Wednesday, August 15, 2012

JoannaRuns: Out Of Office

So, I missed my regular Monday post. Why? Because I was out having an awesome long weekend with my bff, who was visiting with her bf from back east. It came to a close way too quickly!  I'm pretty sure I gained 45 pounds from all the yummy food we ate. She got to meet my baby boy and hang out with my older kid, who she's met several times before (including last year during our vacation, here). And we did all the StL touristy stuff, most of which I'd actually never done, like going up in the arch and touring the Anheuser Busch plant. I love living somewhere that gets tourists!  

leaning against the arch

inside the Basilica, which is nothing short of jaw-dropping

Her bf and I went for two runs during their visit. I loved getting to show off my park to someone from out of town, and it was great having someone to run with. I'm pretty sure he could have blown off my barn doors on pace, but he didn't say anything. :) 

On the training front, at this point I'm confident I can handle the distance of my upcoming 5k. Woot! This is a seriously great thing, because since registering for the race we've scheduled the babe's baptism for that weekend, meaning a lot of my family will be in town and probably will come downtown with us that evening to spectate and eat yummy food. No DNF'ing with the whole fam in attendance! My pace isn't improving as much as I'd like, but I'm also not putting in a ton of miles. I think I might get in a third run this week though. Maybe--just maybe. There will be dailymile celebrating if I do. Oh yes.


Suz and Allan said...

Glad you guys had such a fun weekend! It's always nice to have family or friends visit I'm sure. You're going to do fine with the 5K. I am sure there was never a possibility of a DNF!

Run Jess Run said...

It's always great to have vistors and show off the awesome place you live.

Raquelita said...

It's nice that you'll have your family there to cheer you on at your 5K. There was no way you were going to DNF, but I'm glad you're feeling more confident!

Black Knight said...

A great week end with your friends.
I received many visits from some blogger friends and we spent very nice days.
Good luck on your 5 km.

Jan said...

You'll do GREAT at the race! No question!