Tar Heel 4 Miler & a Slumber Party
Good morning friends!
I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your week. I’ve spent mine recuperating from my awesome weekend!
What a whirlwind! Early Saturday morning Kyle and I ran the Tar Heel 4 miler. Every year, UNC hosts the Tar Heel 10 and 4 milers. This event is the largest race in Chapel Hill–which Kyle and I quickly found out from all the traffic that morning! But we made it to the starting line just as the announcer began to count down 30 seconds ’til we began.
It was our first race together!
My knees have been acting up lately and as luck had it, I forgot my knee braces when we woke up at 5:30AM. So Kyle and I jogged a steady pace and finished in just under 50 minutes. But just as we crossed the finish line, the lead runner for the 10 miler crossed with us! Meaning, that speed demon ran 5 min. per mile. HOLY GUACAMOLE!
It was a great race with my favorite racing buddy. Kyle kept me motivated and distracted me from wanting to quit by talking about the architecture of the houses as we jogged through old Chapel Hill neighborhoods. What a nerdy little love.
At the finish line, we met up with my roommate Rachel, her Boyfriend Matt and his mom. Everyone was excited to be done!
Afterwards, Kyle and I made the trip back to Raleigh and feasted on some protein pancakes. Look at that beauty! That may have been my first nicely-flipped protein pancake. #victory!
After saying bye to my favorite running buddy, I headed home for a long hot shower and short nap. Then it was time to meet up with my best friends from college for a girls night and slumber party! (Note: you are never too old for a slumber party!) Japanese food, wine, and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding were all involved
The next morning I woke up early to cook the girls a goat cheese and spinach frittata. For winging the recipe, it turned out really yummy!
Creamy, tangy goat cheese paired with pretty much anything else is a match made in heaven. In this case it was spinach, with a side of turkey bacon and some fresh fruit. Delish.
My girls are all spread out across NC and one lives up in DC (hi Chels!! ). So before everyone went home, we walked the pretty trails of Lake Johnson to finish off any more girl talk we missed from the night before.
It was one of the best weekends I’ve had in Raleigh so far.
I LOVE my friends.
I LOVE that I’m eating clean and exercising right again.
And I LOVE that I’ve found the time to blog again.
Happy Tuesday peeps!