The Weekend

6:00 AM

Ah, the weekend.  I'd say that nothing much was accomplished this weekend and that would only be half right.  On Saturday I ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon.  Yep.  I got up at 0430 on Saturday morning to run 13 miles.  What was I thinking?  It was not my best half, but it was not my worst one either.  I finished and that was what I had hoped for.  Although about mile 7 I wished I had brought my phone so I could call hubby to come pick me up.  And had I trained to run 13 miles I'm sure I would have done far better.  The most milage I had done prior to this race was 4 miles!! I just didn't have the time and shoulder surgery put a crimp into training.  Next year.   Next year I will train for this race.  That is my goal. 
After the race we came home, I tried to take a nap, but it just didn't take.  This past week the cleaning and organizing bug hit me.  I've re-done the laundry room which also doubles as my office and crafting room.  Bryan and I have also started re-organizing the downstairs living room.  We decided we have too much stuff so we wanted to simplify and de-clutter.  Plus Corrine's school is doing a fundraiser when school starts.  Basically any items that you would donate to Goodwill or ARC they will take and the school gets a percentage of the weight of everything the school turns in.  So I started to go through our stuff.

I was pretty sore on Sunday.  I've been worse though so I was kind of prepared.  I had a date with a slow treadmill and the foam roller at the gym.  I rolled for about 15 minutes.  Boy did that hurt.  But if felt good after.  I could feel the stiffness in my hips and the sides of my thighs melt away.  Then I walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes at a slow speed just to keep the stiffness from coming back.  I can actually go up and down the stairs now.  Which is good because I continued to clean and de-clutter.

A friend of mine is having a bake/art sale this coming weekend as a fundraiser to raise tuition for her fall semester in school.  She is an artist but on disability so this is how she can pay her tuition and buy the supplies she needs.  I volunteered to bake goodies for her bake sale.  On Sunday I made cookies.  I plan to make some sort of zucchini bread and a banana blueberry bread.  And if I have time something with rhubarb.

So.  Did anyone else do something crazy over the weekend?  Hope you all have a good week.

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3 comments

  1. Wow a half marathon?? That's awesome! Congrats! You're my inspiration cause there's no way I'm in any shape to do that lol.

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  2. That's so great that you completed a half marathon! Great job! Especially with your shoulder surgery, it's quite impressive.

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  3. congrats on the run, I would have definitely needed a ride after five minutes :) Come over to my house and clean, pretty please?? I must say you are inspiring me to declutter though.

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