September 16, 2013

The Longest Weekend Ever (18 Miles)

I'm so sorry I didn't post all weekend! It was CRAZY with opening weekend, running 18 miles (!), and just general exhaustion. Fortunately I got 12+ hours of sleep last night so I feel all shiny and new and ready to update!

Where did we leave off? Ah yes, opening night!

Friday night was our opening! I was supposed to do 15 minutes of an NTC workout that day, but decided to nix it. The performance still felt like a dress rehearsal, as we were still getting the kinks out, but we got a good response from the audience. It was nice to be able to see what jokes were landing and what the audience actually responded to! I'm certainly enjoying my time in the French Riviera!

The Female Ensemble of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
After we opened, we went to a local bar in University Village and I stayed for a drink. It was nice to relax and unwind for a bit with my cast-mates. Back in Bellevue, my other friends were bar hopping and dancing so I decided that if I found parking, I'd drop by for a little bit. It was fun, but I had 18 miles on the brain and  didn't stay long.

Dancing at Blue Martini
I ended up going to sleep around 2am, knowing it was a mistake, but I had to get the run in early enough so I wasn't exhausted for the performance on Saturday night.

Redmond to Woodinville and back!

So slow :)
Bleh, it was slow, but I knew it would be. I listened to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while I ran since I knew it wouldn't be very speedy. I'm glad that it was close to a 10 minute mile, but I still feel like I could have been faster!

I also turned off the voice feedback for this run. It came on to tell me what my halfway point was and when I ended the run, but no more 1 mile updates. I thought I was going pretty fast in the beginning (sub 10 for the first half!) but I thought it was in the 8s, not the 9s. I guess I don't have a very good idea of what 9s and 10s feel like in my body just yet.

I was soooo tired after the run. I came home, went to California Pizza Kitchen with JW, ate a whole pizza (yum!), and then took a nap for 2 hours while JW watched Alabama vs. A&M. It was awesome and exactly what I needed, but I woke up a little groggy and not feeling ready for the show that night.

Somehow, I survived Saturday's performance as well as Sunday's matinee performance, and now I'm here on Monday morning, recovering and getting ready to run 5 miles. The weekend FLEW by, and I couldn't be more happy about it ending!

Next week my mom is coming to town!! I can't wait!! :D

How were your long runs this weekend?


  1. still awesome you ran 18 miles! especially with your jam packed weekend, that's dedication! My Uncle and Aunt are visiting from Seattle so my 8 mile run got put on the back burner and did too much eating instead!

    Your pink dress is so pretty!

    1. Thanks Pamela! It has a huge chunk of sequins missing, haha.