June 16, 2015

Jurassic World

Yesterday's run ended up going really well! I did a three mile run/walk at the same 1:00/0:30 ratio, and didn't have any issues with my stress fracture. The first couple of miles were uneventful, but then during the third mile, things got a little exciting.

First, I encountered a dog. When I was running past a house, this dog came running off the porch and into the street, barking at me. (Before getting Joey, this would have terrified me... but I'm getting much better at reading dogs' body language, and I don't think this dog wanted to attack me. I was surprisingly really calm.)

I felt bad for him, actually. He was missing a lot of fur down the center of his back and by his tail, and it looked like he was full of fleas. I started yelling at the house, "Hello?!" but nobody came out (there were three cars in the driveway). I had my cell, so I called Animal Control, but they weren't open yet. Finally, the dog went back to the porch and kept barking at the door, like he wanted to be let in, so I just continued running.

A half-mile later, I was just about to start a walk portion, when a blackbird dive-bombed my head. I started flailing my arms above my head to deter it, and even though I was dying to start walking, I ran through my walk break to get away from the bird (it came back for two more dives--those birds are mean!)

When I got to my street, I saw a little crayfish in the middle of the street, and as I passed, it raised its claws up like it was waving me down (like this picture below--I should have taken a picture of it, but didn't think of it at the time)...

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I turned around to move it, because I didn't want it to get run over by a car. I kept trying to pick it up, but it was obviously pissed off at me and kept trying to pinch me. Finally, I just scooped it up and tossed it gently over the dike into the marsh, where I'm sure it came from.

I finally finished the adventurous last mile, and was pouring sweat when I was done. This humidity is killer!

It wasn't raining, despite how it looks in the picture. Rain would have been welcome! But it's just permanently wet, since we've had rain every day for about six weeks now.

This morning, I had to take the kids to football camp at the school. Once I dropped them off, I took Joey to Lucky Puppy. Then I went back to the school to meet up with Jessica. Her boys were doing the football camp too, so we decided to go for a walk while we waited for them to finish up. We walked for about 30 minutes.

Jerry met us at the school after the boys were finished, and the four of us went to the mall to see Jurassic World. I loved the Jurassic Park movies, and Jerry and I were super psyched to see this one! The kids saw the Jurassic Park movies, too, so I figured it would be fun for all of us to go see a matinee together (we tried to go yesterday, but it was sold out).

I guess I figured wrong... halfway through the movie, Eli said it was too scary, and he didn't want to watch any more of it. I told Jerry to stay with Noah, and I took Eli out into the mall. We walked around for a bit, and I got him a cookie from Mrs. Fields (I didn't get anything! That was tough.). I didn't want him to feel bad for leaving, so I didn't make a big deal about it, but I was super bummed to miss the second half of the movie!

After the movie, we all went home, and my dad called to invite the kids over. Since I had to go pick up Joey in a little while anyways, I decided to go back to the movies by myself to watch the whole thing before getting Joey. I packed some grapes and dried cherries to snack on during the movie, and it was actually really nice to go by myself. The movie was fantastic! Just as good, if not better, than the others.

I picked up Joey from Lucky Puppy, and he was totally drained. He was asleep before we got to the end of the road.

I stopped at my parents' house to pick up the kids, and they wanted Joey to play in the lake with them. Even though he was tired, he couldn't resist more time in the water.

It's so cute to watch the kids with Joey. Eli, particularly, loves to play with and "train" Joey. It's now 8:30 pm, and I'm just settling down for the evening. It's been a busy day!


  1. Wow that was some run! I think I might have ran home after the bird started attacking me LOL ;)

    My son saw Jurassic World on Thursday with his cousin and he loved it so much he wants to go back this weekend with my husband to see it again. He has been watching the Jurassic Park movies since he was little and absolutely loves anything to do with dinosaurs. He did say this one was way more graphic. Glad you got to go back and see the whole thing.

  2. I loved Jurassic Park also, but I thought Jurassic World was WAY too scary! I felt a lot like Eli honestly - about halfway through I would have loved to leave, but I didn't want to waste the money I'd paid for the movie. I'm glad I stayed because I did end up liking it, but the rest of the evening my heart beat was fast and I felt kind of jittery. Too much for me.

  3. Glad you got to go back and see it! We loved it! I think it was more scary because there were families being attacked. That brings it to a whole new level.....but it was awesome! I loved the throwbacks to the first one sprinkled throughout the movie.

  4. Sounds like you had an eventful run! I feel so bad for dogs like that. Glad to hear about the movie-- it looks good, but really suspenseful!

  5. I saw JW last weekend at a morning matinee, and was super psyched. It did get pretty freaky (Especially the assistant an the pteranadons! ACK!), but I loved it. I think it accomplished what it set out to do: Be an exciting, entertaining summer movie.

  6. I love reading your getting back into running posts! I'm sort of struggling with motivation right now, and it's really really helpful to read your posts and know that I can do it. Even if I'm not as fast as I was at my fastest, I can still get out there and run. Plus, when I first started running, 3 miles was A LOT. Now if I have 3 miles on my training plan, I can't be bothered to do that bc its JUST 3 miles. I need to stop doing that!

    and i cant WAIT to see Jurassic World!!!

  7. Congrats on not getting anything from Mrs Field's! I know that is tough! That's what I'm working on right now, saying "no" when yummy things are offered, and I feel like I'm slowly regaining my power to do so.

    And Joey is adorable!

  8. I love how Joey just passes out after his playdates... he's just like having a toddler around!

  9. Great job on the super-exciting run!

    I love that you went to see the movie by yourself. That's something I miss from my pre-kid days! :)


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