J’s first 5k and Zida’s first Haircut

by Danica on September 6, 2013

Happy Friday!!  Who has fun plans for the weekend?!

Today I just wanted to share a couple of fun things from the past few days…


Two fun *firsts* happened this week!

On Tuesday evening, Jesse ran his first 5k!

We actually ran the whole fun run together.  We finished in 28:04, and the average pace was faster than Jesse’s run before – so proud of him!

our first 5k together - Jesse and I

If you’re a local reader, we’re doing the run again this coming Tuesday evening – it’s a ton of fun, so if you’d like the details about the event, send me an email!


The other first that happened was that Zida got her first haircut!

I was (embarrassingly) sad when dropping her off – is that what moms feel like when they drop their child off at preschool for the first time?
(I’m dramatic…and mostly joking…)

Zida's first haircut Before & After

Yep, she’s still cute!  :)


What was your latest “first”?!

Do you and your significant other run or workout together?

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1 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

Congratulations to Jesse! Jordan and I work out/run together occasionally, and it’s so much fun! Lately, he’s been working overtime so it just hasn’t worked out, but I enjoy working out with him when we can fit it in the schedule.

One week until HLS!! I’m getting excited to meet you!
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2 Danica September 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

Yeah it’s not often that we run or workout together (except for walks with the puppy), but it’s so fun when we get to!

And yes – I’m excited to meet you too! I plan to do a little clothes shopping this weekend, the cocktail party seems like a great excuse to buy a new dress :)


3 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Yes, a party is always a good excuse to shop! I just bought a dress on ModCloth :).
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4 Danica September 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I can look on that site for HOURS.


5 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

That’s pretty much how I spent my afternoon. Way too addicting!
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6 Nikki @ grab your kicks September 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

My husband and I sign up for races together, but because our paces are so different, we don’t necessarily run “together.” It’s still fun though!
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7 ErikaMC September 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

My first – making homemade applesauce last night. Messy but fun and good!

I wish my husband ran with me – instead I’ve got my little 2-year boy to push in the stroller and he entertains me the whole way :)


8 Danica September 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

homemade applesauce?! yum!! Did you make it in the slow-cooker?


9 ErikaMC September 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

That would have been too easy :) We peeled, chopped and boiled it all on the stovetop and then hot-watered bathed all the jars to seal. My fingers are sore and brown!


10 Danica September 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Wow – that’s impressive!
I’m thinking I’ll try to make my own a little later this Fall when we get cheap apples from a local orchard :)


11 Lauren September 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

My latest first was having a PSL for the season and making zucchini cookie whoopee pies! So good! I always said I wanted a boyfriend who runs, but only time will tell ;-)

I am ALWAYS nervous when I drop Elmo off anywhere. He’s with me 24/7 since my surgeries and we both suffer separation anxiety which is, sadly, true. LOL She looks great, though! What a great haircut!


12 Danica September 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Yeah, Jesse doesn’t like running, but I’m always over the moon when he’s willing to run with me :)


13 Lisa September 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

Zida looks absolutely adorable!! :-)


14 Heather Murphy September 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

I have never liked to workout with my significant other, but I think I would be okay with running a race together!
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15 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Oh my goodness, Zida looks so cute!! :)
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16 Danica September 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I know!! She looks so much older now too I think! :)


17 Tara@PNWRunner September 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I am beginning to start running with an significant other. The relationship is still new and I am adjusting to running with someone else. Hopefully it works out!
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18 Heather @Pinkaholic Fitness September 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

awww look at Zida!!! So adorable!!

Congrats on the run!!! : )
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19 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run September 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Yay to your husband for his first 5k! and Zida looks great :) I don’t think it’s dramatic at all. Dogs are part of the family!
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20 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. September 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Congrats on hubby’s first 5k! And the dog looks really cute!

My latest first would be yesterday when I ran in a 5k I completely ran it, with NO walking breaks at all, for the first time in a race.
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21 Danica September 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm

ahh that’s awesome! Congrats, Courtney – what a great feeling!


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