Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ontario Mills 5k Race and a special visit from home

Thank you to everyone who left comments and who sent me emails about my Maggie.  I appreciate all of them.

The days are very hard.  I miss my dog, my house is too quiet and I just feel sad.  I know it will take time for this sadness to go away.

This weekend we had a lot of things planned and that was good for all of us.

Saturday I ran a 5k race with my sons.  This was a small local race very close to where I live.
They did awesome, much better than they did at the Turkey Trot.  They got a 4 min PR!  We followed a 2 min run / 1 min walk plan.  I am going with the time on my Garmin because there was no mat at the start only at the finish so the chrono was only accurate for the first people...first time I see this at a race.  It was ok because I did this one with the boys and not "for real".

Will the mini ambassador for NUUN!

I am really proud of them and of how well they did.
They were really happy to get a big medal!

We are already signed up for our 3rd one in March at Knotts Berry Farm!

So that was a good distraction for us but not as good as what came next.
One of my best and dearest friend from Quebec came for a surprise visit over the weekend!
That is crazy I know.
She has been there for me for every big moment in my life; she was my maid of honor, she came here when I had my kids.  We met on the first day of high school and we have been great friends for more than 30 years, we were even roomates in College.  Man I am old:). She called me last week asking if I was busy during the weekend.  She said she realized turning 45 was a big deal (she is 6 mos younger than me so her turn is coming!) and she wanted to come for the weekend!  She has 3 kids and she came with her youngest who is the same age as Jonathan ( they are just one month apart)
It was so great to see her and just have a fun time.  It was just what we all needed.  I am lucky to have great friends like her.

Pictures taken at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market.


Anonymous said...

what a nice surprise! i'm glad she was there for you when you needed her.

Black Knight said...

Very sorry for the beautiful Maggie. I know very well how we feel when we lose our pets, they become part of the family.
Yes, you needed the race with your sons and the visit to forget for short time the beloved dog.

Michael said...

That is so awesome!! How nice to get a surprise visit from a friend - especially right now. Congrats to the boys on their PRs and race! They are going to be super runners!

Gracie said...

What a sweet friend! Congratulations on the PR for the boys. I love that they run with you.

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