Another reason I went home over the weekend (other than to have legions of shenanigans with my BFFF) was one of my favorite classmates was tying the knot on Saturday! It was hot hot hot out out but a beautiful ceremony and reception and an awesome wedding dance. My madre was my date and we had a blast.
Before we left the house I realized that I looked like I was going to prom. Of course we then had to take a photo of me in front of the corn field next to the house. Nothing says prom like crops.
Me and the BFFF before the dancing shoes came out. Literally. I wore gorgeous (insanely tall) yellow heels for the wedding and reception and rocked my black Nike flip flops for the dance. Classy I am.
Mini photo shoot in the town bar that's technically in a basement.
Besties with the groom. Love that guy.
Taking a break from the dancing.
We looked like twins with almost matching dresses.
1/4 of our graduating class. Yes you read that correctly. I was in charge or rounding up the rest of the classmates after this photo was taken to get a pic but I forgot until noon on Sunday. Ooooops.
Upon returning home, I realized I was missing one Garmin ANT stick. At this time primary suspects include dog and/or cat. It appears to be an inside job. If you can provide any information as to the whereabouts of this missing item, please contact me. Also, if anyone has an extra/old ANT stick they want to just give me, I'll totally pay for the shipping. Grrrrrr.
Tuesday night I had the scariest workout on my entire half marathon training program. 4x1600 m. repeats at 7:28-7:45 pace with 800 m. jogs in between. I tend to have a hate-hate relationship with mile repeats. I hate doing them. and I hate that I almost always end up sucking at them. The weather was a cool mid-70s and I knew I didn't have any excuse for failure. I ran a warm up mile and then got to work.
1. 7:26. Wow that was hard. (twss)
2. 7:35. Wow that was even harder.
3. 7:39. I swear that was faster than the last. Don't fail me now legs!
4. 7:48. Ooops. Legs = bricks.
Average mile pace: 7:37.
When I got done with the run I was a little bummed with my paces, so I decided to check my running log to see the results of my last mile repeat session. And that's when I realized that I've done exactly one successful mile repeat session in the last 9 months. And my average pace for 3x1600 was 7:40. Progress. I had joked all day long that my workout was going to make me puke, and I was pretty close. All night I was nauseous and not hungry at all. This is pretty typical with really difficult workouts for me. Imagine my surprise when I get to work and I feel ever more sick. After consulting with a co-worker, I realized I probably have the flu, so I'm lucky I didn't spew all over the bike trail. Now it's just me and Glee chilling on the couch while I'm on the mend. Good thing today is a rest day.