We followed our family tradition and went to the Freedom Festival Hot air balloon liftoff. This means waking my family up at 5:30 am, and every year I try to roll them out of bed, I wonder why we do this.
They're still not awake and happy by 6:15.
But then we saw the Darth Vader balloon complete with storm troopers and other...random characters I didn't know!
We always love seeing the fire as they're blowing up the balloons.
A lot of beautiful balloons along with the novelty ones. I love how we can walk around between them all.
Once the balloons lift off they do these races and games "Fox and Hares" I think, but we always leave then. The best part is lift-off.
Today we ran the Freedom Run 10K. Tia's first 10K. I was so proud of her! She stopped and walked for 2 second intervals before I convinced her to "just go slow". She really did great! I think average we were at about 11 minute miles (that's up from her 15 minute mile average when she started running :) ). She's training for the Hobble Creek Half marathon in August, so you'll see more of her on here. I think we made a runner out of her.
I am a fitness instructor, AFAA certified personal trainer, and a mom of three. Most of the time I'm vegan, with some crazy "free" meals a couple times a week. I have a love/hate relationship with my yard depending on how much work it needs! I grew up in San Diego, and love the ocean. I scuba, but sometimes have panic attacks snorkeling. Given the choice between the superpowers of invisibility and flight, I'd pick flight in a heartbeat. I love my husband, and his patience with my crazy habit of getting into something that's well over my head.