A group of moms from our ward meet three times a week at a house to take turns running and watching kids. This has been one of my favorite things since I moved here. Jaxon gets to run around and play with friends, and I get to socialize and get some exercise in.
A group of us decided a month ago to sign up the day before the deadline for the Beach to Bay marathon relay. It's in Corpus Christi (2 hours away) and is basically a marathon run through 6 different legs. We decided on the team name Runaway Moms, which seamed to fit our girls trip perfectly. We had so much fun! Friday afternoon we left and picked up our packets and walked around when we got there. We went out to Chilli's for dinner and then just stayed up late hanging out and talking. I laughed harder than I have in a long time and it was fun to be part of a team race. We had a group text going the whole race with updates on where everyone was and sending funny pictures and words of encouragement to each other. The trade off points were chaotic trying to listen for your teams number, but we all seamed to be just enough ahead of the pack to find each other quickly and keep going. Three of the girls on our team had never run a race before and so we were all really excited to finish 16th out of the 254 all women's teams! I ran almost 5 miles and had the 4th leg through the naval base. It was so beautiful! Here are some fun pics from the weekend.
|Not the most attractive, but I had to take a selfie as I was|
running next to the ocean..Seriously, so pretty!
|Sent this picture to Brad as I was waiting...There were like 10 teams of 8 year old kids |
and they were killin it on their time...Not exactly confidence booting
when kids are passing you as you run, but very cool none the less.
I worried about leaving Jaxon for the first time overnight with Brad but it ended up being a fun two days for them in Seguin with all the cousins. Brad helped do some yard work on their new fun house and Jaxon got spoiled with lots of attention, toys, and treats from his 7 fun cousins. Overall, it was a great weekend for everyone!