Lemme tell ya…I jelly bean’d it up this weekend!
First, there was my 10k Jelly Bean virtual race on Friday. I would love to give you a riveting race recap, but essentially I ran the same 10k route that I have been running for years. Surprises that don’t involve me opening presents don’t really interest me, so I usually stick to what I know won’t kill my legs or get me lost in the ghettos of the P-dot. Same wonderful slight decline at the start, same creepy cemetery to make me hustle up, same main street riffraff to elbow through. I was feeling pretty good, despite having Body Pumped and ran with the lovely Hooles the day before. And sadly in this case, feeling good = not an awesome finishing time for me. I clocked a sluggish 57:45…but in reality was just trying to justify extra jelly bean consumption over the next three days. So, the Jelly Bean 10k – a success!
Moving onwards and upwards (actually eastwards) to the family homestead for the long weekend / excessive food binge coma…
As MY LOYAL READERS would know, I don’t run well at Mimded and Eduardo’s house. It’s scary, it’s smelly and, let’s face it, I’m lazy. So in an effort to ensure that I got my not-so mini egg’d rear out on the pavement, I made plans with Harv, my high school bestie, to take on the Jelly Bean 5k together! (The Jelly Bean race has four events to choose from: a 5k, 10k, 21k run and 21k bike. You can do as many or as few as you like.) After she untangled herself from the small village of babies that occupy her living room (aka her offspring) we were off. At this point I was happy to be running, but so, so, so happy to be running with Harvalicious. It was so good to catch up, even if we were wheezing throughout the whole gossip session. Between my Thursday reunion with Hooles and my race with Harv – I was in running buddy heaven! Two running dates with best girlies in one week?! Yes, please! It makes me wonder why I tackled 2011km all on my lonesome? (I’m an idiot is basically all I could come up with too) So the Jelly Bean 5k – a success!
Obviously the rest of my weekend was spent lounging, snorting candy and inhaling turkey and turkey related fixings (read: gravy). Plus some family fun a la Easter traditions, including egg decorating!
And one last little festive tidbit….have I mentioned that this Easter chick has one extra little jelly bean in her belly?
Yep, this FunnerRunner is meggo-preggo.