With so much sad news in the world lately, I thought it would be nice to appreciate some the people and places that have made me smile this week.
Every week on our group run we see this same older guy out on the trail. He has been out there for years standing next to his older model car kind of exercising/boxing while dancing around to his old school boom box. He is always so friendly and always waives to us as we run by. We kind of created a “story” about him and finally one day last week we decided to stop and chat. He was so nice! He told us about his past boxing career and passion for fitness. He seemed so elated that we stopped to chat and now we know we have a friend out there watching over us. So glad that we took the time to stop and I think we made his day.
People you meet while out on a run…we've run past this guy for years and always wondered what his story was. Today we stopped and chatted him up. Used to be a prof boxer so interesting! And now we have a new friend out on the trail #newfriends #peopleyoumeetwhilerunning #motherrunners #mrtt #vais4bloggers #RunVA
We donned our best 80’s outfits and headed to a “legwarmers” concert. Apparently they are a well known 80’s cover band and they did not disappoint. It was really fun to try to emulate my big 80’s hair from college. I was quite the Madonna fan back in the day and loved pulling on those neon bracelets and fish nets gloves. Funny that we still remembered all the words to all the classics and had a great time just being silly dancing and singing. Check out my “Scruncci”. Remember those?
We got tickets to do the “Escape The Room” challenge for my husband as part of his Father’s Day gift. Basically, it’s like a live game of “Clue” where you are locked in a room for one hour and have to solve a mystery to get out. The 4 of us went to the Escape the Room in Georgetown where we had booked the “double cross” room.
The challenges are a lot harder than I thought. They do not allow photos of the actual room for obvious reasons. There are clues around the room and you have to figure out how they all tie together and come up with a code to unlock your door. Some of the clues were maps with markings or a pair of special sunglasses that would reveal a code when you looked at a certain book for example. We had the best time working together to try to solve our clue.
A “game master” is watching you via camera and can actually call you to give you a clue when needed. We were so close to solving our game and I think had we had a few extra minutes we would have. Alas, we ran out of time! Such a fun family activity. I’d love to do it again. Not sure why they have you dress up at the end but hey why not?!