It started out as a lazy day. Let's just say, we woke up after 9:30 AM. (Some were up after 10 AM.) After Justin went down for a nap, Charis started biting her nails. REALLY?!?!??! WHY?!?!?!?!? (I remember struggling with nail biting my whole childhood. I finally stopped biting my nails once I started working as a nursing assistant. Let's just say, thank God for YUCKY microbes.) I decided to go out, with Charis, to see if any stores had bitter tasting nail polish. (I went to Rite Aid and CVS; it was a negative for both.)
|Drew by site-not by tracing.|
Afterwards, I mentioned to Drew, "Is it okay if I go running later?"
"Sure, but I'm looking up locations that still have fireworks."
"Okay, I'm going now then."
Charis, "Mommy, can I go with you? Please?"
Me, "Yes, but you need to change out of those jean shorts and put shorts on that are better for running. Plus, I'll need to tie up your hair, and you will NOT be wearing those flip flops. I am doing the #C25K and will be alternating between running and walking."
"What's alternating, Mommy?"
And off we ran. I ran less distance than I did last week... but I kept reminding myself, that it's okay to slow down. Be thankful my daughter wants to run with me. Have fun and chase after her at times. Run backwards (when needed) to help encourage her.
33 minutes later, we arrived home, sweaty. Drew told us that Columbia, MD was still going to have fireworks. I took a quick shower. Within 20 minutes, we were out the door driving to Columbia.
The fireworks were nice. The rain held off. (Praise God!! It rained earlier and poured at times through out last night.)
How was your Independence Day?