Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend 2011

Spencer (along with a few friends and family) ran in the Wheatmore 5K this past weekend. He did VERY well again--despite the muddy cross country style course, he had a great time and finished 5th overall and first in his age group!  Very proud of my boy!

After the 5K, we spent the day at his school's Spring Fling. Well I spent the day volunteering--and he spent the day playing--but he had fun and the festival was a HUGE success! I did not have time for a bathroom break let alone get any pictures though :-(

Later that evening we celebrated Joe's 13th birthday and Joe celebrated Mother's Day with my Mom since he would not see her Sunday. We all had dinner out then went to see Thor in 3D.  Afterwards, the boys stayed up late playing Kinect on the XBox and cracking themselves up!

As for Sunday, Mother's Day, I had a beautiful day yet failed to take a single photo.  That is totally unlike me--yet here I sit, updating my blog without a single picture of me with my son and the beautiful necklace he gave me. Yep, no pictures of my first year as a step mom and pictures of the wonderful Lush products from Joe.  No pictures of me with my mom and the gift certificate to a British Tea luncheon that I gave her.  Zero pictures of Nana with Spencer and the candy he gave her.......yeah, I suck :-(

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Doppelganger Fail?

Spencer and I were shopping in a local sporting goods store tonight and one of the guys who worked there asked me if I had ever seen the movie "Prefontaine"-- of course I didn't even know what a Pre Fond Tang was...
He told me that my son looked just like the star of the movie--and if Spence were older--AND HAD A MUSTACHE-- it could be his twin.

Very odd indeed.

So I googled the movie.  It's about an olympic hopeful runner who dies.
I don't see where the resemblence to my son is so striking that a complete stranger would walk up and comment on it... But on a related note, Spencer is much cuter without facial hair.

Monday, May 02, 2011

GO FAR Little Spencer!

Spencer ran the Go Far 5K in High Point this weekend along with IV, Jimmy, and several of our friends.  It was his first marathon.  I begged him to add a "T" to his T-shirt so it said GO FART-- but he wouldn't.  Geez.

Anyway-- my little 10 year old, 73 pound goofball of a son actually came in 25th in a race of 1269 runners.  He was the first kid in his school to finish--and he averaged a 7:21 mile and finished the 5k in 22:46.   I know next to nothing about running, but from what I gather, he had a pretty impressive race.

IV also did EXTREMELY well and placed 214th with a finish time of 29:07 / 9:24 mile average.
My brother-- who has lost about 130 pounds in this past year ran for the first time without any training and managed to place 410th with a finish time of 32:47/ 10:35 mile average. We think it was his special day glow running shoes!