Weekend in Photos

A little late, but happy Monday! Today was rough. As you’ll see, I had an action packed weekend so it was tough going back to work today! Worth it? Totally.

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Friday night started like most of my Fridays do- with WINE! I definitely felt like I deserved it, I stayed late at work finishing up a project. 2 weeks in and I’m already putting in overtime! I had to buy this wine I found at Grocery Outlet because I loved the label. After a glass or 2, I met up with friends at LowBrau and watched the Kings lose in OT… boooo! I headed home early to rest up for my run and watched old episodes of 30 Rock. The best.

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My run on Saturday morning was EPIC. I am a bit ahead of my training plan – I was only slated to run 9.75 miles, but I decided on Friday that I would go for it and push for 10 miles. It was super nice outside and I actually had to ditch my shirt at the end of mile 6! That’s probably why my mile 7 split was so fast πŸ˜‰

Overall, it was a really good run, but it was HARD. My legs felt heavy and stiff from the very beginning. But I did it and that’s all that matters! I am happy with my pace (My goal for the half is to average 9:10/mile) and I didn’t have knee OR hip pain this weekend. Great success! I think I will run the same course next weekend instead of increasing my mileage.

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Next, it was time to replace all those calories! Yvette treated me to lady brunch at Limelight. I just got a simple breakfast with eggs, toast, 4 pieces of bacon (yesss so much bacon) and potatoes. And of course tea and mimosas!

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We kept the fun going and went toΒ Der Biergarten since it was a gorgeous 75 degree January day (wtf)… Biergarten just opened on Friday so we wanted to check out all the hype! It was super fun, I can’t wait to sit out on that patio in the summer months! That evening I rallied and made it out for a friend’s house party. It was seriously a marathon of a day. I logged 25,000 steps throughout the course of the day!

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Yesterday, I did some grocery shopping (all that healthy goodness for $20! Score!) before hopping on my bike and heading to the dodgeball bar. Unfortunately, I got stopped by a cop on my way there and he gave me a ticket for rolling through a stop sign! 😦 I seriously always follow traffic signs… I’ve even ranted about bicyclists not following the rules on this blog! Go figure that the one time I don’t stop at a stop sign (there was NO ONE around) I get in trouble for it. I don’t know how much the ticket will cost yet, but I’m expecting it to be hefty… And I’ve also read that it might count as a point on my driver’s license 😦

Oh, and that’s Greg carrying Yvette’s purse for her on our way to dodgeball. Bahahaha!

Overall I had a great weekend. However, I definitely had the Monday blues today – it was so hard to focus at work, and I just generally felt sluggish. PLUS I am getting over a head cold…double whammy! I was probably a joy to work with today, sniffling and coughing and hacking all day long πŸ˜‰

Have a great week!

75 degrees in January… love it or hate it?

If you’re a cyclist, do you follow traffic signs?

12 thoughts on “Weekend in Photos

  1. Wait the California rolling stop on a bike got you a ticket? Man good thing I’m no longer biking or driving in California haha Good luck on the training!

  2. Julianne says:

    Great job on the 1/2 marathon training! Shamrock (last year) was my first half also and I followed a very similar training plan to you. I was extremely nervous for the training and for the run- the most I had ever run was 6 miles until I started training.

    I’m sure you’ve heard that the course is really fast, and it is! You will do great!!

    • Thanks Julianne! I am in the same boat, when I started my furthest distance was a 10k.

      Training on the actual course has been SUPER helpful, I feel like I know what I’m in for. The few hills are manageable, plus it’s more interesting than looping around McKinley park 8 times πŸ˜‰

  3. olivesanwine says:

    Love that wine bottle and your entire weekend!! Looks like one big party – and now I want to brunch AGAIN and it’s only Tuesday evening πŸ˜‰

  4. Hello my love!!! I’ve missed your smiling face! This post just reminds me that we are secret soul drinking sisters. That is all. And I hope your job is going well- congrats BTW!! Can’t wait to catch up on your liiiiiife

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