It may be cliché, but man the weekends just fly by. It seems like the weekends that involve long runs tend to go by even quicker than normal. I guess it’s because so much time gets wrapped up in being on the treadmill running, especially when the weekend involves 20 miles on Saturday and 7 on Sunday.
My kids had a half day on Friday which was awesome because it gave me so much more time to see them this weekend, especially when it’s tied to them having a Monday off like they did yesterday.
After we picked them up from school, we ran some errands and ended up at Wal-Mart to get some things to redo one of the rooms in our house. Right now we have our medals on display in our living room, but it’s becoming overcrowded and not looking so nice and we’ve totally run out of room.
So we’re in the process of redoing my office to have one wall dedicated to all the medals and some of our race bibs in a nicer and more organized display. We picked up a couple of six foot long curtain rods to hang the medals on as it makes for a simple and inexpensive display.
While we were shopping, I made the mistake of taking a turn down the electronics aisle and before I knew it I heard my wife squeak in excitement as she saw the Inside Out characters for Disney Infinity. My oldest son was quick to point out that we didn’t have the new Infinity 3.0 needed for those characters, and then was even quicker to say, “But I’ll take care of that” as he picked up the starter set and dropped it in our cart. It was followed quickly by the Inside Out characters.
Normally, we’re not the type to just buy something like that on a whim. I had actually planned on getting that for my son for his birthday, but I also knew it was a great way to spend some time together as a family doing something that everyone could enjoy. So why not?
It was a lot of fun watching the kids as the kids took turns trying out the new worlds, from Star Wars to Inside Out and mixing in all the different characters that they have. My youngest got the biggest kick out of making Mater drive off a cliff and it made for a really great rainy afternoon.
Saturday was our usual busy morning with my wife and oldest off to CCD while I took my daughter to dance. Then it was time for 20 miles on the treadmill which surprisingly went much easier than I anticipated.
I was able to catch up on a lot of shows that I was behind on since I have no time during the week and it made the time fly by. It was a good last long run before the Cape Cod Marathon and has me feeling a bit more confident about this race.