Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Party, Wedding, Running

Birthday Party
I really appreciate the comments from yesterday's post. I know it was a long one, so thank you for sticking with it. And thank you for sharing your reasons for moving as well.

Thankfully, the rain moved out so both events we had to attend yesterday were rain-free. The first event of the day was my nephew's 5th birthday party. They had those bouncy things for the kids. The favorite was the bouncy slide though. I can't believe the air these kids were catching!
 

They were having so much fun that we had to take the gifts outside to the birthday boy to even get him sidetracked long enough to open them.

Bouncy contraptions also almost trump birthday cake and ice cream too! It took a lot of coercion to get everyone inside for the blowing out of candles. Of course, once they got their cake, they were happy campers.

It really turned out to be a great birthday part (hectic as hell as you can imagine). But all the kids seemed to be having a great time. Even my sis didn't seem terribly stressed out ;-)
Wedding
After the party, we had to hightail it back home to get ready for the next event, our friends' wedding. While it was mostly cloudy, this worked out for the best. It meant it wasn't sweltering out for the ceremony.

Gwynne looked absolutely gorgeous. It was a small, intimate affair of close friends and family. Perfect.Everyone was able to really mingle and chat. The bride and groom weren't trapped in long welcome lines. They were able to fully enjoy the reception as well.
 
 
 
 
Stormy Sunday
Today ended up being super stormy. I hadn't expected that at all. I was fully planning on a 6 mile run. But lightening and flooding rains were going to nix that little plan. I ended up taking my run to the gym. Oddly enough, it ended up being a pretty good 5-mile run.

I started with 2 miles, then 6 x 1:00 athletic intervals (run fast 1 min, jog 1 min). I decided I'd round out the run to 4 miles, but felt good so I pushed on to 5 total.

When I got home, I spent about 30 minutes stretching and rolling out on my TriggerPoint Therapy Kit. My IT band has been starting to ache lately. Makes me super nervous, so lots of extra stretching and rolling happening.

We ended up having a really late lunch. The sun finally came out, so we hung out on our patio just relaxing, chatting, and listening to music for a bit. It's been a super chill day over all. I did get some laundry done, but other than that...lazy....and totally ok with that.