Happy Monday. I feel like the weekend flew by and I’m sad it’s already the work week again. However, Monday also means it’s the Bachelor finale! I’m excited to go to Ange’s tonight and celebrate the finale with a potluck and some sparkling wine. Now here’s what I got up to this weekend.
I planned to do my long run on Friday as per usual, but my hamstrings were killing me from my leg workout this week so I decided to give myself an extra rest day and leave it until Saturday.
I headed to Costco to do a big haul of essentials. Now my fridge is beyond stocked.
I spent my afternoon doing some work and then since it was a gorgeous day, decided to go for a long walk to get some iced coffee.
I watched some Gilmore Girls and called it an early night.
I got out for my 13-mile run first thing to get it over with. My legs felt much better so I think it was a good decision to save it for Saturday.
After a quick shower, I headed to the mall to exchange the shoes Tom got me for my birthday since they were a little too big. I tried to do a little shopping but despite having eaten lunch, I was so hungry that I couldn’t focus on shopping. So I cut my losses and headed home.
The rest of my afternoon was pretty low key. More working and Gilmore Girls before an early bedtime since I had a race Sunday morning and knew I was losing an hour of sleep with daylight savings time change.
The race (The Original St. Patrick’s Day Road Race) started at 9:20 Sunday morning. I picked up Ange on the way and we had lots of time to hang out, take a few pre-race bathroom breaks and then meet up with Ashley prior to the start.
I wanted to race this 5km but I knew that having run 13 miles the day before my legs would be tired. I decided to make my goal to stay at 9 minute/miles.
It was a small race so it was a self-seeded start. There may have been some announcements before it all started but I couldn’t hear anything. Suddenly the crowd was moving so I knew it was time to start. The course was through a Calgary neighbourhood and was an out and back course. Definitely nothing too exciting, but I did like getting to look for my friends on the back portion. There was no water station on the course, not that it’s necessary on a 5km course but I do expect one.
My legs felt pretty good through the race. I positive split the race (8:44,8:49, 8:51), which wasn’t ideal but, at least, I was still under my goal time. I ended up finishing in 27:38, a new personal best for me!
I found a water bottle and energy drink (weird) at the finish line and then went and cheered Ange & Ashley into the finish. Ashley also got a new personal best!
We headed into the school to get some food and to see if we won our weight in beer (we didn’t). In keeping with the St.Patricks Day theme, the food was Irish stew, hot crossed buns & lucky charms. At 10 a.m., I wasn’t feeling like Irish stew and I’m not a fan of lucky charms. I have to admit that I was disappointed. I don’t really need food after a 5km but if I had run the 10km, I really would have been disappointed. Like, where are the bananas? They were selling beer for $5, but neither Ange or I brought any money with us.
Overall, I would say I was disappointed with this race. The fee was $55 (cheaper if you got early bird pricing) and for a not attractive race t-shirt, no medal, no water aid station and mediocre food, I don’t feel it was worth the registration fee. However, they offered a deal where if you are also running the Run for L’Arche, which I am next weekend, you get a $25 gift card to Strides Running Store. Therefore, I look at the fee like being $30 which is more reasonable.
I spent Sunday afternoon doing a bunch of meal prep for the week and then once again working & blogging. Tom and I watched Room with a bowl of popcorn and then headed to bed.
What was the highlight of your weekend? Do you meal prep on Sundays?
Linking up with Erin from Her Heartland and Soul for Weekend Snapshots