And Scottish Highland Games! Random, I know!
I feel like I have lost my blogging mojo. Why can’t I have it all at once? My running mojo, my blogging mojo, my good hair mojo…I guess it must come only one at a time. I guess I’ll be happy that my running mojo is back. It should stick around for a while. I have about 7 pounds to lose. What happened?! I have no idea. SEVEN pounds kind of snuck up on me in July. But I haven’t weighed in a few weeks so I may be closer to 4 or 5 pounds. I just keep telling myself, “I am marathon training…those pounds will come off soon! Give me a few more long run Saturdays!” That’s right folks, I said LONG RUN SATURDAYS!
I have no idea when the last time I had a Saturday long run, if ever! To be honest I now understand what all the hoop lah is about! It was amazing! Everything I never imagined. I kinda thought Saturday Long Runs would be great but I was resigned to the fact that it wasn’t going to happy for me…until now. I just told myself that Friday or Monday long runs were just as good. But alas, I had NO IDEA what I was missing out on!
I didn’t get up super early, at least not to run. I got up around 7 and hung with LB and the Hubs. I made pancakes and had coffee. The plan was to meet up with Katie (who is training for her first half, the You Go Girl!) and knock out 10 miles. I think we set out around 10 AM. PERFECT. We had a great run! Katie hit a distance PR and I am so proud! I definitely see more runs in our future! We did a nice slow pace, which is what the plan says to do on long runs: 2 mins slower than marathon race pace. So I was happy with the run! Next weekend 13 miles!
Then today we went for a nice little Sunday afternoon hike:
For some reason G. Money straight up died with less than a 1/4 mile to the bottom but you get the idea. This was a good incline.
Here are my new super-sweet North face hiking boots! And Lazy Dog of course.
And what is a hike without a family portrait at the top…
The funniest part about today’s hike is that on our way to the trail head we saw a big, random Scottish shibang going on in a field outside of the small town. We rubber-necked as we drove by and discussed stopping on our way home. It was the Scottish Highland Games! I said, “I should text Kerrie and see if she is there!” And I quickly grabbed my iPhone and stalked her Facebook page: “Darn she is at a wedding.” So off we went to hike. While we were on our hike we could hear bagpipes blaring and it was pretty funny to hear out in the wilderness.
On our way back home we stopped at the games and headed in to see all the cool Scottish things going on! As we wondered over to watch the Bagpipe band I heard someone yell my name! I looked over to see Kerrie!!! The wedding was yesterday…She said she saw LB’s mohawk and then recognized us! It was so fun to see her there and catch up!! And even more fun that LB convinced her little dude to eat a lemon! It was so cute!
How was your weekend?