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4th of July Fun! And More…

July 7, 2015

Saturday: Today is the 4th of July. We had a great day! I started off with a 14.1 mile run in 1:46. Still feeling sluggish and trucking along. We then took the girls to the public pool (my sister-in-laws family rents the pool out every July 4th for a couple of hours). They loved the slide!  

 We then had many people over (about 50 + people showed throughout the night) for a BBQ (bring your own meat and a side to share), swimming, games, hanging out and of course for the firework show that Corom and his friends put on every year (more people came out for that).  

   We all had a great time! I feared more than once for a few of the guys doing the “firework show”, but there is nothing I can do about it. πŸ™‚ My oldest, I realized, had dreads forming in her hair. :/ The poor girl! My neighbors (after the firework show) helped me with the whole mayonnaise routine. She slept over night with the mayonnaise in her hair. I felt bad because having to sleep all night with that smell would make me gag!!!  

 As you can see, she wasn’t too happy about it. The girls fell asleep so fast and a couple of neighbor girls said they would stay to watch them while a few of us went out. So A little before midnight (well past my bedtime) me, Corom and 6 of his friends went to the SF river trail to do some long boarding (it’s a 5 mile trail one way). I have not done this in so long. I absolutely loved it!!! The trail was pitch black except for all of our headlamps so it was hard to see throughout the ride. There were a few falls and battle wounds but that’s to be expected. It really was so much fun! I told Corom, we are definitely doing this again… Soon! 

 After we finished the ride we went over to our friends house (Jeff) to surprise him with a little birthday firework (at 1:30 a.m.).  Oh the poor neighbors! It was so loud and went on for over 60 sec. We lit it and took off…  

 I went to bed so late! Church is going to be hard! πŸ™‚ 

Sunday: Yep I was tired today… All day. πŸ™‚ I did squeeze in a 45 minute nap after church but was still tired when I woke up. Church was good and the girls were really good in Sacrament meeting, which I was so grateful for. The girls did dress Corom up all pretty…  

 What a trooper! I went on RS visits for a little bit and then Later a couple of families had dessert with us. 

Monday: I went out for a 10 mile run. I felt better this morning… Still sluggish and achy but better! I was able to get 10.1 in 1:15. The girls had their first day of tennis camp this morning.  It’s a 2 week long camp. They have never played before so we will see if they like it. πŸ™‚ 

 Yep, they said it was fun. That’s good because it would have been a long 2 weeks if they didn’t! The girls played with friends today and then my friend watched the girls while I went to the doctors.  

am having my blood checked to see what I am lacking (if I’m lacking anything). I just don’t have any energy lately!   

I hate needles, so I was glad to get that over with. Now I will probably find out the results by the beginning of next week. For dinner and family night, we went over to a neighbor’s house for a bbq, fireworks and just hanging out.  


Tuesday: I met up with Amber for a 10.4 miler. We finished it in 1:19. But I went back to the achy legs and not feeling the best. My time is running short! I’m doing Chicago in October… I need to figure out what is wrong with me… Soon! πŸ™‚ The girls had tennis this morning…  

And then the rest of the day… cleaned! My kids do not know how to clean. A lot of it is my fault because I’m all about playing… I need to teach my kids better! So they could not do anything or play with any friends until everything was done. My mother in law did come to take my oldest out for her bday (it was 2 months ago) but she was gone a lot. She had fun! The girls finally finished their chores around 3 and had a few neighbors over. My oldest went to the library for the free art class. πŸ™‚ She loves it!!!  

 I put the girls to bed and then watched the Bachelorette with some of my girlfriends. πŸ™‚ Good times! 

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  1. What fun adventures! I love tennis but am absolutely terrible at it. I’m so awful that I nearly pee my pants laughing at where the ball goes. Thank goodness Rock is so patient (and a good athlete). I hope your tests come back with some helpful insight. I usually have to take multivitamins during marathon training because I get sooo tired and lethargic. I think we both also did protein shakes each day too and that helped. Nutrition is a tricky one to figure out.

    • Yeah I’m not the greatest at tennis either!!! Too much running! πŸ˜‰ yes… I’ve been loading up on the vitamins. I will find out tomorrow on what’s going on. Thanks.

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