Sunday, April 14, 2013

Runner's Brunch

Today I invited all my running girls over to do a loop leaving from my house (just over 9 miles) and returning for a little brunch.  I planned to do 3 miles and head back home to get all the food ready.  Barb and Michelle did the full 9 mile loop.  

A little scary of me

Tracey, Charlene, and Lisa started from Tracey's house, adding on 3 miles for a total of 12 (both Charlene's and Lisa's longest run to date).

I did 4 workouts this week including 2 CrossFit workouts.  Of course, my legs were sore.  The thing is, my legs feel great on a flat, but those are few and far between around here.  I REALLY struggle up the hills.

I immediately fell behind the other girls, but Lisa and Charlene kept with me.   I accidentally left my Garmin in bike mode, which was actually a good thing because calculating pace while running isn't my strong suit.

I just tried to run as hard as I could, but I'll admit there were plenty of times I just wanted to give up or walk .  George was coming to pick me up a half hour after I left and I swear he didn't come soon enough.  I got in exactly 3.00 miles and George's car gloriously appeared.

I hopped in and waved goodbye to the girls.

And headed back home to prepare the food.

Mile 1:  10:47
Mile 2:   10:11 (Woo hoo that seems so speedy now.  Lots of downhill.)
Mile 3:   10:46
Total:  31:51
Average:  10:37

I love, love, love entertaining at my house, but I don't do it as often as I would like.  I love seeing people happy and feeding them food.  So I promised the girls a yummy brunch with mimosas.

I hope I didn't disappoint.  

We had croissants, muffins, donuts, fruit, peach french toast casserole, cheesy potatoes.... 

Eggs (with cheese and mushrooms), bacon and ham.  I think I may have overdone it a little, but when do I not?  The reason I like hosting brunch, however, is because it's so easy.  It looks like a lot of effort, but it's simple.  

We hung out talking for over two hours.  The time flew by and I really enjoyed having all the girls over.  I wish we could make this a weekly event, but maybe we'll just have to settle for quarterly.  Girls, what say you?  


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Kortni said...

Now I am really sad I can't come...missing out of visiting and good food....freaking husband! What a great thing to do for and with your friends!

momswimbikerun said...

I'm sad too Kortni, but we'll just make it another time!!!

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