Cake and a Half Marathon

Meet Jessi Laine… T’s Aunt, my Sister, and recently… nanny extraordinaire! Tomorrow is her birthday, but we celebrated with the family tonight. Everyone came over and I made fish. Catfish Amandine… I used John Besh’s recipe. It was delicious, if I do say so myself. We opened presents, and Mimi made a very yummy cake. T entertained us, as usual. A fun time was had by all!

I really love that picture… so cute!

During dinner, we decided that we’re all going to train for a half-marathon together. My mom decided to train for a 5k for her birthday this past June. She is on this awesome weight-loss journey and is reaching new fitness goals all the time. She did the 5k, and pretty much walks a 5k a few times a week now. She definitely needs a new challenge!

John & my parents all use Runkeeper on their iphones. They love it, and tonight John downloaded it for me. We loaded T into the BOB and took off. We ran 2.11 miles tonight! Granted, I ran it very slowly… I haven’t exercised at all since T was born. Now that he ‘s big enough and has such excellent head control, I’m not nervous to run with him. He conked out about a mile into our run. We’ve decided to do the half-marathon in November, then we want to do it again in April. We’ll run in the Crescent City Classic with T in tow. It’s harder work to run with the stroller, but we really like bringing him along! I’m excited to start training… I’m sure there will be plenty of updates in the coming weeks!

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About thedairyqueenmama

First-time Mom & second grade teacher from the great state of Louisiana. Loves coffee. Hates traffic jams.

Posted on July 23, 2011, in Birthdays, Family, Fitness, Food, Life, Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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