I went back and forth with my Saturday plans quite a few times. I’m in 2nd week of training for RNR SA (my 3rd time running my hometown marathon). I had originally planned on running my long before work on Friday, but nixed that idea due to getting home late from Shady Grove on Thursday night. Settled on running it at 5 am with my running buddy AK. 5 am was 78 degrees, 100% humidity. Not exactly awesome. We ran from my house which is my last resort route, because it’s all hard pavement, but it’s what I could fit in. 9 miles went well, although the last 2 miles were really rough. I never carry drinks, but this route has no opportunities for drinking at all. So I carried G2 and water. I ended up stashing them on the route because I got tired of carrying them, I strategically did so though, as to not dehydrate myself.
Hit the showers when I got home and got dressed to run again….sorta.
Mom, sister, and I headed to Lakeway for the “Dell/Fox 7 Fit Fair and run” which benefitted Maggies Hope. Mom and I were registered for the 2 miler. (My mom is a new Galloway Runner). The event was at a Yacht Club at the lake, which was pretty cool and very scenic. What I didn’t know was that the topography of the area was VERY similar to that of where I live with monster hills. Luckily the 2 miler only had 1 really big hill, which I really had to coach her up, because she’s never run a single hill. She did well, although I was really disappointed when the course only measured 1.4 miles! Oh well, she got to do her 2nd race ever as a runner and she was really proud of herself.
Afterwards we hit up the “fit fair”. While it was small, TONS of full size freebies to take home! Amy’s organic, Lundburg Rice products, Pamela’s Gluten Free, Promise Pizza, Nada Moo, Kind Bars, Voskos Greek Yogurt (not really a fan of that particular brand), Honest Tea, Walgreen’s, a local organic raw chocolate place, and some others I can’t remember. I’ll be heading to Promise Pizza to try their product again, I am sure it’s even better when it’s not cold (they probably had to drive the pizzas an hour to get them to the event). I’ll try to review the freebies as I use them
After the fair, we went to Scrapology for my mom, who took up scrapbooking several years ago. She pretty much went nuts in that store! Got herself some great supplies for some upcoming projects. We then had a girls lunch at Panera Bread, which is pretty new to our area. I’d been there plenty of times, just never in Austin. We had a great lunch, then all headed home to relax.
Ballgame later Saturday to continue mom’s birthday celebration. The game was pretty good and actually went to 13 innings, although we lost. Mom had her name and age on the scoreboard, not sure she appreciated that . We ate all the ballpark, they actually have some good options, which I appreciate. Didn’t want to have to eat super early before the game, so it all worked out. Sister and DS got there late and left early, mom was disappointed but of course she didn’t say anything to them.
By time we got home, I had a 2nd wind. We stayed up watching syndicated sitcoms for a while, before I made myself go to bed. Mom seemed to have fun, which was what I was aiming for!