Oy, ’tis the season of holiday parties! Beer Geek and I were invited to two parties this weekend and I had a Moms Run This Town party. Quite a busy weekend!
Friday was the MRTT party that I mentioned in my coffee post. It was held at a local Mexican place, so obviously the drink of choice was margaritas. I only had one small one because I was driving, but it was tasty (as were the fish tacos.) It was great to catch up with some of the ladies that I had not seen since Ragnar Cape Cod as more than half of our team was there.
I also participated in the gift exchange and got really useful stuff: a flashing light for night running (which I’ve been actually doing lately with a group), arm sleeves, and NUUN. Lucky me!
Saturday morning I woke up with a wicked headache. I think it was at least in part from sinus, but it was the kind of headache that makes you nauseous. I finally managed to beat it into submission with the combo of ibuprofen and Coca Cola. It took so much of my morning though that in order to keep my run streak alive, I did a quick one mile in lounge pants. What can I say, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
After my run, we headed over to the first party. Umm, you know you’re attending a party made for Beer Geek when the hosts have 8! beers on tap (yes, in their home) and 7 were home brewed by them and other attendees. Even better, their home-brew beers were better than many beers you can buy in the store. Winning! We had a great time, but had to head home to feed the boys dinner before we headed to our next party.
Party #2 was walking distance to our house, so we packed up some beer in a backpack (pretty sure that’s not what Lands End expected their kid’s backpack to be used for…) and headed over. It was another beer crowd, but the beer was mostly craft brews.
I may have tried so many beers (I don’t think I actually drank an entire bottle of any of the beers…) that I felt like I had to re-activate my Untapped account. Join me there if you like good beer!
We got home at a mostly reasonable hour, but I didn’t sleep well and ended up sleeping in until almost 11am. Crazy! I woke up with a slight headache again, but I’m also stuffier, so that may be the issue. When I rolled out of bed, I could barely walk. Umm, apparently my calves are not a fan of non-running shoes. I finally managed to get out for a 3.1 mile run (with speed intervals!) at around 3pm. I had to wear compression socks so that my calves would stop bitching at me. Oy. It was a good day in general though – pajamas to running clothes to pajamas is my kind of day.
We have two more weeks until Christmas break and they are going to be CRAZY! We have two concerts, two beer events, 4 or 5 more parties, 4 soccer practices, and a few other random things in the next 14 days. I’m tired already! (And somewhere in there, I need to work and I need to finish Christmas shopping.)
How was your weekend? Are you in over scheduled holiday mode too? I’m just proud of myself for getting in at least 30 minutes of working out (and at least 1 mile of running) each day since Thanksgiving!