|One of my favorite things for the kids to see and this happens before every game!|
|Jonah was cold|
|Such a great view and place to watch baseball|
|Jonah and I were snuggling to stay warm...excuse the creepy guy in the background|
|Emma thought it was hilarious I put on gloves|
Saturday was an amazing day to watch baseball in February. It was sunny and in the 70's. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. We spent the day on the outfield hill instead of in our seats. This allowed the kids to play and watch at the same time. It allowed me and Drew some uninterrupted baseball watching time. The other super cool thing about watching on the hill was meeting several former Rice players. Three signed Jonah's cast. Samuel's favorite player from last year signed a C-USA ball for him. It is now one of his most prized possessions. The Rice players we have met are always super nice and friendly. I think it is definitely a perk of a small school. Rice won both games!
|Happy Valentine's Day to us...doing something we love together.|
|Post game silly selfie|
On the way home I cried. Then I texted Susan and she talked me off the ledge. Then I texted Erin and she got me thinking like a normal person again. Thank goodness for these two amazing women. They said the right things...good and bad....just like I needed to hear them. They both made me laugh and cry!
Running is brutal, but it is also beautiful. It has shown me so much about myself. I was ready to walk off that course at mile 6 and go to church. I don't quit so I couldn't talk myself into going through with that plan. I decided to stick out the brutal aspect of running on a hard day. The beauty of running came to me from my friends who provided me with love, encouragement, and perspective. I only know them because of running and for that I am so thankful.
I finished in 1:50.04. I finished 8/129 in my AG and 45/870 female runners. I wanted better and that is my goal for March. Personally disappointing races just fuel the desire to work harder for the next race.
Thankfully the weekend ended on a good note. Rice lost in extra innings because of another stupid error, but we had a great day. This is going to be a fun season and we will definitely be making some great memories between now and May. The decision to give experiences for Christmas has been so worth it!