Last weekend was Hubby's shot at a big run, and this week he had another one. Silver Dollar City (I'm sure everyone has heard of it) hosts a charity 5k each year called Run to the Lights. It's held after the park closes and they serve hot chocolate & cookies after the race. Millions of Christmas lights have already been hung around the park and it's absolutely beautiful. Hubby & I both signed up for the run if for no reason other than the extra tickets we received with our entry fee. It's seriously too good of a deal to pass up!
|All lined up & ready to go...there was a ridiculous crowd of people!|
We left Elyse at home with my parents, met up with some new & old friends for dinner & then headed down to Branson. I honestly hadn't even decided if I was going to run, thinking I might opt for sitting around the finish line drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies while I waited for the group to finish. However, Hubby promised he would run with me and would even walk with me if I needed to. So...I decided to run, walk, jog, whatever, the 3.1 winding, hilly miles around the SDC park.
|Myself & the Dana's all ready for the run!|
We started off slow and Hubby kept asking if I needed to walk, but I honestly felt pretty good and just kept on going. I ended up running a little over 1.5 miles before I walked...but only .1 mile before running again. By the end of the race I had only walked .2 of the entire 3.1 miles and Hubby & I finished in 36:27!
|Hubby & I before the race|
While we were having fun with friends, Elyse was spending the evening with Papa & Gigi at her first Missouri State Bears game of the season. We honestly didn't know how she would do, but she ended up having a great time with all sorts of things to look at & people to watch! And of course Papa had to buy her a toy to play with!
|As Gigi said...Go Bears or Eat Bears?!?!|
Saturday morning Hubby & I slept in as best we could & then Hubby headed off to work. I took advantage of the morning at home by myself & didn't even get out of bed before 10. Hubby picked up Elyse & we headed to Springfield to have lunch and run some errands. Mainly, Hubby had to stop by the an optometrist's office (who happens to also be one of our good friends who ran with us the night before). See...just as we were getting ready to cross the finish line, Hubby tried to wipe some sweat out of his left eye and out came his contact. Yeah, our race just got quite a bit more expensive.
After an afternoon nap for Elyse, we went for a family walk in the almost 70 degree weather...who would have thought in the middle of November?
|Loving the fresh air!|
|Hubby & our furry son!|
|Oh how I love walks!|
Sunday was a rainy, cold, cloudy day...we headed to church & then came home to spend the rest of the day hanging around the house. We all took naps & then Hubby headed off to a meeting at church while Elyse & I spent some quality time playing. We ended up canceling small group to give everyone a week off so I fixed a yummy potato soup recipe from Pinterest for dinner. We finished off the weekend with a movie...perfection!
It's another busy week...I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week!