Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MIA {it's my husband's fault}

Okay, so it really isn't his fault that I've been missing from bloggy-land for the past week, but Ian being on vacation left me with little motivation to be spending my time blogging. Sorry, it's not you, it's me. 

Well, today is his first day back to work, so here I am with a short recap of last week. 

Running - 
Big surprise, this got thrown off too, but I did get in speed work on the treadmill, a successful tempo run, and a solo 15-mile long run (it was supposed to be 20, but that's another story). Only 25 days until the marathon and I'm really not feeling ready. I'll be able to do it, but...oh, I don't know. It will be fine. Right?

Fun family stuff - 
After watching an episode of Curious George, Zeke had been on a bowling kick. He's never been and was begging us to go. We made the trek to Spare Time in Brunswick and I loved seeing his eyes light up when we walked in the door to the rows upon rows of lanes. We picked up our shoes and decided one game is all we would make it through with a two- and four-year-old playing big-ball bowling. And by the way, bowling is pretty expensive. $30 for four people for one game. Holy moley. Was it always that expensive? I haven't been in years. The boys were so cute. Of course we had up the bumpers to prevent frustration, but the boys did amazing. 

After a couple of assisted bowls, the boys were adamant to "do it myself." So even without the assistance on one of those ramp aiming thingies, our two little boys carried 6-pound bowling balls that were bigger than themselves down the lane and let it go. They must have the record of the longest amount of time it takes for the ball to reach the pins, but the ball made it every time. Finn scored a 65 and Zeke a 66. Pretty awesome. Ian won, but unjustly using the bumpers for a strike and spare.

We also went for hike with the dogs on Dodge Point in Newcastle. The poor dogs have been neglected over the past year and haven't gone anywhere. It was due time. The parking lot was full so we had to keep our unruly beasts (the dogs, not the kids) on leash. Not ideal, but we had a great time. The hike is pretty easy, but with two Labs that never walk on leashes and two boys with short legs, the near two mile walk took some time. Finn made it almost all the way to the halfway point down to the beach before demanding us carry him, but not before I got this super cute picture of the boys walking hand-in-hand ahead of us. 

The dogs got to swim for sticks ...

And the boys explored the shore and found a horseshoe crab ...

We enjoyed another beautiful day in Maine.

Sorry for the grainy pictures...I REALLY need a new camera.

The rest of our vacation was spent at home and planning the next adventure for our family that kept Ian and I up talking into the wee hours of the night. I'll let you know what that is eventually. 

I've got a review and giveaway coming up this week to help you stay awake and hydrated, so stay tuned!


  1. I'm going to have to go to Dodge Point - it looks like fun!!! I've missed running with you. I hope you are doing well and we'll talk soon, friend! xoxox

    1. It's a great place. I did some trail running there in high school.

  2. Your kids are the perfect age for geocaching and there are tons of geocaches at Dodge Point! If you don't know, geocaching is GPS treasure hunting. You use a GPS to locate a hidden box that has toys or other stuff in it. You take something, leave something and sign your name. I did a lot of it for awhile before this triathlon bug thing bit me... :)

    There are so many trails in Boothbay too that you should come see--most of them less traveled than Dodge Point so you can leave your dog off leash. :)

    1. That sounds like so much fun. Zeke is huge into drawing treasure maps and going on hunts!

  3. love the sweet pics of the boys, so cute! Sounds like fun!

    1. Thanks so much. I'm in love with that pic of them walking together.

  4. Funny my son has a Curious George book about mini-golfing and insisted we do that over the long weekend! Darn that monkey and all his ideas ;) and I said the same thing about the cost to golf; it was $27 for a family of four. I think I've turned into my mother. Great Pictures!


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