Hmph. Well SOMEONE decided it would be more fun to just whine the whole way. SOMEONE was not thrilled about all the hills they threw in, apparently just to be cruel. SOMEONE was disappointed that she paid good money to run the same route her running group takes every weekend. SOMEONE felt like her hip was going to catch fire the entire race. SOMEONE thought she might actually puke on several occasions. I don't know exactly who that is, but it was SOMEONE with a very bad attitude. I'm surprised that SOMEONE didn't get knocked down on her whiney little tail.
Michelle practically dragged me across the finish line, believe me, I didn't set any records. I didn't even beat my best half time. (a 20K is 12.4 miles vs a half marathon that is 13.1 miles, and yes, I had to look it up) You know what? Some runs just stink. This one surely did. It stunk for 2 hours and 26 minutes. BUT I knew that we would be treated to fabulous food, as this swanky race is known for the swag. As we excitedly approached the festivities we witnessed in horror only empty food tables and abandoned tents. Yep, all the food was gone. All of it. No pizza, no Sonic breakfast burritos, no Pokey-O cookies, no Tiff's Treats, no Einstien Bagles. Nothing. We were lucky to get water, and in fact, we had to share that one. I guess they were 10K heavy and the six milers took all the grub. Insult to injury. Boo to your poor food planning!
Here we all are, mad that our bellies are empty. L-R Adriana, Me, Michelle, Elizabeth and Jenn.I've decided that a 20K is not for me. I'd rather run the 10K and get food, or find a half marathon, tack on less than a mile and get a medal for it instead of just a hat. But all was not lost because the Dallas Arboretum is just gorgeous. They had over 40,000 pumpkins!
Later in the day my mom and I headed out to an estate sale where I swagged this super deal.
I've been wanting to make a wreath entirely out of ornaments for some years now. What I did NOT want to do is spent the clams to buy that many boxes of ornaments. And you know, I love vintage, so every time I'd come across a box of cheap old ornaments at a garage sale, well, they would end up on my tree. There is no way I'd put hot glue to a Shiny Brite ornament! But these are all no label and I was thrilled with the price. Even better when I got to the register and she looked up at me, thanked me for my patience and said, "How 'bout $7?" Deal!
Up early tomorrow for 8 miles. I'm holding a bake sale, let you know tomorrow how that goes!