Monday, April 26, 2010

Races


2 weekends ago Riley and I flew to Boston while Mimi & Papa took care of the girls and Jack the dog. We had a blast during our 5 day get-away...eating the most delicious & most expensive sandwich ever purchased by two frugalists...a $25 lobster roll that was worth every penny. The sandwich was basically a toasted roll drenched in butter and then smothered with fresh, hot lobster meat, and a pile of fries to go a long with it. We also splurged on real Italian hot chocolate & $13 worth of Italian pastries...a chocolate chip canolli, a chocolate/mocha somthing-or-other, and rum soaked bread.

I'm totally kicking myself for not taking many pictures this weekend. We stayed with our friends, Sean & Meghan, & their newest edition, baby "Paddy." Meghan is a fabulous hostess, cook, baker, entertainer, &the best decorator I know, (she's thrifty too).

Another highlight of the trip was seeing Kyle again and meeting Andy. Both fellas took the bus up from NYC and spent Marathon Monday with us...cheering Riley & again, more eating!

Riley kicked butt during the marathon. He finished in 3:06 something and I it was the prettiest course I've ever seen. I got to watch him at mile 20 which is the beginning of the infamous "Heartbreak Hill" which is the last hill in a series of hills. It was also pretty amazing watching the elite runners, plowing through the course, and I was thrilled to see that the winning female was an Ethiopian!

And then on to my big race...the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. I've run the race for the past 2 years that we've lived in Clarksville, and in fact, the day that we first drove into town was a race day, so we were able to see the runners as our welcome to Tennessee. Some friends and I (mainly other preggos) walked and jogged the course and had a blast. I've never trained with anyone before, and it was so much fun that I think trying to run one alone again will feel boring.

2 comments:

Aaron and Lacey said...

Sounds like you guys are doing great! I talked to my mom the other day and she filled me in on some funny stories from taking care of the girls. Wish we could have been there to see them! Miss you!

allyson (lewis) lillis said...

YAY!! great job michelle! so proud of you guys!...and riley too, i guess :) one of the best parts of being thrifty is having the liberty to splurge once in a while! you guys deserved it!