After racing home from work on Friday, grabbing Amanda, and heading to Kara's for the sleepover and the race, the rest of the weekend continued in at a similar frenetic pace. I like weekends like that, they make me feel like I actually have a life other than my job and watching TV.
On Saturday, by the time I got home from the epic disaster otherwise known as the Hot Chocolate 15K, I barely had time to figure out how to put it all into words for the blog post before we had to leave for my friend Angela's ugly sweater party. I brought chocolate wine, to continue with the day's theme, and it was delicious.
|Some of the people that make going to work tolerable|
|Eric was a bit sleepy from the race|
I was apparently sleepy as well, because I slept from midnight until nearly 10am, which is extremely rare for me. After some coffee and blog reading, it was time for a redemption run. I headed out and did 8 miles at an average 8:46 pace. The first five were easy, and I pushed it for the last 3 (those were an average 8:23). That wasn't a planned thing, it's just what happened. It's pretty sad that I ran faster than I did during the an actual race the previous day, on a much hillier route. That just shows how crowded it was.
I was so excited when I was greeted with this when I got home.
|If that's what I look like after running, it's a miracle I've made any friends through that sport.|
Soon after that, we had our friends Casi, Donnie, Carolyn, and John over to watch the football game. Our team, the Ravens, played the Cleveland Browns, Eric's team. When I say our team, I mean the city of Baltimore, because I have no devotion to any team, and could barely pay attention to the game for more than half a second without getting bored, but, luckily, everyone was into socializing while watching, so it was fun.
I was more excited about a massive amount of Chinese food.
Carolyn and John brought ice cream, which obviously excited me even more.
Do you prefer crazy busy social weekends, or quieter ones? I definitely need a mix of both to stay sane, but this one was so much fun!