Here's what I've been up to lately. First, as many of you know, several areas of Colorado were hit hard by flooding this week. My town, Fort Collins, was affected, but our neighborhood is currently dry. My heart goes out to my friends and neighbors who've lost their homes and businesses. We've sure had crazy weather lately. Fires, record-high temps, and now this. School was cancelled on Friday, and local officials asked residents to stay off the roads as much as possible. To keep busy, my kids created a marble track out of construction paper. I was quite impressed--given that at their age, I was playing Barbies and listening to NKOTB!
As I mentioned, last week we were hit by an extreme heat wave. Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since my entire Saturday was spent outside. First, I ran a 5k mud run with my ten-year-old son. Last year I ran the race with friends, and got chilly hanging out in muddy water. Not this time! I have to say, being a mom is pretty awesome when you get to do things like this with your kids:
After the mud run I showered and headed to Horsetooth Reservior with friends to give SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) a try. It was easier than I thought! Next time I'm at the ocean, I'd like to give it a try there, where the waves are a bit rougher. (And, you know, where there are sharks in the water for an added challenge, ha!)