After squeezing in a run, we had my older son’s fourth birthday party at Slater Park. This year’s birthday theme was a picnic party. We love having birthdays outside, weather permitting of course! I love having the kids enjoy outside time and get LOTS of exercise, while having fun at the same time.
I found these cute little basket/bushels at Michaels and lined them with blue napkins (see picture). I made little picnic lunches that consisted of a couple of crackers, a package of cheese, little bags of pretzel Goldfish, a juice box, a banana, and a Chobani Champions. For treats, we included a bottle of bubbles and a package of sidewalk chalk. I also created tags with each child’s name and tied them to the baskets.
I think they were a big hit—each child loved getting his/her own little basket. We had a cake (see picture) made that had Paddy O’Concrete on it (for those of you who have children obsessed with the original Cars movie—you may recognize him as a monster truck from the Mater Toons). It turned out amazing—Tina (a high school senior!) made it. I was floored when I picked it up!
Sunday was a long run on the Cape. I headed down to Falmouth this weekend to help my mother with a few things around the house before my stepfather heads to the hospital this morning for an intensive treatment for his melanoma. The weather was absolutely beautiful and I ran from my Mom’s house to Woods Hole on the bike path and back.
I had one of those awesome long run days when you are surprised that you actually ran faster than you felt—love it when that happens! I am still wearing my compression socks for long runs, and I really think they have helped SO much. I don’t have much soreness later in the day after long runs or even the next day. I am a believer! I was very satisfied with the run, which is a good thing, because I took a peak at next month’s training schedule and almost had a panic attack! I will share some more about that later this week!
How was YOUR weekend?