Thursday, June 10, 2010

Three/Actually Five Things Thursday

1. On Saturday I am in my first race for June, a 10K about an hour away! Should be fun. I have never done this race before.



2. We have fresh strawberries!  Yum.  I have had them on cereal several times. I made my husband strawberry shortcake but I am indifferent to SS. I  love them on cereal best!

3.  Today at school in the continuation of winding down the year we took a field trip to a golf course.  The kids have been golfing in P.E.  Rain theatened and many classes cancelled trips but we grow them tough in third grade and went. The weather gods smiled upon us and the weather was great but began down pouring soon after we arrived back at school!  The kids learned about making holes (putting in the cups) on the putting greens, got to learn how the mower works and see it work, they all practiced putting and were amazed at how hard it was.  One of the favorite things was driving the balls at the driving range. They even talked me into trying it and I think I made several of them feel good by how bad I was!  The other favorite was - no surprise - the ride in a golf cart!  We then ate lunch outside before touring some of the athletic facilites of the college we were at. Many of the kids go home thinking, "Yeah, college might be okay!"  Some of the behavior was less than what you usually see on a golf course.  That is discouraging when kids just don't appreciate the opportunities you are providing. But most of the kids were great and loved it.

4. Since I knew the weather was going to be lousy and I had a meeting after school I got up at 5 a.m. and ran. I love it when I do this which is very rare! But I just have such a hard time getting up that early!

5.  Last but not least in less than a week I will be in DC with my daughter!! We will run, race, eat, and catch up on all the things going on in each others lives.  I miss seeing her on a regular basis.  Yes, I saw her at Boston but that naturally was all about the marathon. And she was home for VCM but much of her time was connecting with friends. This visit - it's all about Emily and me!!!!

Last visit to DC in the fall

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Good luck on Saturday!

Her Name is Rio said...

Have a great race this weekend and have fun!

Steel Springs said...

Good luck in the race this weekend! Mmm...strawberries. The trip to the golf course seems like a great field trip!

Char said...

I had no idea that you and Emily were related. I've been following her blog too and never put two and two together. I'm a little slow aren't I?!

Anne said...

I love strawberries...we also had some last weekend...mmmmmm
Have a great time this weekend...how perfect to be able to spend this time with your daughter...and to race together too!!

Michelle said...

Have a great time this weekend and with your daughter!

Yay for strawberries - it is amazing how tasty they are fresh.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Good luck with the 10K!

LookingUpAgain said...

Best wishes with your 10K tomorrow!

Marlene said...

YUM, strawberries!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

A field trip to a golf course sounds really fun! And the way you feel about time with your daughter is exactly how I feel about time with my mom - not as often as we would like but great being together!

Julie said...

Good luck with your 10K this weekend! I have this weekend off...next weekend is Grandmas:)

Enjoy your time with Emily....I love mother daughter time! Woo hoo, it is Friday:) Enjoy your weekend!

Katie A. said...

First off, love the new pic at the top!
I'm a golfer and would have LOVED a tour like that :) And I think it is sooo sweet how both you and Emily are so wicked excited about your weekend together! Very sweet!
Good luck in the 10K - you are a brave woman :)

Monica said...

The most important thing to say is congrats on finishing another school year! Taking students on a field trip at the end of the year can be a bit scary!

Good luck on your upcoming 10! I know you'll rock it!

Darlene said...

Good luck on your 10k. I have tried golf since I have friends who play. I am lousy at it.

Johann said...

Good luck with the 10k! Those strawberries look lovely! Enjoy the mother/daughter run and the time together.

Molly said...

have fun with your daughter! Those berries look killer.

christa0329 said...

I love strawberries, cereal and nonfat greek yogurt.

lindsay said...

good luck in the 10k tomorrow!

i love running in the early morning. it is soo hard to actually get out of bed but i know that when i do and get the run over with i am in such a better mood for the rest of the day!

Fran said...

Good luck today!

That will be a fun trip with your daughter next week.

These days you can buy strawberries all year around but they are the best in Summer!

LMC said...

I love strawberries. I have them for lunch frequently with canteloupe and blueberries. Fresh ones are the best! Hope you had a good race today!

Christina said...

I hope your race went well and I'm glad you'll get to visit your daughter and do the "rave run" in DC. I am in DC in July and will need to figure out a way to get in the run too.

It was probably me who first told you about the podcast what the runner saw. She had 2 or 3 episodes out at that time. I really like the podcast.

Alicia said...

Have fun visiting your daughter. We'll be in DC in July and I can't wait! Good luck at your race!!