Skip to main content

NC weekend escape | MUCH NEEDED

this past weekend was one for the books.

i flew down to raleigh/durham and spent the weekend with drew, rach and mom. us runners ran the tarheel 10 miler on saturday...AMAZING race/experience!! and by amazing i mean crazy difficult, chilly, hilly, epic, indescribable and overall worth the pain!! drew ran sub a sub 7min/mile and i ran sub 8. rach was pacing a 930 group or else she would have run a sub 7 too.

spending the weekend with a few of my favorite people, in a beautiful area of the country, eating my favorite foods, watching fun movies, getting to hang with emmitt, running like crazies and drinking local coffee...pretty sure it doesnt get better than that, does it? no. it does not.

life isnt perfect, certainly not mine, anyway. so, amidst the magical time, i was suffering inconsolable with sinus pain/pressure. if were talking scale of 1 to 10 my pain/pressure was about 8394309. yes, its that bad. no, im not exaggerating. meds and nasal spray hit a plateau and stopped working pretty much all together. drew and rach introduced me to a neti-pot. OMG! CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!!! while it helped almost immediately i did struggle to breath during the run (thats my story and im sticking to it). now thats its tuesday, and ive been using a neti-pot for 5 days, my life is exponentially better. my sinuses struggle every few months...its cyclical hell, but its definitely felt more manageable than it ever has.

on that note, here are some pics of the best weekend ever. cant wait to get another date on the calendar for more fun!


Photo: officially landed in north carolina! #tarheel10miler #weekendescape @susie2405

Photo: we did it!! drew ran sub 7min/mile, liz and i ran sub 8 (and rach paced her 930 crew). #tarheel10miler #NCrunsforboston #weconqueredlaurelhill

Photo: sarah p. duke gardens. beauty/relaxation/nature on another level. #family #DUKE

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

march madness

i have come to find the madness of life happens far beyond march. that said, when we really think about it, lifes madness is a gift, right? i mean that in a "take the good with the bad" kind of way, not so much that i love the madness.

i live in madness. all the time. i love so many things about NYC - but sometimes, those same things are the things that sending me screaming into my pillow or heading out of town at a moments notice.

take this past weekend. i had had enough of NYC - sleepless nights, work stress and a nagging running injury. it was one of my best childhood friends birthdays, so i hopped on a train for a 3.5 hour ride to newport for an incredible night filled with endless prosecco and bread, birthday cake and wonderful memories and laughs, i returned to NYC 24 hours later (after a 5 hour wi-fi less ride) a better person. sure, the ride back was brutal - but the sore abs and messy hair reminded me that it was exactly what life is about.

madness, baby. may it las…

break a sweat - even when youd rather do ANYTHING but.

there is only one way to begin the difficult journey of the holiday sugar detox: break a sweat. 

miraculously i didnt miss a day over the holidays to break a sweat -- but that really just means i got up extra early or ran when people were napping (i.e. full and feeling gross) so not all of my holiday miles or squats were pretty. or felt particular good.

BUT, i laced up and got out there -- or followed along to a dailyburn workout. i kept telling myself i could slow down or take it easier, but shit, im doing a workout.

so basically, what they say is true. no matter how slow you go, youre still lapping everyone on the couch. go get in a good sweat, then reward yourself with some couch time :)