Alli loves Gold!


I don't cry over spilled milk, but I do cry over spilled coffee.
I don’t cry over spilled milk, but I do cry over spilled coffee.

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging….and that is exactly what has happened to me the last few days!  I’ve barely stopped to sleep since Friday….quite frankly: I’m exhausted!!

I was lucky enough to find ripe avocados at the grocery Friday evening.  What else would I do?? I made guac!!!  Now, I’m not one to brag, but I probably make the best guac in Texas…..maybe even the US.  And, just like with my cupcakes, it is ALL from scratch.  You won’t find me using a guacamole seasoning packet! (Yes.  I am a guacamole snob, too)  I start with fresh ingredients….

The limes were a bit camera-shy and failed to make it into the pic.
The limes were a bit camera-shy and failed to make it into the pic.

First, I make pico de gallo from the onion, tomatoes, jalapeno and cilantro.  Then I mash the avocado with a potato masher.  guac

I add pico until it “looks right”, then I season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and fresh lime until it “tastes right”.  It was soooooo delicious!

This weekend Alli’s 10s team played 11s division in their tournament.  Generally speaking, they usually play 12s division because there aren’t always enough 11 and under teams to warrant having a separate division.  Knowing they were playing 11s, I assumed that they would win the tournament, but you never know until you have that medal!  winning

The girls played amazing, as usual!  They went 3-0 (6-0 set count) in Saturday pool play, then rolled through the Gold bracket 3-0 on Sunday, not dropping a set!  They came close in the championship game, however.  They won the first set of championship 25-7, which made them a little cocky, I think.  Set 2 started out disastrously; they were on their heels the entire game!  They were down 8 or 9 points at one point, but kept chipping away at the deficit.   Finally, when the score was 18-23, they got on a roll and closed out the match 25-23.  This is their 2nd tournament championship this season.  They also have a 2nd place finish and 2-5th place finishes (5th place is our lowest finish….can you tell I’m a proud mom?)medals!

Alli was so proud of her medal that she wore it ALL DAY LONG!  She also informed me that she needs a medal holder, since she plans on winning LOTS of gold bling! LOL!!mr sunshine

Luckily, we got home from the tournament early enough that I spent some QT with this lovely ball of fire in the sky.  It was a great day for pool maintenance.  I CAN NOT wait until it is lounging by the pool time!

And: no post would be complete without a run update!!

My last run was Saturday evening.  We ran intervals: 20:1×3.  Felt great the entire time! I had some hip tightness afterwards, but I didn’t freak out!  (Noteworthy!)  I foam rolled and stretched a little more than usual, slapped some KT on it and it feels pretty good!  Next run (TODAY!!!) will be 25:1×3.  We are getting closer and closer to the 30 min intervals <read: FREEDOM from intervals> which means I will be actually TRAINING within a week or two.  My biggest challenge right now is letting go of the “injured” label.  I must shift my thinking and realize that I am recovered, because intellectually I know I am recovered!



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