Monday, July 25, 2011

Reunited and it feels so good!

The highlight of my busy weekend was hands down having my bestie in town!!!  Sarah and her family stopped at our house for a day on their way to Cannon Beach for their annual vacation.  We hung out at home on Friday, devoured a less than ideal pre-long run dinner consisting of multiple slices of pizza and just as many glasses of wine, and got up at 5:00 am (yes, 5:00 am!) on Saturday morning (yes, Saturday morning!) to run our scheduled 8 miles.  It was SO MUCH FUN running together for the first time ever, and it was so crazy to realize the next time we do so will be race day!  Here are some photos from our early morning adventure:


At the start



Pausing to capture the moment at 1.5 miles



Sarah kicking butt on one of our many uphills



Post run.  Notice the sun shines on us exactly the way it does in our hometowns.  Lots for her.  Not so much for me.



Sarah and her hubby, Pat.  He ran a 10 mile course while we did our 8 and still beat us by a fair stretch!
Running with boys: sometimes not so great for the ego.



We ended with Starbucks and were home by 7:30.  As crazy as it sounds coming from an anti-morning person like myself, it is such a cool feeling to know you've already run 8 miles before many people even wake up!  We followed our run by ice baths, which we have committed to doing after each long Saturday run in order to speed recovery.  Never tried it?  Go ahead, they're tons of fun. ;) 

I feel like this weekend was a small taste of what the race will be like (maybe sans pizza and wine the night before).  It got me even more excited for the big day! 

Lots more info to come!
-Christie

1 comment:

Katie Browning said...

You guys are too cute! I want to be like you when I grow up!!