What a Weekend!

Hey friends!

Thanks for all the support on yesterday’s marathon recap! I sincerely appreciate every single comment. When I was writing the post I had much more to include about the whole weekend but I wanted that one to be entirely about the race. Now I can tell you the rest of the story…

What I didn’t include in yesterday’s post was that the whole weekend was one fiasco after another. Rather than tell the whole story I’ll do it with bullet points.

  • My little guy, L, was sick the whole weekend with a cold/cough/fever. I was the lucky one who got to sleep with him on Saturday night. He slept horribly and was up almost every hour which meant I was too. If you have ever slept with a toddler in your bed, you know that it’s full of kicks and squirms all night long. I felt horrible that he spent Sunday morning hanging out waiting for me to run the marathon. He was one cranky little guy the whole weekend.
  • Sunday morning on the way to the race our car’s suspension coil spring broke. Thankfully it didn’t puncture the tire and it didn’t happen the day before on the freeway. Of course it was a holiday weekend so that meant no garages would be open till Tuesday. We had planned on leaving Monday but extended it to Tuesday with hopes that our car could be fixed in one day. Nothing like an added $800 bonus to our trip!

suspension coil - happyfitmama.com

  • Our car got fixed on Tuesday and we were VERY ready to head home. We were about 10 miles outside of Burlington when I noticed that my daughter’s beloved stuffed cat, Chloe was missing. We had to turn around and retrace our steps from that morning. Thankfully we found her – on the side of the highway!!! All limbs were still intact. Just a little bit dirty. Phew…that was a very close call!

Pre Vermont City Marathon - happyfitmama.comThat’s Chloe on A’s lap at the race on Sunday.

  • Lastly, we were about 10 minutes away from home when L said he was achy. Next thing I knew he was throwing up all over himself. Poor little guy got car sick!

Soooo….as you can tell it was a rather eventful weekend. A marathon gone bad, car repairs, missing stuffed cats and vomit. Welcome to my crazy world! :)

With all of our travels and events lately, I haven’t been able to share with you all that I am now a KindRunner Ambassador! I love everything this program stands for.

In their own words here’s a little bit more about what KindRunner.com is all about:

“Kindrunner is the only place on the web where runners can trade in their old running shoes for new shoes.  Runners receive ‘Kindness Cash Rewards’ for every shoe they send to us. In turn, we give those old shoes to our shoe donation partners, including Soles 4 Souls and the More Foundation, to benefit people in need. What we are looking to do is to take shoes that would normally go into landfills or in someones closet and re-purpose them, give them to someone who would greatly value them.”

Check out this video to find out more.

Their website officially launches on Saturday, June 1st. Till then, find more info about kindrunner.com on any of their social media outlets.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/kindrunner
Twitter: https://twitter.com/beAkindrunner
Instagram: http://instagram.com/beakindrunner
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kindrunner

27 comments on “What a Weekend!

  1. Congrats on the Ambassador-ship! And yikes! about the weekend. Sounds pretty bad, but at least you got a 26.2 medal out of it. I know so many kids who are incredibly attached to one blanket or animal that it would lead to a complete break down if it were gone. Way to in tracing your steps to find it!
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    1. My daughter would be in hysterics if Chloe was gone. Even if we got the exact same one it wouldn’t be the same. It’s her best bud and baby all in one.

  2. Oh man. Seriously, when it rains it pours sometimes. All you can do is find some humor in it at some point right? And I love the idea of KindRunner. I have so many shoes that I keep hanging onto. I did start donating some to a local running store that distributes to kids.
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  3. Ha! I love Carla’s comment!!! The joys of motherhood….right??! What a weekend you had! I hope this one is much quieter! Once when I was walking with Em she dropped her doll…I retraced my steps but someone must have grabbed it because dolly was no where to be found! Glad your cat was luckier! Must be the 9 lives!
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    1. Chloe has had one other close call. She was dropped in a garbage can by L at the Dr.’s office last year. We had to dig through the trash to find her. Miss Chloe got a nice hot, hot swim in the washing machine after that incident! 😉

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