Yay weekend! It was so fun and busy that I didn’t even have time to update my blog until Monday. Here are the highlights in no particular order:
- Races! The Shamrock Run took place on Sunday here in Portland and a bunch of my runner friends were out there representing. Zach crushed his 5k PR and finished 9th in his age group out of 465. Awesome. Alisa, Amy, Justin (Alisa’s husband), and our friends Lisa and Andrew also ran like champs. Down in California, Aron and Tara ran a half marathon in Sacramento and also did great. Congrats guys!! Check out their race reports. Zach even wrote one! I forgot he had a blog.
- Long run! I didn’t participate in the race since I just did a 10k last weekend and have a half marathon next weekend. Instead, I got an 18 mile run in. I felt really good and ran a strong pace. It was a big confidence boost for my BQ attempt in Eugene. After I got home Zach and I feasted on pancakes and bacon and then soaked in the hot tub.
- Crunk! We went out on Friday night and it turned into an unplanned late night of drinking. We started out going to the roller derby with a big group, and ended up at a bar here in the neighborhood. I haven’t gone out like that in a while and it was a blast. The hangover on Saturday reminded me why I don’t do that more often.
- Shopping! I never really go shopping anymore… I just don’t have the patience for it. Plus I kind of hate spending money! (This is NOT how I used to be) But this weekend I spent hours spending money and it was great. I got new shoes, new running clothes, new work clothes, and new casual clothes. I still need new jeans but I ran out of steam toward the end of the day. I haven’t even added it all up yet, that’s going to sting.
Here are the stats on the last two runs of my week and then we’ll get to the fun part: pictures!
5.0 miles/42:31/8:30 average pace
Recovery run with Zach. Technically not recovery pace but it felt good and it was fun to run with Zach.
18.0 miles/2:34:32/8:35 average pace
Solo long run out on the Springwater.
First 5 miles @ 8:44 average pace
Second 5 miles @ 8:28 average pace
Third 5 miles @ 8:35 average pace
Last 3 miles @ 8:31 average pace
TOTAL miles for week 5: 48.1
Picture time! These are in order, unlike the highlights above.
Friday night: Roller derby and boozing
Saturday: No actual pictures of my purchases, but these are the shoes I got.
Sunday: Zach’s Shamrock Run and my long run
first place finisher:
here comes Zach:
Sunday afternoon long run:
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week. :)