Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coming Soon!

First, I must update you on number 6.  I was at the gym with my trainer today and I have lost offically 8 lbs, and that is after all that St. Patrick's Day Drinking.

This week I am on spring break from work and I thought this would be a great time to get something crossed off my list.  I am meeting some teachers from work at the Cherry Cricket.  I first heard of this bar and grill on the Man Vs. Food.  From the Food Network.  I have always wanted to go and now I finally am!

Want to check out the menu?

2, 20, 23 St. Patty's Day Parade and Drinking

2. St Paddy's Day Parade

I swear I am not drunk yet.
  It was a sea of green in Denver last Saturday.  That was the longest parade I have ever seen.  I drove up with my friend Gloria and her two children.

Vanessa and Xavier

 We were meeting my friend Crystal (from the 7k) and some of her friends at 17th and Blake.  They had a sweet spot set up right on the curb. 

Check out our view!
I saw the begining and I was there for the end.  My favorite part of the parade was watching the dancers walking and twirlling.  I love their cute curls. 

Irish Dancers!
 I also decided that I could get 3 things crossed off my list today.  I went to the parade, but what is St. Paddy's Day without some drinking.  I have never had a drink in my life that early.  I started drinking a 7 and 7 as soon as I got there.  By 10:00 a.m. I was tipsy:) and by 12:00 I was ready for an Irish Car Bomb.  For those of you who don't know and Irish Car Bomb is a shot.

I actually drank two car bombs before 2:30 p.m.  I was actually really drunk.  It was crazy.  I was home and asleep by 5 p.m. The way I felt when I woke Sunday morning tells me I am not cut out for day drinking.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#21 a 5k

Just like Rocky I am a winner in life!

The day started at 8:00 am.  That is the time I left my house this morning.  I picked up my friend, Crystal, and we headed to the light rail.  I was a little nervous about walking a full 7K; but I had my head band and skirt on and I was ready to go!

Crystal and I are waiting for the light rail.
The light rail was filled with people riding to the race, and while we were riding though the city we saw even more people walking to the start line. It seemed like 2000 people were at this thing. I had a blast. It took us some time to register and find where to line up, but we started in wave 3 around 10:30. We followed the masses of people all around the city.
The first mile went really fast... and I was stilling feeling great. Crystal and I were chatting and I am glad that I have been going to the gym. I am going to be honest here. I was very aware of the fact that I was the largest girl there. But I felt like that inspired me. I was the largest girl there and I was keeping pace with the other people.
Mile two: We started to slow down, but we didn't care. We took stock of how we were feeling and my legs were not hurting but my foot was bothering at the top. Right before mile three, I had to go to the bathroom and we stopped at the massive RTI that was along the route.
Mile three and four: The end of the race caught up to us. We were followed for the rest of the race by a medic, a police car, and a long line of cars. We were not alone at the end, there were about five other girls there with us. We had a little over a mile to go and I decided I was not going to care about the end.
The finish line: I was the absolute last person to cross the finish line, at least I didn't quit. And my friend Crystal, who finished a second before me said. "I think it is great that we were last, we can only get better from here ;)
After the race, Crystal and I spent an hour looking up more races and we decide we were going to try one race a month this summer.

After the race!  Final time 1:30
Next week, St. Patty's Day Parade. I think I will be able to cross off several numbers after next weekend.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Runnin of the Green

It is official!  I just registered for the 7K Runnin of the Green. It is in one week.  March 11th! It is a St. Patty’s Day celebration run/walk.  I am going to be walking with my good friend Crystal.  We are making cute headbands and green skirts to wear (my mom is helping, and by helping I mean doing most of the work.)  We are taking tool and making skirts that kind of look like tutu’s.  I will post a pic tomorrow.  Don’t worry about me getting cold.  I am going to wear the skirt over my running pants.

Then the next weekend I will be getting up early to go the St. Patty’s Day Parade.