It’s Monday, mmmm, Monday. Hmm, that doesn’t quite have the same feel as “It’s Friday, frfrfr, Friday” does…
We have a busy, but fun weekend this weekend.
On Saturday, Beer Geek wanted to try out something new to us – duckpin bowling. What, you ask, is duckpin bowling? Well, it’s bowling with small balls (3.5-5 pounds) and smaller pins. While it looks a lot like regular bowling, the different weight and sizes make the pins act differently. And I’ll be the first to admit that we kept the bumpers up for the whole time we bowled. It would have been a depressing game otherwise LOL.
I also found that I actually had a preference of which ball to use, even though they all looked basically the same. Certain balls just seemed to slip out of my small hand in a bad way.
After bowling, we headed to a brewpub we had not visited before – Denizen’s Brewing.
I really enjoyed their Sex Panther, a black lager, and Beer Geek liked their sour beer, Oud Boy. If you are a fan of IPAs, they had several of those on tap. In addition to good beer, I had an amazing chicken curry sandwich and Shoo had some of the best fries I’ve ever tasted.
Sunday morning Beer Geek and I were signed up to run the Love the Run You’re With 5K. I slept so poorly, you’d think I was running a marathon! Anyways, I got up earlier than planned after a night spent waking every hour. Really? I was that anxious over a local 5K? Sheesh!
It was supposed to be a lovely day, but instead we got grey and just a little drizzly. I had the hardest time figuring out what to wear and ended up slightly over dressed, but I survived.
But you know what almost killed me???
I FORGOT MY GARMIN!!!!
I haven’t raced a 5K in years and I didn’t have my Garmin to help me. I came up with a brilliant plan – run as hard as I could without puking. I was successful for the most part: 9:33 (wicked uphill), 8:58, 8:59. I didn’t feel like had much left in me at the end. 28:26 is far from a PR for me, but at least I know where I am fitness wise right now. (My PR is 24:58, my PR for this course is 27:15) Bonus: I did not puke and was able to smile for the camera.
After the race, I headed to a friend’s house for a Ragnar Info session. Let me tell you, talking about Ragnar Relay with a bunch of interested ladies is not a hardship. Hopefully I helped convince them to run. Fun way to spend the afternoon!
Finally, to round out the weekend, Shoo and I spent a couple of hours at a friend’s house. I love it when I become friends with the parents of my kids’ friends. It’s a lot more enjoyable to hang out when the kid also has someone to talk to. That, plus Thai food delivery, rounded out our weekend quite nicely.
This week is going to be busy – we have something every night this week, plus half of one of our bathrooms is getting ripped out and replaced. There’s very little I hate more than home renovation. So, if you notice I’m running a bit more mileage this week, now you know why.
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run! Since it’s Valentine’s Day, our topic is “What do you love about running?” Tell us all about your running love affair.