My husband and I had Monday off of work, but school was still in session, so we enjoyed a nice adults only day! My husband suggested we take our long run together, as we were visiting relatives over the weekend and had not had a chance to run. He promised to stay in the same general area as me, but he runs a good 2-3 minutes per mile faster than me! I lost him soon after we entered the park. I was running faster than I usually do though! I usually start at around a 10 minute mile, but by mile 2, am inching closer to the 11 minute mile pace. Monday I was still at a sub 10 minute mile through three or so miles. My husband had lapped me, and started running next to me for a few minutes. Suddenly it felt like the earth tilted under me, and my vision was swimming. I stopped to walk until it cleared. I think I just hadn't had enough to drink all weekend (Houston tap water sucks). We also had plans to go for Mexican or barbeque after our run, and I skipped breakfast to save room! Bad idea, I guess. Anyway, I walked for a hundred yards or so, then started running again, albeit much more slowly! I think I terrified my husband though, as he stuck with me for the next three miles. We were back in the main part of the park by then, and I stopped to use the restrooms. I sent my husband on to finish his run, and started a run/walk rotation around one of the smaller ponds until he was done. I got in around 2 miles. So not the ten I had planned, but better than nothing!
We went to Houston to visit my grandmother-in-law. She thought our boys might enjoy the Houston Children's Museum, and she was right! When we lived in Boston, our boys had a membership to the children's museum, and we went fairly often. We haven't really found a good replacement in Dallas yet. The Houston museum was awesome! It had one of the multi-story climbing platforms, which I know our oldest son had missed from Boston. The rules said you had to be at least five years old to climb though, so our youngest boy could not climb (although there were plenty of people blatantly ignoring the rule). There was also a really awesome room called the Invention Convention. There were stations for kids to make rockets, lego cars, and wind sails. I loved watching the kids' imaginations at work.
I finished Catching Fire on our trip, and bought Mockingjay when we went grocery shopping Monday. I finished it during my lunch break today. I am very glad I read the series. I felt the ending was a bit rushed, and though the resolution of the Gale vs. Peeta situation could have been fleshed out a bit more. Overall, a very enjoyable series though. I am looking forward to the movie next month.