It’s a dreary and rainy Monday over here but I still managed to get some good strength training in and well as an awesome cycle session with my early crew. I actually love teaching spin so early in the morning! Keep rollin’.
So let’s recap the weekend a bit and also the Vineyard Run!
Saturday morning I ventured out to Grapevine with my running club for one of my favorite 5ks of the year. The weather was kind of BLAH off and on all weekend but that morning it was fairly cool, cloudy with just a little bit of light drizzling rain. I was so excited because this was the 1st year I brought a whole gang of folks with me! I usually run this race solo, so it was nice to have other friends there to partake in a little running and a little vino.
As some of you know, next weekend is the Hachie 50 so the Vineyard Run was nothing but a tune up for me. I wanted to just work on some speedwork (after doing so many long runs the past few months, including the Cowtown Ultra as well as the Irving Marathon). I also knew the course would be crazy hilly! The difference in the course this year though was the fact that they reversed the start and finish. So we started out on hills and then finished on a more flat terrain. I actually think I liked the older course better…yeah I am a sucker for a nice hilly finish. Anyway, it was still fun though, I ran strong despite the crazy humidity (close to 90 percent that day) and I placed within the top 10 in my age group out of 108 girls. Official finish time – 25:04.
The Irving Running Club crew also ran strong that day! One gal in our group actually WON the entire race with a finish time of 19:19. Congrats to Amy!
After the race we took a few more pics then went over to Rio Mambo for brunch. Migas & taters for the win.
I spent the rest of Saturday actually getting some stuff done, cleaning up and packing for my big move in less than 2 weeks. I’m so proud of my boxing and labeling skills.
Sunday morning we went to White Rock Lake for a quick loop, then added on some more solo, for good measure! I completed a total of 15.25 miles, my last long run before my next ultra!! It was pretty sunny and warm that day but I think I got a nice tan.
Post run yummies…almond milk mocha latte and my first attempt at making avocado toast with an egg on top. Has anyone tried this? It was actually pretty good. Especially with red pepper flakes on top. I am a sucker for some spice.
How was your weekend? Did you make anything new in the kitchen?