Playing hooky is really my favorite. I’m going to start doing it more often. It’s definitely not good for the wallet of the self-employed, but it IS good for quality time with the family and a full on toy organization sweep and purge of the house. Yeah, that was fun and was pretty much the majority of my day today.
Let’s just talk about fun stuff though, shall we?
Like zoodles. Even better, zoodles on pizza.
I made homemade pizzas Saturday night. If you haven’t found these frozen organic pizza crusts at Trader Joe’s by the way, you really need to.
I’m a big fan. I’m also a big fan of adding fresh basil and homegrown chilies to pizza. Check out these beauties (ghost chili and jalapeños).
I thought I’d get creative and add zoodles as a pizza topping also. Best idea ever.
One pizza for STUFT Daddy.
One pizza for yours truly.
I had all the goods on there: sweet chicken Italian sausage (also from TJ’s), zoodles, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, that whole ghost chili (it was a hot one), nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, roasted garlic, crushed red pepper and fresh basil.
It will so be happening again at least once this week.
This morning the boys and I decided to run the Bolt to the Q Kids Fun Run. The main event was a 5K and all the proceeds went to Ryan Matthews’ non-profit foundation.
The Chargers and Ryan Mathews presented the event in conjunction with Kaiser with proceeds benefitting the Trish & Ryan Mathews’ Door of Hope Chest, a non-profit foundation which through the Salvation Army, provides resources for homeless mothers and their children.
We skipped the 5K, but showed up just in time to pay our entry fee and get in line for the kids run. Luckily it wasn’t too crowded and we found our way pretty easily.
We bumped into our friend Alicia and her cute boys right away.
Since we registered for the race about 10 minutes before start time they were all out of the kid shirts, so we got hooked up with two of the women’s 5K ones.
The boys didn’t seem to mind.
We saw our friend Rudy. The boys look for him at every race. Sometimes they see him, sometimes they don’t. Ha. It was our lucky day.
It really wasn’t crowded, but since the race was only a 1/2 mile long they did wave starts by age. I tried to convince the boys to run with the 5 year olds, but they weren’t having it.
We didn’t have to wait too long though.
The winner of the 5k was there to send us off.
Since this was the boys’ 6th official race, they were all business and knew the drill.
Judah always likes to stay close by, while Joaquin likes to speed up ahead. The same thing happens every time.
There was a bit of a hill just past the halfway point.
It was then we needed just a short walking break.
As soon as we saw that tunnel (and the Charger Girls) we picked it back up though.
I think Joaquin might be able to teach me a thing or two about negative splits actually. He definitely doesn’t take after me. Ha.
We finished at the 50 yard line in Qualcomm Stadium. That was pretty cool.
These guys sure finished strong.
I always get a little teary-eyed. You know, those proud mama moments.
Maybe they were trying to impress the ladies.
Thumbs up yo.
We had to get at least one picture with a Charger player. Who can name this guy?
It was the perfect way to spend the morning.
We went on the lookout for post race treats. We couldn’t find any, but the 5K had been done for while so a lot of people had headed out. I promised I’d make French toast for them once we got home.
Pre race there had been a lot of talk about the cheerleaders and the really cool Charger Girls.
When the photo opportunity presented itself though everyone decided to be shy.
I should be thankful right?
Good times. We’ll be back to “bolt” again.
Hope you had a great weekend!
After playing hooky, now I’m playing catch up a bit this week with some giveaways and such. Stay tuned!
I’m serious, I’ll mail a couple packets of our Stehly Buffalo Jerky to the first person who can name our Charger friend and his position in the comments.