So here we go:
May 11th .... Mother's Day and the Delaware Marathon Festival! My day started at 5am and thankfully Momma Way ( Jen's mom ) picked me up and I hitched a ride to the start with Jen! Jen ran the FULL marathon and I was on the 4 person relay team! I honestly had myself so stressed out about this distance! I LOVE mileage and distance runs ... something in me craves 20+ milers but the thought of running FAST for shorter distance scares the crap out of me! I was afraid of failing and letting my teammates down. I was scheduled to go as the 4th runner and probably should have relaxed and sat down for the 3 hours prior to my leg start BUT I was so nervous I couldn't relax. By the time I was waiting in the transition area for John I felt like I had already ran and my legs felt heavy and tired ... plus it was VERY hot by this point. Finally, I just told myself to run and have fun ... I did!! 3:04:?? and 2nd coed open team. Not horrible but I definitely felt the heat and fatigue by going 4th!
Jen killed it and finished the 26.2 in 3:36:52 ... she placed 1st in her AG! YAY!!
|THE WAY Crew!!
|BOSTON BOUND 2015
Jen B., Jen W., and myself are all Boston Bound for 2015!!!
After the race we enjoyed a few beverages from Frank's Wine:
Champagne Cocktails are a winner!!
Right after the race I had to haul it home, shower, then head to my big guys lacrosse games!! BEST Mother's Day ever!
My mom is truly a saint and we should celebrate her year round! I hope my boys know how blessed they are to have her!
My sweaty lacrosse player! He makes me so proud.
Melt my heart!
I could not have asked for a better day! We celebrated Mother's Day over a delicious meal at Cantwell's Tavern and just enjoyed each other!
MY BIRTHDAY!!! I decided for my birthday I want to run a 35K and luckily my girls Dawn and Angel joined me in the celebration!
While I was running my first 8.5 miles I was receiving amazing text messages the whole time!!!! BEST EVER!!
IT felt like it was the peak of summer today out on the run!! 80+ degrees and 68% humidity already!
Angel, Dawn and I ran 9 miles together ( forgot to snap a pic of us all ) ... then Angel saddled up while I finished out my miles! 21.7 miles done in 2:55.
Then I went to lunch with Nicole, Lori, and Angel!!!!!!! There is something SO special about having amazing girlfriends! I feel so loved and luckily to have them in my life!!
Nicole knows me better than myself sometimes and her gifts made me teary!!! ( I will post pic asap )
AND this card from Angel was perfect ... We actually throw this saying out A LOT when we are struggling on our runs!
I am in LOVE with this Coach clutch from my BFF and my godsons for Mother's Day!!
Lori made me delicious cupcakes that I think we inhaled before I could take a picture!!!!
Then the party continued ... lacrosse practice with these fabulous girls:
Even though we didn't win EVERY game they completely make my heart and soul happy! I feel honored to be their coach! They sang Happy Birthday to me and brought me cookies and cupcakes ... Amazing!
Yup the party kept on rolling after practice I finally had my birthday tradition of Kenny's sushi:
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!