I hadn't signed up for the race I ran in advance because the weather was horrible. I've run a few races in the rain, but I wasn't really feeling it on Saturday. When I got up, it had stopped raining and knowing I won't race again until March, I decided I'd go.
This course is a great trail course and slightly longer than a 5K. It's closer to 3.4 or so. There's a huge hill in it we all talk about which makes for a fun climb in the last mile. With the trail muddy and wet, I decided not to push too hard and just enjoy the run. I felt like I was going really slow, especially on the last mile after almost slipping on the hill and not knowing for sure which way to turn at the end (a few runners ended up going the wrong way and running 4.25 before making it back).
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my time was only one second slower than last year (23:04). I was the first female and 4th overall. When I see that time, I want to screech because it's three or more minutes slower than my road 5K, but then I remember that it's not only a trail, but a long trail, and all is right in the world again.
After the race, Kevin and I had lunch (salads at home - I'm still on a salad kick) and then my MIL and I went to a bridal shower. I didn't take my phone in, but I wish I had. Just imagine two long tables full of every kind of cake imaginable. It was great!
Later that afternoon, we went to see American Sniper. I could write a whole post on that movie. Regardless of how you feel politically, you should, as an American, see this movie. If we hadn't been going to eat after the movie, I think I would've balled. I'm so thankful for all the men and women who put their lives on the line for us.
We ended the weekend with a fun day on Sunday. After church and lunch, we wrapped gifts and got things ready for the week before the boys got home. It was my sister's 20th birthday, so we went out to dinner with our family to celebrate and then had cake and ice cream at our house.
How was your weekend?
Do you eat popcorn/candy at the movies?