The weekend started on Friday night with a Mikaela soccer game. They ended in a draw, which is unfortunate, since they went into the last minute with a 2-1 advantage. Mikaela scored one of the two goals, so on a personal level, it was a good game. From the sidelines, I am seeing such an improvement in her skill level over last fall. She and her teammates are all getting this whole "team" thing going. Now if they can just get a formidable stopper in the goal!
Saturday morning was a double header. I went for a run and Mikaela played with the younger girls (she usually plays up an age division, only playing her "real" division when they need a guest player), and she scored another goal on the team's way to a 3-0 win. She was happy with both the result and her play. I was a proud papa, though I didn't get to see the game, I deferred to Risa to let her watch. :-)
I went running on Saturday morning and wasn't sure if anyone else was going to show for the scheduled run. I am firmly convinced most of the runners show for the scheduled runs because of who schedules. Abbey? Full trail. Me? Not so much. :-p At the scheduled time, it was me alone. Joe showed at his usual 7 minutes late with Gino, and as we were about to leave, Melissa and Lindy appeared. They had called Abbey and she guided them. I guess she pitied me the poor turnout.
The run was warm in the absolute and HOT in the relative with temps in the upper 70s at the start. It's finally starting to get wa We did the V&T Lasso to start off and swung back by the vehicles after 4 miles, then headed up Ash Canyon for 9 more. Melissa had better things to do and split where her run would total 8-9, and Joe, Gino and Lindy powered their way with me snacking on the copious dust their feet kicked up. DFL! DFL! It didn't matter, it was a finish.
Sunday was Mom's day. I did yard work, and prepped the bikes for a short family ride. Since my bike is in the shop, I did a short run while Risa and the kids did a ride. It's good that everyone is getting comfortable on the bikes. We are going to be doing some rides this summer and the more comfy Mikaela gets, the more fun the rides will be.
We closed out the weekend with a visit to the all-you-can-stuff buffet (early) then watching Ghostbusters on Netflix. A nice weekend all around.
Don't forget the eclipse next weekend!