Defying Death, or, Roller Coasters Scare Me!
When we met back up with my husband and our older son, Israel was hopping up and down saying, "Yeah baby! Now it's my turn, Mommy!" Again, I tried to talk him out of it, to no avail. I had promised, and it just wouldn't be fair to deny him. This is the son who is afraid of nearly everything (especially germs and spiders) and he is really meek and even looks a little fragile. This roller coaster is something he has on a lot of other people, that he isn't afraid to go on this incredibly horrific ride. So we went, I just dove in without thinking about it. I told him, "I don't want to do this, but I know I promised, so I will. But I will only go once, so please don't ask to go again when we get off." He nodded in agreement, silent, as if he was disappointed that I had figured out what he wanted. Before the ride began his nerves got the best of him a bit, and he admitted to being a little scared, but we had no time to dwell on it, we were off! And the second time was a lot more tollerable than the first, except for that last bit of taking flight at the end. My son who so desperately fought for his chance for this, sitting beside me dropping S-bombs the whole way. When we got off, we were both relieved it was over, Israel shouting out for the world to hear that 1. The Zippin Pippin is the coolest ride in the world and 2. He was dropping S-bombs and F-bombs the whole time. He was quite proud of himself, and me of myself, for surviving the ordeal altogether.
The rest of the evening was quite enjoyable, we wandered around and I went on a few more rides with the kids, and just before park closing, the lights on the rides illuminated, leaving the rain puddles alive with color.
|Bay Beach Amusement Park at night|
Tonight, I will workout with my husband again, and he will take me through a leg workout. I am already pretty tired, but I know once I get in the gym I'll come to life a little. I will say, It was really nice getting to sleep in a little later this morning. After tonight there is only one more workout in Phase 1 of this program. I may take measurements and photos this weekend, but I know one thing for sure, I am looking forward to a rest before starting the next phase, which is going to be even more challenging.
Hope your week has been a breeze. Happy Thursday!