October 14, 2010

Family fun and some yum!

So, I know I've been MIA for awhile and I missed a post for Humpastry Day, but I had a good reason!  My sister, her two boys (3 and 16mo.), and my mom are in town!  Yay!  We have been super busy catching up and trying to keep up with all four boys in the house!  It has been a little crazy, but they are all getting along really well and loving being together.

Yesterday was a free day at the Denver zoo, so we decided to bring the boys and battle the herds of people that take advantage of the free day.  It was crazy!  There were so many people there, but all of the boys had a lot of fun and loved seeing all of the animals.

Today, my sister and I went for a 5M run together.  I was supposed to do a tempo run, but I figured that since we're not really going to be able to run together on Sunday (she's doing the 1/2, I'm doing the full) that it would be nice to run with her today.  With the boys taken care of, we headed off for our run on the Highline Canal.  She is from AZ, so the altitude was definitely effecting her a little bit, but she did awesome!  It was nice to be able to spend some time with her and we ended up having a great run!
 My sister and me after our run :)

Guess what I found on my doorstep yesterday just in time for my marathon?  Woohoo!
Thank you Scott and Outside PR!  I haven't had the chance to use one on a run b/c I'm tapering, but I opened one and tasted it with my sister and mom.  I have to say that I really like the flavor!  It is super yummy!  We came to the conclusion that it is a mixture of peach and pineapple flavors, kind of like the taste of a pineapple lifesaver.  And, it has a dose of caffeine in it for that extra burst of power...ha ha!  I will definitely be using one of them during my marathon on Sunday! :)  

I hope you are all having a great week!  

23 comments:

Running and living said...

I got that gu, too! It tastes good, but has a bitter aftertaste like all Roctane except the Pineapple (I love that one). Good luck on Sunday!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm going to try Island Nectar Saturday on my long run, looking forward to it.

Charisa said...

Cool you run with your sister!

Kirk (MyBestTri) said...

Wow you can see the family resemblance. Good luck on your marathon this weekend!

misszippy said...

Great pics of you and your family. That sounds like a delicious flavor--hadn't heard of it before!

Jon said...

I love pineapple lifesavers! Haven't tried a Roctane yet. Still hooked on the chocolate!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Great pics! Sounds like you guys are having a blast!

Jill said...

Love the pictures, cute boys and very special of you and your sister :). Free zoo day - you are brave!! But always love the zoo, even at my kids' old ages they love to go. Good luck on Sunday - can't wait for you!! Woohoo! (sent you an email if you and your family are interested).

Anne-Marie said...

That's so great your sis, mom, and nephews are in town and you and your sis were able to run together.

Island Nectar sounds yummy, can't wait to try it!

Jason said...

Good luck this weekend. Can't wait to hear how the marathon went and I know you are going to own it.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I am looking forward to reading about the marathon
Have fun

almostveganblog.com said...

Ooh, it's getting close to game time! Good luck!

Joggin' Momma said...

GOOD LUCK!

Julie said...

Glad you are having a nice visit with the family. Don't know if I will see you at all on Sunday but I will be thinking of you out there! Kick some serious butt girl!

DRog said...

Have a great run Sunday!

Colleen said...

Aw... sounds like a good visit.

Good luck this weekend! You'll rock the marathon!!!

Emz said...

Yay for sisters & moms. So fun.
Yes us Arizonans have issues with altitude. :(
Love the picture.
And
Yay on scoring the Gu!!!

Angela and David said...

4 boys! Looks like a lot of fun but a lot of activity!

And I wish I liked Gu. They really do have the best flavors.

Velma said...

GOOD LUCK!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yum. Pina colada. I got some too. Might be awhile before I can use one. Unless I use it to lube my crutches. Good luck this weekend. I will be there cheering you on. What will you be wearing and what's your time goal?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck this weekend

and how cool is that to spend time with family

Erika said...

Good luck this weekend...see you on the flip side of 26.2!

Barbie said...

Love that photo. Must be nice to share special moments like that with your sister.