Memorial Day Weekend and My Weekly Run Down

Happy Memorial day everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend as much as I am, and that everyone remembers what we are celebrating.  Today we are honoring the men and women of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives for their country.  Danny and I drove by the Maryland Veteran’s cemetery on Saturday where people were visiting to place flowers on their loved one’s graves.  It was an incredibly reverent and humbling experience.  I can’t even imagine how many lives were changed by their sacrifice and for it I will always be grateful.




So what have I been up to this weekend?  I took Danny to the doctor after work on Friday because he has had a cold for almost 2 weeks! I started to notice a little tickle in the back of my throat and a teeny cough Saturday morning.  By Sunday I was knocked flat on my butt, and slept the day/night away.  I usually never get sick, but this has been a bad year for me.  I blame the crazy Maryland weather for my weakened immune system and Danny’s frequent work trips for transforming him to a walking incubator for a broad collection of regionally dispersed super germs.  I did manage to have some fun before, during, and after contracting the “Snotty Dirty Southern Whooping Cough”.  Totally a real thing…just check out WebMD! 😉

  • I got some great workouts in! Including a track work-out,  a run through the park, a sweaty yoga session, and even a little cross training with my TRX straps!

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  •  Attended a long time friend’s beautiful outdoor wedding!  I’ve known Carrie* since tech school in 2003; then we both ended up assigned to the same squadron after training.  On Saturday she married one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met, Laura*.  They go together like peanut butter and jelly! And it made me so happy seeing society is slowly coming around; Gay Marriage is actually now legal in the state of Maryland!  Woot Woot! 🙂
With Danny at the Wedding.

With Danny at the Wedding.

  • Became Addicted to “The Game of Thrones”.  When laid up in bed sick on Saturday I watched three back to back episodes with Danny.  I’ve heard people talking about it at work, but I usually have a difficult time holding still and watch very little T.V.  But Game of Thrones is seriously awesome!  I am kicking myself for being such a “non-conformist” and not watching this show sooner!!
Yeah, this is so me! Lol

Yeah, this is so me! Lol

The Weekly Run-Down:

  • Monday-Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday- 6 miles @ Lake Elkhorn with Danny (55:54, 9:19 AP)
  • Thursday- 3 miles treadmill (25:30, 8:30 AP)
  • Friday-Track; 2.1 mile warm-up (7:44 AP), 8×400 Repeats [1:22, 1:22, 1:24, 1:32, 1:29, 1:32, 1:27, 1:31], 2.1 mile cool-down (8:08 AP)
  • Saturday- 7.25 mile Park Run (59:55, 8:16 AP)
  • Sunday- Game of Thrones Mini-Marathon! 😉 (O.K., I guess that doesn’t count? Haha)

Weekly Miles: 22.45

Total 2014 Miles: 634.08

What did you do this weekend?  Anything exciting?! 🙂





8 thoughts on “Memorial Day Weekend and My Weekly Run Down

  1. I hope you’re feeling better! Nice job getting those workouts in while being under the weather! I spent the weekend backpacking in Southern Utah, good/tired times!

    • Thank you!! Feeling tons better now! I can be stubborn about not taking an unplanned rest day but I try to balance it. A weekend of backpacking sounds like a blast! Where in southern utah? Next time I head home to visit family I want to plan a weekend camping trip in Moab sooo bad! (One of my favorite places on earth!)

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