The weekend started with a mini trip…to Akron! Akron is just south of Cleveland, and B and I had made last minute plans to spend the night in a hotel. Literally last minute. As in Friday morning, we booked a hotel.
Why? … Friday morning I was running the Akron Marathon Relay with a few of my Cleveland Marathon Ambassadors! Several of the ambassadors were running in the event (from the half to the full marathon), so a few of us got together and had signed up for the relay.
So Friday night started with the Race Expo. I love Race Expos. It’s so much fun to walk around all the booths, try out new goodies and buy running stuff. I was looking for a big headband (now that my hair is so short, I need a bigger headband to keep it back … ) but didn’t find one I liked. So instead, I came home with some new sports beans and Gu (salted caramel!). Finding salted caramel Gu at a race expo is apparently not as easy as it should be. We went to four booths before finding some!
After the Expo, B and I had dinner. We had gotten some Flaming Ice Cube – a pre-run eat staple in our household.
Saturday morning started EARLY. As in 5 a.m. early (which would’ve been 4 a.m. if we’d stayed in Cleveland!)- I wanted to be at the start at 6:30 a.m. to meet my fellow Ambassadors for a photo!
After our photo opp, the race began. I’ll provide a separate race recap post, but I’ll just share the fact that despite having stomach issues (TMI?), I ran leg #2 faster than I expected and we finished under 4 hours for our marathon. Woohoo!
The after race party was of course fun. Free beer, pizza and other goodies!
Shortly thereafter, B and I headed back to Cleveland. We hit up the driving range for a few buckets of balls to enjoy the nice weather.
After that, I was super tired and we didn’t end up doing much that afternoon. We hit up Gallucci’s for some pizza supplies and then enjoyed homemade pizza for dinner.
With wine. And a side of Orange is the New Black. Because I still haven’t watched Season 3. I’m savoring it!
Sunday morning B and I took a walk to the Ohio City Street Festival.
We got some food, beer and watched the bratwurst eating contest.
We also walked around downtown because there was a Browns Game and a lot of people were out and about. It was a gorgeous day of a walk!
Sunday night ended with dinner at B’s parents house and then a failed attempt to stay up late to watch the lunar eclipse blood moon.
Some questions for you:
- Pizza: do you like thin crust or deep dish? NY style thin crust for me 🙂
- Did you catch the blood moon?
- Have you ever done any eating contests? Yes! I did a jello eating contest at camp once and a pie-eating contest at work. I didn’t win either 😦