Weekend Recap

Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends! Is it sad that I didn't even realize today was St. Patrick's Day? I basically spent all weekend celebrating (but not the way most people do) so I didn't even realize it wasn't actually here yet, haha! But luckily there is some green on my shirt and I have green glittery nails (and leftover green sharpie on my hands, so classy), so it's all good.


So what did I do to celebrate if I didn't spend the weekend drinking copious amounts of green beer? I ran a total of 31.17 miles over 2 days, of course (but don't worry, there was beer involved)! I was never really into celebrating this holiday anyway, and for the past few years, the Shamrock 8k, Half Marathon, and Marathon has consumed my life for this weekend.

On Friday I went to the expo to pick up my packet and then went out to dinner with my family (actual family + running family). I was in bed by 10 because I had a race to run the next morning!


I spent Saturday morning running an 8k, the first leg of the Shamrock Whale Challenge. It was a fun race but it felt like I blinked and it was over! I spent the rest of the day lounging and resting for my big day on Sunday!

Sunday morning I was up early again and headed to my second marathon! I am working on a recap but let's just say, it was a humbling experience. That's the only word I keep coming back to to describe it. It was a struggle fest but I pushed through, persevered, finished the Whale Challenge and got to finish my dad's first marathon with him, hand-in-hand. All the sucky memories from yesterday will fade, but that's a moment I will remember forever. It truly doesn't get much better than that.  


Sadly today it's back to reality after a week off from school, filled with all sorts of memories from amazing places and amazing events with amazing people. As if being back to the grind wasn't tough enough, the brief spring weather we had this weekend is gone again. This is what it looked like when I got to school today:


If you just said, "Yuck!" then ding ding ding, we have a winner! Whenever you're ready Spring, whenever you're ready...

7 comments :

  1. I love that you guys finished hand in hand! You'll soon forget about the sucky parts and the good parts will mean more! We have about 8 inches of snow on the ground this morning…come on Spring!!

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  2. How FUN that you were able to do all that!! You're a beast ma'am! Becky and I only ran 5 miles on Saturday and I was just dying ha! So cool that you got to finish alongside your dad!! I love that!! :)

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  3. You're a rockstar! Next up: Dopey Challenge? ;)

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  4. Is it sad that, that last picture doesn't even look that bad?? We just got slammed with more snow so I definitely hear you on thinking spring will never come! Congrats on both of your races! Such big accomplishments in one short weekend :)

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  5. congrats on the marathon! you're awesome!

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  6. Good for you pushing through! Interested to read your recap! That's such a wonderful experience to finish with your dad like that.

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  7. Don't worry about the Sharpie on your hands- like 80% of my right hand was dyed with food coloring and it wouldn't come off for almost the entire weekend!!
    -Marley
    http://www.afandlove.blogspot.com/

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