I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a very long time. On Friday I ate my dinner at my desk at around 5:30 PM because I’ve been having some PC issues on my Saturday morning long runs. So while my co-workers were getting ready to rush off to happy hour, I was eating rice at my desk.
I woke up early for my 18 miler and headed out to meet P-Funk and Hollster. Unfortunately, Redhead couldn’t come to my neck of the woods this past weekend. So it was just the three of us. We started out together until Hollster turned on the after burners and said “See ya!”
For some reason this 18 miler was a bit tough. It wasn’t unbearable but I definitely felt tired and didn’t want to run another step after the Garmin hit 18. I think we averaged a 9:45 minute mile pace which, of course, is A-OK by me. P-Funk and I had our usual joking and laughing. I swear that half the time when we re-tell what we are laughing at no one gets it. Oh well. I think we’re funny.
After my run I got showered and headed to meet my mom, stepmom, and sister at the 9th Circle of Hell. Also known as the bridal store. Kill me now. I don’t ever want to go there again. Since my sister got engaged I have been there twice and it’s brutal. They pretty much make you sign a statement upon arrival that you cannot leave the store without spending at least 3 hours there.
Thankfully my stepmom and I headed to the mall after for a little retail therapy. Ahhhh the mall. Mi amor!
Shorty Shorts Jason from my Ragnar team had a house warming Saturday evening so me and the Sig headed to it. We pretty much ate and drank and had a great time. Fortunately, no videos of me shaking my butt appeared at the BRA event. (They put one on a loop at the holiday party!)
Then, yesterday I had birthday brunch at one of my favorite brunch spots. Seriously, I think those of us who attended were so full, we skipped a meal until dinner time. At our Sunday run we all talked about how full we still were from our 11 AM meal! I had sushi, bacon, eggs Benedict, a mimosa, potatoes, mac’n cheese, a croissant, biscuits and gravy, some fruit, and I’m sure some other food I am forgetting. I was a hungry girl. Hee!
At my birthday brunch I received some AMAZING gifts from my BRA friends. I got a giftcard for more food (YESSSSS!), a bottle of fancy champagne, some “big-girl” pans and cake-tupperware thingy, and P-Funk freakin’ melted my heart with a poster collage of some of my favorite pictures. All together now, Awwwwww!
I love birthday month.
I hope you all had great weekends, stayed tuned for tomorrow’s post about Runner’s Rage. . .
Sounds like a great weekend.
I like weekends like that! You deserved it! I was a little worried when your weekend started out with you eating rice alone at your desk, LOL! But it turned out great! And awesome job on the 18 miler! Rockstar!
Glad to hear you had such a great weekend! I LOVE Birthday brunches – sounds like yours was fantastic! Hope you don't have to make any more trips to the bridal store. I wonder where you're going to get your dress when you get engaged! haha.
So good to hear that your 18 miler went well! Man, the only time the bridal stores are any fun is if you are the bride:) Your birthday brunch sounded awesome and you got alot of really nice gifts!! Lets hear it for birthday celebrations!!
Sounds like you had an excellent weekend my love! So sad I wasn't there for the run and brunch! Can't wait to see you this weekend!!!
Sounds like a great weekend. I love birthdays!!
Birthmonth is awesome. Celebrated in July for me 🙂
Yay for birthday month! Reading your brunch menu made me hungry.
Yay for birthday month!!
Sounds like a great birthday weekend! You still have a couple more for the birthday month! 🙂
Wait until you get closer to the wedding. the bridal store will be like a trip to McDonalds. But then the magic day, and its all good.
And what is with all you Florida troopers running 16 and 18 milers? I am so inspired!
God Bridal stores are awful aren't they. I hated going to them for my own wedding, can't imagine going for someone elses!
Sounds wonderful. Anything involving gifts and running is the best. I could do without the bridal store too.
Ahh birthdays make me so happy, well at least mine makes me really happy
Holy crap – that is one big ass brunch. Are you training for an ultra?
Sounds like a full weekend! Happy Birthday!
Birthday month? I just survived Super Bowl Birthday and it was great also. Okay, time for a nap…..
what a great weekend! minus the bridal shopping… i am avoiding that like the plague. i should probably get it over with though. 🙂
i looove brunch. you certainly pay it it's respects.
18 miles at 9:45!!!! Where can I get some of that action?
Happy birthday Beth!
Sounds like an awesome weekend, B.O.B.! Jealous of all your fun, okay, maybe not the bridal shopping part…
have a great week!
B.o.B. LOOOVVES shopping so when a trip to the bridal store makes her crazy…that's bad!!
It's true about no one getting our joke stories. We totally get the 'fake-out laugh' from others while we're spitting and choking on our horse-laughter. Eh. Weee'rrrre SMART!