Okay, so this post didn’t come as soon as I intended it to come, but oh well, here it is…
It’s time I told you how the bootcamp challenge went and also how Abigail’s birthday went.
The night before the bootcamp challenge we had the “athlete’s dinner” like I would call it. It is said that…
…spaghetti gives you energy when you eat it the day before a race.
The race went really well, it was really nice to actually use the real obstacles that the Marine recruits use in bootcamp. It was quite tiring though, hopping over logs and jumping over haystacks isn’t something we are used to doing while we jog. We did have a few D.I.’s (drill instructors) scream and yell at us to go faster. 🙂
After the race, I baked a batch of my grandmother’s marble cake. It can hold so many memories…watching my grandma bake the cake…sitting on the counter while my grandma was mixing the batter and being allowed to lick the spoon or the spatula…that was so long ago! It’s known as “grandma’s marble cake” among us.
This was Abby’s birthday cake. We were so tired after the race that we just ate the cake quickly without singing “Happy Birthday”. Well, we were in a hurry to go to a neighbor’s house anyways so that’s one reason why we didn’t sing. 🙂
So this pretty much sums up what we did on Abby’s birthday. She came in 4th place in her age group! If she would’ve been 40 seconds faster, she would’ve carried a 3rd place medal home. Oh well, maybe next year. 🙂
I’ll have a little surprise for my blog (hopefully soon), so stay tuned…