I hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day long weekend!
Let's see here, quick recap
Friday: 16 hour day between both jobs
Saturday: 5 AM wake-up, played support crew/cheerleader at Sehgahunda Trail Marathon at Letchworth State Park.
Sunday: 3:45 AM wake-up to go to Buffalo to volunteer/play bike support & cheerleader for the marathon.
Sunday night: Dinner & movie date with John
Monday: Brunch on Seneca Lake with my soon-to-be in-laws.
Monday afternoon/evening: Cleaning and catching up around the house
It was a fun but busy weekend,
which required a few naps to get me through :)
Here's some snapshots from the weekend.
|Most relaxed race start I have EVER seen. Maybe there is something to this trail running/ultra thing.|
|Left my car at the Marina, and rode from there to my volunteer point...I refused to get rid of my coffee so it made the short trek over...I only lost a little bit!|
|I was pleased that my volunteer shirt matched my bike. This matters.|
|One of my favorite parts of the day was cheering on Heather, saw her at 3 and 12.5 and she looked awesome both times. I knew when she passed me the second time that she was most likely going to make her goal of sub-1:40 half! We caught up after her finish as well which was awesome. She is also doing Wineglass in the fall so we definitely will get some training runs in together this summer!|
After catching up with Heather I found my Aunt and Uncle and told them I was going to head on back half of marathon course to cheer on my cousin Krysten. I followed the course and finally caught up to her around 17 and she was looking awesome. I kept riding forward a bit, stopping and cheering and seeing if she needed anything. I saw her at least 10 times in the last 9 miles of her races and it was awesome. I knew how bad she wanted a PR and I was glad I could cheer her on, I know how much it can help. She got her PR, and man did she earn it, she ran an awesome race and smiled the entire time I saw her.
|Apparently taking a photo while riding will make it curvey.|
|So I decided to stop and get a real one. Gorgeous day, a little windy/chilly but the sun made it better.|
Okay, not really. BUT my fiance is just as much a movie trivia nerd as Tony is on NCIS.
Moving on. We saw Fast & Furious 6, it was typical action packed movie. Lots of fast cars, big fight scenes and a whole lotta things that just couldn't happen....but it was entertaining all the same.
Brunch with John's family was really good yesterday. His parents just came back from Florida for the summer so it was cool to have the whole family back together. We ate a ton of food and caught up with each others lives. I'm really a lucky girl marrying into such a welcoming family.
Cleaning and getting things done around the house was not as fun, but necessary yesterday. BUT I did do something last night that was FUN AND NECESSARY, I went for a run. This was only my second run since the marathon (I really took recovery seriously, I needed the week break more than anything). I went out with no ipod, no garmin and no distance goal. I ended up running 6.22 miles at a hair over 8 minute pace, I was super pleased because it felt smooth and steady. I can't describe how good it felt to have my Kinvaras back on and hitting the road with me. Volunteering/watching 3 races last week did wonders for my motivation, 7 weeks until Musselman 70.3 and 19 weeks until Wineglass Marathon. I'm working on my sub-3:20 plan for Wineglass, can't wait to share my thoughts with you and hear what you think :) That's for another day though friends.
For the record, this weekend included a nap each day, those early wake-ups caught up to me!
How was your Memorial Day Weekend?
What did you do that was fun,
and what did you do that was necessary?