Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend Wrap

Today I felt accomplished and it had nothing to do with running ;) After an early morning and long Saturday I took Sunday to sleep in then go and enjoy brunch with my hubs. Afterwards we came home and I started working on party invitations! My dad is throwing a clambake in October so my sister and I have taken it upon ourselves to be the designate party planners. The theme this year is pink and green to support our cancer free parents. Here's a sneak peek at the invitation... I have to say I'm happy with the outcome! I love when it all comes together the way you expect it to.

Hubs and I made ourselves a nice dinner even though I completely forgot the salad :( and finally I cleaned our bedroom. You can finally see the floor! Clothes are on the hangers! Shoes are lined up IN the closet! Next up... the office... It's bad, really, really bad. Like a paper bomb exploded bad.

So Saturday. I found myself waking at 5 am - so early! My friend's baby shower was at 11 am in the suburbs an hour away and I had 16 miles to fit in beforehand. I woke and started running al in the dark. I honestly cannot tell you the last time that has happened. Maybe December 2006 for the Vegas 1/2. Yeah, it's been awhile, I like my sleep!

I thought my legs would be uncooperative but it proved my stomach would be cranky from the early wake-up call. It honestly was one of my most unpleasant runs. I had to stop nearly 5 different times at 3 different bathrooms. I felt rushed and very uncomfortable, to say the least! I tried to focus on other things but I never really found my mojo. Even with all that nastiness happening I still managed negative splits. So a positive to focus on. Afterwards my system was out of whack all the way through mid day Sunday. ugh. I hope that's done and a non-issue in the upcoming weeks!

The one cool sighting from the long run was a blind runner and her guide training for the marathon. They weren't tethered or anything; the guide would yell out obstacles/what to expect so I'm assuming the blind runner could see shapes but not much more. Seeing these two made me realize what I was going through on this particular run was small beans and I could make it to the end.

I had to rush to shower and get ready. I was a little late arriving at my friends house but it was worth it. The shower was great! B and her sisters did a wonderful job putting it all together. I was able to see friends I haven't seen in forever thanks to our crazy schedules. Between my friend with 3 kids and expecting her 4th in Feb and my other who works as a tv producer for a well known show, B who's expecting in Nov and busy w/ her job, and my crazy travel schedule, it's hard to find the time. So it was great catching up on the car ride out and back! Of course no pictures with my camera of the shower except for this...
mmm... cupcakes...
hopefully I'll have more when my friends post the ones they took.

A long weekend that ended too soon and I'm glad to have all the distractions. I haven't thought much about the marathon and am not having a serious case of the taper crazies - yet.

17 comments:

KAT said...

Haha, eating a bunch of cupcakes sounds like my perfect way of refueling after a long run :)
Glad you had a good weekend!

The Laminator said...

I honestly think the cupcake picture pretty much summarized your weekend...haha! Congrats on being so accomplished!

runner26 said...

great weekend! way to push through the tough sixteen!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Glad it was a good weekend! Great job on the invitations!! Seeing blind runners is truly inspirational.

kristen said...

It's nice to have things put in persepective like that. That's really inspirational for sure.

Sounds like a productive weeknd. The invitations look great. And I love the tag line, "shimmy and shake." SO cute!

Jess said...

Mmmm cupcakes! Nice job getting your run in before the shower!

Nicole said...

Cute invitations.
cupcake looks yummy.

Marlene said...

Congrats on getting through that icky run.

Those invitations look great!

kilax said...

Those blind runners are so amazing, aren't they? It would be so cool to be a guide.

The invite looks great! I love doing stuff like that, when I have the time.

Tara said...

Sounds like a productive weekend! Did I read right, you are having a party for your parents because they are both cancer free? Congrats to your dad and what a great way to celebrate!
Sorry about your run, I can sympathize. A blind runner would definitely put things into perspective for me too. I may think I have a rough life sometimes, but yea, not so much.

MCM Mama said...

YUM! Cupcakes! Great way to refuel.

Sounds like a nice weekend, despite the tummy issues on the run.

rodney said...

Nice lookin' cupcake. How many did you have?

aron said...

cupcakes are def worth the 16 mile run before hand :)

i had the same thing when i did my long run before work, my stomach was SO mad the whole time! so annoying :(

Jeri said...

I'd imagine the negative splits were stemmed from high tailing it to find a bathroom. That seems to be the way it is, always adds a little speed to my runs. Oh punny. :p I love cupcakes...yummy.

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a pretty great weekend. Anything with cupcakes involved gets my vote.

carpeviam said...

I'm a sucker for cupcakes. Sign me up!

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