What did you do this weekend?

13 Nov

Hi there, and happy Sunday to you!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun and exciting worth sharing?

My weekend was great, and let me tell you – I am still on a total runners high. Why? Because I ran 22 freaking miles on Saturday!!! Now I will tell you ALL about it!

This run included my running buddies (and amazing friends) Stacy and Dianna. Stacy and I started with 4 miles on our own since Diana only needed to run 18 (did I just say “only” when referencing 18 miles?). After the 4 miles start, we all began our running adventure! We decided to make the run fun (Nicole- remember our HS “fun runs”?) and go from Stacy’s house to my parents house. It was a little over 17 miles round trip, so it worked out perfect.

The run started off slow, and gradually picked up. My legs were a little sore from the insane running throughout the week, but felt much better the second half of the run. And then out of nowhere I really just got a little burst of energy. Our last few miles we were booking it. And the run wrapped up with an 8 minute mile on #22. I was pretty proud of that. I hope I have this same energy at the marathon!

Look, proof that I did it!

I loved how happy I felt all day following the run. As I said earlier, I am still on my runners high. It is crazy to think just how far 22 miles is, and that I ran it. This 22 mile run really helped me to be confident for the marathon. I know I can add on that extra 4.2 with no problem, and I cannot wait to do it. In 21 days, I get to call myself a marathon runner 🙂

One other great thing from the weekend, these new tory burch flats I received. Aren’t they just FAB?

Hello, lovely!

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!

xoxo,

Ali

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6 Responses to “What did you do this weekend?”

  1. Jocelyn November 14, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Congratulations on 22 miles! That is awesome! Now its taper time?? I honestly can’t wait to read your marathon recap.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the TB flats.

  2. Nicole November 15, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    Fun Runs are the absolute best!! Did you get rewarded with Pancakes upon arrival of Mark and Nancy’s house? Sounds like you are going to kick this Marathons butt. I’m not trying to put on the pressure but my prediction is……qualifying time…you can think of that what you will. My goal for you then becomes 3 hours and 35 minutes. I mean if you ran 22 miles in 3:18 you can totally achieve it!

    I love your flats! I wish you were going to be home more so I could raid your closet, and to hang out of course!

    Love you,

    Nicole

  3. Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    eeee!!!! That’s awesome Alicat. You are totally going to kick this marathon’s behind, way to go! Love the TB flast, when I saw them at Nordstrom’s I knew you’d have them in your closet soon enough. Miss you like crazy – have a blast in Chi-Town. Love you, Linds.

    • Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      Just an FYI…flast=flats.

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