Sunday, September 15, 2013

We've Become One of Them....And did something for the first time

The busy time of year has officially started and this Fall is ultra busy for the point of it being almost too much.  We value our family time and have never become an over scheduled just wasn't our cup of tea.  However, this year, lots of people wanted to do lots of things that require lots of time.  So for future documentation and to remind myself not to do this is the run down....
15 yr old daughter= musical theater dance class, steel drums, and play
12 yr old son=Football(practice 4 days a week and games on the weekend, steel drums
10 yr old son= Soccer, practice one night and game on Saturday
7 yr old son= Soccer, practice one night and game on Saturday
Daddy= coaching 10 yr old's soccer and working full time
Mommy= coaching 7 yr old's soccer and volunteer commitments

Ok, it doesn't sound like all that much, but for us it is. And when you throw in school, homework, work, dinner, and makes for a busy week.  Oh, and trying to get workout and run time in there too.

I think we have become "them", that busy sport family, the family that I never understood. It's good and bad. We are all getting healthy and active, which is very good. And we are still spending time together. But I think it is too hectic and I don't like family dinner time at the table to be interrupted. Luckily, most of this will end with winter.

Ok, so here was our weekend.  
Started off Saturday morning with two different soccer practices, me at one, hubby at the other....
 Saturday afternoon, hubby, 15 yr old, and I went for a 4 mile run to town and back(major hills). I was amazed that we did it. Just six months ago I never would have imagined even walking it. I felt so energized about it that I told hubby that on Sunday would should enter the 5k run in town.  To my surprise, he and my daughter were both on board with it :)  they are crazy like me.

And today.... the three of us ran the 9/11 Memorial 5k !!! Our first 5k race... and I did it 10 days shy of my 40th birthday.   Here we are before the race....smiling....
 And here we are after... still smiling !   We did it in better time than any of us could have imagined.... 33m47s for my daughter, 33m52s for me, and 33m53s for hubby(he let me beat him).  We feel great!  We hadn't planned on running our first 5k until the day after Thanksgiving but life is crazy and when things come your way, go for it.  Now we can shoot for 30 minutes or better in November.

After the race we headed straight to my 12yr old's first football game that was over an hour away.  He joined the team late and has only had 3 days of practice and doesn't know the game... but we are so proud of him for giving it his all and pushing through the tough workouts.   That's him in the white pants(we didn't know he needed game day black pants).

Busy but fun and active weekend.  I'm enjoying this new venture in our family's life but I'm also looking forward to winter when things relax a bit.

Have a great week,


  1. That was my goal, to run a 5K before I turned 40. Good for you! Now here's the news, if you are at all competitive the competition gets harder after 40, it seems that the people in the next age group are more fit and determined LOL!

    You guys all look great!

    I can relate to the schedule issues. The Burno family has seemed to have only two seasons for the past 4 years, Summer and Wrestling. Now my oldest is thinking about not wrestling this year and it makes me a bit sad :(


  2. Oh my goodness. You deserve a lot of praise. I'm happy to see that you all are keeping fit as a family, and having fun doing it. Your family adventures will keep you young :)
    Best wishes,

  3. Wow Tiff you sure do have a full plate.
    But also making wonderful memories!
    I've been a bad blogger lately, I admit.
    I have been checking in but slacking on my comments, I apologize.
    I did want to take the time to say how proud I am of you and the way you have transformed your life. It is truly inspirational to follow along.
    A marathon! Woohoo! Always something I have wanted to do, but I am way too out of shape. Especially after passing the 40 mark, staying in shape seems to be a losing battle for me.
    Hopefully when the rest of my life settles down, I can find time to focus on me.
    Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration you give.

  4. Wow a 5k...congrats to all 3 of you.


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