After a very long week of work, date night was the necessary medicine to start off the weekend! Hubby and I headed to Gordon Biersch for a few microbrews and great food! It was nice to be out to dinner just the two of us without any distractions. We ate really slow…probably annoying slow to the waiter, but heck, we had time and we wanted to enjoy it! The food was really good! I got a Lobster bisque while Ryan enjoyed a mushroom artichoke soup. Then we shared a veggie pizza that was piled high with fresh veggies. And to top it off, we got a peanut butter cheesecake! When in Rome… After dinner, we headed to a sports bar to meet up with some friends. The Giants were playing, so my California boy was all excited! Heck, if the Phillies were playing, I would have been pumped!! I left early because my girlfriend was driving in.
Jamie arrive around 10/10:30 and immediately the wine was poured and the girl talk started! Leslie came over and we all hung out in the living room and talked…a lot. It was super relaxing and exactly what was needed after a long week of work and a very long drive. Thanks for making the drive chica! Bed quickly followed.
Saturday morning was glorious! I slept in, but not quite as long as everyone else so I was able to make a lovely pot of coffee and enjoy my book while snuggling with my puppy all alone! If there is one reason to get up before the rest of the house, that’s it…for me. I love to curl up on the couch and enjoy a good book and a cup of coffee while the air smells fresh and the day is just starting. Ahhh…heavenly.
Saturday was a big day…WINE FEST! Jamie, Leslie, Melissa, Allie and myself all went to wine fest and tasted our way through multiple wineries! Some were excellent, others were not so good…the herb wine isn’t my cup of tea. Overall, the day was awesome! We saw a cruise pull out, some of us made new friends, we ate a lot and we drank wine outside with the ladies!
After wine fest, we all went back to my house and ate pulled pork, played Apples to Apples, and roasted marshmallows for smores out back! The girls kept drinking, but I chugged water…at least a gallon…because I had an 8k race the next day.
Early to bed was not the case, but feeling like a million bucks when I woke up at 7am was the case! One cup of coffee, two eggs, a piece of toast and I was ready to rock and roll for Ovarian Cancer with my ladies! Team Woo Girls represented in purple with little handmade signs on their backs!
This 8k was a trail run, so we had to be really aware of where our feet were landing. There were some close calls with roots, but luckily I think we only had one fall out of the 5 of us! That right there is pretty impressive! The trails were very narrow and hilly…getting into a stide was nearly impossible. I truly don’t think I got into a stride until after the 4 mile marker. Jonell and I ran together and finished in 55:25. 11 minute mile pace…not too shabby if I do say so myself given the conditions.
The rest of the gang followed behind, but we all finished with a smile on our face! Good job ladies!! Thanks a bunch for coming out and Running Like a Girl for Ovarian Cancer!! Wooo!!!
After the race, I went home, changed quickly and headed up to the golf course to watch my honey win his Club Championship! Jared and I took a golf cart out to see him play the last 3 holes. I wore my golf skirt just for him. J He is three for three in Club Championships! Congrats baby, I am very proud of you!