Cross Country,Wrapping Up Warm,The Wednesday Blog Hop…

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What a week so far. Cold, frosty and oh so rainy!! Not to mention the darkness is arriving earlier and earlier each night. 

The kids have to rush home from school and change into their running clothes straight away to catch the remaining sunlight. 

Then off for a little run, by the time we are back the streetlights light the way.

Occasionally all that training is put to good use and they get a chance to compete in X Country races. This past Saturday morning as an example. Cold, Frosty, but thankfully not much mud yet!!

Mollie waiting for me to throw the Frisbee. Come on Mum, throw it!! She loves walkies and playing frisbee. Also, love a game of throw with the tennis ball at home.

Mollie in her, ready to sprint pose. Ready, set go!!

It looked so nice and warm in the woods on Saturday too. So glad I was not racing in a vest and shorts!! Brr 😰 I hate to be cold.

Me and mini me before her race. She did great. Getting better and better every time she races. So is my son. 😎 Smiles all round.

Keeping warm. This hood is so snuggly and warm. I love my new warm coat.

Fallen leaves all around. So many pretty colours.

The leaves look so pretty until they are all wet and squidgy!!

My two after their X-Country race.

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  1. Tamar SB
    November 22, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    How fun to have practice! The sun sets as our school lets out…those winter nights!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar, I hate dark nights ..

  2. Pea bea
    November 23, 2016 / 12:37 am

    Enjoyed seeing all the photos. I like the novel one of the tennis shoes. Cute kiddos. Thanks so much for visiting me so I could come visit you back…and thanks for linking. I'll keep a link to you so I can visit Wednesday Blog Hop each week and post your link on mine. Have a great week. :)Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping by yours again now.

  3. Rhonda Albom
    November 23, 2016 / 1:48 am

    Sounds like winter is near. A good brisk run should keep the kids tuned up ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks Rhonda, yes it is almost here ๐Ÿ™

  4. Kristin Aquariann
    November 23, 2016 / 1:59 am

    That's great that your family runs together. I'm still not looking forward to winter weather, but your hoodie is a reminder of all the cute things I can wear again! ^.^

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks Kristin, I like to be warm and cosy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mixed Reviews
    November 23, 2016 / 2:07 am

    It's very super cold and snowy this week and it's so odd having it get darker earlier in the day. Thanks for the link up.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    November 23, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    You're all such a fit family!! Love the fall leaves in your photos!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Aww, thanks Heather ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Karren Haller
    November 23, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Love all the fall colors, you all look ready for cooler weather.Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Five Little Doves
    November 23, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Ooh you put me to shame, I can't think of anything I'd less rather do than run in this weather! As much as we love getting out in the autumn leaves, the hot chocolate at the end of it is my favourite part!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Hehe, it's my kids that keep me getting out. We rain in the pouring rain the other day, it was horrid ๐Ÿ™

  9. Anosa Malanga
    November 23, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Lovely pictures that you've sharede and glad the weather was better on Saturday than it is right now.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Ha,I am glad it was dry just for watching them run too. It has been really horrible weather since Monday, hasn't it ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Emmie, Unsigned
    November 23, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love your pictures! I tried to run once and wasn't a fan but you guys are amazing. I am hoping Mini Me's will enjoy swimming with me for fitness once they are older. Emmie xowww.unsignedmeblog.co.uk

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 23, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Emmie, I hate running but keep trying to catch the kids up :):)

  11. Moderate Mum
    November 23, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    So lovely that your children love running. I used to do everything I could to avoid cross country ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 25, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thank you. Hehe, I use to hate running, come to think of it I still do but keep trying ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Evelina
    November 23, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    You are an inspiration! I would love to get up early and go jogging in this weather but just can't force myself, way too cold and dark.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 25, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Aww thanks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Mellissa Williams
    November 24, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Loving the photos, Autumn is such a lovely time in the UK. Sounds like your family are super fit.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 25, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thanks Mellissa, my kids love running. They are all faster than me now ๐Ÿ™

  14. Baby Isabella
    November 24, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    It's great that you all motivate each other to get outside! Don't envy you running in this weather though! We've had Storm Angus hit us this week! Love your beautiful piccys!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 25, 2016 / 11:07 am

      hehe, it was horrible this week with all the rain ๐Ÿ™

  15. csuhpat1
    November 25, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Very nice pics. I ran in high school (400 and 800) and was pretty good. My son never ran before last year and finished fourth in the state in 800 meters at the junior college level. Running is a great way to have fun with the family.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 25, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Oh wow, that is great Patrick. I bet you were so proud of him :):)

  16. beautyqueenuk
    November 25, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Whilst it does look really cold, you do look incredibly warm in your jacket x

  17. Margarett Murphy
    November 26, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Mollie looks like she is enjoying her walk.

  18. Zena Goldman
    November 27, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I love how racing is a real family affair for you guys. It's really turned cold hasn't it, I'm really feeling it at the moment

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