Goooood Morning! How was your weekend? I hope you did something fun like watch basketball or go to a party, or try a fabulous new restaurant or recipe!
Things were great in these parts. The proof? The fact that I took a total of two pictures. I swear, the less pictures I take, the better the day.
After tuning into some March Madness Friday night, Saturday morning, I was up far earlier than I planned (ahem, thanks body) for my planed 10 mile run. I ended up eating breakfast, waiting for the sun to rise before heading out. I had no goal in mind other than to run at what felt like a comfortably challenging pace. There must have been a track meet at N.C. State this weekend because the greenway was filled with colligate runners shaking out there legs!
Those speedsters must have inspired me because a 7:31 average pace felt challenging but fabulous! This was a huge confidence booster after having to miss two workouts last week!
After my run, I had to keep the momentum going, hustling to get ready to head up to the International Raceway in Alton Va. One of my lifelong friend’s boyfriend was racing in a 12 hour endurance race…. just like an ultra!
The cars cannot be purchased for more than $500, and it is up to the teams to turn them into champion vehicles. The closest town to the race was actually my mom’s hometown, and the county the race was in was where my dad grew up! You know you are in small town Virginia when your mom doesn’t know it exists and it’s 15 minutes from her home, and your dad is from a county not town haha.
Layers upon layer despite the fact that it’s almost April
Ya’ll it was so great to see these girls, and I cannot wait to follow-through on our plans for a girls weekend in the mountains!
After making the 1.5 hour drive back to Raleigh, I made myself a quick salad an pope myself on the couch researching Peru… it’s getting so close!
Sunday morning, I was hoping to run a very light and easy (Ha!) 10 miles.
Yup, that didn’t happen. After another early wake up, I eked out an easy 5 miles and called it a morning. I spent the remainder of the day meal prepping for a crazy week and deal hunting for Peru!
When we hike out west, we usually split our packs between two backpacks for 4-5 people. I love carrying one because it gives me a place to put my hands. When you are walking for a few hours, the blood pools in your hands and I find it very uncomfortable. Heading to the Amazon and Machu Picchu, I knew it was finally time to buy my own day pack…. man I’m getting old! I was excited to pick out a pack I knew I’d have for years an form an attachment to because well…. I’m cool like that.
After hunting around on the internet, I had an idea of what I wanted and what I was looking to spend, aka, not much. I was looking for a major deal. At my second REI stop, I found two perfect packs, both on clearance! I chose the North Face Pinyon, a steal at $38 (Even if it is a men’s color… whatever, it looks like the Utah desert:) )! I only wish I could use it as my bag all over Peru! Silly pick pockets! I als pickets up two pairs of Columbia pants perfect for the Amazon at Marshalls an TJ Maxx! From what I have read, my go-to black spandex is precisely what mosquitoes love, so these light color, an lightweight pants should fit the bill.
An now it’s time for the real world. Have a great week!
What items do you get attached to?
Have you ever heard of endurance car races?