I have decided to run this Saturday, Run for Your Mum, which is for another nonprofit agency in this area. It is a fundraiser as well as a run, but I have such a hard time asking for money. I'm thinking of sending Damian around and asking him to do it for me. =) He's very, very good at it. He got people to buy a lot of cookie dough this fall for his school. Luckily I don't have to raise money to run in the race, I can just run. =)
My weekend was a blur of activity. We drove to Spokane on Saturday morning. The biggest problem with that drive is that it is the same drive to go to our parents' house, but longer. To get to my parent's house you drive for 3 hours and then turn off the main freeway onto a two-way highway and continue for another hour. Well, going to Spokane, you stay on the freeway for another 3 hours until you get there. Passing the highway we normally turn off on, and having to continue driving for so long was really, really hard. The extra 3 hours after that turn off felt like forever.
I met with some old high school classmates of mine at the race expo. They are twin brothers and one of them was running the race. I had contacted him through Facebook awhile ago to let him know I would be in town and we made plans to meet up. It was really nice to catch up with them, I always liked them in high school (had the BIGGEST crush on one of them). I wished I could have spent more time hanging out, but I was expected for dinner at my aunt's house where we were staying for the weekend.
We did Bloomsday on Sunday, which I wrote about yesterday so I won't go into any more detail. =) Afterwards we just hung out at my aunt's house. My parents came into town to watch us walk, and my other sister with her kids were there. It was nice to visit with my family. I don't see my aunt very much and she has another aunt staying with her, so we saw both of them and just visited.
Some extra pictures from Bloomsday. =)
|This was accidental but we liked it so much we kept it. =)|
|The guys sign says "Running is better Sitting Down" and the|
girls sign says "It's not too late to fake an injury."
|My dad cheering us on as we walked by.|
We came home on Monday and thankfully the drive wasn't as bad as going over there.