The past few days have been crazy busy/amazing/fun/exhausting so let me catch you up. I had a bridal shower/bachelorette party in Pittsburgh this past weekend, so I made sure to get a good run in on Thursday night since I would be spending most of my day in the car on Friday.
We arrived in Pittsburgh around 7:00 Friday night, just in time to watch the Penguins lose their last game of the season. We were sad, but I was so excited to be with my family that I didn’t dwell on it. We laugh so hard when we’re all together, it’s just the best. I headed over to a friend’s house after hanging out with the fam to meet up with my college girlfriends. We have not all been together in almost FOUR years. We were so excited.
I allowed my cousin Ali to talk me into going out with her “for a little while,” which turned into a long while, but we had a blast. My cousins are like siblings to me. We are super super super close and we also really like to have a good time, so I wasn’t mad when she kept spinning the shot wheel at the bar until we got jager bombs and then I had to make her stop. Looking back, I don’t understand why someone would pay to spin a wheel to take shots you don’t like when you could just order something you like the taste of, but at the time I was really excited about it.
I was planning on doing a long run Saturday morning. I woke up at 7:30 and had to blink and rub my eyes for about 5 minutes until I realized what was really going on – IT WAS SNOWING. I don’t mean a light flurry here and there… it was full on snowing. In that moment I remembered why I live in North Carolina. The weather forecast said 60’s so I packed shorts a tshirt to run in. I don’t know if it was the snow or the aftermath from the shot wheel the night before, but I rolled over and went back to sleep. Sometimes you drink fireball with your cousin and it’s snowing and you just don’t feel like it.
This was the first long run I have skipped since I started training in February, so I was kind of distraught about it. I got over it once I was reunited with my girlfriends again for Nicole’s bridal shower.
After the bridal shower, I met my family for dinner (and margaritas) then headed back out with the girls for Nicole’s bachelorette party. We took a giant yellow school bus to the bars and it was just the greatest night ever. Sorry about the inappropriate headgear.
The weekend flew by way too fast and before I knew it, it was time to head back to NC bright and early Sunday morning. After a snowy Saturday morning I was pleasantly surprised to see some sunshine on Sunday. This is the cathedral of learning on Pitt’s campus. I will always miss my college days spent in this city.
I had so much fun with my family and girlfriends but was ready to be reunited with Thomas & Dixie. I didn’t run Sunday but went for a nice 5 mile run Monday after work.
After I got home, Thomas and I walked the dogs and played some fetch in the backyard. This is Buster. He lives with Thomas’s parents but sometimes we steal him for weeks at a time because he’s an angel and Dixie LOVES him.
He’s really good at being cute but he’s not so good at catching tennis balls. Case in point:
Where did you go to college? What do you miss most about that city?
Anybody else see snow this weekend!?