I've been working hard to keep my workouts up, as I'm getting ready for the Shamrock 15k in just under two weeks. Since I started crossfitting last June, my long-distance running has become nearly non-exisitant. But I got the itch to hit the road long and hard, and signed up for the Portland Shamrock Run. Nothing beats the Shamrock Run! It's my favorite run by far, and it has become an annual tradition of mine. The great news is that increased strength has definitely made me faster. I've cut 25 seconds off my average mile pace since I began crossfit. I'm ecstatic! Friday and Saturday I did crossfit and then Sunday, I ran six miles at race pace, while my sweet SIL biked behind me.
Saturday night, we had a small gathering, which included BBQ, the males playing the game, Quelf, while the wives looked on, some humored/some not, friends down from Bellevue (near Seattle--and newly pregnant!) and me passing out on the couch with a pillow in my face while my guests were still present. Wow. That's embarrassing. I blame it on the workouts.
Sunday was extra fun as my SIL took the kids and I to see Yo Gabba Gabba live, with tickets she won from a local radio station. Cotton candy, Kettle Corn, Rockstars and glow sticks are a few of the things that carried us through. Not going to lie--there were some catchy tunes, a cool beat-boxer (who Husband tells me is extremely famous), and sweet moments as the kids danced and smiled the time away.
And then Monday came, and I realized I hadn't gathered any Monday Mentions, and I considered quitting blogging because I clearly can't stick to a schedule. And then I realized you probably don't give a lick whether or not I blog Monday Mentions, so I went ahead and wrote this instead.
What fun did you have this weekend?