Yes, the title is a small pun from the 5k that my pal B.o.B.. put on with Lazy Runner this Saturday. I can ONLY imagine ALL of the hard work and organization that went into this race. With the amount of people that registered, it went off very smoothly and I couldn’t be more proud of these 2 kids! ((tear))
Saturday workout: Almost 5 mi early before around 5am with LSSR, then the 5k.
After much thought, and seeing a bunch of pals adding to the injured list, I didn’t set out to race the 5k. My legs don’t even really get moving until around 2-3 miles (drat that distance training!) So decided instead that I’d push my pal M to a 5k PR. (What better way to enjoy a race when you’re not racing it AND you can yell at a friend to kick their own butt and have them beat a personal best?!)
After my pre-race ritual (NOT in a port-o-let) I was good to go
Oh, hey, we ran already, but let’s do it again! Me w/LSSR
Me with C and F, and Wembley the doggie
Michelle did an awesome job stickin’ with me through the race! I let the first .8-mile be a bit slow, and then pushed M faster than she was used to. I didn’t tell her what pace we were at and smacked her on the hand every time she peeked at her Garmin. After gunning for the finish around an 8:15 pace,Whoa la! Horray for a PR! way to go Michelle! (I loved saying “push through the pain!”…”we’re almost there!” - reminded me of Gasparilla
Here’s some finish photos courtesy of my pals Anthony & Jason
We’re comin’, go M, go!
Yay! She’s done! and I’m flailing around like … who knows what
Yay for a good race photo! No grandma face or cellulite thunder going on!
I also got to see my buddy Jess, as C & Wembley were creepers behind us
And got to meet Rachel as we listened to winners of awards…everyone but us
Group shot: C, Gasparilla Jess, Melanie, F, P Funk, me, M, and Gar
me with one of the directors, really, THEE director, LUB U, B.o.B.!
That day, I rested…a lot. Sex & the City played on repeat as I napped on and off. Fighting cooties, still??
After a ton of sleeps, I woke up & got spiffied up for a dinner out with our friends. We couldn’t stay in and be old fogies now could we??…no!
We’ve wanted to try another local restaurant called Pacific Grill in Valrico. We heard there was Japanese food, sushi, AND Korean. Oh yeah!
Rach & I about to throw down!
So happy to not be watching Sex & the City anymore!
Gar bear tried the Udon noodles w/seafood
I had the traditional Korean ‘hot pot’ with beef, rice, bean sprouts, zucchini, mushrooms, and carrots
The pot was extremely hot and I was reminded (a lot) to not touch the metal bowl it was served in
Review: Yums! I enjoyed trying another local spot with asian-fusion taste. The meals were decently priced between $10-15. My dish was $11.95 & came with a salad. Gar’s was $13.95 but had a ton of seafood in it including salmon, scallops, shrimp, and crab! My dish was fun to mix up and tasted awesome. Our friends enjoyed their meals also. The service was nice to boot. I’d definitely go back!
Did we make it to fro yo this weekend, you ask?
…Yes..GUILTY as charged!
Menchies is another fro yo shop in Brandon we go to sometimes as well (we don’t discriminate!)
Review: It’s very kid-friendly with cute decor and the fro yo is only 46 cents an ounce! I tried their orchard cherry + coconut w/fruit and mochi, of course. The staff is always super friendly and we would actually go more if it was closer to us. They always have a great assortment of flavors from tart to sorbet to unique (chocolate dipped banana) to our faves of cake batter & pistachio.
This weekend a fun ‘little’ storm named Debby decided to dump loads and loads of rain on us this weekend too…joy!
So, Sunday’s run was taken inside, and we all know how I LOVE the treadmill
Sunday workout: 4 mi on treadmill + lots of stretching
When people are on these next to me, I feel like I’m in a constant race..sheesh!
After church, we got to see Men in Black 3 (Yes, we went! and it was good!)
before climbing back into bed and being held prisoner inside while Debby made it rain…and rain….and rain…
I hope you all had a good weekend too! … and maybe it was drier than mine? Congrats again to B & B on their 5k!
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