Saturday, July 2, 2011

having a great day

Here are the reasons why today is awesome:

  1. My kids are ridiculously into the 4th of July. Our house looks like a party store has exploded inside of it. Decorations. Everywhere.
  2. It is gorgeous in Seattle. First nice 4th of July weekend in five years. It was 85 degrees outside today.
  3. Our neighborhood has tons of festive events for the holiday weekend, and I took the kids to see a clown today. He was both creepy & hilarious, as clowns often are. ;-)
  4. I'm at the fittest I've been in at least six years. My clothes fit, I have energy, & I feel great.
  5. I'm going on vacation on Thursday! Las Vegas with Michael & my parents. My parents are incredibly excited, & I'm so happy we can do this for them. We are spoiling them with a totally over-the-top, fancy, vacation - on us.
  6. I'm going to be rocking my bikini next week, & feeling fit & fabulous.
  7. I've been working out 5x/week, meeting with my trainer, and I'm actually losing weight - despite the broken foot. Will wonders never cease.
  8. Last night, I discovered a pair of gorgeous shoes that I can wear on our vacation that don't hurt my feet. And, they are not sneakers. Because, I just can't rock sneakers with my little tiny Las Vegas dresses, no matter how *fancy* they are. ;-)
  9. I had one of the hardest workouts of my life yesterday. 70 minutes in the pool with my trainer. I came home & laid on my bed & didn't move for like 30 minutes afterward. It made that 12 mile run in the freezing cold rain feel like cake. The pool is vicious! In a good, body destroying kind of way. :-)
  10. And, the kindness of blogging friends. This lovely lady sent me a care package today, & it made my entire day. Plus, magazines + gummy bears are perfect for my flight next week. Seriously though, the support of this group has helped me stay focused and not lose myshit when dealing with a very long & painful injury. You have no idea how much I appreciate you!
Plans for the big weekend? Fill me in!

I don't have any pictures from today, but here's Nick last year on the 4th, with my sweet father-in-law. And yes, that is a firecracker/USA headband he's wearing. He's very patriotic.


  1. Wow, way to go! It sounds like things are going great for you despite the boot! We are off to see X-Men today and then I'm running a 5K tomorrow AM for the holiday. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. I'm so glad that you aren't letting this whole "broken foot" thing get in the way of being awesomely fit. :)

  3. Woo Hoo for #6! Well, for all of them...but definitely #6! It's always nice to have a good day and appreciate it. :-)

  4. YAY glad you got it! And you rock that bikini - you deserve it. You look fantastic :)

  5. Your son looks so cute in his headband and sunglasses.