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Friday, November 09, 2012

Today is my oldest daughter's 17th birthday! Time flies when you're having fun! We're going to celebrate tonight with chinese food & cake! Oh boy, I'll just have to try hard not to over indulge!

The kids were out of school on Tuesday. DD#1 went to the mall with a friend and DD#2 wanted to play a little basketball (even though she had practice @ 6). She had a friend over, so DH, DD#2 & friend, DD#3 and dog and I went to the park when I got off work. We had about an hour, so DH, DD#3, dog and I went to the trail and DD#2 and friend stayed at the basketball courts (and to check out 2 guys that were running on the outdoor track by the courts - found this out later! No wonder she wanted to play basketball before practice!).

DH took off running which left me with DD#3 and dog. We ran a little bit, but she didn't want to run the whole time. She was having a good time with the dog and all the rabbits and squirrels that were running around the trail. I didn't want to leave her alone, so we stuck together. In all honesty, I probably ran about as much as I could! DH is still doing so good on his running - ran the entire 3 miles, I'm a little jealous.

Anyway, I ran again yesterday after work (by myself) and did a 5 min. run/5 min. walk. I got in about 35 mins. of running/walking. I felt good doing this and my running was better. I'm going to do this a couple more times and slowly increase the running. I also did the stretch routine that's at the park and it's a good 5-7 mins. of stretching that includes some upper body work. While I was finishing up my run, DD#2 called and said they got out of basketball early and I needed to pick her up, so I didn't get to do the stretch routine after the run/walk.

I'm a little disappointed with her basketball coach. I mentioned before that all 29 girls practice together. At the parents' meeting, he stressed how important practice is and mandatory. What he should have said is that applies to the varsity girls (and some JV) but not the Freshman! So far since last Tuesday, he's called off Freshman practice 3 times. They didn't practice last Saturday and didn't have practice this morning or tomorrow. DD#2 mentioned that she thinks part of it is because the Freshman coach couldn't make it. I know things come up and change, but I think this is sending a bad message to the girls. Plus, he posted the practice schedule a couple of weeks ago (again indicating Saturday practice is mandatory), so we didn't sign DD#2 up for a church retreat this weekend that's a lot of fun because we didn't want her to miss practice and now it's cancelled. Oh well, I just wanted to vent!

DD#2 is also disappointed (she loves basketball) and asked last night if we could go to the park to run and play Bball today after school. I think it's mainly to check out the boy again (he apparently runs every day getting ready for track!). We're not going to go tonight (DD#1 birthday), but I told her we would go tomorrow & Sunday. I guess she'll have to check out the running dude's schedule this weekend! Hey whatever it takes.

DD#1 wants to hang out at the mall tomorrow with new boyfriend & friends. Since it's her birthday weekend and she's been doing really well on her grades, we'll try to work something out to take her (she really needs to get that driver's license!). DD#3 has play practice tomorrow morning and then we've volunteered for Bingo Night for the Girl Scouts Saturday night.

So it will be another busy weekend, but I'm going to get in those runs. The Falcons play on Sunday @ 1:00, so I'll run with DD#2 before the game. DD#3 wants to go to 5:00 Mass so she can check out the alter servers (she volunteered to be an alter server and her first time is a week from Sunday).

I just need to get that eating in control and get rid of that Halloween candy. I keep forgetting to take it to the church and had a bunch last night again. I think all the chocolate is gone, so I won't be tempted. I really don't like any other kind of candy, just chocolate!

Have a good weekend and Go Falcons! emoticon
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