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! πŸ™ 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 πŸ™

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?

24 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. 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!

  3. 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˜‰

  4. 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˜‰

  5. 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˜‰

  6. 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˜‰

  7. 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

  8. 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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