Saturday morning I ran in a race.
We've become a little race group! Cael did the 1 mile fun run. Shauna Amy, Allie, me & Karen did the 5K & Allison was our cheerleader & holder of our crap because she's on Injured Reserve.
Me & Allie before the race. Pretty much all of the races in Baton Rouge are downtown. This one was went behind the Governor's Mansion by one of the lakes so that was pretty. This was a smaller race & we didn't have bibs or chip timing. There was someone at the finish that gave you your time as you crossed the finish line & then you turned it in. It worked fine. The only issue is that if you weren't in the front to start your time was a little off. I didn't start in the front but I wasn't all the way in the middle either. I may have lost a couple of seconds. No biggie.
The race started at 8:30 & I was concerned that it was going to be crazy hot & humid but it wasn't bad & it was overcast so that helped.
Allie finishing. I was too busy guzzling water & trying to stop sweating so I wouldn't be so red to take anyone else's picture!
We did get a group pic though. Amy, me, Allie, Karen & Shauna
The course was short. Only 2.72 miles instead of 3.05 that the website said. I'm not sure why they would only do 3.05 rather than 3.1 but it didn't matter. All the proceeds of this race go to St. Jude. My official time was 25:23 & definitely my fastest ever. That 9:21 average pace is faster than what I ran at the 5K earlier this month. I was excited!
That isn't a finishers medal. That's a 2nd place in my age group medal. I was super excited!
Cael got in on the action too. He came in 2nd place overall for the 1 mile fun run!
Once I got home I did a short weight workout & stretched. I've been really good about stretching & foam rolling & I can definitely tell a difference in my recovery.
Saturday night Dean fried fish & shrimp & we ate on the patio.
I opened a bottle of my favorite wine, La Crema & had some gouda to go with it. Delicious!
Sunday morning was a work outside day. Before we got started I cooked one of my favorite breakfasts.
Southwestern style egg beaters & I added artichokes, chopped veggies, feta, spinach & avocado. So so good! We worked for a long time. We pressure washed, washed the siding on the patio, pulled weeds & washed all the patio furniture. The rest of my afternoon was spent floating in the pool.
After 2 trips to Walmart - I hate those stupid things they have the bags on - I ended up leaving a bag & didn't realize it until I got home. UGH!!! All because I wanted to make garlic bread. Anyway, we ended up having another nice dinner on the patio with friends.
Monday morning I had a date with the bike. Cindy & I rode on the levee again. I currently have a flat tire because of a minor incident with some gravel. I haven't gotten turning at high speeds down yet. Especially, when other bikers are headed my way. I'm happy to say I DID NOT fall! I just ended up in a little gravel area instead of on the road.
When I got home this happened.
This morning I got up bright & early, as much as I didn't want to because I didn't sleep good at all, & I ran.
Only 3 miles, 3 very slow miles. I had some very tired, heavy legs. The good news is it was harder so my heart rate was up so I burned more calories. I'll take it! The 87% humidity didn't help either. This may be my only run this week because it's supposed to rain the rest of the week. We'll see.
How was y'all's weekend?