Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weekend Running and Friendiversary

Today we hit the road for a "long" run with one of the local informal running groups in Rochester. We saw our triathlon group post about the run on Facebook and we were enticed by the talk of donuts, apple cider and coffee at the end of the run.

The Bagel Bunch does an annual run that starts at Kelly's Apple Farm and there are four or five different distance options. Since it is only a week after our marathon we didn't want to run too far and our friend Jess was interested in going to the run too. She wanted to do the 8.5 mile run, so that's what we all did! It was a nice run and we talked to a few of the Bagel Bunch regulars during and after the run.

 Jess and me, don't worry Mike had some apple cider too!

After we indulged in delicious cinnamon sugar donuts, apple cider and coffee.

It was a lot of fun and a nice way to get back into running (it was both of our second run of the week).

Today is also our one year in real life "friendiversary" with Crystal and Joe!

 One year of friendship

Though Crystal and I had been friends on twitter and in the blogging world we didn't meet for awhile. Last year we all did the Cape Cod Half Marathon together and we met her and Joe at the expo and went out to dinner. Ever since we have been great friends and have had numerous adventures.

 October 2012

November 2012

February 2013

June 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

I don't know what we would do without Crystal and Joe in our lives. Even though we don't live really close to each other, whenever we get back together it is like we haven't been apart. 

We love you Crystal and Joe!

Finally, I want to wish some fellow runners good luck tomorrow during their marathons! Stacey, Sarah and Stuart (Crystal's friend) are all running the Cape Cod Marathon! It will be Stacey and Stuart's first marathon. Our friends Amber and Sarah (who is running with Abby) are running the Marine Corps Marathon, and it is Sarah's first marathon as well!

 Well, really tomorrow!

Good luck and enjoy your 26.2 mile victory lap!


  1. Awesome post all around. Thanks for being such a great cheerleader from afar! Also, any time I see that June 2013 photo I think you're all on bike trainers together ;-)

  2. That's so awesome how close you have become :) Great to have a couple that is interested in the same things you are!

  3. Your sign is amazing, your support was spectacular.
    You rock!

  4. How is that Bagel Bunch? is there a large variety of runners? I have heard of them...but for some reason (and I have no idea why) I have always pictured them to be...up there in age?

    1. It wasn't bad, granted the three of us stayed together and some people did run with us for a bit. They are a little bit older, really only one other person there that was our age (but he is really fast and ran longer). I think there is a good variety of paces, though! We'll probably go back sometime.

    2. Thanks for the info! I will scope them out at Race with Grace lol. There aren't a lot of westside running groups :( I live on the wrong side of the tracks! ha