Last night I did an easy 3 miles @ 8:40 pace. I am hoping to get in 5-6 miles tonight and then I will rest tomorrow because I’ll be traveling most of the day, which leads me to the fact that I am SOOOOOO unbelievably excited about this weekend.
Some of you might know that I went to University of Pittsburgh (class of 2011) but grew up and currently live in North Carolina. I made some of the most amazing girlfriends when I was in college. We talk everyday (thanks iPhone group chat) and it’s pretty impressive how well we have kept up with each other despite being spread out all over the country for the past four years.
When I was a freshman in college I met Nicole, who lived a few doors down from me in my dorm (it was fate). This weekend is her bridal shower and bachelorette party in Pittsburgh and I am going to be reunited with ALL of my college girlfriends for the first time since 2011. I have seen them here and there over the past four years, but we haven’t all been together in one place since we graduated. We are freaking out with excitement. Here are a few throwback Thursday pictures for you.
Another thing I am excited about: Pittsburgh running. There are a lot of hills, but I have the best memories of running in Pittsburgh. Also, it is home to The Great Race, which actually might be the greatest race ever. It’s a point-to-point 10k that is about 90% downhill and runs right through my beloved Pitt campus and downtown Pittsburgh. It’s glorious.
I’m hoping to get a long run in on Saturday (the actual length witll depend on how much fun we have Friday night) before the bridal shower and bachelorette fun begins. My half marathon is just three weeks away and I’m starting to get super nervous. I’ve done all of my long runs (11 miles being the longest so far), but I feel like I really need to work hard the next few weeks, even if I am in the midst of the greatest reunion of my adult life.
What is your favorite city that you have ever run in (other than where you currently live)?
What are you excited about this weekend?