Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bizzarro Day at the Thompson House....

Yesterday, one crazy thing happened at my parent's house:

They finally got their house up for sale!!!! It has been years in the making, but it is finally up and online and ready to show! If you know anyone who is looking to get away from it all then send them this link. The house is huge and sitting on lots of land with a pond. Check it out here.

Yesterday two crazy things happened at our house.

#1: I signed up to coach Noah's U6 soccer team!

#2: Corey and I decided to sign up to run a 5K!

WHAT?!

Yes, you are still reading my blog. You haven't ventured accidentally into another universe. Though I cannot confirm that this is not a totally bizarre and alternate version of the universe.

So....why?

Well....we have been talking to Noah and trying to decide what kind of extracurricular activity he wants to do this fall. We tried a karate class and we were pretty sure that was going to be the way we would go, but then we remembered soccer. He just turned four so he can now start doing some beginner sports....

So...I looked into the local church who sponsers an Upward Soccer league and saw that sign-ups are....NOW! Actually the deadline is this week. I called the person at the church to inquire more about the practices, games, etc. and she said "And, we still need coaches, so if you are interested in doing that it would be great because you also get a discount on your registration if you volunteer to coach."

HA HA HA HAHA! Was my immediate reaction. I don't know anything about soccer!!!!!

My next call was to a friend who used to attend the sponsorsing church and who was also involved in their Upward sports leagues. I asked, "Hey why don't Corey and Mike coach a team together?" (Corey and her hubby are pretty good friends.)
But, we quickly realized that wouldn't work bc of their work schedules. She said, "we could do it."
I said, "Ummm, I know nothing about soccer!"
She said, "you don't have to, they are just little, they basically just learn to kick the ball and stuff."
So, I said, "Well, why don't you and Mike do it then?" And she said she would talk to him about it and let me know.
Well...in the meantime I decided to Google "how to coach U6 soccer team" and WOW what a wealth of information is available! By the time I finished looking over two or three websites I was convinced that this was something I could definitely do and it was starting to sound like fun...something new and different!
So, I call her back and said, "hey, let's do it!"
By the end of the night I was signed up and I....Carrie Thompson, am now a soccer coach.
Pretty hilarious huh?
So, if that doesn't just convince you that I am losing my mind, then the rest of the day will just completely seal the deal.
Corey says he wants to start running and he found a good training program.
He said the first step is to sign up for a running event to give yourself a goal.
He ordered running shoes yesterday and I am going shopping for some today.
Are we crazy?!
Probably.
But, we have known we need to get in better shape...and be more active. And, it will be something new that we can do all together. Plus, I get to buy some new shoes!
AND...I don't know if you know this, but, did you know Disney sponsors several running events every year? And you get discount resort stays and tickets?! One day....they actually have a Disney Princess event next March. It is for girls obviously....teams of friends, sisters, mothers, etc. Any takers? We can start training for it now ladies!!!!!
We are planning on doing the Macon Labor Day Road Race, pending confirmation from my brother that the course isn't all uphill! ha ha!
We tried to find a one mile thing to do for our first one, but they are all just for kids! So, the training begins ASAP...we don't have lots of time to waste. I better get myself shoe shopping!!!!

2 comments:

Kevin Davis said...

Life and parenting are both crazy endevours. I recently helped coach my little dudes 3 & 4 year old soccer team, it was painful.

andysbethy said...

I am so excited for you, in both your "crazy" adventures. Coaching will be a blast... and the running, well, I am hoping you two will inspire Andy and I. Maybe the running will "run over" onto us!
Keep me up to date on the house for sale thing!