Man, I miss having a normal schedule that allows for weekends off. Weekends have this magical air about them--so many possibilities for memories to be made and fun to be had. This past weekend was no exception. It sure made it hard to go back to work last night, but how could I be in a foul mood after such a perfect Spring weekend? It was glorious.
Here's a little recap in a few pictures and a few words.
We enjoyed lots of Ole Miss baseball. Lots and lots. A few beers, a Bloody Mary or two, lots of fellowship with friends over our favorite pastime. Baseball just makes me happy. I love Spring weather, I love feeling the sun on my cheeks, I love smelling the grills all lit up for hamburgers and hot dogs, I love cheering for my alma mater. I love everything about it. And I especially love enjoying with the people I love the most.
top left: Me and Faye. top right: the most glorious sight on Earth, Swayze Field
bottom left: the view from the Rebel Club seats. bottom right: me and my love in our happy place.
My 5K was Saturday morning...I didn't say much about it pre-race because, frankly, I wasn't ready for it. Having pink eye and being partially blind for 2 weeks prior to the race put a damper on my running schedule (I know...excuses, excuses) but I was determined to just do it and finish it. Although I finished with the pace of a quick turtle (36:11), I was proud of myself to make it across that finish line. It equals out to about the 12 minute mile I run on a treadmill. The worst part? My iPod Shuffle died after the first song...womp womp. It was awful. I'm not a good runner without my motivational music. But any who, we finished it. I crossed the finish line with my sister, which was special to me. And now I have a time to beat next time. Can't wait to keep training! I must say, I'm proud of myself regardless of my snail pace :)
top left: me and Katie, pre-race. Scared to death! top right: our 5K buddies, Matthew and Lizzie!
bottom left: sweet thing was waiting on me at the finish line! bottom right: WE DID IT! Our post-race excited picture :)
It was a great weekend, the kind of weekend that you just want to pause, because you can't bear to let it end. I needed some recharging and refocusing, for sure. Work drains me and sometimes takes my focus off what really matters, so those precious few days are much needed. I love extra quality time with my sister, my boyfriend, and my best friends. That's one thing that makes my heart the happiest.
top left: post race victory meal--my favorite Boure burger. top right: Library with my favorite, Rebecca.
bottom left: typical pic with the Roomie. bottom right: gorgeous sunset over Vaught-Hemingway. Thank you, Lord!
Well, girls, I'm headed to bed, with thoughts of this past weekend's wonderfulness floating around in my head. That should make for some pleasant dreams, huh?
I'm off tonight, so I'll be scrambling around town later this afternoon to finish up our final details for Lindsay's shower that is this weekend. I can't wait! I sure hope your Tuesdays are off to a wonderful start.
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Happy Tuesday, chicks.