Friday, May 25, 2012

Rarin' to go! and ProFoot Winners

I am so ready for this Holiday Weekend!

The kids have a half day today, then they are off for the next four days, thanks to unused Snow Days (which is unheard of in this part of NY, but after the mild winter we had, I'm not surprised). I hit the mall yesterday for new summer duds for everyone, there were deals and steals to be had. The kids went swimming at our neighbors yesterday after school, so I feel like summer has officially started. 

My training has been slow and steady, oddly enough, I've been biking more than running, feeling the need for cross training. The pool opens this weekend and I can't WAIT to get in that lap lane and get my swim on.  

Frank and I went for a run the other afternoon, and as we trotted along, a raccoon popped out in front of us, which scared the crap out of me.  He stared us down, then ran to a tree, and kept peeping out at us. I backtracked and ran the other way, it's not normal to see one of those critters in daylight hours, the last thing I wanted was a raccoon bite for me, or for Frank.

I'm running a 5k next weekend, which is my first race since my half marathon back in April. I don't run 5k's very often, because I feel like they're over almost as soon as they start.  I have some friends doing it though, so it will be a good time. 

Last night I made fried rice, and Mike said it had more veggies than rice:

What can I say, I like my veggies.

Thanks to everyone who entered the ProFoot giveaway, here are the winners:  Bobbie, Harmony, K the runner girl, and Winston2.  Shoot me an email and I'll get you set up, Congrats!  

Good Luck to anyone racing this weekend and Happy Memorial Day!


fancy nancy said...

Wait back the bus get a day off for an unused snow day?? On one hand I would love it...on the other I am counting the days until the end of the school year....15 by the way! So excited for this weekend too! That rice looks great!!

Anonymous said...

That cartoon made my eyes well up.

I saw a racoon walking around my backyard the other DAY too. WTF? Why are they up and roaming around in the daytime? My neighbor has chickens so I'm sure that's what it was after. It rubbed it's butt up against one my trees because he probably found an easy pathway to them. Little shit!

Good luck on the 5k. I love them because they are over before they start. You can sustain anypace for three miles! Let er rip.

and thanks again for your advice. As a new mother, I think it's important to look to others that have come before me :)

Teamarcia said...

Yay for a half day and unused snow days--we are in the same fabulous boat here!
The fried rice looks delish.
Run well and enjoy!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Have a great weekend

misszippy said...

That's interesting about the snow days...our school system just tacks them on at the end if we have them. None this year, though, so the kids only have 2 weeks left.

Yes, bring on summer!

Good luck this weekend!

Tara said...

I don't think I've ever said that I was excited to go swim laps, I am in awe. LOL

The fried rice looks good, the more veggies the better I say.

I love Frank. We need another Frank picture! I'm surprised he didn't try to chase the damn thing down, my dog will run after anything that moves and drags me with her.

Have a great weekend Molly!

Suz and Allan said...

Hope you guys enjoy the long weekend Molly!

Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb said...

I think I know what I want for dinner now....fried rice! Your's looks yummy!

Lisa said...

Great graphic about Thanksgiving vs. Memorial Day. Thanks for posting it.

Enjoy the long weekend. I know I'm pumped about it!!!!!

Ara said...

Happy Memorial Day to you too! Your fried rice looks DELICIOUS!

A Prelude To... said...

MMMMmmmmm....that looks yummy! I prefer more rice than veggies but I always end up with a TON of veggies because it looks so colorful and it's so filling that way!

winston2 said...

Hey Molly is Cathy a profoot winner winston2 I don't know how to find your email so I'll send you my email and then you can reply with yours? does that work?\

Michelle said...

Hope your 5k went well!

we didn't have any snow days this year either so the kids are done in 3 weeks!

Black Knight said...

I hope you have run a good and fast 5 km.
Great words about Memorial Day.