Hello! I just had the busiest weekend ever – so along with the Santa Clarita Marathon results I’m going to share all the fun! Also – how did all my friends running the New York City Marathon do?! Lemme know!
Join me back on Saturday night for a second…
I went to a big family party for my Nino’s birthday. My lil brother and I had some fun taking selfies…
and the food was amazing, per usual.
Since the Santa Clarita Marathon is 80+ miles from my house, but ‘only’ 45 miles from my mom’s I slept there last night.
I’m considering moving back for obvious reasons…
They have fancy creamer – I never buy this stuff because I know I’d drink it all in one day – possibly on cereal.
Santa Clarita Marathon
Santa Clarita Marathon and Half Marathon – Since it was daylight savings time or something I woke up before my alarm and got to the race with plenty of time to spare. The announcer was great about giving clear updates and reminders, there was plenty of parking, the race started on time and most importantly – there were plenty of porta potties.
Here’s the race shirt – I didn’t take a picture of the medal yet.
Starting line about 20 minutes before the race – this is the great thing about smaller races – you don’t need to get there 4 hours ahead of time.
I was FREEZING at the start and someone saw me shivering and gave me their sweatshirt!! Isn’t that the nicest thing of your life?!
I thought it was a good course – very scenic around the local paved trails. It’s not super exciting and probably best as a half marathon. There are not a lot of spectators – so it is very different from that other race going on this weekend (NYCM) but the weather was perfect for running – cool and pretty (no crazy winds like NYCM). There were plenty of water stops and the volunteers were super nice.
This marathon was my 10th full marathon of the year! More importantly, it’s my LAST marathon of the year! Whew. In addition to the race I had 3 very important parties for people I love so I considering not running – but I wanted to cross one last 26.2 off before I retire my marathon legs for 2014. (I have half marathons coming up.) I’m glad I did it now that I’m on the other side of that finish
Santa Clarita Marathon time: 3:54:08
Updated to add: I ran another marathon without a watch. I just haven’t been able to get my Garmin to work – but I’m going to work on that this week. I just have a lot going on in Monicanland and haven’t made it a priority. I do think it would help to pace and push myself better so I need it asap!
From the race I had to rush back to my mom’s, take a shower and go to my Grams’ for her 90th birthday celebration! I don’t have any pictures of that because I was late and just trying to enjoy my fam.
Then, I rushed to my friend Bri’s baby shower. My girls SkinnyRunner, KT and Shelley threw it and it was the most gorgeous shower!
From there I hit up Whole Foods for ALL THE FOOD. I didn’t eat that much today (seriously – I didn’t eat a ‘real’ meal for me and it was 6pm).
So I got all this for tonight. Just me. Boom.
Question: Today is Pile on the Miles day 2! It’s Sunday – what do you have planned for this week?
Question: What was the BEST thing you ate or drank this weekend?