Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

How is it Monday already?
Do you ever have weekends where its just go-go-go-go and then all of a sudden you look up and you realize its Sunday night at 10pm and your to-do list is STILL a mile long?
As much as I shake my head at my crazy day-to-day schedule, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Saturday I had two 30th birthday parties to attend.
(nothing like realizing you are the “old” friend in the group when people are still having 30th birthday parties and you have since move on from 30 and are now the ripe age of 31.)
Both were catered with Mexican flare, one by Arepazo, a local latin restaurant, and one by Chipotle.  If you know me well enough, you know I can’t get enough rice, beans and guacamole in my life!

Love these girls!

 Sunday morning, I woke up (not quite early enough) to run a 15k at a local Lifestyle Mall, Easton.  I literally arrived at 8:07 and the race started at 8. 
I ran to the start line, and started running, with my arm band still in my hand, head phones around my neck and my shoes barely tied tight enough.  I get to the end of the first street to turn right, and the officer on the corner looked at me and had a short little embarrassing conversation:
Officer: Are you running in this?
L: Yes, I’m just a little tardy. (To his defense, I had on a running sweatshirt overtop of my running tank that had my bib safety pinned to it)
Officer: Okay, I’ll let them know that you are the tail
Let me tell you, I realize that there has to be a winner and someone that comes in last place in every event, and I also realize that I will never be the fastest runner at ANY event.. but I did not want to be the tail for the duration of this 15K.  That certainly motivated me to run a lot faster!
This race is the second one in this series that I have participated in.. and you can choose to run a 5K, 10K or a 15K.  Thankfully the 10 and the 15K are pretty much in line with the training schedule for the half marathon in a few weeks.   The only bad part about the race is you stay on the same course either 1, 2 or 3 times.  The WORST part about this race was running by Kate Spade.. not once, twice but THREE times and not being able to shop.  Pretty much torture if you ask me!
 Since we were already at Easton, we decided to stop and have breakfast at one of my FAVORITE  local places, Northstar.  It is all organic food and absolutely delicious.  Thankfully my sister was there to cheer me on, but also take my order as I was rounding the last corner.  I mean what more could you ask for.. a sister, cheerleader and a waitress! It was a perfect way to end the morning.
The rest of the day was spent at home working on some Easter decorations/crafts/DIY stuff!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I know I certainly did!




Holly said...

You are cracking me up with that race story. That's hysterical. Hope you caught up and didn't come in last!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

But hey! You finished the race! That's what counts.