That’s right, I’m taking the easy way out this week and bringing The Rundown to you in pictures. Why? Oh let me see, it could be because I was in a van with six other women, running 200 miles from Canon Mountain, NH to Hampton Beach, NH from 4:30am Friday until 5:30pm Saturday night. This 34 hour Reach The Beach Relay race also included a 9.5 mile run at 1AM, for yours truly. I’m stunned that I can even post pictures at this point. I hope the following makes sense…
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
RUNNING: All I did was run. Including the Reach the Beach race, I ran a total of 42 miles this past week. I also got to run in Boston on Thursday morning, which makes me happier then I can possibly tell you.
CYCLING: I taught only one spin class, so this was a sad mileage week. I managed 26ish miles in that class. I suck, and I have no picture to prove it.
CROSS-TRAINING: Um, living in a van for two days? Not using a real toilet during that time? Yes and (unfortunately) yes.
RACING: I could post 10,000 pictures here but, I’ll save that for my Reach The Beach relay race re-cap post!
FUEL: This really needs no words but here I am typing anyway…
THINGS I LOVE: The boys at their first track practice!
THINGS I DON’T LOVE AS MUCH: Missing the boys first track practice because I was running a two-day race!
MUSIC: This was the very first time I listened to music during a race. Sadly, I have no picture to represent that.
TV: The Packers just won. I can’t ask for much more.
READING: I’m so glad to not be reading maps of transition areas and/or elevation gain and losses for my next leg of the relay.
RANDOM QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Now we’re cooking with corn oil!” – Lorriane at Run Wifey Run – do yourself a favor and check her out!
Can you post a picture in the comments? Give it a try!
What did you do all weekend?
Your weekend looked strangely similar to mine. Weird. SO FREAKIN’ BUMMED WE DIDN’T MEET!!!!!
Right? And seriously, we need to stop being in the same place at the same time and NOT meeting. Total bummer.
My weekend was tame in comparison and must admit sadly boring, too with me cleaning, organizing and also tending to a sick child – Lily was running a low grade fever with a bit of stuffiness. But overall, I got more then I thought done, so it wasn’t all bad. But does look like you had a great weekend and loved seeing the photo recap 🙂
I WISH I had a boring weekend. I also came home to a sick child which is just awful…for both of us. Here’s to a quick recovery for everyone!
Awesome! Cant wait to read the recap, and I am mighty impressed you even managed to get a post up! I would be dead to the world! I had a great weekend, my race went better than expected, and I went apple picking to welcome fall in. As for a picture, no idea how to do that, but you can hop over to my blog when you wake 🙂
I already saw what you did miss first place overall!!!! I couldn’t be happier for you – so, so amazing!!!! Now I need some of those cider donuts you had – YUM!
oh man. I was cheering you guys on! I am so curious about how it all went, but if your picture is any indication I think it went pretty well. 🙂 The boys’ track t-shirts are so just so long and so cute 🙂 Was that Miles waving to you?
It was actually Vaughn but the funny thing is that I thought it was Miles too!!!! They are so freakin’ identical, it’s ridiculous.
The race was crazy. I’ll leave it at that. Lord have mercy!!!
Love this and can’t wait to read the rest because I didn’t get to spend enough time with you! BTW you and Angela are making me feel like a slacker since I have no post up today. Oopsy. Oh well. I tried to blog and fell asleep. So good to finally meet in person.
You are actually smart! Angela actually had like an entire recap for her first leg!? How the hell did she do that?? I was seriously cross-eyed by the time I ended my post and went to bed directly afterward. It was 9:15.
But YES so happy to have met you and, now that I have, we must hang out again!!!
You all had to have had the best time! I have always loved Lorraine and am jealous you got to hang with her. Now go rest up!
Oh–did a triathlon relay with my friends this weekend. We had three teams and we swept the podium! Fun, fun, fun!
OMG!!!! That is awesome Amanda!!! Good for you! I hope you write about it.
I can’t believe you know Lorraine…well, I can but YES she is seriously the best. She’s smart, funny and never even once got cranky. Well, maybe once but that was after she had been up ALL night and didn’t get her breakfast so… 🙂
Ahhhhh! I can’t wait to hear the recap!! I need to live vicariously through you!! I need to find a track program for my 5 year old, thanks for the idea!!
I was thinking of you every time I went into one of my ziplock bags 🙂
Yes, the track program is SO popular and fills up really fast. We have like a whole alert system between parents so we can make sure our kids get in. Cray cray.
If I could post a picture here, it would be the one I took of the beignets I made for breakfast on Saturday. While you were running your butt off I was frying dough and dumping powdered sugar on it.
That sounds infinitely better. I need to do more eating and baking and less running. For real.
I hope no one in that van had the farts. A van full of farting women would be treacherous.
It was an “anything goes” atmosphere but, I have to say, all the other women were ladies…which leaves only one person in question… 🙂
I can’t wait to read the recap! What an awesome experience!
It was an adventure. I seriously don’t even know where to begin the recap as my mind is swimming!!!
I could probably go into about 80 Lorraine quotes! Can’t wait to read your recap – and meet up with you in Glastonbury when I’m back in CT (because let’s be real there’s nowhere to meet up in Ellington 😉 ha!)
I still can’t believe it was your first time listening to music when you ran!
Seriously – she had SO many!
Yes to meeting up in Glastonbury as there is ONE restaurant in Ellington, and I’m not sure they serve Manhattan’s there 🙂
I love that Dunkin Donuts sponsored the track team.
Ok, I’m going to post a photo of my weekend. Hope it works..
Darn it! It did not work. Booooo. Now I really want to know what picture it is! 🙂
Gotta love Dunkin. American DOES run on it!
I want more RTB pics! If you ever know of a relay team needing a runner think of me!
My weekend was nothing unusual or big eventful but no less extraordinary. Hmmm…life is good 🙂
Can’t wait to read your race recap!!!
Love the picture of the boys on the track – you will have lots of opportunities to see them at track practice!!!
Well, my weekend was fairly dramatic. I suddenly became a mother of four!
Um YAY!!!! Holy cow woman!! So excited and happy for you. Love all the pictures and posts of your beautiful TWINS! Keep them coming!!
That race sounds insane! I can’t believe it! You simply amaze me more and more each day! I feel like such a slacker! Lol!
No toilets? That is my personal hell!
You are doing the hardest work of all – creating a human!!! Rest up mama!!