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Candler Park Fall Fest 5K

A race recap.  Can you believe it?  Neither can I!  Jason, Alexander and I ran the Candler Park Fall Fall Fest 5K with our friends Heather, JP and Allston.

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I haven’t really been running much.  I mean, every couple days I’ll run like 2 miles or so but I take walk breaks and haven’t really pushed myself at all.  That said, for some reason, I thought I could run a hilly 5K easily.  Spoiler:  it didn’t go that well.

Jason decided to let me run ahead and he’d take the running stroller.  I did fine for the first mile or so and then came the hills.  I swear, the last two miles of this race were like all uphill.  So I took walk breaks.  Lots of walk breaks.

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This was probably one of the slowest 5Ks I’ve ever run.  At least I knew it while I was running it.  I mean, I walked a lot.  It’s better than those races that you think you did really well but then when you see the finish line, you realize eh, not so much.

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I’ll just pretend that I ran the whole thing.

Afterward, we hung out at the festival for a while.

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Maybe next time I should train a little more.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

My mom and her boyfriend Marty came to Atlanta this past weekend and we all went to see a Braves game.  It was Alexander’s first.

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If you go to guest services at Turner Field and tell them it’s your kids first game, you get a little certificate.  And now you know.  Anyway, we had to get Alexander some gear.

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Thanks Target.

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We had awesome seats right near third base.  That’s about as technical as I can get.

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The game itself wasn’t the most interesting.  I don’t think the Braves even scored until the 8th inning or so.  And the Mets won.

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A little too much fun.

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He might have stayed up way too late and cried the entire time we were trying to get out of the parking lot to drive home, but it was worth it.

That Time a Tree Fell on My House

Yesterday morning, I was sitting on the couch.  Jason and Alexander were asleep and I think I was going to do some online shopping or something, when we heard this very loud noise.

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We have a very wooded backyard that I’ve always been a bit scared of.  And, as it turns out, for good reason.  It wasn’t even really raining, but it had been and I guess the ground got too saturated and this particular LARGE tree had bad roots and just couldn’t hold itself up.  So it decided to fall into my deck and house.

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Fortunately, no one was hurt.  That’s the most important part.  And also, it really fell on the very corner of the house.

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The only room that was damaged was our sunroom.  It’s a room that we don’t really use much, aside from working out and going onto the deck.

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But even though it could have been much worse, there’s still a good amount of damage.  The deck (which Jason built last summer), the sliding glass door, the fence, the gutters and part of the wall of the house are all going to need to be replaced.  It also knocked out our power line.  Fortunately, after the tree company came and removed the tree, Georgia Power was able to restore power.  Insurance would have paid for a hotel, but with a baby and a dog, I’d much rather stay at home.

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Not what I had planned for my Saturday, but like I said, it could have been way worse, so we’re very lucky.  And hey, we’ll get new gutters out of it.

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