they did…I mean it took a while for every parent to get the picture they wanted!

 Finally found the right one!  It took her a long time. 

 I really think we may end up with a cow living in our yard.

 I am not even kidding she examined every pumpkin you see in the pic and discarded every single one.  She was getting frustrated, and kept saying “it’s just not right”.  Girl knows what she wants!
 Ask her what her favorite part was and she will tell you it’s the tractor…she loved it!
Hay maze.  Blurry pic…it was dark!

We had so much fun, and so many things make so much more sense now.  I got to see first hand some of the songs and tricks used to keep the kiddos on track and now some of Sky’s phrases and habits totally click.  It was so much fun and I’m thankful I got to be part of it!  
Now it’s on to the weekend!  Sky has a sleep over tonight which means Mark and I get to go out, like adults!  
I’m so excited!  
Have a great weekend!

Weekend Fun and Hip Work

It seems like my Dad’s visits always happen at just the right time for my hip/knee/foot/back issues to be worked on!  This runner always seems to have something that needs attention.   

This time around it was my TFL.  A little hint for you runners out there…everyone thinks it’s the IT Band that is the source of all the issues…the TFL is where it’s at!!!  It always hurts a bit, ok a lot, when he works on me, but this time around was the first time I had to fight vomiting on the massage table.  He hit the TFL in my right leg and it fired everything up from hip to foot, and my knee felt like it was going to jump out of my leg and run out the door.  I almost asked him to get me a bucket because I was going to be sick. 

That feeling only lasts for a little bit though.  Once the bad stuff releases then it starts feeling magically good, like I can run as far and as fast I want forever.  I’m happy to report that today I’m 100% pain free!!!  Good thing too because my car won’t start, so I’ll be running Sky to the park in the jogger.

Thankfully the rest of the weekend was nothing but fun times.  Sky loves all the rough and tumble play with Grandpa.  She really loved visiting Lattin’s Country Cider Mill, feeding the animals, eating apple cider doughnuts, riding the horses, running through the pumpkin patch, and riding in the wheelbarrow.  If you live in the Olympia area and haven’t been, you should go!

Apparently the weekend wore her out because it’s 8:00 a.m. and Sky is still asleep…unheard of!!!  But, I love the quiet time to drink coffee, blog, get ready for our run etc.

Just a nice easy, purposely slower paced run, to ease the hip/TFL back into it today.  I have a fast group run in store tomorrow, so no need to run too fast today especially while pushing Sky.  She is getting heavier and heavier! 

Tell me something cool you did this weekend?  Any running or racing success to share? 

Don’t forget about the RunVember challenge…who’s joining me?