A Nocturnal Weekend

My calf muscle survived the 5K!

Thanks everyone for the well-wishes!  I still don’t know what’s wrong with it, but I managed to finished the race in  23:14.

 

Stats:

  • Distance – 3.14 miles
  • Time – 23:14
  • Average Pace – 7:24

 

Despite my annoyance with myself, the Run for the Park was a great race.  Lee ended up running it too!

I crossed the line with the 1st place female in my age group (4th overall).  That’s so frustrating to me because I know if I’d just pushed 1 second faster…  but whatever.  The course wasn’t too hilly, but I was ridiculously sore from a kickboxing-filled week.  Because it makes soooo much sense to do that instead of run when your leg is hurt.  *rolls eyes*

 

Lee and I went our separate ways to get cleaned up before coming back to the park for the Corks and Forks Festival.

On the drive back, I saw a tree wearing a leg warmer.  Doesn’t that tree know it’s 95 degrees?!  #onlyinatlanta

A tree-warmer?

 

Corks and Forks was a blast.  Maybe a few too many corks were popped…

 

They had themed chandeliers that I would put in my home!  In case you ant make it out – those are wine bottles, ribbons, and forks stabbing corks.

 

We got to witness (and taste!) a steak-grilling competition.  I took some stealth bites photos of the judge’s steaks.

Contestant #1:

 

Contestant #2:

 

Contestant #3:

 

#2 and 3 were both REALLY good, but in the end my favorite won – #2!

It was grilled up by my favorite angry chef, Ron Eyester of Rosebud.  He topped it with local cherry tomatoes, parsley, and gorgonzola.

 

Corinne and I were so excited for our turn to sample, Lee could barely get a picture! :)

 

 

Normal people might end their day here.  We are not normal.

Corinne and I ate dinner (yes, after all that we still cleaned our plates) and headed to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals play and my favorite outdoor amphitheater.

 

They put on a GREAT show.  Grace has such a big voice and the energy was radiating from the stage.  If you ever have a chance to catch them in your town, I recommend it!

 

We didn’t feel like going home… but all I will tell you there was a pink flamingo involved.

 

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Here’s the weekly recap.  I mentioned Saturday that I didn’t run all week due to calf pain.  Sunday I actually felt better and cranked out 7 miles!  Hopefully I won’t regret that later…

 

Workout Recap (8/22-8/28)

  • Monday – Biceps/Back, 6 Minute Plank Sequence, 100 push-ups
  • Tuesday – Kickboxing, plank sequence
  • Wednesday – P90X Kempo, 100 push-ups
  • Thursday – P90X Tris/Chest, Ab Ripper X
  • Friday – Kickboxing100 push-ups
  • Saturday – 5K, 30 mins legs/core, plank sequence, 100 push-ups 
  • Sunday – 7 mile run, 100 push-ups

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So. Tired.  I had to fly out for the work week last night!

What was the best part of your weekend?

 Have you seen any good concerts lately?

 

Comments

  1. says

    It may not be a tree warmer – it could be rouge night knitters – we have them in Houston. It’s these people who go out in the middle of the night and knit random things…street signs, trees, statues… it’s funny! A lady once did the bull in front of the stock exchange….look it up online – there’s a video sped up of her doing it…so cool.
    It looks like you had a fun weekend!
    Best part of my weekend was yesterday – we went to the fancy hotel in town and got a great workout in at their gym and hung by the fun pool all day.

    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. says

    Feeling your tiredness right now… although mine is not workout or work related. It’s kid related haha =) Love P90x… my husband and I keep saying that as soon as we get a house of our own we’ll set it up a big space so that we can do P90x everyday… we’ll see!

  3. says

    I need to go to some good concerts. It’s been far too long for me.

    My weekend was interesting – kind of a forced relaxation due to power outage and the like from the hurricane. All in all not too bad though!

  4. says

    Great race, can’t believe how quick you are even with a sore leg!! Well done! Corks and Forks looks great as well! There always seems to be so many cool events going on near you! I am definitely a little bit jealous! :)

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