Week 8 Recap + Spring Thaw 10 Miler 

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!

Jessie + I, Legend Compression Wear ambassadors 🙂

Joanna, me, Jennifer, Gretchen, Chelsea before the race

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?


2 thoughts on “Week 8 Recap + Spring Thaw 10 Miler 

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    Great job on the race!!! Nice medals too!
    You are just the cutest at the HP fun!!!
    I know you had to love that weather on your birthday. Isnt it so bizarre!!!! We’re back on a roller coaster of weather this week. Back in the 70’s – down to the 40’s & I THINK a nice weekend again (please Lord)

  2. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    That Harry Potter event sounds so awesome! What a great birthday week! Love that we got that gorgeous day just because it was your birthday. 🙂

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