Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gracie Turns Five

Wow, has it really been more than a week since my last post.  Hmmm, yes, so sorry. Things were just a little crazy here and not in a good way.  Everything is looking up now though.

I have logged very little miles for the month of June, 22 to be exact.  I have 5 planned for tomorrow and on Saturday, I am running in the Glow Bash 5k in Bristol, RI.  This race is run at night so that we glow and it is also a scavenger hunt.  Friends and I have put a team together and we have named ourselves, The Glow Babes.  The description says we will run anywhere from 3 to 5 miles and that it will take up up to 2 1/2 hours to complete. Obviously, not your typical race.  If nothing else, it should prove to be a super fun time with my friends and a fun party at the end.  I am looking forward to writing up that recap for you all.

So the big news this week is my baby, Gracie, turned five!  Yes, my youngest and the youngest grandchild on both sides is now a five year old.  Seriously, how did that happen?  I don't remember feeling so teary when George turned five.  Maybe because Gracie was so little still.  She is the baby who really isn't a baby anymore.  In the fall, both kids will be in school full time and I will be alone.  Well, not really alone, but you know what I mean.

I am sure I will get used to all the "free" time but I think I will still miss her during the day. It will help that I will be in the last weeks of marathon training when they start school and I am sure, at that time, I will only have marathon on the brain anyway.

Gracie had a great birthday!  Her party was a couple weeks ago with her friends and then on Monday, just the four of celebrated with cupcakes and presents.  It was tough not having our families here, but we will be seeing everyone in a couple more weeks.

Here are just a few pics of the Big Five!









Anyone racing this weekend?  Have you ever done a Glow Bash Run?  What did you think?  

My next post will be the recap and then, after that, I will post about starting marathon training.  Holy cow, I can't believe the time is here to start training.  I am excited but also terrified.  Pretty cool, right?

Oh and just because, here are my new kicks!  I ordered from Road Runner Sports.  They were recommend to me from a reader, thank you!  They had my shoes priced at $85!  I became a VIP member for just $1.99 so that got me free shipping.  I ordered on Sunday and had them on Tuesday.  Can't go wrong with that!


They are Asics GT-2000's.  I was fitted for them last year, actually that model was the 2160's but I love this new model and have not looked back.

Just going to spice them up with some pink laces and a Shubeez and I will be good to go!

Enjoy your day everyone!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

10 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your sweet lady! Time flies!
    My June mileage has been TERRIBLE and I have a half in a month (oops). I hope Glow Bash is AMAZING- I cannot wait to hear (read) about it.

    Happy trails :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I am sure you will be go to go for your half coming up. Sometimes we just need a break but we always come back stronger!

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  2. sorry things were crazy (in a bad way) but the pictures of your little one are adorable! My oldest is approaching the big 5 and it seems like such a huge milestone all of a sudden! Enjoy your training!!

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    1. Thanks! And happy birthday to your little on too! I do think it is a huge milestone but a very special one too.

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  3. Happy Birthday to Gracie. Love the pictures.
    Good luck with the training.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Gracie! My grandson Henry turned 5 on Monday and another grandson, Jake, turns 9 tomorrow. What!? The Glow Bash... my family knows the people running this event and I've been planning and excited and crazy over the moon waiting for it to see our friends AND participate... then found out our 12-year old granddaughter's ballet recital is THE SAME TIME. Of course, I'm ecstatic about the recital... Maddie is a prima ballerina and her joy is electric on stage. She is in 7 dances. SO, no Glow Bash this year. Have fun! I can't wait to read race re-caps!

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    1. Happy Birthday to your grandsons! Sorry we will miss you at the Glow Bash but I know you will have a wonderful night at your granddaughters recital! Enjoy!

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  5. She's precious! Looks like a fabulous birthday. The Glow Bash sounds great. I wonder if there's on in Philly.

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    1. Thanks! There is not one in Philly that I can see, but there is one in Red Bank NJ.

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