Another Race Week is Here and Weekend Highlights

I took the day off yesterday from blogging for the holiday! For those of you who celebrated Memorial Day, I hope you had a great day!  I played catch up this weekend after being gone last week!

First up on Saturday after my run and training my client was operation fill the fridge!

Saturday's final long run!

Saturday’s final long run!

I ended up with an average pace of 7:34 over the 12 miles!  I’m hoping to fly like this on Sunday!

Before and after shots!

Before and after shots of the fridge!

We did a major Costco food run and then I headed to one of my produce stores to stock up on fruits and veggies!  Before I started shopping I went to the juice bar and did my first shot of wheatgrass!  Has anyone ever had one?  It tastes like weeds but it wasn’t terrible.  It wasn’t good either though!

Our weather this weekend wasn’t great.  It wasn’t horrible either but it is supposed to warm up again this week!

I also had my first Quest bar over the weekend and boy is that stuff amazing!  It definitely lived up to the hype!


I melted mine in the microwave for a bit since I hear eating it warm makes it taste like a warm chocolate chip cookie.  I may have over cooked it a bit but it still tasted like heaven!



I caught up on sleep big time this weekend.  Even though I was getting around 7 hours a night on the cruise the exhaustion hit me big time on Sunday!  After over 9 hours of sleep on Sunday night I woke up Monday feeling amazing!



My 5 mile run was amazing even though it was a bit windy and I ended with a 7:18 pace!  I was pretty pumped!

Afterwards, we bundled up and headed out to the Memorial Day Parade!

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We BBQed indoor with friends and despite it NOT feeling like the unofficial kick off to summer we had a blast!

The Hubs has 7 more days of school and then we ALL start to feel the effects of summer break.  My schedule doesn’t change.  In fact I know it will get a lot busier but we all won’t be running around at 5:15 am M-F like crazy people trying to get ready for the day!

Sunday will be the 5th time I am running the North Shore 1/2 Marathon.  This is my FAVORITE 1/2 marathon to run.  For starters, it doesn’t involve driving to the city and dealing with city parking and crowds.  It’s a great and beautiful suburban 1/2 marathon that isn’t jam-packed with thousands of runners!

I got my race number last week and found out that I have placed in Corral A!  That’s a first for me!  Usually I am in B or C but I guess given my recent speeds this makes sense!  So far the weather is looking GOOD with no rain and mild temps!

Have a great day!  How was your holiday?  Anyone else got races going on this weekend?


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11 Responses to Another Race Week is Here and Weekend Highlights

  1. Congrats on your front row spot for the race! You will be super speedy with those 7 and half minute miles! Glad you guys got in a little spring BBQ despite the cold. Have a great week!
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  2. I am jealous of those speeds! I could probably do it for like 2 miles, then die hahaha Good luck this weekend! You will be flying and it’ll be over before you know it! Your daughter is so cute!!
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  3. Kim says:

    You are going to rock that race this weekend!! Your pace seems to keep getting faster and faster!!! I’m sure you will be happy to have your husband around for the summer!
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  4. Aren’t wheatgrass shots interesting? They taste like a lawnmower . . . but it’s not horrible. 🙂
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  5. Wow you go girl! That’s super fast! I used to do wheat grass shots all the time after the gym and like them! They do taste funky but with an orange slice after I couldn’t even taste it 🙂
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  6. Declan says:

    Great jobs with the runs! you are one speedy mama! I spent the last week out in New England! fun times!
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