Hello Monday! Well this weekend was filled with some of the things I enjoy the most – racing, wearing tutus & mardi gras beads, and yummy treats & eats. Oh and playing Taboo. Me and the girls lost the Taboo game against the boys, I vote for a rematch. I blame it on being tired from dominating the Cowtown Half Marathon we ran earlier in the day.
Cowtown! Yeah let’s talk about that. I ran this race with my friend Ann on Sunday. The race was held in Ft. Worth, and went through some beautiful parts of town. It was a hilly course but a lot of fun. The Cowtown race is an entire weekend of fun: Saturday they held the 5K & 10K races, then Sunday the ultra, full and half marathoners lined up at the start line. What a great morning it was…I loved the sunrise at the start.
Of course me and my friend Ann had to take some pre-race photos. Have you seen any cuter women in tutus? Probably you have not.
The goal for this race was for Ann to set a PR. The gun went off and we were on our way. I turned on my Pandora radio with Pitbull blasting as we ran. I thought I would piss people off around me but I needed a little musical motivation. No one seemed to mind or care. We got lots of compliments on the tutus which was a big motivation and kept us running strong.
The hills were not a joke on this course. Once you thought you had conquered one hill, oh no, here comes another one. It definitely helped running with a friend because we fed off of each other’s energy. I got tired when we reached a steep hill at mile 9 but I just kept telling myself to keep pushing…Ann rocked every hill and ran strong the whole time. So proud of her.
At the last stretch, I let her go and dominate the finish. Ann clocked in at 1:50:19…I finished 1:50:41.
Overall, this was an awesome race. Challenging course, great spectators, friendly volunteers, and very organized. I would definitely do this one again.
After the race, we threw a crawfish boil at Ann and her husband Zack’s house. We ate our weight in crawfish, shrimp, sausage and potatoes then took photos in crazy masks. Good times.
This weekend earns a check plus in my book. Awesome race and another medal to add to the rack. Win win.
How was your weekend? Did you eat any good food? Do tell.