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Color Run – Birthdays – See ya Laters

Whoa…what a busy weekend we’ve had!  Here’s a short recap…

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Before and after the Color Run.

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The “Color Me Oxygen” team.

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Fun with Allison.

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Spotted by official Color Run photog during the after party.

This was my second color run.  I ran my first last October in Columbia.  It was absolutely freezing this time last year (okay, if you live in the South and you’re used to this weather, you would have thought it was freezing).  Color Me Rad put on last year’s race.  I thought the race in Columbia was more fun but the after party in Augusta was slammin’.  I’m still trying to get blue paint off my body.  For some reason, the blue really likes me.  I have blue armpits, blue ear gook, and some blue tint in my hair.  Oh well…everyone just thinks my husband beats me.

After the Color Run, I headed to a precious little boy’s 1st birthday party…

photo 3 (3)This is Jax.  He is the son of my best bud in the world, Kyle.  We have been friends for 21 years.  He, his wife, and son are moving on Tuesday to Ohio…it’s been an emotional roller coaster of a weekend for me with that in mind.

After the birthday party, we had a grown-up party to spend some more time with them before they move…

photo (36)This crew gets together just about every time Kyle is in town.  He is the one in the middle wearing that beautiful Carolina jersey.  These are some of my oldest friends–the “Original Crew.”

Today, Matt played golf and I went to my cousin’s 21st birthday lunch at a local steakhouse…

1378028_537879982949417_2041893479_nphoto 1 (4)photo 2 (4)And yes, I totally indulged in the cookie cake.  One of my favorite combinations…cookies and icing!!

We were constantly on the go this weekend and now we are finally winding down…blogging and watching Boardwalk Empire.  Oh how I wish I had just one more day off…

Have you ever ran a color run?  Oh, and if anyone owns a jet pack or knows a pilot that can give me the hookup, let me know.  I keep telling myself that Ohio is only 8 hours away…just 8 hours…



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So yeah, maybe I should start running…

Before we get started, I wanted to show you what one looks like after hot yoga

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I know, I know…hot right?  Hot as in temperature hot.  I got home from Columbia around 1:30 today and decided since my hubby was going golfing, I was going to hot yoga.  I am so glad I did.  It was just what I needed to wind down a great weekend.  (By the way, if you want your hair to look this good, don’t brush it for about 24 hours…works wonders.)

So I mentioned that I went to Columbia…well before that, I played in a bocce ball tournament yesterday at the Aiken Mini Bluegrass Festival. I had definitely never played bocce ball before yesterday.  So yeah, we were totally in it to win it.  I played as a member of our Young Professionals group–and money from the tournament went to a good cause (United Way), so I didn’t mind getting roped into this.

photo 1Here is me with our team…Bocces B Crazy.  Clever right?!  (The guys came up with that…)

After I wrapped up at the Bluegrass Festival, my cousin, aunt, and I headed to Columbia for a quick little girls’ trip.  Our aunt had been dying to escape the reality of motherhood and really needed a break from the pre-teen and toddler woes. Megan went to school in Columbia so she wanted to take us to her favorite sushi place.  Oh and did I mention Megan worked as an intern at a hotel while she was in school?  Hellloooo free hotel room.  I holla atcha.

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We hitched a ride with the hotel’s free (cha-ching!) shuttle and headed to Sakitumi.  I wasn’t very crazy about their sushi…probably because I’m used to eating flash-fried rolls.  However,  we did order some saki.  I’m not sure how you are used to drinking saki, but this is the biggest thing of saki I’ve ever seen…

photo 2That’s a carafe full of saki.  Wow.  After dinner, we headed to Tin Roof and ran into some friends from home.  I wasn’t even gone from home for a full 24 hours but it was a great little getaway.  One night is about all I need…I do tend to miss the hubby (I’m a total sap).

photo 1 (2) photo 2 (1)Okay, now it’s time to break the bad news to everyone…I have a half-marathon to run in 6 weeks!  Have I started training?  Ahhhh, nope.  Am I starting to get nervous?  Ahhhh, yep.  Can I still get my butt in gear and make it happen? I think so.  For some people, 6 weeks may be plenty of time.  But it isn’t for me. Between work, home life, family, and teaching spin, I typically only have time for 2 runs a week (when I actually stick with it), one of those being a long run. So it’s time for me to get down to business.  I have just kept telling myself “it’s okay, you ran two of these before…you can do it again.”  I also trained for the first 2. Duh.  I was really hoping the race I was supposed to run last week was going to give me my kick-start into training mode.  But we all saw how that turned out.  In any event, it’s time to get to work.  Have you ever had to train for a race in a short amount of time?  Help me tell myself I can do this.

Now…I’ve had my hot yoga, dose of Wal-Mart, and a plate of Matt-made nachos. Time for Boardwalk Empire…annnnd guess what else is back?  Eastbound & Down!!  Night made.





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