I definitely didn't finish the whole thing, even with a little help. We got ice cream afterwards, and I definitely did finish that. I decided that I could start carboloading two nights before my Sunday half marathon.
I have become such an old lady with bedtimes though. I went to bed fairly early every night this weekend, and I still don't feel like I've gotten that much rest.
Saturday morning I didn't have a run, and I slept in until a glorious 10:15 before going to the costume shop to finish my costume. I dangerously carried my Ulta 20% off coupon with me, and on a last minute whim decided to stop by. I did some damage. I actually vlogged about it, but I can't for the life of me get the video to upload, so I'll save that one for tomorrow. I got so much awesome stuff, and I've already really liked what I've used so far.
Saturday afternoon we went to the USF game and tailgated before the 7:00 PM start. How USF was able to turn a 23-3 lead at the half to a loss overall is beyond me. We stayed most of the game, but when we slowly saw Syracuse creeping up, we decided to be bad fans and left. I had a race at 7 the next morning that was an hour away!
Another relatively early bedtime prepared me to get up at 4:15 to meet Genna at 5:20 to head down to south Pinellas county for our half marathon. The Halloween Halfathon was put on by the Florida Road Races organization, and it was really well done. I was impressed.
There was a very on time start at 7:05, and the course was scenic and beautiful the whole way. The head wind on the way back was atrocious, and I saw many runners surrender to their desire to walk. It really was resistance training. I was putting forth my highest effort of the whole race and was going 15-20 seconds slower per mile than the rest of the race. It's good practice, I guess. It was a costumed race, and while I intended to be the evil queen, I realized that my costume looked very homemade when I put it on. No one would have guessed what I was. So I went with the princess look instead.
I was within a minute of a PR on the half, so I was proud of that with all the wind. And then I picked up and finished the 14 miles I had on schedule for the weekend.
After spending the afternoon doing something for work, I ate pretty much everything that didn't eat me and fell asleep on the couch around 7:30. It was a great weekend, but it makes me crave next weekend even more. I want to sit around (awake) and do nothing.
How was your weekend? What did you do for Halloween?