Thatâ€™s what I did today! I had planâ€™s to have no plans today, but instead I lived a little and took life as it came at me!
It went a little like thisâ€¦
I remember my first half marathon like it was yesterday, it was exactly a year ago today!!
I know what itâ€™s like to get the butterflies that go with it. Today I ran that same race with one of my dear friends Melissa for her first half marathon.
I woke up at 4:30am ate my PB,banana, and ww toast slices and a half cup of coffee. I picked up Melissa and drove to the starting line. We got there just in time and picked up our bibs and goodie bags. We then loaded on the buses to take us up the mountain the elevation drop is 2,125 feet from start to finish!! Last year my time was 1:37:19. I was just taking this one easy!
When we got to the starting line we saw lotâ€™s of friendly faces! I ran into the girls I used to run with on the right, and my new running buddy â€œfast Jillâ€.
Melissa was nervous, but ready to take on the crowd!
I was wearing my F.I.T t-shirt, â€œFinish It Togetherâ€, I love this slogan!
The first few miles were all down hill, so we chatted and enjoyed the beautiful mountainous scenery and weather.
Mile 6-8, we ran into Melissaâ€™s friend Jeremy who is only 15 and was very excited about racing!!!
At mile 11 Melissa was looking strong, she had her head held high and kept in great spirits!!! I loved pushing this girl, I knew she could do it! I was feeling great as well, man I felt like a beast out there!
Melissaâ€™s Hubby Brandon is a local police officer, his friends were so great and escorted us in our last mile!!! I have to say out of all the races I have ever run, I have always wanted to be escorted!
It pays to know people in high places.
We saw the balloon’s and ran hard to the finish!
SHE DID IT!!! She ran awesome, a good 9:30 mile pace, official time 1:59!!! This race was AMAZING!!! She did not stop to walk the entire race and she finished under her goal time:) WAY TO GO MELISSA!!!!
WE DID IT TOGETHER!!!
I then quickly grabbed some oranges and a banana!!!
As well as a bunch of new treats.
We finished around 10am and we were both ready to get out and have a celebration brunch! We went to a local treasure, Martha Greens one of the best breakfast places in town. I couldnâ€™t decide what I wanted to eat, I wasnâ€™t really hungry but I knew I needed it!
I went with the Elvis Special, banana peanut butter French toast!!
While we were there looked who showed up? D and Ginger the BFFâ€™s! I stayed after brunch and chatted with them about dreams and such for 3 hours!!!
The I headed to Melissaâ€™s house to soak in the hot tub with her and Carly! We had a nice cocktail hour which included wheat thins and the best chili dip ever.
For the cocktail we made some Rainbow Sherbet mixed drinks, strawberry lemonade crystal light, orange liquor, watermelon liquor, and a splash of vodka.
We sat in the hot tub for a couple hours and then when our fingers and toes shriveled we decided to call it a night.
I am finally home now and itâ€™s after 7 an Iam pooped!!! I have decided to just relax for the rest of the evening, catch up on blogs and then get that to-do list tackled in the morning!!!
I think I am craving some FROYO!!!!
How was your Saturday???