Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh Where, Oh Where did the Weekend Go

This past weekend was my second week running with Team in Training. Friday night I stayed up too late trying to get all my fundraising letters ready so when my alarm went off at 4:45 AM on Saturday I wasn't a happy camper. One of my teammates and now friend picked me up about twenty minutes later and we were off to Weslaco. Our goal for Saturday was 4 miles. The coaches encouraged us to try an interval run. For me that meant running for 5 minutes, walking for 1. I have to admit that at first I wasn't sold on the idea, however I decided to give it a try. The first stop felt a little unusual, like I wasn't ready for a break yet and the competitor in me didn't like how many people were passing me up. However, one of the mentors assured me that in the end we would be right by if not in front of them. Forty two minutes later, her words proved to be true. It was nice to finish and not feel completely dead. After our run we met up for breakfast and more great conversation at a local restaurant.

Around noon, we packed up and headed to the beach. We had planned somewhat of an anniversary party on the beach with our friends. I am so grateful for each and every one of them. They all pitched in by bringing snacks and drinks. We played in the water, laughed, danced and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was so much fun! After a quick shower we headed out to dinner at Pier 19. They have a boardwalk that extends out into the middle of the water and they were able to get us a table out there. As much as we would have liked to continue to celebrate, we were pooped! It just wasn't happening.

After a much needed good night's rest we enjoyed a yummy breakfast at the Palms and then headed for home. We had a nice dinner planned for Sunday, our actual anniversary, but with all the excitement from Saturday we decided to lay around and relax instead. Turned out to be one of our best ideas yet! Here's what the UPS man delivered for me on Friday: I had seen on the Tiffany's website and loved it. It was even better in person and on my hand!