Shamrockin Weekend part 1

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hey there my sweets!  I'm so very sorry for my short absence, but it has been quite a busy St. Patrick's day weekend filled to the brim with pure green awesomeness & fun!  

As you know, I ran in the Shamrock 8k on St. Patrick's day morning!  Running with fabulous friends, and having your hubby & more friends cheer you on was pretty great.   
There were around 8 thousand people running the 8k.  Crazy right!?!  The race was at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, so the view was pretty spectacular.  And the weather was wonderful; no rain and not too was perfect.  And yes, I'm in that crowd....somewhere.....
 I finished in just under an hour, which was my goal, so that made me a proud little lady.  I have lots to learn as a new runner, but this was a great first race.  I am already looking forward to my next one!
 8k Champions!! My awesome girlfriends who also ran the race.  They did great, finishing all before me!! Fabulous job ladies!  You are my inspiration.
 David & I with our "after race beer" showing off our medals.  (Yes, I look pretty rough, I just ran 5 miles people...don't judge) David did great, running in just under 38 minutes.  Wowzzers!!  So with the race being on St. Patrick's day, and being sponsored by Yuengling, it was certainly appropriate to have a beer{or 2} at 9 o'clock in the morning.  Cheers!
 Really people just run the race for the free beer, Irish stew, & dancing...I know it.   We had a great time sticking our tired feet in the sand, drinking lots of beer, and singling along with the great live band.  Chris said he is definitely doing the race next year...just for the free beer.  That's my man!
 Maybe some of us had one tooo many beers.....
Such a good race followed by lots of fun at the VB oceanfront.  It was a great St. Patrick's day morning!

Blurry pics taken by Chris....thanks babe

1 comment:

  1. What a great weekend and congrats on the accomplishment!!! The weather just looked perfect the entire time.