Sep 10, 2012
Ahhh, a weekend at home, again, best. ever.
All in all, our weekend was pretty low key.
Friday night we had a pre-race party for the race I ran on Sunday
Saturday we gym'ed it, had our weekly coffee date and ran a lot of errands.
And, by errands, I mean went shopping.
But as far as Saturday goes, I have nothing to show for my shopping adventures.
Sunday I had my 3rd 5k of the summer and it went really well!
(more on the race in a second)
I managed to squeeze in some more shopping on Sunday and did come home with a few things for my efforts.
First, the polka dot chambray from Old Navy.
And secondly, a gem from the Loft.
I had been to the Loft on Saturday and filled out a form for a free gift card.
Then, on Sunday, I got a call that I had won!
I contemplated getting something practical (new work pants, jeans, etc.) but in the end, decided to get this fun, lightweight sweater.
A little background on today's race.
I recently had the pleasure of working with some new clients on their master bathroom.
(We completely renovated their space- I'll have pictures for you soon!)
I have really, really enjoyed working with these clients and hope to do more with them.
They are full of life and have the best stories.
Unfortunately, they lost their son on 9/11.
Since knowing them, they have shared a lot of really great stories and memories with me.
They have also been telling me about this 'Tunnels to Towers' race.
The race was started in New York in honor of a fireman, Stephen Siller, who ran through the Brooklyn tunnels to get to the Towers on 9/11, in his full firemen gear.
Can you imagine??
Ever since 9/11 they have been having this run in honor of him in New York and have been adding more across the country.
They are aiming for 343 races (the number of firemen that were killed on 9/11).
This was the first year for it be held in Cincinnati and I can not wait to see this race grow next year!
As soon as my clients told me about this race, the cause, and of course, the moving stories about their son, I just knew I had to run the race.
The race was an incredible and moving experience.
There were many firemen running the race in their full gear.
And at the end of the race they had set up posters with each of the firemen's photos on them that had passed away on 9/11.
If the race wasn't tough enough, trying not bawl my eyes out at that point made it even worse.
The course ended up being mis marked and we really ran almost 4 miles.
That is definitely my longest distance to date!
But I am happy to say that I did the 4 miles in 38 minutes!
I was so honored to be a part of this race and can not wait to do it again next year.
How was your weekend??
Any fall shopping adventures?