Happy Hour, Roller Derby, and Half Marathons | Health, Love & Fire

Happy Hour, Roller Derby, and Half Marathons

Monday, May 19, 2014

This weekend was filled with lots of outings and fun, which makes it even tougher to be back to work Monday morning.

After a long week, I was ready for some time to unwind and enjoy some hubby time. We went out to happy hour at one of my favorite places nearby. Then we headed to the bowling alley and played a couple games. (I won of course) After a couple games, and a couple of sore arms (Gosh we're getting old) we decided to hit up a new local tap house and enjoy a couple beers. It was so nice to have some time together and to just have a low key, fun Friday night.

I met with our mortgage lady to help get all of the house related stuff in order. I post an update on the house situation later this week. That evening it was time to pick up my race packet for the run I'd signed up for a few months ago that was on Sunday. My parents and I headed in to the city, grabbed my packet, ate some delicious dinner, and met up with Dan at roller derby. All in all, a very fun night out.

Got my number & ready to race!! 

Race day!! I'd been going back and forth on whether I would run the 10k or the Half Marathon. I'd signed up for the half marathon in early december because I got a great deal on the entry fee, but leading up to the race I didn't train at all nearly as much as a I needed to. Basically I had only run a couple miles off and on. But I thought about it more on Saturday and realized that I would really be disappointed if I didn't try to run the half. And run the half I did. While I didn't run the whole thing, and definitely didn't PR, I completed all 13.1 miles, and I was pretty proud of myself. I spent the rest of the day resting and relaxing.

Hi-Fiving my Mom at Mile 10! 

Mile 11! 


All in all a pretty great weekend. Did you do anything fun?


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend congrats on running 13.1 miles thats amazing

  2. Congratulations! I ran a 10K in March and it was not easy so I am very impressed with people who run halves and wholes!

  3. What a fun weekend! CONGRATS on running a half marathon! That is SO awesome!!!

  4. YEEHAAWW!!! Congrats on your half marathon!!!

  5. congrats on your half! that's awesome & inspires me!! i want to do a 5k :)

  6. awesome job on your race! your blog is so cute! xox


  7. That is awesome that you even finished the race!! Girl I can barely get through a 5k, ha!!

  8. Congrats on completing the half marathon! I would love to be able to do that some day, so I'm totally in awe of you :)

  9. Congrats on finishing the half marathon, that's quite a feat!