This past weekend had all of the important “F”s of a fall weekend – family, food, fun, and FOOTBALL. And yes, it was a good weekend for football (at least in this house!).
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m in a training group for our local annual 10 Miler. We meet each Saturday morning around 7:15 to prep for the race which is held at the end of September. While hubby doesn’t always appreciate me having to get up early on the weekends, he supports my running 100% and encourages me to keep up the training. With only a couple more weeks to go until race day, we spent this Saturday running portions of the route. It’s not necessarily a fun route, but it is always nice to be getting the miles in on the actual race course.
After the morning’s training run, I came home to find a particularly crazy Bella who needed to get a few miles of her own in, so out I went again. I ended up getting 9 miles in over the two runs, and holy moly, it was hot out there by the time we were done. I really hope that #BabyD and #BabyD2 grow up just knowing that exercise is part of normal life, even if it just stroller rides for them for the first several years.
Saturday evening, we took my father and youngest brother out for dinner – no special occasion, just some spontaneous fun. #BabyD did well, but he did not care for the fire displays at the Hibachi restaurant, nor did he understand why the chef was throwing vegetables for everyone at the table to catch. All in all, though, he did very well and we do enjoy taking him out and about around town.
After dinner we came home to catch the Notre Dame v. Michigan game, and though it was a rough start for the Irish, they were able to finally pull it off! I am getting old, and we both fell asleep before we finished watching the end of the game, but that is why the DVR is so nice. 🙂
Sunday was another important football game – the Eagles v. Jacksonville. Again, a rough start – I mean, what is up with the turnovers, Foles??? – but the Eagles apparently got a kick in the pants during half time and came out to show us fans that there’s a chance this season. I must admit, it is nice to be on top of the NFC East, even if it is only the first week. Again, #BabyD did well, but the abrupt cheers of 10 adults can be very scary to an eight month old. At least he got some dog cuddles after the game…