It was a crazy busy weekend and I loved every single minute of it.
Friday night we drove to Beaumont for my brother's wedding shower/party. I got to see some relatives that I hadn't seen in a few years and catch up. Then we drove two hours back home and passed out.
(There was something else that happened Friday but I'll be telling you about that tomorrow. It's good. Very good!)
Saturday morning Chuck and I went for a run. He was assuming that we were going to be going 3.1 miles because that's my thing this month: 3.1 for 31. As we approach mile 3 he happily says, "Whew! Almost done!"
Welllllll......not quite. Let's run 3.5 miles. After a run interval I tell him we're at 3.7 so let's just go ahead and hit 4 miles. Then, "We've gone 4.3 miles. How about we make it to 4.5 miles?!" Chuck is not happy with this at all. Eventually I tell him we're at 4.7 so let's just make it an even 5 miles. Yes, he thought we were running 3 miles but I tricked him into 5 miles.
ME: I bet you could have gone another mile, right?
Chuck: NO! I'm done!! It's not going to work.
ME: Ok ok. Good job.
Then we packed and headed to College Station. Ah....I love getting away for the weekend.
We had dinner with Shelley and her husband Jeff that night. It was good to catch up and chat. I could have stayed talking later but there was quite a line of people waiting for a table. But this was our two year meetiversary!!! Two years ago Shelley and I got to meet in person for the first time to run the Armadillo Dash together! (Happy Meeetiversary, Shelley!)
Sunday morning we got up at the ridiculous hour of 5am and headed to the race. It was cold!!! 40*! I know some of you snowbirds are used to colder temps but to me that's way too cold.
We sat in the van with the heat running until 6:40. We had to get to the place so early because the traffic gets crazy and they have to run shuttles. They were expecting a little over 2800 runners this year.
As all of the runners huddle together waiting for the half marathoners to start, Shelley and I put on our best smiles considering the hour and temperature. Brrr!
There were so many runners. This is the view from somewhere near the back of the pack. Half marathoners are way up front (see the big red inflatable? That's the start/finish).
Yup. There were a lot of people!
The race starts and we finally walk to the start line (because it's so crowded you don't start the race running.....you start the race walking!). Chuck and I didn't time our intervals. We ran when we felt like running and walked when we felt like walking. For a while we were keeping up with Shelley and her running buddy but after a while we watched them trot off into the distance.
In our defense, we were both a little sore from the 5 miles the day before. Have I mentioned that we have a half marathon in less than a month. What were we thinking?!
We just enjoyed ourselves without a care about timing or pace. This was fun!!! I even stopped to take a picture of the best race sign I've ever seen. I couldn't help but laugh. So I stopped and chatted with these people a second and got a picture.
We're both a little sore today but it was worth it. It was a fun race and a great weekend.
Today is day 5 for 5ks for me. So far I've walked/run 14 miles this month. Yay!!