The girls had Easter egg hunts at school yesterday, which of course they both loved. We have several plans for Saturday but nothing planned for Easter itself — I suspect we’ll just have several egg hunts in the backyard on Sunday!
Also, I need to get Charlotte an Easter basket. Yesterday she had to use a plastic bag. Mom of the year over here, y’all.
Back when I ran multiple races per year, I diligently wrote up race reports after each one. But I don’t run as many events anymore and it didn’t even occur to me until last night that I should mention that I did a race last weekend! I did the Yuri’s Night 10K last Saturday. For (very) long-time readers, you may remember that this is the race I created, although it’s been in the very capable hands of other organizers for almost a decade now. I’ve run it many times since handing over the reins, and in my incredibly biased opinion, it is still my favorite local race. And thus, here is my race report:
I signed up a while ago, and chose the 10K over the 5K because why not? I’ve been running 5-6 miles every couple weeks so I knew the distance wouldn’t be a problem. I had no plans for speed and just figured I’d have fun…and when I showed up and ran into my friends Debbie and Jason, things worked out even better than expected. Debbie and I did the whole race together with my phone set to 4 minute run/1.5 minute walk intervals. We kept the running at a conversational pace and the time flew by even though it took almost an hour and a half to cross the finish line. We were basically the last people to finish — I think there were only 2 others behind us — and I don’t even care. I haven’t seen Debbie much in the last several years and it was awesome to hang out with her.
Last week Jose and I went to Opening Day with the Astros and had a great time! It was my birthday present, so we splurged on some pretty good seats on the 3rd base side of the lower level. Long-time readers may also remember that I used to follow baseball pretty closely and even had partial season tickets for the Astros for several years in the mid-2000s. I haven’t followed the sport or even the team much in recent years — I could only identify 2 Astros players by name — but going to the game had us both feeling motivated to be better fans this year. (And maybe get new t-shirts, since the team has gone back to the orange/blue color scheme and our jerseys are dated…or can we just call them “retro?”) Jose has turned on the game each night since and left it on in the background while we putter around and I love it!