This weekend was all about running, as all good weekends should be.
My friend, Jenica, ran her first half marathon over the weekend at the Rock and Roll Seattle Half. She totally killed it, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start from Friday night at the expo!
As always, I’m linking up with Tara at Running N Reading, Katie at Healthy Diva Life and Erin at Her Heartland Soul for their weekend recap linkups. If you have a blog, consider linking up your weekend recap posts too and/or stop by to read what others did over the weekend! So let’s get into it!
I started off my weekend on Friday night working the ClassPass booth with these awesome girls.
The Brooks Run Happy Island made it’s Seattle debut at the Rock and Roll expo, so I had to check it out.
There were tons of cool areas to check out and win prizes. I won a Run Happy shirt!
You can even get your gait analyzed and try on shoes for your foot type. I wanted to check this out for fun, but the line was WAY to long so maybe next time.
There was a Lorna Jane booth at the expo and everything was 20% off! I picked up a new tank and pair of crop pants. If you haven’t checked out their stuff yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. The fit is AMAZING!
After the expo, I met up with my friend, Tracey for dinner and then we watched a movie while I made this sign for the race the next morning. My markers were not cooperating, so this wasn’t my best work.
I was able to make my way to the course after hitting every single detour possible to cheer for Jenica in between mile 7 and 8. Then I headed to the finish line where I saw this gem of a billboard that made me LOL.
This is the final stretch of the course. It seems like a mean joke to put the Mercer hill in the final stretch of the race.
I put my Nuun cowbell to good use at the finish line.
Nice work lady! Way to finish strong!
I’m so proud of you! I can’t wait to do this one together next year on my BIRTHDAY!!! Rock and Roll Seattle is running a presale through next Sunday that if you register for next year’s marathon or half marathon, your registration fee is 50% off! That means it’s $50 for the half and $55 for the full!
Brunch, mimosas and beer to celebrate.
I got taped at the expo to see if it would help my injury at all and went for a run/walk after brunch to test it out. It was too beautiful of a day not to take advantage of!
After my conversation with the fill in chiropractor last week, I’m determined to do everything I can to prove her wrong when she said maybe I wasn’t meant to be a distance runner anymore. I don’t want to jinx it and it may not be pretty at all, but so far so good.
I spent some quality time stretching and foam rolling afterwards. Photo cropped for your viewing pleasure.
Then I changed and did some foam rolling in my watermelon shorts before heading to Chipotle with Jenica for dinner.
Burrito bowls are my favorite. I love ALL of the guac!
Saturday morning was lazy and started out with finishing this book. It was meh.
Then I started this book, which I’m definitely enjoying!
Breakfast was Silk yogurt, fresh strawberries and gluten free granola. YUM!
I tried Pure Barre for the first time. Talk about intense! Thankfully I wasn’t the only new person there having a hard time keeping up!
Then I headed down to Greenlake to enjoy this view. I definitely lucked out on location when I moved. The commute by bus is a little long, but being close to the lake definitely makes up for it!
Then I treated myself to a smoothie from a vegan smoothie bar on the lake and did some grocery shopping at Trader Joes!
I’m definitely not ready to head back to work this morning, but I’m glad I was able to take full advantage of the sun this weekend!
Questions of the Day:
What did you do this weekend?
Did you race this weekend? If not, what was your favorite workout?
What was your favorite eat from the weekend?