Ahhhhhh, there’s nothing in the world like a relaxing “3-out-of-4”-day weekend! (I had Friday off, but worked Saturday, then had yesterday and today off – not a 4-day weekend, not even really a 3-day weekend, but at least I got 3 out of 4.) IronHubs’ work schedule was similarly jacked, so we didn’t go away for any holiday fun, but instead have been lazing around the house, filling our time thusly:
Of course I‘m training. Training takes no holidays. Friday was a nice brick with excellent speeds and that “Mmmmm, mmmm, good!” feeling at the end (and I was particularly grateful for that because Thursday’s brick suuuuuuuuuuuucked). Saturday I got up and out the door by 5 am for a 7-mile run before work, knocking out a quicker-than-I-thought-I-might pace. Yesterday was a gorgeous but warm 38 mile bike ride, and today is going to be a swim if I can wrestle some pool time away from the kids. This coming week is a mini-taper because I am racing the DU for FUN #2 on Saturday – I can’t wait!
IronHubs and I decided it was time to introduce the kids to the classics, so this weekend we busted out Wargames and The Goonies. Good times, my friends! I was pleasantly surprised to see that both movies held up well for being almost – gasp! – thirty years old. Oh, sure, we had to explain dial-up computer connections to the boys and the fashions were pretty nutty, but the stories were good and there weren’t any cringe-worthy special effects (have you watched Superman lately? OMG, you can see the wires holding him up in the flying scenes).
EXPENSIVE INDOOR ACTIVITIES
It’s been at, near, or over 100 degrees the past few days and I am a complete heat weenie, so we took the boys laser-tagging on Friday afternoon. Can you believe that I have made it through 41 years in this life without ever laser-tagging??? SO. MUCH. FUN!!! It was me and a bunch of tweenage boys and, well, it’s safe to say that I got a “little” competitive.
SETTING THINGS ON FIRE
So far, Big Boy and Little Boy are still cautious around incendiary devices, but I’m sure that’ll change soon. My childhood 4th of July memories mostly involve my older brother seeing just how long he could hold onto a firecracker before it blew and the time he and his friend “accidentally” threw fireworks onto the neighbor’s roof. It turned out okay, we had a hose, but seriously, how did any of us survive the 70s?? Today, we’ll aggravate the neighbor’s dogs with our own expensive-but-unexciting (darn those California laws for keeping us safe!) display for a while before we go and watch our local fireworks show.
Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!!