Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Funny or not?

Every Monday we get a stack of the kids schoolwork that they had completed in class.  It is always fun to see how much they are learning.  My favorite is when they get to start writing.  I can't think of any off the top of my head but one recently by Logan was about his pet dragon Harry Potter, which just happens to be the books he is reading, as well as playing the game Lego Harry Potter on Wii. So it isn't really a surprise that is all his brain can think about right now.

I loved when I read this piece of class work:
It is a head line for the New York Times detailing the tragic event of the Titanic.  The headline reads "The Titanic's Big Hit."   Now realizing that a fourth grade brain isn't probably wired for puns, I think it is hilarious that she choose those words considering the Titanic hit a BIG iceberg!  Miranda informed me that she hadn't thought of it that was and was by no means intending it to be funny, OOPS!

Thanksgiving Tradition?

One of my goals this year was to run a 5K.  My goal was to be able to run non-stop and do it in under 30 minutes.  Turns out that is a lofty goal but I am getting closer.  My first run was back in June.  It was a super flat course and I didn't "train" for it at all.  I was still majorly suffering from shin splints.  I did it in 39:34.  I walked about 1/3 of it.  Well I am not there but I am improving.  For the Tri-Sprint in September I did the 5k in 37:26.  This course was more hilly, and I had just swam and biked!  Then we found out about a Nitro Turkey Thanksgiving 5K/10K.  It is perfect for Jeremy and I.  As a bonus they have a little fun run for the kids of 100 yards.  Turns out 100yards is a little too short for Logan!

The group before the race.  Yes tradition says we need a goofy picture!
Jeremy joked about carrying Chris over the finish line!
As retribution we challenged Chris to carry Jeremy...I am sure that is why his knee was hurting during the race ;)

The kids met NitroTurkey, who Logan says they should call "Un-Nitro Turkey because he is slow!"

Freezing our hinnies off waiting for the race to begin!
The kids did great running

The boys were thrilled with their medals.

Finishing the race, (I did the 5K and Jer did the 10K) It's only fair he run twice as far since his legs are twice as long!

refueling---I neglected to photograph the its-its he ate!

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