Last night the we went to Cablea's to check out the fish and all the animals. Bonus, their winter coats were on sale. Luckily they had one in my size on a sale for a really great deal. I got this one:
And it was even cheaper in the store than it shows it being online! I'm super excited since my winter coat isn't very warm and the lining is ripping. Unfortunately Vaughn needs a new winter coat even more than I do, but there weren't any in his size. Lame. Since we're too cheap to buy one at full price, that means he has to wait until next time the winter coats go on sale, a year from now. Poor kid. ;)
I am totally proud of myself. Even though Terra is out of town at her sisters wedding, I did my long run this morning.
All 20 miles of it. Without a single person to run with the entire time. (I did run with a big training group, but no one was really going my pace and I was alone the whole time.)
Speaking of pace, my pace wasn't all that great. And I had to walk a few times in the last few miles because the course was HILLY! With all the uphills I only managed an 8:31. I wasn't able to make up time on the downhills today. Although I ran pain free (no knee, ankle or IT band pain!) I was really taking the cautious approach and didn't want to flair my pain up again on a downhill.
It wasn't a great run, but it was in no way a bad run. I'll be super glad when Terra is back to run with me though!
After I got home I loaded the kids up in the car and we headed to Tacoma where we met Mark and Stephanie at Point Defiance Park. Usually when we head up that way it's to go to the zoo, but today we ignored the zoo and did some of the other amazing things the park has to offer.
We did a short hike. I told Mark and Stephanie we needed to keep it short for the kids, but the kids were fine. It was my post long run legs that were struggling! We maybe hiked two miles and my legs were like jello!
Luckily all the entertainment we needed was nearby. Dirt, rocks, sticks, and water to throw them into. I sat on a piece of driftwood and watched the boys play. The would probably still be there if it was up to them!
I didn't get pictures of it, but we also went to the Old Nisqually Fort, only to find it was already closed because we took too long at the beach, but we will have to go back for sure because it looked awesome!
And we saw a giant tree that was estimated to have sprouted in 1564 (the same year Shakespeare was born). Three adults and two kids with their arms completely stretched out didn't even come close to making it all the way around the trunk of the giant tree.
We had such a great time! If you live in the area and haven't actually spent time in the park you should check it out! It was so fantastic.