Happy Monday, friends! Thank you to everyone who is bearing with us as we are in the last couple of weeks before THE wedding and trying to get everything accomplished! Speaking of the wedding…this weekend we kicked off our Saturday with a wedding shower for Beth thrown by her mom’s close friends.
We don’t actually have a picture of us there together. Sad day! But there were mimosas there – yum!
In our Taco Run recap Teal mentioned that she’d strained her groin muscle and the reality of that strain was the potential need to take an entire week off from running. BUT race 3 out of 4 in our four season challenge was scheduled for this Sunday!? We discussed how this was possibly sign #2 that we weren’t meant to do this challenge right now. The day before the Hottest Half in August Teal had a calf injury due to some fun tubing on the lake. We both said that no matter what training for our marathon was more important than running Tyler Rose and to worsen the muscle strain on Teal was not an option for us. Turns out she was getting back to normal by the end of the week, so we could run Tyler Rose!
BUT that didn’t mean we ready to spend the four hours in the car for the round trip out to Tyler. We might have been a little ambitious back in March when we thought doing a race 21 days before Beth’s wedding would be a good idea. Well, not just a race, but a race where we would be getting up at 4:00 a.m., driving two hours to the race, running two-ish hours and then driving back to Dallas for two hours.
Beth’s sister, Kate, made the executive decision for us (because neither one of us wanted to actually make it) that we would stay put in Dallas. Thank you,Kate! So Sunday morning we met up for our first long run of marathon training – 13.1 miles. We’re coming for you Louisiana Marathon!
We had a cold front come through Friday night so the chilly weather was still there Sunday morning. For the first time in a long time we went outside to 48 degree weather! Of course you know it’s always hard to remember what exactly you want to wear in that type of weather, but we were both content with our choices and neither one of us got overly hot out on the run. Details you really wanted to know about, right??
Of course at this stage in the game a half is something we have done a lot of, so we both felt good out there. This weekend does mark a first for us – DNS. We’ve run a lot of races and had yet to DNS, but we did and we don’t regret it. We needed to for our own sanity. We will still race the 4th half in our four seasons challenge come February, but we won’t actually receive that four seasons medal. 😦
A couple of the other benefits of us staying tight in Dallas instead of going to Tyler was Beth got to be on time to Birthday brunch for her dad, and we both had the opportunity to grocery shop and prepare for our 10 day cleanse. That’s right – we are advocare cleansing again! 🙂 When we’ve done this in the past we have had quite a few questions about it which also includes Beth asking Teal eleventy billion questions each time, so we’ve decided to share more details of our cleanse throughout this week and maybe a little of next week with you too. 🙂 Hope at least one or two of you out there are interested in knowing more.
What was your first race DNS? Do you regret?