Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Runnin' of the Green 7k & Some Football

John and I try to do one, maybe two fit activities per year as a couple. Switching it out with our date nights (cough, cough... the ones that never really happen often :) with a fun and sometimes competitive activity together.

Last year (or some year) it was the Colfax 5k and then the July 4th 5k and then the Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle course (so -- so -- so dirty!!!). This year so far it's been the Runnin' of the Green Lucky 7k in downtown Denver for St. Patties. And our good friend/neighbor Nate joined us too. I loved that it was partially downtown, it was different and neat to look at the buildings. A ton of people were there participating... that always makes me try a little harder :) which is nice. And lot's of free swag and stuff! Always a plus!

We got there too early... hence, no one on the streets yet. 
I can't believe myself.... four kids later and this was my first time attempting tie-dye shirts!? John was thrilled :) I think they turned out swell. And I got a couple compliments on mine.

An hour later... and I almost lost John and Nate it was so packed.

 Multitasking. Pics on the go.

The best part. The End! 
#beer #notgreenbeer

Stole this idea from a friend. The kids thought a naughty Leprechaun visited them in the night and peed green in their toilet. 


Now for some Flag Football.

John's been dreaming of the day one of his sons wants to play football. The time is here. Kellen has been playing flag football now for over 5 weeks and he likes it... but he's just not that "into" it :) He's 4 and most of the 4 year olds I've seen playing are either messing around on the side lines or goofing off on the field while the 5 year olds are winning the game for their team. And that's okay. Kellen is getting some playing time, and he pulled a flag (of the opposing team even, yeah!!) and he will most likely be much more interested next year. 

Kellen and the other 4 year olds strategizing about the intense game... aka having a kicking fight and not paying attention to anything but feet.

Kellen..... with---the---ball!!!

Kellen as he walks by his coach Christine. It's funny, his coach thought she was volunteering to bring snacks or help organize team "stuff" and then they popped the news that she was actually volunteering to be a coach - Surprise! She's done a great job! The team is 4-2, I think.

I captured some amazing football "action" shots.


Off topic.

It snowed like 6 maybe 8 inches the other day. I'm serious. It's possible to see 4 seasons in week here in Colorado. I would still take our winters here over the midwest/east snow. It's pretty much all melted and will be 65 tomorrow and then our "real" summer begins. The power of the Colorado sun! 

He loved it! Eating it, that is.

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