A Blogger-ful Weekend

I started writing this on Sunday, but ended up falling asleep on Emma’s the couch at 7pm and sleeping all the way until 6:30am this morning!  I guess that is a sign of how awesome this weekend was.

Emma says fine you take my couch, I will take your chair but I’m not happy about it!
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This weekend was full of A LOT of fun, a lot of running and a lot of friends.  I always feel so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing friends after weekends like this!

My weekend started off very early with the alarm clock set for 4:30am in order to get my long run in before all the festivities!  I was finally out of bed at 4:45 getting ready to tackle the beast of a run with Kristin.  She was at my house around 5:40 and we set off not feeling great at all.  We were both SO tired, but knew after a few miles we might be feeling better so we just went.

At 3.5 we stopped at a grocery store to use the rest room and neither of us were feeling that great.  I felt like I was going to fall asleep just standing there in the store, but we decided to push on to at least 4.  I had back up plans in my mind for doing my long run on Sunday if this didn’t work out and we were so close to giving in to those plans.  We just kept on running though.

Before we knew it, we were at mile 10 and the miles were coming easier.  We made up parts of this run as we went, and it took us all over a couple towns.  We were feeling better though, finding our groove and our legs were picking up the pace too.

I had only planned on doing 18-19 but Kristin wanted to get 20 in, so I figured why not, and went with her to add on the couple extra at the end.  We pushed through and finished strong and were SO HAPPY we were actually done.  It really wasn’t looking good at the start.

20.0 miles/2:57:29/8:52 avg pace

I got home, got ready quick and headed south to attend Page’s wedding shower which was so much fun and had some amazing food to refuel after my long run!

(read about the bride to be’s weekend here).

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After the shower, I came home, took a quick nap, then got ready and headed into San Francisco for Page’s bachelorette!  You may recognize Kristin and Alyssa in these pictures also.  Although we are *gasp* not in running clothes so it might be a tad difficult.

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We ate, we drank, we laughed, we danced in heels and by midnight Kristin and I were toast.  We made it home and I was asleep in record time with my alarm set for 7am for MORE fun the next morning!

A bunch of bloggers were using a 6 hour endurance event in San Francisco for their long run, so I figured it would be fun to join them.  Alyssa also bribed me with vegan donuts.  I made it to the city around 9am and easily found Layla and Roadbunner.  Soon we found Karin also and the 4 of us started on some laps. 

It’s not bad running 1 mile loops when you get this to look at.July 230

They had all been running a number of miles already, and I just planned on 6 so did 5+ loops with them in the middle of their long run.  It was so nice to chat with these girls and my tired dancing-in-heels calves felt so much better after a few of easy miles.

6.0 miles/59:04/9:50 avg pace

I got to see Alyssa rocking her long run, as well as Ron, Megan, Naomi, Audrey, Courtney, Jana and Cate walking with her adorable baby bump.

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I stuck around and waited for most everyone to finish and loved getting to hang out and chat with the girls.  It’s been so fun getting to see all these bloggers so frequently lately!

Jana, Sandra, Karin, Layla, Alyssa, me and Cate (told you her baby bump is adorable!)July 271a

Now maybe you can see why I passed out on the couch at 7.

Hope you had a great weekend, weekly training recap up next!

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16 Responses to A Blogger-ful Weekend

  1. Alyssa July 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    I can’t even spot myself without running clothes! ;)

    SUCH a fun weekend. Looking forward to seeing you next weekend as well! I’ve already lost count on how many this is! :D

  2. Shannon @ Mon Amour July 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Looks like an awesome weekend! You looked so pretty all dressed up!

  3. Jo Lynn July 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Emma *hardly* fits in that chair.
    Was that event at Crissy Field a Coastal Trail Runs event or someone else?

  4. Megan (Running Foodie) July 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    So jealous! I would have driven up to the city for the endurance event if I hadn’t been running my half that day! I’m looking forward to running with you guys again :)

  5. Sara July 12, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    Sounds like a great weekend. It must be nice to have so many friends + bloggers to run with.

  6. Stephanie July 12, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    what an awesome weekend, sooo much fun, i am jealous ;)

  7. Kelly July 12, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    running 20 miles and then going to a bachelorette party? You are amazing. I would have been face down on the dance floor after one minute of dancing :)

  8. marlene July 12, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Yup, that definitely explains it! What a fun weekend! I would have been bagged after all of that!

  9. katie July 12, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    good grief, woman. this post makes me tired.

  10. Holly July 12, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    i definitely see why you crashed so hard and early on the couch- looks like it was a great weekend though! glad y’all had fun!

  11. Page July 12, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    You are a mad woman! Thanks for staying out and you deserve some R&R!

  12. Anna July 12, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Sounds like an AWESOME weekend. I cant BELIEVE you did 20miles when you were tired to begin with and then you were actually FUNCTIONABLE the rest of the day! You’re my hero!! =)

  13. Emily July 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    best weekend ever? i think so. I’m jealous of all the hot california blogger action going down.

  14. Susan - Nurse on the Run July 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Jealous yet again of all your blogger meet ups! Congrats on getting the run done enough though it was a toughie!

  15. Petra July 13, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    What a great weekend! And WTG on getting all those miles in on such a busy weekend!

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