First off, I want to thank everyone again for the birthday wishes. And yay, we finally got to celebrate it over the weekend with a bunch of friends and fams.
Some running buds. “Must be this tall to ride.”
But I’ll get to that…
…The weekend started with one of the best runs I have had in a long time. I woke up early to meet up with WRRC in Dallas. The weather was gorgeous. It was especially lovely as we ran by White Rock Lake.
This sunrise is the kind of stuff runners see every day. Almost makes up for the early alarm clock…almost.
The folks I joined up with said they were doing 10 miles at an 8:45 pace. “OK, sure.” I said. I’m not really training for anything specific, so just running for fun.
Buuut, one thing that WRRC group runs are famous for, is always running further/faster than planned. We ended up going closer to 11 miles at an 8:15 pace.
My GPS was off – hence the pace/distance discrepancy.
I felt really really good on this run. I think I could’ve gone all day long. I wish more runs were like that.
Afterwards, a few of us got breakfast tacos…Natch! I didn’t take a picture of the tacos (they got in my mouth hole too fast), but I did take a pic of a pic of a friend that I spotted on the wall.
Pic of my good friend…his name is Dean. Oh, and also there’s a pic of my pal, Sylvia (who just ran her first 13.1). BTW, how do I get on the Taco Wall of Fame?
The next morning I met more friends for a really muddy trail run. They also surprised me with some birthday presents…I didn’t take a pic, but trust me, they were Klassy.
Anyway, we went about 6 miles and had a few photo ops along the way.
Taking a break. Bummer that I forgot my giant headband.
A couple friends even camped out there the night before. They let us play with their toys.
We got so hammered.
Even though there were some really muddy patches that slowed us down, we eventually finished the run.
The park rangers didn’t like our shenanigans, so they put us in their tree jail.
After the run, guess what happened? Yeah, that’s right…
I had this thought as I was eating.
From there I had to get all cleaned up nice, cause it was finally time for the birthday party! We went to a runner/kid/dog friendly Texas patio bar. It was packed (like I said, gorgeous weather). Because of the crowd, most of us were spread out all over, but it was still great to see everyone!
I was really bad about taking pics – too busy with
birthday bevvies socializing. But we did get a few.
That’s a small glass of water.
Ha, but I did take one photo with a friend who complained it was too “normal”. She wanted a more “Scottish pic”. OK, you asked for it.
I needed salt for the tequila.
So all in all it was a really good past few days. It wouldn’t be a bad life if every day you got to go on a run, eat some tacos, then sit on a patio with friends/fams, would it? Need to work on that.
How bout you? Ever have one of those runs where it just felt effortless? Any guesses what my trail runner friends gifted me? Is it patio weather where you are yet?