Let me take you all the way back to last Sunday! This week was a super busy one. I made so many plans for my birthday week so I was booked solid.
Sunday – I met up with what has become my normal Sunday group with Jennifer, Joanna & Jamie. Jennifer & Joanna were working on 10 miles, so I met them for their second 5 mile portion. It was absolutely beautiful out! Shorts & a short sleeved shirt were worn.
Monday – I had dinner plans after work @ Bakersfield on Penn downtown. Their tacos are delicious! And their margaritas are top notch.
Tuesday – I had Anatomy 2 class & we had a really cool lab! We did blood typing. I already knew I was A negative, but it was really cool to know what the test was like. I took a picture of it – the far left granulation when mixing your blood & the anti agent shows that I’m an A. And because of no granulation on the far right shows I’m negative. Nerd Alert! I love this stuff.
Wednesday – Public speaking class. My speech went off without a hitch. Definitely a good way to start my birthday days off.
Thursday – Our local weatherman tweeted me in the morning (he’s really active in the community, such a great guy!) telling me to enjoy the 74 degree weather he called out for my birthday on Friday. Thanks Scott!
On Thursday I had a couple of appointments, then I met my friend Tara out in Lawrenceville for the Harry Potter event! The butterbeer was delicious & I got sorted into House Slytherin. I also got a psychic reading! We had a lot of fun. We had dinner at Industry afterwards – it was a great girls night out!
Friday – I turned 28. I woke up to the most amazingly, beautiful 75 degree weather. I left the house wearing shorts & I just had to document it! I got my oil changed, got a reflexology massage, then a pedicure. I came home afterwards to take a nap & then I met Jessie for dinner & drinks. All in all, for the second year in a row, it felt just like any other day. But I assume that’s what it feels like to get older. I had a great day regardless! 🙂 I’ll always love my birthday.
Saturday – Spring Thaw 10 miler started at 10am. There are 3 distances: 10, 15 & 20 miles. One loop around the lake is 5 miles so I was in for 2 loops around. This is my second year in a row doing this race. Last year was absolutely freezing! This year the wind was definitely chilly, but temps were in the 40s. It wasn’t my best performance, but I finished in 2 hours which is just fine by me. Towards the end, it started getting kind of humid so I had some trouble breathing. The last 2ish miles was where I started to struggle. Probably because I hadn’t ran at all this week & hadn’t done any cross training. I definitely need to focus more on my workouts from now until my races. I want to be able to finish strong & not hurting too much!
10 mile finisher 🙂
Did you race this weekend? How many weeks left in your training plan? Did you have unseasonably warm weather where you are?