Hey everyone! Is it me or have the last few weeks been a whirlwind? I feel like there are so many different things going on and we are constantly on the go. It has certainly made regular postings to this blog difficult, but I’m trying to squeeze it in when I can. First off, happy summer everyone!! Yesterday truly did feel like the longest day of the year. I swear it was still light out at 10 after 9. So let’s catch up.
As I mentioned before, I had kidney surgery back on June 6th and prior to that I had a stent put in to help drain the fluid on my kidney…way back on May 24th. So I haven’t been able to run since then. They said I could try running but it has been too painful and the thought of bouncing sends a quick reminder to my brain of how bad my kidney can hurt. So I’ve been walking a lot. Thankfully my running partner has been up for walks so I either walk with her or my dog. We have been able to do a boot camp or two during this time as well. I’m anxious to get back at it and to move the basement boot camp outside now that summer has arrived!!!
Thankfully today is the day the stent comes out! So after a month, a surgery, and a trip to the ER thrown in there, I am more than ready to have the stent removed and get back to running! I’m starting off with hills tomorrow. I figured I might as well jump right back in where I left off. Although I might be saying something entirely different by my next blog post.
I really miss running but I was so excited for this little guy! He won 3rd place in the half mile race in the 7 and under age group. It was his first race of this distance. Josh said he took off when they said go and never looked back. I was waiting at the finish line and when I looked through my camera lens and saw his shorts, I could not believe it. Nolan ran the 1 mile race. He did a great job too. Seeing the boys run and enjoy it makes my heart happy. I can’t wait to run a race with the two of them.
I’ve written about this event in the past, but every year we volunteer at this local event called the Perk’s Main street Mile. It is a one mile race for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The boys love helping out. Brooks loves manning the stand and we all pitch in during the event. It is for such a great cause and the family that organizes the event is just such a great family.
I love teaching the boys about giving back. This is the first year that Nolan realized what the race was for and he had so many questions about it, but mainly he wanted to make sure that the boy the race was started for was okay. His concern was so sweet and innocent and I could tell he was happy he was a part of it. It was like he understood it.
Speaking of Nolan, he wrapped up 2nd grade last week! I cannot believe it. I know I say it all the time but seriously…a 3rd grader. I hope this summer is nice and long because I’m not ready for 3rd grade.
We had a lot of end of year activities like the field trip and field day.
I was able to catch up with my college roommates. As always, it was great to see them!
We are experiencing travel baseball for the first time. Talk about busy, oh my! So the 8-U team had their first tournament this weekend.
We weren’t sure what to expect, having never seen the team actually play together, but they were simply awesome. The best part about the whole tournament, even better than their come behind rally to go onto the championship game (where they lost 10-0), was the time in between games.
We set up tents and tables with food and all the boys came and just hung out under there. Watching them interact was so neat. I can see that they are starting to form bonds and all the laughter and messing around and just 8 year old boys being 8 year old boys was just so cool to watch. What a great time in their lives. Watching that was the best part for me, there are a lot of characters on this team and I love that.
Seeing Josh hand Nolan a trophy was also pretty special.
And this I’m sure was the best Father’s Day present Josh could have asked for, being together with his two boys playing a sport he loves.
So that brings us to today! Hopefully in the next week or two I will be back with running information! Until then, enjoy your summer!Pin It