This morning I headed down to my local Parkrun for a tough 5km. I could feel my legs were stiff from the strength exercises I did yesterday so I thought I'd do a slower time. I pushed pretty hard though and came out with a PB! Very happy with that. It looks like most of the boys' soccer games are late enough that I can keep doing my Parkruns on a Saturday. I'm pretty happy about that. There's nothing like racing for a good, hard session.
Today was the day! All 3 of my boys were playing their first club soccer game. First off was the twins. Well- miracles really do happen. Because T2 actually RAN (not walked) after the ball and even managed to kick it a few times. This boy couldn't talk a couple of years ago, or understand the simplest of instructions and engaged in some pretty serious behaviours - like banging his own head. In fact, today no-one really noticed he was 'different' at all. And he looked like he was having fun and getting some much needed exercise. Go T2!!! And T1 scored THREE - yes THREE goals and their team won 10-3 (not that they record the scores at this level).
Just as remarkable was the fact the whole family were able to sit on the sidelines and watch my eldest play a full one hour soccer game. The twins played on the sideline, ate snacks and amused themselves. I wasn't stressing they would run onto the field or away from us-which is exactly what they would have done a couple of years ago.
One T2's therapists was away so this afternoon I did a session with T2 and he was fantastic - really switched on and we covered so much. I think the more he is busy doing something 'functional' like soccer this morning, the better he is. We had a great time together - they are the sessions I love!
After that I locked myself in a room and crammed for an anatomy and physiology test for awhile and then....
...we finished off our Saturday with watching Star Trek- Into The Darkness. I invented a new dessert, chopped up home-made rocky road and sprinkles on vanilla ice-cream. It was delicious!
|Why didn't I think of this combo before??|
|We're half way through - so far so good!|