This weekend consisted of two things: running & falling. That's it. Happy Monday! Just kidding. Well, kind of. On Saturday, I ran the Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg. I got up at 4am, drank some coffee, drove to Jaime's, & then we set off for Lynchburg.
L to R: Casey, Polly, me, Melanie, Jaime
I'm going to write a race report later this week, so I'll save the details of the run for that. A lot of East Nasties ran this race, way more than this picture reflects, but it's hard to find everyone & corral them for a picture. Lana, my # 1 homegirl, isn't even in this picture & she ran the whole race with me.
I'm glad I got a picture of Casey & Polly because I would possibly still be laying out there on the course if not for them. I fell somewhere between miles 7 - 8 & they helped me up, cleaned me off, &, most importantly, made me keep going & stay on pace. I was hurt a lot more than I let on & there's no way I would have finished that fast if I had been by myself.
My family came out to watch me & I saw them as I turned the corner to run into the finish chute. It's always hilarious to see my nieces standing there as I finish races. They're still shy, so they look down as I run towards them, totally missing the point of why they're there, haha.
L to R: Melissa, Julie, me, Marne
My friend Julie is changing jobs & had a happy hour at her house Saturday to celebrate the new opportunities coming her way. She made these insanely delicious Korean tacos that I failed to document. But don't worry, I made sure this ridiculous selfie happened. You're welcome.
Yesterday was a little rough. When I fell during the race, I landed on my hands & knees. In addition to my knees being, I believe the medical term is "to' up", my palms are scraped, my right wrist & forearm is bruised & swollen & my neck & shoulders hurt like I was in a car wreck. It's real awesome.
Anyway, I didn't do anything yesterday but take naps & ice my knees. John took me to Hattie B's for lunch, I slept all afternoon on the couch & then went to bed without dinner. As my friend Freya would say, the struggle is real.
Stay tuned for the Oak Barrel race report, coming later this week.