An awesome running, family, food weekend.

On Friday evening, my mom, dad, Annabelle, and I headed to Ocean City, MD for the weekend.ย  The reason for the trip…the Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon!

Friday night’s events:

Carbo loading ๐Ÿ™‚

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A very long and rainy commute.ย  We stopped at Wawa for a potty break/diaper change and a caffeine fill-up.ย  Wawa does not have a baby changing table and we had to change Annabelle in the back seat of my car.ย  Not happy…ย  We finally arrived in Ocean City after 11 pm.ย  It was midnight by the time I got to sleep and that 5 am wake up call came pretty fast.

Saturday’s events:

The Race!!!ย  The race started at 7 am, so I got up bright and early and drove to the start to meet my friend Jeanette.

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6 am selfie (lindarunning4two on Instagram)

Thankfully, the rain stopped before the race started and we only had to deal with some chilly air and some wind.ย  Jeanette I ran the first few miles together (mile one was right under 9 minutes and mile 2 was around 8) before I pulled away for the rest of the race.

I settled into a challenging but comfortable pace and just kept going.ย  I had no idea how fast I was running because I forgot to charge my Garmin (#runnerfail)ย and I didn’t bring my phone because of the rain.ย  From feel, I felt like I was running at a sub 8 pace and I just wanted to hold on as long as possible.ย  For the first time ever, I made it to the 10 mile mark and didn’t feel too fatigued.ย  I was definitely tired, but I realized that I may actually do this (get a PR).ย  Once I hit the 12 mile mark, I picked up the pace through the finish line.ย  The race clock read 1:40:18 but I knew my chip time would be faster.ย  I was sooo happy, I definitely had a PR since my previous best time was 1:46:57!

Official Results!

1:39:21!ย  5th out of 117ย in the 30-34 age group.

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My friend Jeanette also did great!ย  She finished in 1:43:35 and this was her first race back after a very long injury.ย  Big congrats to Lisa, Everett, and Bruce who also had great races!!!

Breakfast!ย  French toast, eggs, turkey sausage, and coffee!

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Outlet Shopping!

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Dinner!ย  Blackened salmon and a baked potato.

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North Side Park Winterfest of Lights!ย  Poor Annabelle fell asleep on the 5 minute car ride from the restaurant to the park and she was less than thrilled to be out in the cold.

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Since the weather forecast for Sunday was pretty snowy and icy, we headed home late Saturday night.ย  We got to my parent’s house around midnight and I have never wanted to get in bed so much in my life…not even after being up for 36 hours during Ragnar.

Sunday’s events:

Cinnamon rolls at my parent’s house

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A very snowy, long, and scary ride home

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Pizza and football!

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Playtime with Annabelle ๐Ÿ™‚

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Smith Island Chocolate Cake!

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It was such a great weekend.ย  I have to give a big thank you to my parents for coming with me and supporting me in all that I do.ย  Also, thank you to my aunt and uncle for letting us stay at the beach house.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments

  1. ๐Ÿ˜ฎI love Smith Island Chocolate Cake! Yummy! We went all out on Saturday with eating too! We earned it!!

  2. Looks like you had a jam packed weekend! Congrats again on the PR! And wow, that certainly is a lot of snow! We didn’t even get that much over here!

  3. That race looked like fun! I love going to Rehobeth – have you ever eaten at the Fractured Prune? It’s an amazing donut shop. I actually signed up for a race near there back in September just so that I could get post race donuts!

    • Hey Kristen! I love Fractured Prune donuts and if was so ready to get them Sunday morning…but we left early and I missed getting them :-(. You should do this race next year!!

      Sent from my iPhone

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