September 7, 2010

Labor Day Happenings

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  I thought I'd share a little of what went on around here in pictures! :)

The Run:

What do Vibrams +













3.1 miles in 25:44 = ???


A very happy runner! :)

I registered for the Naked Foot 5k for next weekend (Yay!), so I decided to get in a short run in my Vibrams.  I felt great during the run!  Around the 2.5M mark I started to feel it in my calves, but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle. This was my longest run to date in my Vibrams and I was able to run at a nice pace.  Hopefully I'll be able to hang with all the other barefoot runners at the race! :)


The Work:





Gotta love painting!  If any of you are thinking about painting a wall in your house any version of red, I urge you to think very strongly about whether or not you may change it in the future.  Why you ask?  Because it took 3 COATS of some kind of primer paint to get that one wall ready along with 2 COATS of the actual wall color paint.  My arms are killing me!



Oh, and if you're wondering why I'm wearing a bandana over my head, it's because I think it's cute.  Actually, it's because I don't want my hair to look like  this when I'm done painting:

The Race:
My husband decided to do a 10M race on Monday called The Park to Park 10 Miler.  The course winds through and around 4 major parks in Denver and it is just an awesome, beautiful course.  I ran it the previous years, but he has taken more of an interest in running lately (yay!) so I encouraged him to do the race.
We got up at 6, drove to the race venue, dropped him off, then the boys and I headed to breakfast.  We went to a place called Snooze, and they have the most delicious and strange pancake choices.  My boys of course got the chocolate chip pancakes (not so strange), but I got the Machu Picchu pancakes.  They are made with quinoa, cornmeal, sunflower seeds, blueberries, and then drizzled with agave nectar!  Can I just say YUM, YUM, YUM!
After breakfast we headed to Wash Park to wait for my husband to finish.  He estimated that it would take him about 1 1/2 hrs. to do the race.  We found a place to hang out along the course and my boys cheered on the other runners while ringing their cowbells!  They loved it!  Finally, I saw my husband coming!  He was looking awesome and I was so excited to see him running strong!  Usually he's the one cheering me on, so it was great to be on the other side of things! :)  He swung by our spot, gave the boys high fives, then  headed to the finish line!
I am so proud of him!  10 miles is the furthest he's ever run and he did awesome!  Woohoo! :)

Plus, look at the cool Lulemon bag he got.  I love all of the sayings on it!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  :)

32 comments:

Tricia said...

great run!

almostveganblog.com said...

I've heard and read about Snooze! It's on my list to visit next time I'm in Denver!

Congrats on your fast 5k time, and congrats to your husband on his longest run to date!

By the way, I used my CSN credit :D I got a yogurt maker! Hopefully it'll be arriving sometime this week!

Amber Shea

Megan said...

Is that a fast 5k time for you? If so, do you think it was because of the Vibrams? I'm so curious about those things!

misszippy said...

So cool that you are making progress w/ the vibrams and that you're doing that race! And congrats to your hubs!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Congrats on the great 5k time! And Congrats to your husband on 10 miles!

Good luck on your barefoot race!

Emz said...

OMGosh. I love it.
I love all of it!!

YAY for the hubs!!

LOVE the bag. AND I NEED
the
Machu Picchu pancakes!!!

Teamarcia said...

I've never seen that color combo in Vibrams before--glad you are liking them!
That pancake looks delish!
Congrats to the hubster!

P said...

Yay that the Vibrams are working out for you, that's a terrific 5K time! And congrats to your hubby!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Interesting looking VFF! Everyone says it takes awhile to get used to them, especially in the calves and shins -- is this your experience as well?

track coach and adorable wife said...

Yay for your hubby! Tell him way to go!

teacherwoman said...

When I bought my house, the master bedroom was bloody red. ALL WALLS. I bought two colors - a gray and silver polish - that both had primer in it. I only needed 2 coats to cover it. I was so happy!

Kirk (GottaTri) said...

I've been putting off my painting project. It can't wait much longer. The VFF's look cool. I hope the wildfires aren't affecting your neck of the woods.

Sara said...

I painted our bathroom red it is a small bathroom and it tood a coat of the red primer and probably close to three coats of the red just to get to all blend so I can't even imagen painting over it.

That is an awesome 5k I wish I could do that in regular shoes!

Caratunk Girl said...

WOW! Great 5k pace!! Those shoes are awesome. Good luck at the race!

Julie said...

Man missed those bags...how cute is that!? I'm glad to hear that your husband enjoyed the race as much as we did!

Oh and way to late on the red walls here..2 in the living room...I think I'll just leave them!

You know I drove by Snooze both Saturday and Monday and both days there were people lined up all over outside to eat, after seeing that pancake I see why! That looks fantastic....I think maybe it should be your next Humpastry day recipe? :)

Sherri said...

Painting? I have a ton of that, that needs to be done!
Awesome 5k time!

Lindsey said...

I love your vibrams - I want to hear more about them!

Congrats on your run, and congrats to your husband on his 10 miler!!!

Zaneta said...

YAY for your husband!! I love your vibrams!! I kinda want to get a pair... I think they shall remain on my wishlist for now though...

Alisa said...

I definitely want to hear more about the Vibrams. I am considering getting some for my husband for Xmas maybe. Looks like they are working well for you.

While you are much speedier than I am, it would be awesome to do a race together sometime! Maybe you could pace me to a new PR. I need one =).

Way to go hubby of Aimee!

Painting...I love painting.

PS Those pancakes sound amazing! I LOVE quinoa.

Cynthia O'H said...

Nice job on the run. I continue to be amazed by barefoot and Vibram runners.

I have been painting too. Halfway through my son's bedroom, I panicked because I didn't have anything on my head and worried that I'd go to work looking like Marg Simpson (blue hair). Fortunately, it's still brown.

Foges said...

i have been to snooze, it's delicious! i got pineapple upside down pancakes

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Those Machu Pichu pancakes sound amazing! I love to paint, once I'm actually doing it.

abbi said...

That looks like a wonderful weekend! Those pancakes look delicious!

Christi said...

Congrats to the hubby! I have gotten my hubby to run with me but I don't think I will ever get him to run 10 miles!

ShutUpandRun said...

I heard that was a great race. I want to try that Snooze place now.

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on your 5K!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I want to try those shoes, but I am an over pronator, I am afraid of hurting myself.

Tell your hubby I said congrats

Jill Costantino said...

Congrats to your husband - woohoo, way to motivate him. I know someone who is learning how to run barefoot - funny I didn't think it would be that hard, but apparently it's VERY different. Kick some butt in your 5km!

mostlyfitmom said...

Have that Lululemon bag. Still trying to figure out what they mean by "fresh water." As opposed to salt water, or what? LOL

DRog said...

3 Primer coats! ugh

I think using both hammer gel and gu gel are okay? I was told not to use Gu if using the hammer pills or caps like Endurolytes or the other distance / endurance caps they have.

-D

Wish it were Sunday... said...

There's a snooze up near my house. I'm gonna check it out! Great job bro-in-law, very impressive!!! Ready for Phx 01/11??? Woo Hoo!

Barbie said...

Congrats on your awesome time wearing your Vibrams. And a congrats to hubby on his 10miler. He looks as fresh as a daisy.