Thursday, May 27, 2010

Three Things Thursday ...

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the last day of preschool. And since my children attend a co-op, I am required to work in the classroom a few days a month. Today is one of those days. And tomorrow starts Summer vacation. Which makes it official. Bye-bye, eight hours of freedom. I'll see you in September. Now onto Three Things Thursday ...

1. Dizzle and Doodle have dance class on Wednesday nights. Yesterday, they received their costumes for the recital. And I'm just going to say it. They are BEYOND cute. Here's Dizzle dancing/posing in it (imagine it without the black tights and leotard underneath)...

When I saw it, I really was impressed. Dance costumes have come a long way in the 23 years since I danced in my first recital. (Dizzle and I are about the same age in these pictures.)

Seriously. What was my dance studio thinking? Was our recital circus-themed?

2. Speaking of dance class, I am fortunate enough to not have to stay for the class. So, I take advantage of this hour and squeeze in a run with Dilly in the stroller. But apparently, someone forgot to send me the memo that I shouldn't wear all black to run in because it was going to be 84 degrees at 5:30 last night. It was CRAZY hot. I was drenched. A total mess ...

3. In other news on the running front, I am racing a 5K this weekend. It will be my first non-virtual 5K in 53 weeks. I ran this course last May and set my current PR at the distance (25:19). I'm hoping to crush that. I've run over a minute faster in virtual races and in workouts, but I want a sub-25 on my permanent record.

35 comments:

Michelle said...

Adorable pictures! The dance costumes have come a long way - that is super cute! I remember a gold outfit from my days that was just hideous. Good luck with the race.

Jen said...

Cute pictures... my son graduates this afternoon fro preschool. I really hope I can train him to ride his bike without training wheels or this will be a lack luster running summer break!

I know you can run your 5k fast... you go girl!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Your DD's costume is cute, yours not so much....LOL I can't wait to see DD's for this year, I was not a fan of the choices last year. Good luck on the 5K!

Carly said...

Good luck at the 5K!! You're going to do awesome!

Katie said...

What kind of stroller do you use when running with one child? I am looking to purchase one.
Thanks!

Jessica said...

Good luck on the 5K! I will be thinking of you!!!!

Erica said...

seriously TMB parallel lives! Last night at dance we also got recital costumes! Beyond cute! today our last day of pre-school and good luck at your 5k this weekend you will rock it!

Running Diva Mom said...

Good luck in your 5K! You are going to do awesome and set a great PR for yourself.

I also ran with my little one will his sister was in dance class this year. It was a great way for me to multi-task and get "free" babysitting/entertainment for the older one while I fit in my miles. I love how that works itself out.

Have a great weekend!

Colleen said...

It was smokin hot here yesterday too - I had to run on the treadmill to escape the heat - yuck! Good luck on your 5K goals, I have every confidence that you'll accomplish them :)

Marlene said...

Good luck with the 5K. Sub-25, here you come!

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great race!!! I think you looked adorable when you were a little dancer :)

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Angie Bishop said...

Cute photos! You are going to crush that 5k lady!!!

Katye said...

omgsh. you are dizzle are twins. and you don't even know some of the costumes I had to wear. And I wasn't 5. More like 17. The royal blue velour halter jump suit thing was a personal fave.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aww makes me laugh to look back at dance or softball team uniforms!

good luck this weekend!!

Ashley said...

You kids are so cute! Good Luck in yout 5K and getting that PR!

Nicole Joy said...

How cute are you in your costume!

Megan said...

Good luck on your race. I'm sure you'll rock it.

Katie A. said...

You were adorable! And so is Dizzle!!!
I went to a co-op preschool when I was little - I have very fond memories of being there, and the days that my mom came. Just know you're girls will, too! Nice job mom!
Good luck on your 5K, I'm doing a 10K, I HATE 10K's - I wish I was running the 5 with you!

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

Aw...those pictures are so cute! You and your daughter look so much a like in those 2 pics!

Yeah..I actually don't even own a black running top b/c it would just be too HOT!

Good luck in your 5k! You CAN do it! Can't wait to hear about your sub-25 PR! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Sweet photos. What costume is adorable!

I can't believe you wore black. Ugh! It was crazy hot at 6 p.m.

You ARE going to crush 25. I hope it's an early morning run to beat the heat and remember don't wear black!

Kim said...

So cute!!!

Croughwell said...

Good luck with your 5k!

Shannon said...

So cute! Both your daughter and you!

I love how you fit in runs while the kids are at activities. Way to multi-task! My baby isn't due until October, but the BOB went on sale and I snatched it up. I am so excited! I am tempted to put a teddy bear inside it just so I can go out and play with it!

Robyn said...

Wow they do make recital costumes cute these days. Good luck with the 5k, it'll probably feel like a sprint to you!

MCM Mama said...

That picture of you is hilarious (and adorable at the same time)!

Good luck in the 5K this weekend. I'm sure you'll rock it.

misszippy said...

Hilarious outfit you were wearing there! I think I can beat you, though, w/ my skating costume from an ice show circa about 1980 (yeah, you probably weren't even around yet!)

the dawn said...

Yay 5k! Good luck with the PR. And I love that you're rocking the sweaty-bands. I just got my first one and I might be addicted...

Trish said...

Ahhh... I miss preschool! We're saying goodbye to 4th, 6th and
10th grades :(

Good luck on that PR! I'm sure you'll nail it!!

runningwithsass.com said...

when I was 5 we did hansel and gretel for our recital and we were the gingerbread...think brown velvet and satin. eeww!
good luck in the race!
here at 5:30 its about 93 out, it sucks!

ajh said...

Your kids are so cute! Good luck crushing that 5K time!

Meg said...

Have fun on your run, I know you'll PR!!

Lindsay said...

Way cute pictures! Have a great run :)

Steel Springs said...

I love the dance pictures!

Good luck with the 5k! You're going to get an amazing "permanent record" PR.

OrangeBlossom said...

Your kids are so cute!

Burn rubber this weekend! Have you thought of posting a training schedule and cross training workouts for newbies like me. I just want to get under 10 min/mile.

You rock!