The last two weeks of vacation were AMAZING! I was able to run, hang out with friends (both running and not running), and celebrate my birthday (which was on Monday, my first day back at work).
Here are the highlights of my vacation:
Miles ran: 59.22
Miles ran with friends: 40.22
Miles raced: 13.22
A lot of those miles were with friends. The second day of my vacation, Mike and I ran with our friend Jess (who just ran her first half marathon in 2:05:14). We covered 12 miles in snowy/windy conditions. Other than almost becoming pancakes because of a snow plow, it was a great run!
We also ran another time with Jess, this past Saturday. We ran 7 miles out in the country and it was a great run. We need to take a group photo one of the next times that we run together!
You all already know that Mike and I paced our friend Crystal to her first FULL marathon finish (this previously said half by accident, and Crystal politely told me to edit it)! I can't wait until our next adventure with her and Joe (and by the way, I guilt-tripped her enough to run the MDI Marathon with us!)
Jumping for joy for more adventures together
On Sunday we ran with Ali, Colin, Eric and Sheila to celebrate my birthday. We all ran together for the first 2.5 miles and then the guys head up the 2 mile hill (sorry guys!) and the girls turned around. Sheila and I ended up doing 8 miles.
Sheila, me and Eric
Photo courtesy of Ali
Then we went out to breakfast with Ali and Colin
Photo courtesy of Ali
Friends I hung out with: 9
Other than all of those running dates, we hung out with our friends Amber and Greg. It was a great time and we were able to meet Amber's kids. They were so much fun!
Times I heard "Thrift Shop": too many to count
Shows I watched: numerous
I got caught up on Nashville, SMASH, Switched at Birth and then I started to watch The Carrie Diaries. Don't judge.
Running related birthday gifts received: 3
My mom and dad got me a gift card to Running Warehouse, my brother bought me "Run Faster" and the lovely Crystal got me a gift card so I can buy my own Road ID. As she said, now I can think of her every time I run, not that I didn't already.
Overall I would say my last birthday vacation was a success! (Unfortunately, this is the last time my birthday will fall around spring break at the college I work at since next year we are switching to semesters).
Oh, and one more thing.
Crazy thoughts I got while on vacation: 1
In case you can't read that, it says 60K.