Monday, May 10, 2010

running, gifts, rides and food ...

Those four words (running, gifts, rides and food) pretty much sum up my Mother's Day. But I think Dizzle hit the nail right on the head with her description of Mother's Day ...


According to my almost five year old, "Mother's Day is the day we HAVE to be nice to Mom."


Thanks Dizzle. Nice to hear that you don't try to be nice to me everyday. I love you too.


All joking aside, I did have a wonderful Mother's Day. And everyone was quite nice to me. The day started off early. I was hoping to get breakfast in bed, but my clan decided to sleep in and they missed me before I headed out for a run with G (and honestly I wasn't upset. Eating cereal in bed can be super messy).


Anyway, I met up with G at 7:15 for what was supposed to be a recovery 6 miles. We were shooting for a 10:44 pace. That didn't quite happen. Instead, we ran 6.22 miles at a 9:49 pace. Almost the same thing, right? When I got back I was greeted by four smiling faces and a bunch of gifts. Just take a look.


J got me a new watch from Soleus. You can check it out HERE. Dizzle picked me out a new purple Nalgene bottle (love those), Doodle got me a Reebok tank to match my aqua running skirt and Dilly picked out (with Daddy's help) hot pink and rainbow shoelaces. Obviously, they know what I like.


Once I opened everything, we all got ready for the day and headed to Busch Gardens (gotta love season passes). The weather was perfect. And thankfully, my girls had forgotten what a temper tantrum was. They were amazingly well behaved. Other than my sore quads, the day was ideal.


After six hours at the park, we headed to Carabba's for an early dinner. The girl's shared mozzarella sticks and pizza. J had a lasagna and chicken parmesan. And I indulged in lobster mac and cheese. BEST.MEAL.EVER. Seriously, if I didn't care about how incredibly horrible that meal was for me, I would eat it every day. I swear I housed the whole plate in less than four minutes. (But really, it's OK. Because I came home and powered through P90X Core Synergistics to make up for it).


It was an awesome day. Even if it's the only day of the year that the girls HAVE to be nice to me.

32 comments:

jacqueline said...

sounds like you had such an awesome day...so happy for you. have a great monday!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Glad you had a good one!

misszippy said...

Lobster mac and cheese! Sounds wonderful. Love that tank...they did a good job picking your gifts.

Barefoot AngieB said...

Nice day!!! Sounds like a blast :)
Your recovery runs are so fast hahaha!

Carly said...

Your kids are too funny.
We have Carrabba's up here too. Love that place!

Marlene said...

Glad you had a good Mother's Day! Nice score on the gifts.

Molly said...

sounds like an all around perfect Mother's Day! My hubs came through with a running theme gift too!

the dawn said...

So now, I'm hungry!

Love the mother's day gifts! You're family knows exactly who you are, it's fabulous.

Jen said...

Awesome... way to enjoy your day... on the only day they "HAVE" to be nice to you.

I got coupons from my 7 year old.... breakfast in bed... no fighting... it was great!

S Club Mama said...

You are just amazing! You ran and did P90X on Mother's Day! LOL I indulged and did nothing. :P Great gifts, too.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wow ! You had a GREAT Mother's Day. I am envious of your dinner. That is my fav place to eat.

Running and P90X on Mother's Day = the best gift ever!

Teamarcia said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Great loot and adorable pics!

Teamarcia said...

Oh and Thing 1 wore her training tag along tee at the race yesterday--thanks again! : )

Katie A. said...

That is an AWESOME DAY! Your title really summed it up!
But I have to say, I'm very impressed with you going home and doing the P90X after 6 hours at Bush Gardens and a belly full of lobster mac & cheese! That is hard core my friend, HARD CORE!
Happy Monday!!!

akjenniekt said...

It sounds like you had a great mothers day :)!

Megan said...

That sounds like my kind of mother's day event. I love amusement parks. You went 6hrs with out a temper tantrum? Good for you.

Everyone raves about lobster mac & cheese. But I always think it would give me a belly ache.

Julie said...

You had a great day! I really like the tank...maybe I could wear something like that if I could just get rid of a little chub-chub:) Great pictures!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Cute pics! Lobster Mac n Cheese? Wow! Sounds like the ultimate indulgence. Now if you only had a DQ blizzard to go along with that...

Jill said...

You got some great stuff, woohoo! I'm so glad you had a great Mother's Day. I LOVE those pictures, thanks!! :)

Shannon said...

What a fun day! Happy Mother's Day :) I'm glad your girls were so good to you!

Emz said...

What an excellent day. Awesome photos. YAY for Mom's!! YAY for you being such a rockin' one!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

what a great day filled with lots of love and great gifts tonia!

Lindsay said...

What a fun day!!! It sounded perfect to me :)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! Woohoo for presents! :)

Hannah said...

I'm so glad you had a great Mother's Day! Sore quads and all!

Like I said in my email, I love the pictures of you and Katye. You are both amazingly adorable! Love it!

ajh said...

Sounds like a great day. Those season passes sound awesome!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like an awesome day. Lobster mac and cheese? YUM!

Jill said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Love all the great gifts. Awesome run too.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Carrabba's provided my Mother's Day meal too! So yummy!!

Sounds like a perfect day =)

Trish said...

I've been thinking about a vaca to Busch Gardens. I think you sealed the deal with mention of lobster mac and cheese :) Yum!

Steel Springs said...

I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day! It sounds wonderful.

Cynthia O'H said...

Happy Mother's Day. I'm glad the family spoiled you - even if they had to.