this weekend marked the halfway point in my training for the half marathon. i'm feeling ready, but definitely need these next weeks of training to get me to the finish line.
since starting on this half marathon craziness 3 years ago i've been doing this 10k race in agoura. it's a similar course to the solvang one. and it's so beautiful.
the weather was perfect that morning. overcast and fresh but not too cold. i met up with others from our group and we went up to the starting line.
it was challenging for sure. two big hills toward the end of the race, one that i had to walk, and a steep downhill that hurt my knees.
and no matter the time, crossing the finish line feels just as
as luck would have it, the next phase of my weekend took place in thousand oaks, just 10 minutes from agoura.
i was able to take a (real) shower at kenzi's family's house and get ready for the baby shower of our cousins jeff and kenzi.
this is their first baby and it's going to be a boy! my kids can't wait to have a new baby cousin in the family. they're suckers for adorable, sweet babies - but who isn't?
the shower was so sweet.
and the food was delicious. a lot of our family favorites.
loved these pretty, easy and delicious fruit tarts that tara made.
the games were fun and there were lots of presents.
this beautiful quilt was handmade by my mother-in-law.
decorating diapers was a cute idea for guests. too funny.
and the favors as guests left.
sofia and i stayed in t. o. with family even though it was close enough to go home. we weren't ready to say goodbye to aunts and cousins.
the girls got some swimming in before bed.
sunday morning we had breakfast at the hotel.
and spent time catching up, sharing photos and stories about running, marching band and life.
there may have been some shenanigans back in the room.
and lots of hugs before we said goodbye.
the baby is due around the time of my half marathon in santa ynez. how cool would it be to run the race and then go to their house and meet the baby?
wishing you a good weekend.