Monday, October 20, 2014

Race Report

These 2 were the stars of the day!  Ruling the kids run and loving the Olympic Stadium atmosphere!!!  This was P's first race, and she loved it.  
Note to Nike Running people...sometimes when I want to look girly but fast for race day I shop in the tennis section instead of the running section.  Loving this Sharipova tennis dress...I wish there were similar options for runners, with running details included (pockets, etc.).  

I was hoping (really hoping) for a PR in the half.  That didn't happen.  Not even close.  But the run was good and fun and parts of it were kinda fast.  
Finish line treats...
Who wants fruit when you can have poffertjes??
Outside the stadium.  Done!

P and I both wanted post race photos with our medals...she also has on wrist guards...from her skateboarding session.  Love that girl.  
If I wasn't going to PR, I said I'd at least like to be top 100 (women) so that my results would post on the first page of results.  I made that goal.  Barely.  I came in #100, phew.

I'm trying hard not to be mental about the fact (is it a fact??) that I may have peaked at this distance 2 years ago.  Tempted to blame yesterday's wind, because that is easier to accept than my mature age.  It was windy...but not sure wind can be blamed for a 5 minute time wasn't that windy.  OK, enough running obsessing.  For now.  Thanks for listening.

I am now going to look for a green shirt...surely there are still a few around town for the crazy people like me...the race organizers thought of everything!

PS - I just signed up for my next race.  A 10k.  Surely I haven't peaked at that distance...right?  We will see.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Family Birthdays!

If this is what 84 looks like, sign me UP!  Happy Birthday Annie!

Sweet sister Michele - HBD to you too!  Your birthday...but we were the ones getting gifts (from you). We love our new books and we love you!

It's Game Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Baby Love

Our Amsterdam family got 6lbs bigger 2 weeks ago when my friend LL had her third child.  

Baby Jett came a few weeks ahead of schedule, which meant his baby shower date did not shift, we gladly made room for one (teeny tiny sweet) party crasher.  

The party theme was "Made in Holland".  HB and I hosted, and as you can see we really commited to the theme.  

Welcome to the world sweet Jett!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Funny Confession #304

My new kicks, a gift from my man, are ridiculous in the best way.

Wearing them makes me feel like my feet are smiling with a fresh application of lip-plumping lipstick on.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


First I was in the USA.  Then (after a quick high five as I returned to Amsterdam and he left Amsterdam) he was in the USA.  Nearly 2 weeks passed.  But today, my man came back and we all feel whole again!

So fab to have him HOME!  The kids were at school when he he and I biked in the rain to the most fab brunch spot in the city, Bakers and Roasters.  

As for his trip to the USA,  which I am assured included some work, it looks like he had a blast.  Bikes, buddies, brothers, big sis, father, god-father, birthday celebrations, new babies...the lake.  My man loves Tahoe and Tahoe loves him.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

6 Months

It is hard to believe that we lost KK six months ago.  I still pick up my phone to send her a text or  scroll through facebook hoping for one of her clever musings.  I see her in so many ways in this world, and I always will, for that I am grateful.  In the past week alone I have encountered the following things that I want to discuss with her:

UVM 15 year reunion.

Jay and Bey shut down the Louvre for a private viewing of Mona.  God we love them.

The Veep visits PDX and stops for ice cream.  She would be all over this story and this photo - the massive cone, the aviators inside...its too good.  

Kate Spade and Gap Kids -KK would have been first in line to gear up her beautiful new niece

I also finally started watching Gossip Girl - 7 years later - which she always told me I'd like.  She was so right.  

This coming weekend, I will really be thinking of her.  She was supposed to be the bride at a lovely wedding reception in Seattle.  Damn it KK, I miss you.

Pink Cycles

Today's run had wet, grey skies...but cheerful pink bikes seemed to be parked all over town.

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