Monday, February 22, 2010

Wake up Call

Hi there!!

So this past week is exactly what this blog is about. Whew, what a week. We were so busy that I barely got to do any of my midweek training runs. Considering it was hubby's birthday, and we were preparing to go to Pittsburgh for the weekend (J is from Pittsburgh..........hopefully I don't lose any readers from that fact!!), it was definitely worth it, but that led to me being very fearful of the 11 miler I had planned on Sunday. But let's back up:

Thursday was J's birthday. I had to teach at the gym that evening so I picked up takeout from our favorite local pizza joint, Danny Boys. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend you going here. It's A-MAZING! After our dinner goodness we gave J his presents.

And, if dinner wasn't enough, we headed to Malley's for some (much needed) ice cream. I didn't make a cake because I knew J's mom would have cake at her house on the weekend. But I think this sundae all but made up for the lack of cake:
Needless to say, he didn't finish all that, but that doesn't mean he didn't try! As C said, "Man Vs. Food, Food wins!" Lol!

Friday night we headed out to Pittsburgh to visit with J's family for the weekend. It was a nice weekend - and I had found out my one good friend who is also running the marathon was in town, too (her bf is from the same suburb of Pgh J's parents are!). So we met up Sunday morning for our 11 mile run. Well, what a wake up call. The hills are KILLER!! It's like a roller coaster: up/down, up/down - wow, I still can't believe it. Plus, we took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the total country:

It actually ended up being a pretty great run (except for those stupid hills). The sun was out, and the scenery was excellent! We saw some cows and horses, and the people who were out were super friendly! We were a lot slower than usual since we had to walk some of the hills and stopped to ask directions, but that run really put me in a good mood. Those hills, however, really did a number on my hips. They are still hurting today. Anyone have a good hip stretches???

Here we are afterwards:

Almost halfway there!!

I tried a G2 afterwards to replenish my electrolytes because I seem to have stomach issues after my long runs. I think it may have helped! I don't know if it was a fluke or not, so I'm going to try it again next week and see what happens.

Have a fantastic week!!


  1. hey sis! you definitely had a busy week. looks like a great run though! your doing amazing and look great :) But if I had this sundae...Man would WIN!!! XOXO

  2. Mandy,
    I accept your challenge! Sundae Challenge Bro vs. Sis!