My sister currently lives in New York, and she decided to come for a visit over the holiday weekend. She and my mom came out to the race, and even though they got there after I finished, we were all able to cheer for my fiance as he came through the finish. Seeing the big smile on his face was priceless! My race went well, I was happy that it wasn't too hilly and I only had to walk two short times. I didn't really care about my time (36:17), as I'd signed up for the fun of it. And after an athletic morning, it was great to get lunch and spend time with my sister.
|Race schwag + Sweat Pink shoes!|
|That's me in the middle.|
Even though I'd only run a 5k, not a half marathon, I found myself really stiff the next day. The Lululemon store around the corner from my apartment holds free yoga classes on Sunday mornings, and that was a perfect way to stretch things out! We spent some time with friends that afternoon, and otherwise just relaxed at home.
My usual Monday morning yoga class was taught my a different instructor due to the holiday, but again it was a wonderful way to start my day, and as I was still a bit stiff (especially in my calves) it helped to stretch and relax. Plus, at the end of class a woman complimented my pedicure color and asked what it was called as she wanted to get the same color. I'm not really a fan of the green, but I am a fan of giving compliments to strangers!
|Essie Mojito Madness, in case you're wondering.|
On Monday, my Dad decided to host an impromptu bbq and gathering at his house. It was great to get together with everyone one last time before my sister's red-eye flight back to New York. His wife and her kids were making most of the food, but he requested that I make a Rhubarb Pie. This is not a dish that I would call healthy, as it's full of refined flour and sugar, but it is delicious. Since rhubarb is only around for a few weeks out of the year, it's one of those times I make an exception to eating healthy. Eating healthy 80% of the time means that when I have a splurge here and there it doesn't throw me off too much. Take a look at my post from last year for more info on rhubarb, as well as the pie recipe.