Hello Monday…

Friday after work I was on puppy duty so Bailey and I went to the dog park to see her friends. It’s really crazy how she’s like a little celebrity! After the fun at the dog park it was time for my 14 MILE RUN. This farthest I have ever run in my life! And I did it! At times it was pretty miserable but I finished and never walked.

I also used NUUN for the first time and I am a fan! Before, during, and after races I have been drinking Vitamin Water. I love the energy flavor. But, it’s loaded with sugar… NUUN replaces your lost electrolytes without any sugar. And they have a ton of great flavors. I tried the berry one 🙂

When I got back to Ryan’s apartment I had a glorious dinner (a huge sandwich and bbq chips) and lots of water. I did stretch and ice my knees and shins. Ice really does help with muscle fatigue. Oh, and I had to be ready for my 4 mile race the next morning… Great planning on my part…

Living in New York you are never know what you will see. These two lovely ladies were on the train with me at 7am… It looks like they had a wonderful Friday night.

There were tons of people at the race! The weather was beautiful but a tad hot… What also made this race great was my friend Ashley had also signed up for the race so I was able to see and catch up with her! We also got a photo together which I will hopefully get sometime this week!

I really did not have any goals for this race except to finish and get one step closer to my 9 + 1 NYC Marathon goal. Running 14 miles the night before can make your legs pretty darn tried. Though I was nervous at the start I surprised myself and finished the race in 32:05, which is a 8:02 pace. Not bad for sore, tired legs!

After the race it was time for some relaxation and fun with Bailey and Ryan. There’s nothing wrong with watching TV for three+ hours, going to the dog park, and then going to sushi (date night!!). I say that’s a perfect Saturday.

Sunday we enjoyed a lovely brunch at my favorite Belgium/French restaurant. We also got to see some friends from college which was a nice reunion. I forgot how wonderful those people are!

Once we got back into the city Ryan and I took Bailey to the dog park late night (9:30pm) for some fun – we needed her tired so she’d sleep through the night!

As you can guess I’m exhausted from this weekend! And tonight I have a Core Fusion class at Exhale

Sleep? What’s that???

 

 

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3 responses to “Hello Monday…

  1. Dad

    Congratulations on the running…., Catie. Does sound like a great week-end. Thanks for squeezing us in last night; funny hearing Bailey and Ryan talking in the back ground at the dog park. Laughed to see the “two lovely ladies” in such a state of suspension, but the image of Bailey and Ryan is still ahead for its artistic merits and composition. I’m thinking you’ve a picture book started titled “Sleeping Beauties”.

    Love, DAD
    XOXOXOXO

  2. Ash

    That sounds like a fantastic weekend 🙂 Great job on your 14-miler and definitely on your race! I’ve never heard of nuun…is that something you find in the regular grocery store?

    • I had read about nuun on another blog (blonde ponytail) and bought it at a running/swimming store. There are 12 tablets in the case and you just drop one into your water bottle and you’re all set and ready to go! Before, during or after your run. I did one during and then again after.

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