This has been a RUN FUN Weekend!!!
The ceremony was at the church I grew up in, so it was really nice to be back <3 I went to Catholic school at this church from 1st through 8th grade, so this place gives me a warm fuzzy nostalgic feeling.
We had a little bit of time between the ceremony and reception so we stopped at my mom’s for a snack. One quesadilla and a powdered donut later we were off to our next stop!
Ben enjoyed scotch straight up. And then I sang, “I love scotch, scotch, scotch, down in my belly…”
I don’t think he found it as amusing as I did.
Susan and Rondell are BIG fans of BBQ ribs so they had their favorite place cater the wedding. Each plate came with a rib, chicken and AMAZING mac n’ cheese. Seriously, the best mac n’ cheese I’ve ever had.I donated the rib to Ben and he said it was pretty life changing too.
Sure running means you shouldn’t drink the night before a race, which isn’t ideal.
But it also means you should carb load, which is my idea of a good time!
They had cupcakes from an amazing bakery in LA (starts with an “M”?) and the cupcake waitress said they ran out of their signature flavor.
Before the clock struck midnight Ben and I rushed off home. We live about 50 miles north of LA so it’s usually a rough drive, but there was zero traffic and we got home fairly quick.
This morning I woke up at 4:30am to run the Mission Inn Half Marathon. I had planned on running this race for a while, but ended up not pre-registering when I realized the date of Susan’s wedding.
But, Bobbi said she was running it for fun and I decided I’ll be dead before I know it, so I should do it too. Bobbi, Suzi and I all kept saying we are doing this race for FUN only! None of us have been running or training lately so it was a deal.
This course was very short though – I crossed the finish at 12.24 miles (accidently bumped the start again later). So, I can’t really compare this to my other half marathon times.
I don’t have a ‘race report’ from the Mission Inn Half because I really just did it for fun. My thoughts on the race:
It was organized very well for registration and packet pick up.
The volunteers at the water stations were very position and encouraging. This really made a difference since there were no other spectators!
Cotton shirt, not a fan.
The course was VERY SHORT.
The course was also flat
It must have been the lack of sleep and 10 miler yesterday, but I felt very tired and out of shape.
I wanted to go out to eat after the race (hello, eating is the reason I run!), but Ben already ate so I went home instead. I knew I wanted pancakes and eggs – but I don’t normally cook 2 things for breakfast. Since this was a special day I made an exception.
Okay, I have some grocery shopping to do. See ya later!