Love Overflowing

Girl’s night out

I admit it- I like the Twilight series. I enjoyed every book and have seen every movie so far.  My friend Tracy has a party when each movie comes out and this year I was able to attend. My word! I am not sure why I haven’t made the previous ones but I know I will definitely make the next one. How fun!

There were so many fun-loving women present, many who I know from the playgroup. I knew they were a lot of fun but I didn’t know they were that much fun! My friend Julie and I had a blast! We ate, drank, played trivia and kissed posters. We took a party bus to and from the theater and one of us almost got kicked out. Jello shots. Enough said.

You don’t have to be young to have a good time. You just have to be young at heart and willing to cut loose. A few libations never hurt either. I had a really good time and can’t wait to do this again!

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Mission Accomplished!

Back in June, I talked about how I wasn’t a runner. I talked about how I wanted to run a 5k just to prove that I could. Not only did I sign up for one, I FINISHED! I didn’t have the best time but I didn’t quit.

My good friend Julie and I ran in the Jingle Bell run on November 20. It was about 42 degrees and damp. Luckily the rain stopped as we pulled into the parking lot. But it was still cold! I am not used to running outside so the weather was a real challenge for me. My eyes were watering as we ran into the wind. I learned that I really need to work on pacing myself better as well. Bless Julie, she stayed with me and my crazy speed up/slow down pace the entire time. I finished the race in 39 minutes 7 seconds. I was 134 out of 181 in my age group.  But, I finished! And I had a GREAT time!

The atmosphere of the run was so much fun! Despite the cold, people were having a great time. It was fun to see all of the costumes. Julie and I dressed up as elves. I made the costumes for us and Julie’s mom made our leg warmers. I had a blast all around. Preparing, making the costumes and running. It was a lot of fun. While I still don’t consider myself a “runner”, I do want to run another 5k sometime. You won’t see me running any half marathons or marathons though. I like to keep my toe nails. 😉

Thanks again Julie! Hope to run another race with you soon!

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