Monday, March 5, 2012

Sister Time + Races

This weekend was my sister's 28th birthday, so in typical birthday fashion I made sure she had a fantastic, relaxing time. For starters a pedicure.  [Not sure why some of the pictures are distorted.] 

Birthday girl
There was a little mix up, so I sat it out while my sister and her friend got pampered.  I was disappointed, especially after finishing 14 miles (a new PDR and PTR for me!) half an hour earlier, but there was no need to be a Debbie Downer. 

Chillin' out at the salon
On Saturday we had a little birthday party for her out at her house.  Delicious food and lots of games and play time for the guests!

Lasagna crock pot style

Red velvet!

The kids playing Zingo

Mama & kids ready for the cake

Nana & Papa playing

Birthday girl (love her shirt) & her husband

The siblings


Fitness Plan

Monday: Easy run
Tuesday: Lift
Wednesday: Basketball
Thursday: Lift + Cardio
Friday: Run
Saturday: Shamrock Shuffle 5K
Sunday: Rest 

This week's plan is pretty vague because this morning while I was out for my run I had some hip pain.  I'm planning on doing a lot of stretching, foam rolling, and cross training this week in hopes of curing it quickly.  This is the first running related "injury" (not sure I would call it an injury yet) I have ever had and it is purely from my lack of stretching...laziness. This is enough of a reminder to me that I am not invincible and I need to take care of my body on a regular basis, especially with increasing my mileage.  

On another note, I officially signed up for the Eau Claire Half Marathon today!  I have been planning on running it for some time, but finally actually signed up for it. I'm mad at myself for procrastinating for so long though, because I had to pay $10 extra because I missed the last deadline by a few days.  

May 6, 2012

Now I just need to sign up for a full marathon, which I think will be the Twin Cities one in October!  Anyone running that one?


  1. Woo! Congrats on 14 miles!! :)
    The cupcakes looked delicious!


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