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Friday, July 15, 2011

Yesterday was a sad day. My son's baseball team was eliminated from competition that would have lead them to Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series. They had a great tournament, and have a lot to be proud of. However, last night they didn't want it as much as the other team, and played sloppy ball....and a loss was what they got for it.

Jake is handling it very well - he had a great series himself, and has a lot of things that he will remember....Winning Grand Slams, Winning 2 games pitching, going 10 for 12, no strikeouts, and a bruise the size of a grapefruit from getting hit with a pitch....and he was the lead off headline in the town's local paper yesterday....all wonderful things.

The good news is that my pocket book will not feel it - the deeper they went in the tourney - the more expensive it would get. From the MA tourneys it is to CT, then PA, which basically meant a month away from home for two of us.....EXPENSIVE!!!!!! So for that I am happy that we are out.

We did start yesterday with what was going to be a trail run - however, we ended up with one of Jake's friends, and I haven't had him there yet - so it was a paved run instead. We ran the trail that leads to the woods....2.3 each way....add in the run out the to quarry for swimming and it was a 5.1 mile run. I ran the WHOLE thing - only 1 walk break - and the break for the boys to swim....my time was 50:27....WOWSER! I really must have enjoyed the 70' temps after 2 weeks of 90' runs....

Our new neighbors are moving in today - they have a 9 yr. old, and he is getting along great with mine - he is very athletic, so they will get along fantastic. I have to remember peanut allergies now though - as he is HIGHLY allergic!!!!! I really like the new couple too. They are very down to earth. She is a stay at home mom too - so hopefully we end up getting along really well.

have a great weekend!
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  • SUNNY1432
    GREAT RUN!! GLad that things will be quieting down for you for a little while, enjoy it!
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    3520 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Great run, Robyn!

    Sounds like great new neighbors. I bet you two will be fast friends.
    3521 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    I'm sorry about the World Series. But there is next year.
    Great run!! Heat training will make you faster when it cools down. Some article in Runner's World recently.
    Yay for new neighbors!!
    3521 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    That was a great run! I need one like that. I've got my fingers crossed that tomorrow will go that well for me.
    I've got a feeling that it won't be long & both you and your son will be spending time with the new neighbors. Sounds like a great match!
    Those Zucchini Chips - yes, I really liked them. I didn't use the parmesan cheese or the spices, just the milk & Italian bread crumbs. Anyway, I made them while Jay was playing with Seth & since he wasn't around when they were done....well, he didn't get any. I ate them ALL by my self.
    We went for our run right after work. I was sweating like I had ran 3 & not just one. Good grief! But I think Seth was sweating even more, LOL. He did have fun & was yelling & playing along the way - and Natalie went too but she ran at her own pace & was way ahead of us. I told him he was in charge of how fast or slow we went & when we walked. We did everything from walking to "on your mark, get set, BLAST OFF". I think he liked it & asked when we could do it again. Next time I'll have to remember to have him use the bathroom before we leave. How could a mom forget that? He was a little uncomfortable that last 1/2 mile.
    3521 days ago
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