Monday, September 8, 2014
Millie's First Race
Today was the Trails for Tails 5K. We chose this race because it benefitted a humane society and you could run with your dog. We were very excited to actually be able to take Millie in a race.
I had planned to walk this race too, but with the heat/humidity I haven't been walking in a couple of weeks. I decided to just go as my husband and Millie's support. I am secretly (or not so secretly) glad it worked out that way. It was so much fun to watch, cheer and take pictures.
They had an incredible race. My husband was 10th place overall (out of 260). He even got a medal for placing 2nd in his age group. His time was 23:07. I still can't believe it! To think that just a few months ago he weighed about 75 pounds more and was happy to be able to run a slow mile. He has worked super hard and is enjoying the results of that hard work. I am so proud of him. On a related note, he has officially reached his goal weight and is now working out his maintenance plan.
Millie did great. She didn't act like a complete maniac. And she won 2nd place overall for the dogs. She even got a medal of her own. I think my husband is going to have to build a trophy case for their hardware :) Canine winners - 1st place Chance (middle) / 2nd place Millie (right) / 3rd place Bentley (left).
Sunday we ordered pizza and enjoyed the first Sunday of NFL football. It was a crazy day in the NFL. For me personally, I am thrilled that the Patriots are in last place in their division!!! We have done some rearranging to in the living room to accommodate our new-to-us furniture. The new couches have built in recliners. There was some serious lounging going on at our house today :) It seems like we have been so busy lately it was nice to just have a chill out day. Incidentally, I am proud (and somewhat surprised) to say we have had the furniture for 5 days and not a single Millie bite out of it.
My husband's man cave is coming along nicely. This is where I found him Saturday morning.
Just kidding my niece and I did a little decorating Friday night while he was working. I wanted to surprise him Saturday morning when we went out to work on putting away things in the new shed. He played along for the picture, but I am sure he thinks we are a bit ridiculous. He took the posters down and is now trying to decide where he is going to re-hang the Star Wars poster.
It was a wonderful weekend. Now back to work we go.