Yesterday Ryan joined me for my 2nd meetup run. We headed over to the Charlotte Running Company to meet up with the rest of the runners at 6:30pm. We chit chatted before the start of the run and mostly everyone we spoke to commented on how "difficult" this course was. Oh boy, just what I wanted to hear. It was another very hot day in Charlotte, with temperatures in the mid 90's. Once we started our run I knew that it was not going to be an easy one. Luckily parts of the course were in the shade and even had a couple of houses on the route with their sprinklers on. I definitely jumped into the stream of cold water once or twice. Somehow I managed to finish the run with only one walking break, during one of the largest/longest hills. According to my Garmin my run stats were:
4.43 miles in 36:02 minutes, 8:08 pace
I'm so thankful that Ryan went to the meetup with me, even though he was still tired from our weekend trip.
Once we got home it was time to start dinner. I haven't had a chance to go grocery shopping in a while so our dinner was a mess of whatever I could find in the pantry and freezer.
The picture doesn't do the meal justice ... it was actually really good. I made some orzo, corn, and some ground turkey. The ground turkey was dressed up with fresh chopped sage, minced onion and garlic, a chopped apple, some dried cranberries, and some golden raisins. I told Ryan it reminded me of thanksgiving ... probably from the fresh sage.
After living in Charlotte NC for 6 years and giving birth to two wonderful little boys, my husband and I have returned to the sunshine state ... FLORIDA! Currently living in Orlando where I'm a SAHM to Mason (4 year old) and Anderson (1 year old). Also have an adorable pup Honey. 99% of my workouts revolve around running ... I love cheeseburgers and use them as running fuel the night before EVERY race. It's a ritual. Why mess with what works?
2017 January 14th - Park Ave 5k (22:55) January 29th - Town of Celebration Half Marathon (1:56:33) February 11th - Run 4 Love 4 mile (30:27) March 25th - Winter Park racefest 10k (47:49)
2016 January 16th - CRC Trail race 4 miler (41:12) February 20th - Charlotte 10 miler (1:20:18) March 12th - Shamrock 4 miler (30:04) March 19th - Elizabeth 8k (37:12 - 3rd female 30-34) March 26th - Know Your Craft 5k (22:25 - 2nd female 30-34) May 8th - The Friends Run 10k (48:26 - 1st overall female) August 13th - Celebration of Running 5k (24:00 - 3rd female 30-34) September 17th - Rock n Run 5k (22:59) October 16th - U Can Finish 5 miler (38:20)
2015 May 10th - Mother's Day 5k (23:20 - 1st female 30-34) June 6th - NoDa 5k (23:20 - 3rd female 30-34) August 8th - NC Music Factory Rock n Run 5k (22:25 - 1st female 30-34) August 29th - Sundae Run 5k (22:08 - 1st female 30-34) September 26th - Isabella Santos 10k (49:02) October 17th - Rocktoberfest half marathon (1:57:30)
2014 March 8th - BB&T Corporate Cup half marathon (1:51:26) March 23rd - Charlotte 10 miler (1:23:00) - 3rd in age group April 5th - Know Your Craft 5k (22:25 - 3rd female overall) May 3rd - Mayday 5k (22:27 - 3rd female overall) May 17th - Run! Ballantyne 10k (47:44 - 3rd female 30-34) June 7th - NoDa 5k (22:11 - 2nd female 30-34) July 4th - Spectacular 4 miler (30:49) September 13th - Hit the Brixx 10k (53:31) September 27th - South End Shuffle 5k (25:20) 2013 February 23rd - Charlotte 10 miler (1:28:08) March 16th - Shamrock 4 miler (30:49) April 27th - CPCC skyline 5k (26:39 - with Mason in BOB) May 18th - Run! Ballantyne 5k (24:49 - with Mason in BOB) August 24th - Yiasou Greek Fest 5k (23:24 - with Mason in BOB) September 7th - Hog Jog 5k (23:29 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in age group September 21st - Showmar's 5k (24:23 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in baby jogger division October 12th - Rocktoberfest Half Marathon (1:51:19) November 2nd - Pajama Run 5k (22:21) - 1st in age group
2012 June 2nd - King Tiger 5k (25:03) June 16th - Carolinas Care 5k (24:30) - 3rd place in age group July 4th - Spectacular 4 miler (33:31) August 25th - Orthocarolina Classic 10k (52:04) September 29th - Ramblin Rose 5 miler (44:49)