Monday, May 20, 2013

Warriors

Happy Monday! Wow did this weekend fly by. I honestly feel like I blinked and it was gone.

A couple of milestones this weekend for me. I know you’re DYING to hear them.

Saturday morning I hit my 7 mile goal that I have ever so slowly been working up towards. It took me just about an hour to complete… my Garmin wasn’t working great so I don’t have an official pace, but I would guess right around 8:30.


I took this on Saturday. Pretty huh?
Afterwards, I stretched it out, jumped in the shower, pulled on my cowboy boots and headed off to my first ever Preakness Stakes with the boy. I don’t have a particular affinity towards horse racing… I actually have zero interest if we are being bluntly honest. However two of my favorite artists – Florida Georgia Line (yes, again) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were both playing that afternoon in the infield before the race itself.

So we said sure, why not? It was a good time – the infield is a crazzzzyyy atmosphere – but a lot of fun to be a part of.  We took a ton of hilarious pictures but since Andrew’s blog-shy, I’ll just share one of my favorite mug shots.


The third milestone of the weekend? Running my first ever ‘adventure’ type race. One of our good friends from college works for Red Frog Events, and flew out from Chicago to help put on the Maryland Warrior Dash. A chance to get super muddy and see an awesome friend? Duh.




We were the noon wave on Sunday, so the course was extra muddy and torn up. Just how I like it. So muddy in fact, that my shoe literally came off in the mud two times, and I lost a sock. I felt like a true warrior.

I took a second to glance at the finisher results last night out of curiosity and had to laugh when I saw that I finished 13th in my age group. All thanks to Andrew, who screamed at me to sprint up the final hill and pick up my measly jog.




I also had to laugh when I saw this on our drive home:

Chicken Necks. Yes.
Southern Maryland. Gotta love it.

Cheers to trying new things!

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