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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Rubdown in Howktown Conference of Awesome

It started out simple enough.  I was just going to stop by Ingvaldia to hang out with my sis... that is until she remembered that she also had asked the Czarina of Saarisburg to walk a 5k with her that very same morning... only she didn't remember until I told Kylie that I was going to Sara's and she asked if I was doing the 5k with them...

That's when things started to stir in my brain. "Wait a sec... there is no reason we couldn't make this all work..."  So I agreed to walk the 5k with my sisters... little did they know (or I know) what this last weekend would evolve into.

Two days before the weekend. I email Sara this:

Then I announce the The Rubdown in Howktown Conference of Awesome!
The goal of the conference is to do things together as sisters that we each like to do and share in the experience. Plus to make it extra awesome, we are not allowed to whine, complain, or otherwise talk about things that aren't awesome. Plus we have to use the word Awesome as much as possible!

Let me tell you... my weekend... was AWESOME! 

The fancy frenchy name hotel wasn't even the beginning of it. It was how I bribed them to go along with my awesome plans! I got up at 5am to drive to  Ingvaldia to pick up my sisters and then off Minneapolis to walk 3 miles at 9 Am. Do I need to mention that Pomplamoose, Michael Jackson, and bobbing my head back and forth to the music was the first awesome thing of the day?  I didn't think so (well, actually there is some debate about that, because my sisters thing the first awesome thing of the day was me forgetting to bring pants... but that's another part of the story)!

We arrived at the starting line just in time for the race.  Here are some awesome things that happened at the race:  
  • Perfect parking spot at the finish line
  • Awesome weather
  • We walked around Lake Calhoun
  • Sara made mini egg bakes in muffin cups
  • We all put our team name as The Rubdown in Howktown
  • In the name of awesome we all went our own pace
  • I decided to walk to a podcast of 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me'
  • My walk took the exact same time as the podcast
  • I beat my old time by almost 10 minutes
  • The weekend had only just begun!

As we are leaving the race area, we are surprised by another awesome thing:

We are about to have lunch with our Dad!

And Sara tries to teach us a trick about a perfect smile for the camera... 

Stay tuned as the Weekend of Awesome Continues!

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