15 miles / 2:13 / 8:52 avg pace
Let’s recap this weekend in reverse…
My long run was supposed to be done on Friday but with all the thunderstorms we’ve been having I was terrified of getting caught in one (especially after Meggie commented that she knew 2 people that have been struck by lightning). So I stuck close to home and did 9 easy miles. I rested on Saturday and did the LR on Sunday. I am so happy to begin my pseudo-taper this week (decreasing my overall mileage). All I have is 22 miles on Friday and then I’ll be in full blown taper mode!
So this weekend I attend the Healthy Living Summit (HLS). Don’t worry, I’m not going into a detailed description of the entire weekend. I decided to attend since it was in Philly and I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet other bloggers, although my blog is a running blog rather than a food blog. I do think I promote a healthy (balanced) lifestyle and I hope my blog inspires people to run but I’m definitely not a foodie. I don’t really get excited about food and I could easily live off pizza, cereal, peanut butter, and green beans (such an odd combo, I know). My diet is more carb heavy than most (good carbs, of course) but I’m also running a lot. I left HLS feeling like all I eat is crap! Ha! I admit I could add more veggies and fruit to my diet but I just don’t think I could get on the tempeh band wagon. It’s just not for me…and that’s OK 🙂
The sessions were very informative and I had a great time hanging out with Holly and Alli. Am I happy that I went? Absolutely!
Friday night was the HLS cocktail party at Reading Terminal Market. It was so awesome to be at RTM when it’s empty and have the entire place to ourselves (it’s generally packed with people). We were provided with 2 drink coupons which I promptly exchanged for beer. We had 2 choices for beer (sadly no Miller Lite) and we made a wise choice and went with Kenzinger. It was yummy. So yummy that me, Holly, and Alli went back for many more. Followed by a round of beers at the hotel bar. Followed by late night pizza delivered to the lobby. We laughed at how we made HLS unhealthy.
On Saturday I woke up surprisingly not hungover and was pretty pleased with myself (remember, I drink Miller Lite, which is like drinking water). And then around 2pm it hit me…the delayed hangover. Ugh, I HATE the delayed hangover. You get this false sense of phew I made it only to get slapped in the face with a hangover 10x worse.
I came home Saturday night and went to bed at 8:30. I was amazed I was able to get up and run 15 on Sunday morning.
Ever experience the delayed hangover?
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