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Runner Spotlight: Diane W.

The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon is partnering up with Team in Training to raise money and awareness for blood cancers. I am a huge advocate for not only a cure but for programs that help patients and caregivers go through the process of a diagnosis, treatment plan and life after a cancer diagnosis.

As an Ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5k and coach for our training program with Fleet Feet Savannah, I have had the privilege of getting to meet some of the Team in Training (TNT) runners. Below is a runner spotlight on local runner, Diane W., who is a cancer survivor and running for TNT in the half marathon.

Diane is on the left with her Seacrest Partner runners!
Diane is on the left with her Seacrest Partner runners!

Age at Diagnosis :: 49

 When I was diagnosed, one of my biggest fears was… whether I would be around to

watch my son, Alex grow up. He was almost 2 years old and my husband, Jerry & I were

in the process of adopting him.  Another fear was… what if they don’t let us adopt him

because of my diagnosis.

How Many Years Cancer Free

 2015 marks a special milestone for me; I’m celebrating 10 years as a Leukemia Survivor.

 I wanted to do something special to celebrate, so I set a goal to find 10 women to join

LLS-Team in Training to raise $10,000 to represent 10 years in remission and

participate in the Publix Womens Half Marathon. What better way to celebrate life than

to give back to the organization that helped me reach this milestone?

 A team of 14 co-workers at Seacrest Partners, Seacrest Sisterhood is running in my honor

and have already raised $14,000. In March, I will be surrounded by Seacrest Sisterhood

and Diane’s Divas (family & friends) running and walking alongside me on the course. I

feel truly blessed to have all of these wonderful friends, co-workers and family

supporting me.

 Type of Cancer

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Diane and her TNT run buddies
Diane and her TNT run buddies

Were you always a runner?

 No, I was not a runner. I was a multiple sport athlete when I was younger and continued

to play competitive softball into my 40’s.  By the time I was diagnosed with CML,  I was a

couch potatoe with bad knees.

When did you start running?

 I starting running when I joined Team in Training for the first time, in June 2012 when I

committed to fund raise and participate in the Savannah Rock n Roll.  I talked my

daughter Shelley into joining with me by convincing her she was doing it for me.  All the

while, I had convinced myself that I was doing it for her, to get physically fit and to honor

loved ones with cancer.  Regardless of the reasons, the running did not come easy.  I

wore full knee braces and started with 1-2 minute intervals. Those 60 second runs were

brutal in the beginning.  I’m happy to say my knees are better, I don’t wear braces

anymore and rarely do my knees ever bother me.

 Did running help you through your treatment or deal with it

afterwards?

 Cancer changed my sense of self.  I went through a whole gamet of emotions: denial,

shock, fear, anxiety, sadness, confused and uncertain about the future.  In other words, I

wasn’t interested in being physically fit.  Then, after watching my brother go through

more than 2 years of diagnosis, treatment, stem cell transplant and recovery o f

Amyloidosis,  a rare blood disease that does not have a cure and uncertain life

expectancy, I needed a purpose.   I joined TNT in June 2012 to honor my brother, Larry

Kee.  He is doing well but it’s a race to find a cure.

How has Team in Training/Leukemia Lymphoma Society helped you

throughout the process (ie grants, support, and training with TNT

supporters)?

 Team in Training (TNT) is a celebration of life, the human spirit, physical ability and

mental endurance.  As part of TNT, you receive a supportive team and exceptional

coaching to help you reach your personal fitness goals and successfully complete your

walk, walk/run or run. I will be the LLS Team in Training “Honored Teammate” for the

Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K on March 28, 2015.

  I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in July 2004 and immediately began

taking oral chemotherapy, a pill developed by a researcher funded by LLS.  By early

2005, I was in full remission. Without research funded by LLS and the development of

the oral chemotherapy pill I take, I most likely would not be a survivor today.

What are you most excited about for the Inaugural Publix Womens

Half?

 I am excited to be a part of this Inauguaral event, that LLS is official charity and that I’m

the Honored Teammate for it.  I’m excited to have Seacrest Sisterhood & Diane’s Divas

supporting and honoring me.

 Any random facts about you?

 When I’m not running, I’m devoted to watching Alex play soccer year round.  He’s a

member of the Georgia Soccer Olympic Development Program team and I volunteer as

the boys 2002 Team Administrator.

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I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about an awesome runner in your community! If you want to join Diane and myself at the race on March 28th, feel free to save $10 off and use the code: VictoriaRunsSWH. And as always, check out Team in Training online. They have tons of races, in lots of cool locations that can help you get in the best shape of your life, while you save a life.

Now that’s a win-win!

The ‘PRfect’ Pasta

As an Ambassador for the Inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5k, I thought it would be a fun idea to try out a new dish that was quick to make, easy to figure out, and would be a great carb loading recipe. Instead of going to Pinterest, I asked my Co-Ambassador and Half Ironman partner-in-crime, Claudia Deen to help me come up with a recipe.

We don’t have a name for this dish, so I am naming it the PRfect Pasta. Get it? Ha. I crack myself up.

We did a quick trip to Publix and got the key ingredients:

Recipe Serves approx. 4:

– Whole Container of cherry or grape tomatoes

– Pitted Olives (we found a jar already cut for you)

– Pasta (we used Barilla Whole Grain, but you can sub in CousCous, Rice or Spaghetti Squash)

– Clove of Garlic (I already had the pre-chopped in a jar at home, so we used that)

– 1-2 tbsp of Olive Oil (I had some at home)

– 1.5 lbs Shrimp (we got fresh shrimp, but we can use frozen to save money or even go super fancy and call your local Shrimp Man!)

– jar of Rao’s Organic Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce (or use your own homemade pasta sauce)

-fresh Parmesan to grate or from a shaker bottle, your preference

 

Peeling Shrimp
Peeling Shrimp

Bring a large pan to medium heat and saute oil & garlic until the garlic is soft. While this is happening, peel your shrimp and chop your tomatoes in half.

Once the garlic is soft and you can smell all that yumminess, add in the olives (drained) & tomatoes.

Olives & Tomatoes added in

Let cook for 8-10 minutes.

Boil water in a pot with a dash of salt and oil in the water. Once it begins to boil, lower to medium and cook pasta (4 servings worth).

Simultaneously–

Once the tomatoes start to cook, add in shrimp and cover for 5 minutes. Make sure that the shrimp touch the bottom of the pan to help cook them. If you need a dash more oil, add it. Flip the shrimp once the first side turns white.

In a smaller pan, heat the sauce until it starts to boil.

Once the pasta, shrimp mix, and sauce are done… pour servings into a bowl or plate and grate fresh Parmesan on top!

 

Almost ready to plate it up!
Almost ready to plate it up!

Haven’t signed up for the race yet? Feel free to use my code: VictoriaRunsSWH to save $10 off!

Leave a comment below on your favorite Pre Race Carb Load meal and you will be entered in to win a $25 Gift Card to Publix! Comment by Tuesday, February 17th at 10pm to have your chance to win.

 

*I am an Ambassador for this race but am not compensated financially, just with some swag from New Balance (the other race sponsor). Opinions are always my own.

 

What’s Cooking?

I barely cook.

I mean it. Ask the boy. Or Hunter, the dog, who begs for scraps and usually gets the crust of my PB&J for his dinner.

My mom’s side of the family is Italian. Like Sunday dinners, from scratch pasta, and my Grandma went to her grave not knowing I am ‘too lazy to make sauce’ type Italian.

One of my goals, resolutions, things I want to do better-ish is cook a new recipe a week.

After getting second place in the Cookie Contest at the Rape Crisis Center’s Cookie Bake Off last month, I realized I am not that bad at baking or cooking. And that was only my 3rd time baking anything from scratch!

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I realized I needed more motivation than my three year old Pinterest Boards full of recipes, so I turned to my friend Claudia for some guidance in the healthy recipe department. And boy do we have a treat for you! We picked out a great, but easy recipe that can be whipped up after a long day of work that is healthy and a crowd pleaser.

But before you get to witness what we whip up in the kitchen, I want to see what YOU whip up in the kitchen. And to make it easier for you, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to Publix. As an Ambassador for the Inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5k, I got two gift cards to give away so I still have another for a give-a-way later on 😉

So leave a comment below by Sunday, January 11th at 5pm and tell me what you will whip up in the kitchen with $25 and a winner will be chosen at random.

Ledesma Sports Medicine Ultra Marathon & VIPs

On Saturday, Savannah was home to the first annual Ledesma Sports Medicine Ultra Marathon. I have been so excited for this event, because local races are really my favorite. Plus, the event organizers are such sweet people (Hi, DAN, MICHELLE, and TIM!!).

I was supposed to run this race but due to my knee issues, I didn’t have my mileage where it was supposed to be. BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t go out there and cheer like hell for my friends!

Ultra Aide Station

Lindsay and I went out to set up Aide Station #3 around 7:30am. We had a wide selection of food, gels and hydration. The best part of it was the M&M cookies… thankfully I left them for the runners 😉

The above photo doesn’t even do our station justice… we added a tent, more food and a really loud cheering section. I believe that if they did a ‘customer service’ survey, we would have scored ’10’s across the board!

Once the leading runners came through, things stayed exciting the whole time. Helping runners fill water bottles, passing out salt tabs, and cheering our hearts out! The best part about volunteering at Ultras is that everyone is laid-back and full of spirit.

Mel Ultra

{Go, Melissa, Go!}

Now, a first year event wasn’t without a few kinks. But nothing catastrophic or anything major and everyone is looking forward to next year already! Bigger, better and even more fun!

So I hope to see EVERYONE out there next year. Whether it be the 5k, 25k or 50k. Just run!

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And last night, I had the pleasure of dining with the Fleet Feet Savannah family, head haunchos from Saucony, and Fleet Feet corporate folks. The big wigs came into town to celebrate the local Fleet Feet store for winning the #FindYourStrong video contest. You can see the winning video on the link to Fleet Feet Savannah above!

Saucony Dinner

It’s amazing where social media can take you…. I never thought I would be meeting the President of Saucony.

Thank you Fleet Feet for being such a positive influence in Savannah!

Ultra Chat with Dan Hernandez

Welcome to Day Two of the Ultra Chat on Victoria Runs! Did you miss Tim from yesterday? Make sure to check him out as well!

So today I have another gem in our Savannah Running community. I met Dan about two years ago when we all met up to run the bridge. I remember telling my mom that I was meeting a group of three other runners for a Sunday run. She, of course, was excited for the run part… just not the fact that I was meeting three randoms off of Twitter. I assured her I wasn’t going to get shoved into a truck and that there was chocolate cake for post-run at Gallery Espresso.

Thankfully, it was all running & cake 😉

But in all seriousness, Dan is amazing! When not running, he is out at local runs to take photos for his blog & Savannah Running facebook page.  He is such a motivator and appreciates all runners, not just the wicked fast ones! He is so supportive that he is leading the efforts for the Ledesma Sports Medicine Inaugural Ultra, that is occurring this weekend.

So let’s say HI to Dan….

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Quick little bio (when did you start running, do you like long walks on the beach… yada yada):

I’ve been consistently running for the past twelve years. Before that my passions were cycling (mountain and road), rock climbing and backpacking. I like long walks on the beach at day time and night time. In the last twenty years I’ve had four dogs, – three Australian Shepherds, one pug. All of the dogs I’ve had have been active participants in my adventures (except for cycling).

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Brag Time (race you are most proud of, show off your times, winning a race etc):

The race I’m most proud of is the 2008 Boulder 100. That was my first venture into ultra running and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My goal was to finish the race in 24 hours; my hope was to at least make the 30 hour cut-off time. I limped across the finish line in 24 hours 7 minutes having finished to my surprise in third place overall. And, I trained for only 3 months.

My longest race to date prior to the Boulder 100 was a half marathon. The Boulder 100 was a big event for me not because of the distance covered but because I was running on behalf of a friend of mine, Cindy Randi, who had been stricken with cancer three times. The purpose of this run was to help raise funds for the financial burden three bouts with cancer had left her with. I called this campaign “100 for Cindy”.

I raised almost $8000.00 for her. I’m most proud of this race because I did this for someone else and never lost site of the purpose of this race even during my darkest moment in the race when I wanted to quit, it was then that I was reminded why I was doing this and that kept me putting one foot in front of the other until I crossed the finish line.

Here is the link to the boulder 100 2008 race results: http://www.geminiadventures.com/results/Boulder08.html

What is your favorite Ultra you have done?

I guess the Boulder 100 although, I never plan to run that one again but it was my first and the purpose for doing it was significant. So, it will always be special because of it being the first and because it was for my friend, Cindy.

How many miles a week on average do you run while training for a 50K? Do you alter your training for 100 mile + races? If yes, how so?

I run approximately 40 miles per week for 50ks and everything below that.

I’ve only run one 100 miler but I’m training for another 100 miler (Delirium 24 hour race). My approach the first time and again this time is not so much about mileage accumulated per week but the amount of time spent on my feet during a run.

I cannot speak for anyone else but my experience is that running a 100 miles in one shot is about dealing and enduring discomfort both physical and mental during that venture. My body is going to ache and my mind is going to want to make me quit at some point during the race. Knowing that I can push through all of the physical discomfort and the mental anguish is how I’m going to complete this distance. And, the only way that I can prepare for that assault that will most certainly come at some point after 50 miles into the run will be in knowing that I’ve been there before. So, I will have two long…very long runs prior to race day. Those two training runs will be 12 to 15 hour runs. I’m doing one of those runs in one week and the other on January 19th.

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What is your favorite gear to wear while running? Shoes, apparel, headlamp etc.

I’m a minimalist runner – the less the better. For shoes, I like the spyridon ls by Vibram. I also like the NB Minimus.

Ultras usually have a good spread of food for the athletes. What do you intake during your race?

Pretty much anything! Bagels, sub-marine sandwiches with lots of spinach, bananas, potatoes, chopped celery with canned salmon wraps, coffee, water, succeed caps, cheetos, doritos, flat soda pop, almonds, cookies.

What are your running goals for 2013?

Completing 100 miles in less than 24 hours during the delirium 24 hour race.
I’m sure I’ll sign up for a number of 10ks, half-marathons, 50ks and such through-out the year but I just focus on one race at a time.

Anything else you want to add:

In my words, Run Strong, Run Happy
In Micah True’s words: Run Free!

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I am sure you can see why Dan is another badass in my mind. Plus, the ultra food spread…. mmmm! Who doesn’t want to run 26.2+ now!?!

Ultra Chat with Tim Waz

Ultra Runners… Are flippin’ hardcore!

With the Inaugural Ledesma Sports Medicine Savannah Rails to Trails occurring this weekend, I wanted to give y’all a glimpse into ultra running. But I obviously can not attest to the endurance, time spent running, and nutrition; so I asked four of my friends to help answer some questions about journeying beyond 26.2!

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Today, I bring you my friend, Tim with Low Country Ultras. I first met Tim via twitter (@TimWaz) so I could help with one of the Ultras that Low Country was hosting. Tim has been a great resource to running (any distance) and is an all-around great guy.

So let’s see what Tim has to say about Ultra Running:

Quick little Bio (ie when did you start running, do you like long walks on the beach… etc):

I started running in the third grade, forced by our PE teachers to run the Presidential Fitness Challenge Mile. I traded three laps around the school (and some lemonade and Donuts) for a lifetime of running and racing. I ran through High School and then at USC in college, the Knoxville Track Club before getting into Ultra Running in 2009.

Brag Time! What are you most proud of in your running career?

1. The first time I beat my older, and faster brother! Running through High School and College, I literally ran in the shadows of my Florida State Champ and all US American Team brother Eric. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I had the race of my life and finally beat him. Now of course there’s some story out there that he tripped, broken a rib, got kidnapped or something. But a win is a win!!!

2. My first sub 2:45 Marathon. All my PR’s have always been in the rain and the first time I ran a sub 2:45 at the Disney World Marathon there was more than its fair share! About this time in my running career, I began training and racing in “flats” getting on board with a more minimal running program before it’s big BOOM this decade. Running and racing in the same shoe just felt right, I didn’t understand the mechanics of it then, but it worked and I was running further and faster than ever before.

3. Fast forward 10 plus years and two kids later, running took on a new meaning in my life. It was now a love that I wanted to share with my kids. I began racing local 5k, pushing both kids in a BOB stroller and loved it! The first time the three of us crossed the finish line in first place together was just AWESOME!

What is your favorite Ultra you have done?

My favorite Ultra was my first Ultra… the Mad Marsh 50K in Beaufort, SC. The race at the time was put on by “Ultra Becky” and East Coast Ultra. I signed up for the race because of the appeal of the 4.5 mile loop course. I was not in “Ultra” shape and was just looking to complete as many laps as possible. Going into that race my longest run was no more than 10 miles and I was averaging less than 40 miles per week at the time. I wasn’t planning on becoming an “ultra runner” but was looking for a new adventure. I ran the whole 31 mile and never even noticed when I crossed over pass the 26.2 mark (the mental “wall” of Ultras). The second I crossed the finish line I was hooked, ready to try more and longer. When I went home that afternoon, I start Lowcountry Ultras focused on promoting Ultra Running in Georgia and South Carolina. Over the last 3 years we have grown our race portfolio to include 7 Ultra races and are now going to be taking over the 2013 Mad Marsh 50k!

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How many miles a week on average do you run while training for a 50K? Do you alter your training for 100 mile + races? If yes, how so?

Healthy race training for me typically hoovers between 65-80 miles per week. My training will change based off which races I am ramping up for i.e. if I am training for a 50k I will spread my weekly base out over 7 days, but if I am training for a 100+ I’ll run back-to-back-to-back long runs of 25+ miles to get my body use to running through the fatigue and lactic acid build up. I don’t typically taper leading into an event but I will use the race towards my total weekly mileage.

What is your favorite gear to wear while running? Shoes, apparel, headlamp etc.

1. Shoes: Anything by Brooks – Grit, Flow, Connect, Cascadia

2. Apparel: I’m less is more kind of guy so typically its Brooks HVAC Synergy Running short and that’s usually it… unless it cold and I’ll throw on a tank top!

3. Headlamp: BlackDiamond Sprinter Headlamp – Think car headlight bright with a 12 hour recyclable battery. Very light weight and comfortable its the perfect headlamp for night time running

4. SOCKS: Swiftwick and NOTHING else! Amazing sock made in the USA I LOVE LOVE LOVE these socks!!!

Ultras usually have a good spread of food for the athletes. What do you intake during your race?

I try to eat through out the entire event grabbing something small at each aid station. I have been trying to stay away from Gels as they just don’t sit well for me late in a race and try to stick to real foods such as Rice Bars, Bananas, PB&J sandwiches and my favorite… SOUP!

What are your running goals for 2013?

I have a few goals for 2013:
1. Run 120+ miles at the Delirium Ultra in Feb

2. Get into the Barkley Marathon (a 100+ mile race in TN.. GOOGLE it, its just plain nasty!)

3. Break the course record for the Viaduct 200 of 73:48:12

4. Stay Healthy, I was injured for most of 2012 so I am training a lot smarter this year!

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There you have it, Tim Waz!! So if you are running the Ultra this weekend in Savannah, make sure to say HI to Tim! And want to run this race? You still have time to register for the 5k, 25k, or 50k! Registration closes on Wednesday!!

Women at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah STAR

Remember the other day when I said I had some great news?

Well today I can let you in on a little secret.

I was selected along with other amazing women in the Savannah community (like fellow blogger, Jennifer) to help the new Women at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah outreach more of the community, while understanding the needs of the clients. But before we talk about the store, let’s talk about what I like to call “princess pampering”.

Yesterday morning we all met for a breakfast meeting and arrived to the cutest table settings inside the Women at Fleet Feet side of the ‘complex’.

The tables were each set with vibrant running shoes and flowers. And each chair had a Fleet Feet goodie bag with our name on it.

 With a brief warm welcome from Robert, Fleet Feet’s owner and Lauren, the Women’s Apparel Buyer. It was time to dig into breakfast catered by B. Matthew’s. I was so excited for breakfast…. B. Matthew’s is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Savannah to send clients to or bring out of town guests.

I sure filled up my plate with a french toast half, homemade granola with yogurt, fruit, slice of bacon, and a portion of the yummy omelet! Such a tasty spread!

We had a great open discussion about what we hear in the running and fitness community. Needs. Wants. Desires. All of the apparel and gear buyers were open minded and took our suggestions to heart.

We learned that the expansion meant that they are able to offer more sizes; Youth XS to Adult 3X in apparel. They also offer tri kits, goggles, and swim caps. Along with a plethora of nutrition products (more info on a fun potential event, fingers crossed regarding nutrition!).

Don’t see something you want or size you need? Ask the women to custom order it for you! I had them custom order my fuel belt for me, because I need a larger size and wanted a certain color than the ones they had in store. Easy peasy.

Oh and the goodie bags from today. My photo won’t upload (ugh technology), but let’s just say that the Two Smart Cookie that was shaped like a star is now sitting happy in my tummy.

So in the neighborhood or need some new gear? Check out their new space!

Thank you Fleet Feet for putting together this panel to help you grow, which helps keep us ladies happy because you have the products we want and need. Consumer Panels at their finest! And a random fact: did you know that the Women at Fleet Feet is the only store like it in the nation?! Heads of large brands have come to Savannah to see and are AMAZED. They are pacing other stores in the industry {ha, bad pun}.

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On and unrelated, but slightly related because it’s sweatastic and Fleet Feet is all about having a sweaty good time. Last night, I met up with the Savannah Tri Team for the usual Tuesday night swim. Holy moly. Just shy of two miles in the river… one mile against the slight current with some up/down tide/wave action. I felt my stomach flip a few times going over the little waves. At least the way back was quicker because the current was in our favor.

I was exhausted and pretty sure I sleep sounder than our dog. Which being that he doesn’t wake up for anything…. is pretty stinkin’ sound.

Weekend in Review

If I could sum up this weekend I would in three words.

Hot. Outside. Active.

On Saturday morning, I woke up at 4:30am to make my Coach’s Oats for the CREW Potluck after their long run.

The group I mentor had 4.75 miles on their plate. I LOVED watching them run this week. Not that I don’t any other week. But this week, they were killing it. In the zone, not phased by the heat and cranking their legs without pushing too hard since it was a long run.

We ran. stretched. then ate. ate. ate ate.

And then of course, the gorgeous Mareesa and her sidekick Mike were there. They are the afternoon half coaches and were serving up multigrain waffles along with all the other food. We also had my oats bar, a smoothie station and more!

We had a Dietitian come speak to the CREW group on healthy eats and some ideas on what to eat pre-runs and during training. Everyone seemed to really enjoy her, I wish I listened more. I was too busy eyeing and eating up all the food 😉

 I love that CREW training is not just a run program, but really tries to help everyone with a whole body experience. Oh and of course the Tebow in the offices at Fleet Feet.

Right after I got home, I grabbed the hubs and made some very #FitFluential snacks and headed over to the beach to meet up with this lady.

 We got to hang out for the better part of the day with her family and her friends that were in town. Maddie even tried surfing for the first time!! It was really crowded, so for fear of hitting people because I didn’t want to show off too much, I cut my shred session short 😉

After getting enough sun, we headed home for a quick shower then scooted out the door to enjoy my company’s Employee Day at the Savannah Sand Gnats game. Food, Fun, and Baseball. Quite American if you ask me 🙂

We lasted about an hour and a half in the heat before seeking shelter at a local watering hole with some friends to grab a beer and some tots. Yes. Dude, give me your tots.  Saturday was crazy busy and crazy fun.

Sunday was just as fun but more relaxed! We woke up after going after getting “old people sleep” aka 10pm-7am and got ready for a brick workout. Up on the books was a bike ride followed immediately with a 5k run.  This is to help prep me for any future triathlons I may or may not have coming up 😉

We thought the bike course was 12 miles… it was only 11. Darn. But it was hot, sweaty, and fast for myself. I really need cages on my pedals so I can pull my legs and not just push. The transition to running felt slow but I was going at a 10:23 click. So that was awesome for the first mile… then I. Slowed. The. Hell. Down.

So note to self, you will slow down– don’t get all excited even if your legs feel like lead but are somehow moving fast. Total 5k time was 36:andchange. We followed that with some planks and pushups then taking our happy butts to the couch!

But I could only stay on the couch for so long, because I had my book club ladies to meet up with. And Channing Tatum. Yes ma’am.

But before we got the strippers and holy hell dance moves.

We met up for some skinny margaritas and some food.

I wish there were better food options on the Southside of Savannah, but Texas Roadhouse it was and it was just right near the movie so win-win. Anyone on Southside have options right near the movies??

Then the gaggle of giggling school girls got our movie tickets and out prime seats….

Some of us enjoyed the movie, some didn’t like it; but we could all agree- Channing has moves AND abs 😉

How was your weekend?

xoxo