We have snow!!!  It’s only a very slight dusting, just enough to say it snowed, and bust out the champagne!  I love our champagne tradition every time it snows.  Last night I opted for a hot buttered rum though.  I really just wanted something nice and hot so I could warm up from the inside out.  

I guess a morning run with Sky, as in no stroller…Sky picks the trails and we pick up leaves/spin/skip/hop kind of run, is out.  She does not have a snow suite and is finally healthy, so don’t want to get her out in the wet and cold just yet. Plus, I’m running with the group tonight and don’t really want to start and end the day on a cold note.  

Speaking of being cold the heating system was broke at the gym last night.  Talk about a brisk soccer practice!  Since Mark was there to help keep Sky on track I was able to take some pictures.  In the nick of time too since it was the last class!   
You would think soccer would be perfect for her with all the running…except for she uses her hands instead of her feet.  So maybe playing goalie is in her future?  All three of us saw huge improvement from the first class to the last though.  She hardly used her hands at all last night, and she was very focused on the goal drills!        

 She looks so determined in this picture!  

Our happy little soccer player! 

I’m actually going to miss the class.  Since it’s a “parent and me” class I ran all the drills with her, and it ended up being a good 30 minute leg workout.  Lot’s of stopping and starting, and sprinting to chase Sky or an errant ball across the gym.  My legs got a bit of a different workout than they are used to.  Plus, Sky had just gotten used to coach Bret and would actually let him do drills with her instead of me.  That’s probably the most important achievement of the whole class! 
What sports did you play growing up?  
Anyone still participate in sports (other than running) as an adult?   

Thankful Thursday

P.S. (sometimes the p.s. has to come first) Thoughts go out to my friend, her sister, and the family as they grieve the loss of their grandma.  You know who you are, I’m thinking of you and am so very sorry for your loss. 

This post may qualify as Excited Thursday more than Thankful Thursday.

Big news in Sky’s world!!! 

She will be running her very first race Thanksgiving Day!  She is officially registered for the Turkey Trot 1K!  My only concern…a 1K isn’t long enough for her!

She will also be participating in her very first soccer class starting in Nov!  Wow…she is so grown up all of a sudden!  Mommy/Daddy and me soccer for 2 to 3 year olds.  It focusses more on working/playing with others and listening to someone other than mom or dad, but I’m sure there will be some form of soccer in there as well.

A few things I am thankful for today:

-I got to start my day with a run/walk with Elya and our two running buddies.  Can I just say Elya is truly impressive.  She is very, very pregnant and still run/walking!   

From there Sky and I hit Trader Joes and Starbucks on our way to her hair cut with Eleanor.
-That Eleanor is such a professional and knows how do deal with a 2 year old!  Sky let’s her spray and comb her hair with zero fuss.  You should hear the shenanigans that go on when I’m trying to comb her hair in the mornings!  On top of that she knows how to cut hair on a moving target!   
-Mark was unexpectedly working from home so I got to grocery shop and run errands Sky free during nap time.  I love her to death, but it’s so nice to grocery shop alone.  Almost like a date with myself!  (yeah I know that sounds funny…get your minds out of the gutter!)  🙂   

-To be home, in my pj’s, watching a few shows I have been waiting all week for, with a glass of wine!  I earned it today!

-Lastly I’m very thankful that Mark works as hard as he does.  He keeps food on our table and allows us to do fun things like registering Sky for a race and soccer class!   

Tell me…what are you thankful for today?  Small or large, what made you smile and feel thankful?