On Saturday morning, I dragged myself out of bed early enough to run a 5K race... by myself. I thought I liked races for the race experience, but I realized on Saturday that what I really like is the race experience with friends. So, I've decided that this will be my last lone race-- it's just not that fun. But, I did get this cute little beanie, which looked so lovely on my red face as I took my post-race self-portrait. Ha ha, that sounds so pathetic!
Right after the race, I met Chris, Tom and Gordon at the rec center for Tom's Jr. Jazz game. He is getting better every week and it's so fun to watch! Tom doesn't know any of the other kids on his team, but this week they played against a team that included one of his friends from school. The two of them were hilarious to watch-- they guarded each other and basically just chased each other back and forth, giggling like crazy. Tom's team won (oops, we're not supposed to keep score-- someone tell Tom that!) because they have a future NBA player on their team. Seriously, this kid is GOOD-- I guarantee he could beat me. Tom contributed a couple of good chest passes and several great cheers.
After the game, we came home and got ready to drive up to Pocatello for Todd Flatland's 25th Birthday party. The party was awesome (pictures and details forthcoming)! Beforehand, we stopped at Red Lobster (dubbed the "Stee" by Chris-- you know, Red Lobstee, shortened) for some tasty dinner. I don't care how "chain" Red Lobster is, I love it. Those cheddar bay biscuits are awesome-- we've tried in vain to duplicate them at home.
The kids were amazingly well-behaved, and Thomas even ate some of my salmon!
The only thing missing: Red Lobster stopped serving Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. No one will ever understand it.