Saturday, October 1, 2011

summer photo dump (pt. 2)

At some point over the summer, we spent the day at Old Fort Niagara.  I haven't been there since I was in elementary school!  It was actually really neat and we would absolutely go back again.

 Sam had fun crawling all over the grass, and Poppy had fun picking the "flowers".

 These 3 got scolded by a uniformed officer for climbing this hill...


After we explored all of the buildings, we were able to watch a re-enactment of a battle.  It was really neat (except for the fact that Poppy had nightmares from the people pretending to be shot during battle).

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Here's a picture from one of the 5k's I ran this summer.  Poppy is my biggest fan...
Speaking of running, here is my sad update:  after a summer of having fun running 5k's, I decided my next goal should be to run a half-marathon at the end of October.  I found a 12 week training program and I was amazed that I could actually keep up with it.  I made it to the half way point of my training and during my first 7 mile run, I felt a sharp pain in my ankle.  The next day the pain was significantly worse, so I gave my PT a call and she said she could treat it.  I'm still not sure what exactly the injury is, but I haven't been able to run at all over the past month.  I'm finally at a point where my ankle doesn't hurt to walk on it, but it's so frustrating that the pain instantly comes back when I try to run.  So needless to say, my chances of running the October half-marathon are gone.  I definitely plan on getting back on track asap and setting a goal for the spring.

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One morning, I took Poppy and Sam blueberry picking...
  I think Poppy picked about 100 blueberries and ate about 95 of them.
And I had Sammy in the baby carrier.  It took him about 2 minutes to catch onto what was going on before he was picking and eating himself...

 Needless to say, we didn't leave with too many blueberries in our baskets, but at least our tummies were full!
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And then there were tons of carnivals and fairs...
 Sam loved seeing the animals at the Erie County fair...
 and Poppy had a blast going on the all the rides.

So, we definitely had lots of busy, fun-filled days this summer.  Today was our first cold fall day and I'm already looking forward to the fun things we have in store this season.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

looks like you all are having so much fun! so sorry to hear about your injury--those things are so frustrating! You look incredible and I know you will rock that race in the spring :)

Michelle said...

Great photo dump! Bummer about the ankle and the half marathon. Hopefully it will mend soon. How about cycling?

Christine said...

Seriously, so. Much. Fun. Here.

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury... But love that you are training for a half marathon!! (I have a 5k next month which is about the most I can do...)

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