ramblin' rose half marathon: what can i say?
beautiful day. beautiful course! and a beautiful babe waiting for me at the end:
post-race with a and her doting grandparents
i had a great time running the ramblin' rose half marathon today. i certainly didn't PR, but am really happy with my result. it was a hilly course, and i managed to stay extremely steady. and i didn't really feel DONE until the very end [there was a huge hill right before the finish!].
conditions were ideal and it was so much fun to meet my family at the end. i actually got a little teary in the beginning miles remembering how i came to watch the race last year, just a few months pregnant after giving up long distance running for fertility issues. i'm so thrilled to be out there again, but now i have this extra appreciation for what is truly important and what's just extra.
stats: chip time 1:56:40, 8:54/mi average
k ran the race too:
and she and dr s celebrated with us afterwards, brunching at the mad hatter. i had sort of forgotten about the classic durham breakfast spot -- but it was very good.
i think someone enjoyed herself . . .
and just when you thought she couldn't get any happier -->
gearing up for yet another week. my parents are headed back to philadelphia tomorrow after their short but sweet visit.
autumn fish chowder from clean eating mag + amazing loaf bread from the farmers market
baby food tonight:
i went on a puréeing frenzy, making:
-- sweet potato/broccoli mix
-- cod/carrot/sweet potato <-- used some of the fish from our dinner, cooked separately
i'd be more proud of myself if i didn't burn the (*&$@# out of one of my favorite pans while making the apples. it happened while i was folding laundry -- the sad price of multitasking, i suppose.
time to organize my desk
and get to BED. HOWWWW is the weekend over already!?