Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patty's Day!

How was your weekend? We finally had somewhat decent weather. When I say somewhat I mean it wasn't 50 degrees. There was some rain but we were able to spend some time Saturday working in the yard. I'm ready to plant some things but I don't trust that spring is actually here. It was in the 30's this morning.

LSU wasn't playing at home this weekend so we had some free time. Friday night Dean boiled shrimp & they were delicious. I'd much rather have boiled shrimp than crawfish.

After working in the yard Saturday I did an arm workout which has left my arms TIRED! I guess that's the sign of a good workout. Between that & the yard work it made for a really good Sat. afternoon nap. We had dinner at Caliente.So good! It was actually my only "bad" meal of the weekend & I didn't even overdo it on chips & salsa. That rarely happens.

Sunday morning was our usual Mass, grocery shopping routine. When we got home I did an ab workout. It was hard but I didn't go crazy because I knew I would be running later. I ended up falling asleep on the sofa Sunday afternoon too. When I woke up it was time to get ready for the race.

Love, love, love  my compression socks. I won this pair from PRO Compression! Cute huh? There was a Facebook contest. I have several pair that I've bought from them & I love them. They have cute colors & always have some sort of holiday sock. They even have the short "sport" socks that are compression. I always wear those on my long runs. Right now PRO Compression has a special - 40% off if you use the code SPRING. They didn't pay me to say that. (I wish). I really love the socks & I'm always looking for a deal.
There was a kids fun run but Cael (my friend Allison's son) wanted to run the 3.17 with the rest of us.
The kiddos, Shauna, Karen, Allison & me before the race. This was a small race  but so fun. The course was on private property for the most part. There was a pretty lake with ducks but lakes with ducks mean you have to watch where you step. Part of the race was running in a field. There was a path but parts of it had gravel. Not ideal. Especially for my foot situation. My first thought was "does this count as a trail run"? Allison said "YES!". 

I was worried about the weather. It was in the upper 60's when we started. I generally do much better when it's cooler than that but surprisingly I didn't sweat a lot. There was a breeze & the occasional drizzle.

This was the first time I've ran in a month. My foot felt really good last week. It bothered me during the run & it's bothering me today but it's not awful. I haven't decided if I'll continue to rest it or start doing some short runs. We'll see. The race was 3.17 mi. & I finished in 31.43 which is a 5K PR for me. I wasn't expecting that at all. I keep thinking if  I would've been able to run the last month I may have done it in less than 30 minutes. It was a true 3.17 too. At least my watch said so.

I was the 20th overall female. I don't know how many total runners there were. I forgot to look again before I left.

After the race there was food & drinks as usual.
Me & Allison after.
Me, Allison, Shauna, Cael, Caroline, Karen & Catherine.

All in all a great Sunday Funday!


  1. Hurray for you! A good weekend all in all! Will you be in any events this summer when it gets really warm?

    Happy St. Paddy's Day...I have the corned beef on the stove and it smells SO good! :)


  2. Hi, Traci! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Good for you! I'm in awe of anyone who runs. Way to go! You guys all look so festive in your St. Patty's green!

  3. So awesome!!! :) I like the compression socks, too!

  4. Looks like such a fun time! And awesome run time!!

  5. I think it's wonderful that you are being fit and seem to be having fun doing it, Traci! I was a runner many years ago, and I often really miss it. Now I just have to be contented with walking, either on our biking trails or on the treadmill at the gym.