March 7-13, 2016
We won our softball game.
I attended a VIP event at the Melting Pot with Kelly.
Faith and I flew to Asheville late that night and stayed in the Holiday Inn Downtown. It was part of the package that Faith had won.
We took an Uber over to the Grand Bohemian Hotel where we'd stay for 2 nights. It was sooo nice! After checking in, we checked out the Asheville Marathon Expo. I love expos!
We did a little shopping (and found a Lilly store!!) Then we went back to the hotel and enjoyed a glass of champagne before checking out our room.
That night we went into downtown Asheville. We ate dinner at Farm Burger and had amazing dessert at the Chocolate Lounge!
Then it was bed time since we had to be up early for the race.
Sunday--Asheville Marathon. 26.38 miles in 5:57:14 Hardest and most miserable race of my life. Constant hills. Pouring rain. Dirt roads after mile 8 which equaled slippery mud. But we got it done and I'm proud of us for it. Mile 1: 9:40, Mile 2: 12:25, Mile 3: 10:59, Mile 4: 11:34, Mile 5: 13:59, Mile 6: 12:32, Mile 7: 11:41, Mile 8: 11:42, Mile 9: 12:21, Mile 10: 13:44, Mile 11: 14:00, Mile 12: 14:43, Mile 13: 16:07, Mile 14: 16:35, Mile 15: 12:50, Mile 16: 16:02, Mile 17: 21:27, Mile 18: 13:53, Mile 19: 13:09, Mile 20: 13:02, Mile 21: 14:30, Mile 22: 12:41, Mile 23: 12:55, Mile 24: 15:01, Mile 25: 13:13, Mile 26: 12:33, Mile 26-26.38: 10:16, Average Pace: 13:32
The race was seriously the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm so glad that I had Faith by my side!
After the race we got a wonderful massage then headed back to the room because we were disgustingly filthy and muddy. After showering and a quick rest, we decided to have a drink in the hotel bar, the Red Stag Grill, and there was a cheese plate so I had to get it.
Then we went to the Cantina and had a feast of chips and salsa, guacamole, queso, and a grilled avocado. I enjoyed a margarita and Faith had a beer flight.
Then we headed back to the hotel because we were exhausted.
Total miles this week: 26.38
Total miles in 2016: 220.08
Total miles: 2759.76
March 14-20, 2016
We slept in. We were going to tour the Biltmore House but for the price, we weren't sure we'd have enough time. So we walked around to kill time and had lunch at the Corner Kitchen and then dessert at this cute bakery. Then we caught our flight home.
Tuesday--Dance & Tone Class
I started a new dance class at Epcot. I loved it! The first half of the class is learning a routine--each week is a different theme. This week's was Irish Step Dancing. Then the second part is toning the body. It definitely kept me entertained!
Cori and I went to Minnie's Silver Screen Dine at the Hollywood Studios. The characters were so cute and the food was yummy!
I went to Jeni's house for some girl time--watching tv, eating food, and drinking wine!
The Yelpsterhood went to dinner at the Wine Barn. Service was iffy but the pizza was delicious! Then we went to dessert at KrungThep Tea Time. I had the Monkey's Brick Toast and a Thai Iced Tea. It was amazing!!
Sunday--Excalibur 10 Miler 10.16 miles in 1:42:53 Mile 1: 8:24, Mile 2: 8:52, Mile 3: 9:43, Mile 4: 10:23, Mile 5: 11:22, Mile 6: 10:17, Mile 8: 10:41, Mile 9: 10:36, Mile 10: 10:41, Mile 10-10.16: 10:26, Average Pace: 10:11
There was more dirt roads!!! I was hoping for a large PR but only got around a 45 sec one. But it was still a fun race and I'm excited that it's a challenge!
Total miles this week: 10.16
Total miles in 2016: 230.24
Total miles: 2769.92