Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Recap and Tagged

I had a very fun weekend - lots of friends and I even got a couple of good workouts in. Friday night we went to dinner over at Deana's house. Saturday we got up and ran and then I went to see Bride Wars with bride-to-be Emily. Then Sunday we did a mountain bike ride and then met Gazelle, Alisa and her husband, and Junk Miles for brunch. Good stuff!!

Here's the breakdown:

Saturday: run
10.0 miles/1:25:04/8:25 average pace
Marine Drive with Zach at a strong pace. It was COLD, like in the upper 30's, so I ran in tights, long sleeves, and gloves. I felt really good though! We ran our first mile in 8:50 and our last mile at 7:59, but the others were right around 8:25.

Sunday: Mtn bike
approx. 10 miles
VERY muddy ride up in Forest Park. It was awesome.


And finally, I was tagged by Melinda so I get to play the latest game going around which is kind of a New Year's theme. Here goes!

4 favorite memories from 2008:
1. Getting Fired

4 favorite movies in 2008:
1. Spirit of the Marathon
2. Pineapple Express
3. Wall E
4. The Dark Knight

4 favorite foods in 2008:
1. Cupcake Jones
4. Mint Chocolate Gu

4 places i loved in 2008:
1. Boston
2. Sonoma County
3. Helena, Montana
4. Forest Park

4 events i loved in 2008:
1. First Thursday
2. election day
3. CIM

4 things i liked in 2008:
1. My new trek madone
2. My new gary fisher
3. Uhaul
4. Everything North Face

4 things i am looking forward to in 2009:
1. Local Portland Races
2. Exploring Oregon in the summer
3. Two weddings to go to
4. Ironman Arizona

4 people i tag:
1. Zach
2. Maritza
3. Emily
4. Kelsalynn


the gazelle said...

The architect was pretty muddy when he got home from his Forest Park ride, too - but I'm not sure he was as muddy as you!

Brunch was fun yesterday - we'll definitely have to do that again.

Cindy said...

yes, cupcake jones is the best!!!! their frosting just makes me want to lie down on the ground and cry it's so good. wow, your mid photo was CRAZY! i love seeing the bikers on leif with the mud skunk stripe. it's a badge of honor!

Chad Sayban said...

LOL! Just a little muddy, huh? I like it.

Emily said...

You win the mud award for the week! I love the stripe...did you manage to get it out of your shirt?

Kelly said...

That bike ride looks like so much fun!

Alisa said...

You weren't kidding about the mudd! YUCK!

Looks fun though! Justin was nicknamed MuddMan as a kid b/c he loved to play in it soo much.

Gotta Run said...

MUD... how much fun!!! So who did the laundry?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics! Lots o' mud! I saw Bridewars this weekend was very cute :)

Sarah said...

I was hoping for pictures of the biking! Yeah :) And I love almost everything on your list - especially the election AND Cupcake Jones! Good calls.

aron said...

love all your pics :) great job on the speedy run!!

sounds like a great weekend!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, what a skunk tail! You guys play dirty ;-)

I'm with you on Dark Knight and the Mint Choc Gu.

Petraruns said...

Love the pictures - a good workout weekend all round it seems. Love the positivity of your meme - it's excellent...

Donald said...

Sweet mud pics!

Eric said...

Holy crap!!! Talk about mud on the back side!!!

Ryan said...

Upper 30's is "COLD"?? Boo hoo from freezing ass cold Illinois, where Thursday we have a forecasted "HIGH" of 2 degrees... :) (now you understand my new treadmill obsession)

I'm so impressed with your courage for the Ironman AZ for '09. Can't wait to track your progress.

So are you settled in OR? Did you ever get a job in Portland?

Anonymous said...

Great run. I gues the mountain biking was muddy. How fun! I would say you had a very nice 2008. A Trek and Gary Fisher, your a luck girl.

kelsalynn said...

Great pictures! You got MUD-DIE! Eeew! ha ha! Just kidding... it looks like fun!

Thanks for the tag! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

melinda said...

wow. that is muddy. also, it's awesome to see that 3/4 of our movies are the same! too bad I don't live in portland...

ps. i have been to portland. you might already know of a little gem called Voo Doo donuts

go there.

KK said...

That looks like the perfect weekend. I liked all your lists too.

Really? Gu? You are totally hard core.

Julianne said...

LOL! Love that stripe up your back. So muddy!! The trail looks so pretty but is that frost on the ground? Yikes!

Ewen said...

Cupcake Jones! How did we miss that? I'm coming back to America!

Lucky you're not starting the new job just yet - you'll need a week to clean the bikes and do the laundry ;)

Burger said...

Those pictures are so hardcore. I love playing in the mud too...very nice! Oh, and great 10-miler.

(+1 to election day!!)

Marathon Maritza said...

You went to see Spirit of the Marathon with me! Yay! :D

OMG I LOVE that picture of your muddy back! So freakin' hardcore! Great job on your workouts this week!!!

I miss you!

Beth said...

I have been wanting to mountain bike lately and your muddy back makes me want to go even more!