Saturday, September 7, 2019

Day 291

Whew, what a Saturday! I made today all about fun stuff and taking naps, and it was a success. 

The day started early—like, in the dark early—when I met Elena, Sandra, and Ashley to head to New Orleans for the Saints Kickoff 5K. Despite the unorganized corral situation before the race, we had a good time! I barely finished under 30 minutes (I believe my official time was 29:52) but I was proud of my effort given the crowd and the weather. A perk of this race was that someone thought to have cold towels for the finishers, and those were magical. 

We grabbed a delicious brunch at the Ruby Slipper in Metairie on the way home, which hit the spot. This was my second time having their catfish and grits, and it is fabulous! Once I made it home, I was ready for a nap. In fact, I was more ready than I realized and slept for four hours. I had a few things to do at home and needed to slog out a 7 mile run for my RunBet, so I went and did that. Walking in the shade and running in the sun put me at an overall 14:32 pace, which I was satisfied with given that it was hot and I was tired. 

Tonight, Richard and I went to a karaoke party with some of my friends from Slow Mode. My Wonder Woman costume made another appearance, and I sang lots of songs with new friends. Now I’m tired again and ready for bed before I start this running thing all over again. Instead of a karaoke party, though, I have to do homework tomorrow afternoon and evening. Womp womp. 

Something that made today great: I ran into my sorority sister (from my chapter!) after the 5K!
Time I woke up: 4:15 am

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