Ang and I at the Expo.
This past weekend, Jake and I left the kids with my sister and headed to OKC. I've never really been there, driven through it "YES" but actually stopped and looked around..."NO". We got to town around 4:00, there was some CRAZY traffic!!! (Apparently the LA Lakers were playing in a game there.) We got to the expo and met my friend Angela there. Picked up our race packets, bought some cute shirts (we do need our picture taken soon, Ang!) and then we went to get changed into some dinner clothes at our hotel. We ate at Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, not bad food but VERY EXPENSIVE! Then early to bed to rest for our big run the next morning.
Sunday, we got up at 4:00 and got dressed. We ate breakfast at the cafe in the lobby. We walked, in the cold windy darkness to the race area. They had a "Sunrise Service" at the survivor tree (the sun didn't rise!). Then we hit the port-a-potty and split up. Jake was running the whole marathon (26.2) and I ran the half (13.1). It was a fun run. I took my camera with me, just in case. I've decided I can make most things, even those that are not really fun... FUN! I ended up beating my last half marathon's time by 9 minutes! I ran into Angela on the route. I have a MONSTER BLISTER on my right foot. And a cool medal and tee shirt to remember this run by.
My wonderful husband scheduled a "couples massage" for us that afternoon. Little did he know he would really need it. His left hamstring cramped at mile 21!!! Then we walked to Bricktown and ate at a really good pizza place. Those of you who know us, know we LOVE pizza! After an amazing dinner, we walked to the movie theater and saw "Kick-Ass". We highly recommend it to everyone!!! It was GREAT!
A wonderful weekend with my husband! Next on our list... "Warrior Dash"!