HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY AND A FEW OTHER THINGS
Whoa. Holy Fundraiser! What a whirlwind few weeks. I’ve attended 5 fundraisers over the past 2 weeks. It’s been fun but it’s also been exhausting. If you know me a little bit, you know I love my non-profits and I love my community. However, attending these events during marathon training added a whole new twist. All of these event had us eating unhealthy fare, drinking a bit more alcohol than usual and getting far less sleep that I am accustomed to. The good news is I managed to keep my training schedule fairly unscathed. I accomplished all of my workouts and hit most of my goal paces…..and we supported several great causes!!
…..and Peace Neighborhood Center on May 17!
Yesterday, I did a combo Tempo/Fun, Easy run. It felt great. Friday night I went to Breakin’ Curfew with my friends Dave and Patrick. It was an amazing showcase of teen talent. As the evening wrapped up, I was working on talking Dave and Patrick into coming to Eastern Market with Tom, me and 8 other friends. Dave said he wasn’t sure he could do it. They had a lot to accomplish on Saturday and he needed to get a cardio workout in.
Oh no he didn’t…..He said that to the wrong gal. No problem Dave, I need to get up at 6:00 a.m. to get my Tempo run in. I could run out to your house, pick you up, run a bit with you and then we each run back home, shower and be on the road to Detroit by 8:00 a.m. Hehehehe……..he had no argument against my plan. I have to say, this was the best run I have had in months. I ran a few miles at my tempo pace, ran a few easy miles with Dave and then picked it up again. Heaven! Now I remember how enjoyable running can be.
We went down to Eastern Market and had a great time. (Hey Nancy Wiz and Gail….great to run into you guys!)
Here is my table with my boyfriends.
Here is the bloody mary I forgot to take a picture of when it arrived at the table at Vivio’s:
Here is my breakfast plate after I devoured it….again forgot to take pic when the plate arrived:
We came home, did a few errands/chores and then got ready for Paint the Town, a fundraiser for The Ann Arbor Art Center. The event was a lot of fun but I knew I needed to take it easy in terms of food and drink because I had a 5K to run this morning. Ready Set Fly 5K is a great fundraiser for Project Healthy Schools.
Last year was the inaugural year of the event. I ran it. I won my age group. I thought that was nuts. Fast forward to this year. I’m training for a marathon (you didn’t know that did you?!?) I should be in better shape which means I should be able to run the same course faster this year and I should win my age group again. Arrrggghhhh……..the pressure! So, I needed to prioritize. My first goal was to run faster than I did last year (26:30) and my secondary goal was to win my age group again. Check and check. Somehow it happened! I ran the course this year in 24:46. Not a PR but I’ll take it.
Here I am with my “Age group winner” medal. …..
and here I am telling Tom to “STOP TAKING PICTURES OF ME!!!!!”
Sidebar shout out to Todd Tribble who PRed today…….way to go Todd!!!!
Then, it was time for Mother’s Day presents:
Shocker……All. Things. Running!!!
I also enjoyed a very nice Mother’s Day brunch at the Quarter Bistro with my kids, Mom, Aunt, Brother, Husband, and Uncle. Finally, my Mom, Brother and I went see The Five Year Engagement. I highly recommend it!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day everyone.