Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

What a lovely weekend I had! I hope you all had a nice one, too.

Friday evening I stuffed myself with some yummy food when I went to dinner with my dad. My mom and sister were out of town all week at a baseball tournament, so it was nice to hang out just the two of us.

Saturday, I checked another distance off the list in my quest to build my mileage before I start marathon training: 8 miles! Not only that, but I kept a pretty consistent 10:00 m/m pace the entire time. I was VERY pleased with that. It was a pretty humid run and a reminder that things are about to get HOT around here, but all in all it was a good run. I spent the rest of the day (after an ice bath and donning my recovery socks) hanging out with my friend Danielle who is home for a while from Korea.

Sunday was a lovely lazy day. I had lunch and watched Apollo 13. I realize how incredibly random that is, but I just have had the urge to watch it again for a while so I rented it. I think I just find myself amazed that we can send people into space, and it's a really good movie about the Apollo 13 incident. After that, I spent the evening at a cookout with friends. Good food, good drinks, and lots of Nintendo Wii action.

The only downside? I only got 5 hours of sleep because I was up at 6am to pick up Paige and go volunteer at a Memorial Day 5K. Despite my general sleepyness, it was worth getting up early. We had a great time clipping chips and finally meeting fellow runner and blogger Amy. (She's way cool, just like her blog!)

I had intended on taking a nap, but I headed to the Boro with my folks instead to go to a little celebration for the MTSU baseball team. They won the SunBelt Conference over the weekend, something that's pretty cool for my alma mater. My sister's boy is a senior on the team, so we're excited for him. They got a spot in the NCAA tournament, so I'll be heading to Louisville, KY with my sis on Friday to go watch them. They'll be playing Vanderbilt and have a decent chance of beating them. I'd love to see them go forward in the tournament.

I rounded out my weekend by going to a wedding yesterday evening. It was outside. And it rained. One minute it was bright and sunny, but then a 10-minute shower rolled in and soaked us all. I have to say, even though it wasn't ideal, it made for a nice memory I'm sure. Everyone just kind of rolled with it. It kind of took out the sound speaker, so we hummed "Here Comes the Bride" after the shower passed and the bride was able to walk down the aisle. It ended up being a lot of fun, even if my efforts at making my hair look good were in complete vain after the shower.

I love weekends like this one... I little relaxing, a little busy, a little running, and a lot of fun.

Looks like I'll be running my 9 miles this weekend around Louisville... or on a hotel treadmill. Today I'm going to do another little speed session of 400s to continue to do some slight work on my speed. I'm not ready to start going crazy on that just yet, but it felt good last week to make my legs work a bit faster. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm back in a fitness groove. I still have a ways to go, but it's nice to not feel so sluggish anymore. :)


Nicole said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! I love love love fun weekends like that! Mine was great too :)

Amy said...

Hey Melanie! It was so great to finally meet you and I'm looking forward to running with you this summer!

Thanks again for the car rides!

The Northerner said...

What a memorable wedding for the couple! Even though it didn't turn out as expected, I think it makes it that much cooler!