We had a fun day at Girls on the Run. Some days we focus more on running, other days we play lots of games and â€˜sneak inâ€™ exercise. Today was a game day that incorporated speedwork. The girls were divided into 4 groups of 4, and each group leader held a baton â€“ a stuffed animal (ratty but washed dog toys).
The first girl would run 1/4 of the way around the track and pass off the toy to her partner, who would sprint another 1/4 of the track and repeat the process. Overall, the toy â€˜ranâ€™ about 2 miles, and the girls were exhausted from sprinting to one another â€“ it was really fun!
We also played Octopus. Instead of octopus and fish, we played holiday versions – with Santa chasing the Reindeer (cue to run: â€œHo, ho, ho!â€) and Menorahs tagging Dreidels (cue to run: â€œDreidel, dreidel, dredil, I made it out of clay.â€). I cannot even DESCRIBE in words how much the girls love Octopus. Itâ€™s always a winner at GOTR.
And for dinnerâ€¦ more takeout. Yes, twice in a day. I was too tired to do any cooking; plus, our oven is still shot.
Gluten-free veggie pizza. It was delicious. Probably the best gluten-free pizza that Iâ€™ve tried from a chain in Charlotte.
And last, but not least, small realization of the day:
That, of course, does not count RELOADING the dishwasher or drying the dog.
But still â€“ timing my most-hated chores today made work a much more pleasant experience (and Iâ€™m always trying to find a way not to despise washing dirty pots). Time is slow like molasses when I unload the dishwasher, but seriouslyâ€¦ not that bad. Just a small, silly realization that made my day so much brighter in a simple way. And that, my friends, is something to smile about.