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Wiped Out

February 6, 2011

No, this isn’t a story about how I wiped out during my 5K this morning, although that wouldn’t be far-fetched considering it looked like this.

It started snowing Saturday afternoon and didn’t let up until after 2 AM!  I didn’t even know it was supposed to snow.

Let’s rewind, shall we?

Saturday involved some studying, reading and coffee sipping at Starbucks.  I walked there in just a light zip up jacket and was perfectly warm.

Then I hit up the grocery store and when I came back out it was snowing bean bag styrofoam balls <– that’s how Joey described it.

At that point I really wished I’d had a warmer jacket on.  We warmed up with some soup and sandwiches at Panera.  I really wish they had bigger water cups.

I got the black bean soup and the Mediterranean veggie sandwich, which comes on tomato basil bread that was SO soft I could hardly believe it.

Both were delicious and filling.

I also went to the free Saturday yoga class because my FAVORITE teacher was substituting for the regular teacher.  It was everything I’d hoped it’d be and more.  Sigh, there’s nothing like a good flowy yoga class.

Especially before a night out on the town.

It was my friend Claire’s birthday so we went out to dinner then hiked through the snow to the Denver bars.  It was coming down HARD and my hair was soaked but it was worth it 🙂

Ignore the blur (it’s hard taking pictures at night, while walking in the snow) and focus on the look of pain on my face.  I was so cold!

Running a race on 4 hours of sleep is not ideal, however.

I took pictures while Joey cleaned off the car.

And I was so glad I layered!

2 pairs of socks

2 long sleeved shirts

2 pairs of leggings, 1 pair of sweat pants, 1 zip up and one Northface jacket later and I looked like this.

And Joey showed up in his pajamas.

The course was plowed but it was still pretty icy and I was slipping and sliding but never actually fell, thank goodness!  And for that reason I was fine with a 10:34 mile.

Mile 1: 10:34

Mile 2: 10:00

Mile 3: 9:17

Mile 3-3.2: 1:19 (7:37 pace!)

I think we finished in 31:11.  We raced two girls in Steelers jerseys to the finish and won (although maybe it wasn’t a fair race since they didn’t know we were trying to beat them).

Yes, that’s me.  And now I’m off to take a longgg nap and hopefully I don’t sleep through the Superbowl!

Have a good one 🙂

7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2011 2:23 PM

    Holy snowy course!! Glad you didn’t break anything. 🙂

    • February 6, 2011 10:35 PM

      Me too! When I was sprinting to the finish I kept envisioning myself slipping and totally eating it!

  2. February 6, 2011 2:44 PM

    Brrr! I get chilly just looking at that! Way to go!

  3. February 6, 2011 3:04 PM

    Hey, I just saw today that you commented on one of my blog posts a while ago, and I just wanted to thank you. I needed that. 🙂
    Also, I love your handwriting !

  4. February 7, 2011 1:54 PM

    LOVE Panera’s sandwich & soup combo!

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