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Weekend Wrap-Up

So this weekend my cousins, the Olies traveled up to Paso Robles where they have a lake house. We had a very fun filled weekend and prepared ourselves for the 5k and half marathon. I decided not to run the half marathon race morning because it was very cold and was going to be warmer when I finished. Sweating, coughing, sniffling and running didn’t seem like they would help the fast track to recovery so I ended up running the 5k. That was interesting, you’ll all get a good laugh tomorrow in the race report.

I am feeling a little bit better, slowly but surely with tons of Vitamin C, Emergen-C and sleep. We had a very relaxing time and I just wanted to post some pictures of our trip.


This was at race packet pick up. The course was out on a winery in town and it was very serene and gorgeous! Quite different than my normal running routes. Here we are gathered by a nice little lake right by the day spa where the race started.


We went to Chili’s for lunch after packet pick up and then went to Target. We were pretty crazy this weekend. While we were eating lunch some guy was doing some tricep dips right outside where we were sitting. I decided to follow his lead after lunch and I called it extreme working out. Dang, my t-rex arms failed on those.


When we got back to the house, my uncle wanted us to ‘split logs’ because we were going to try out their new fire pit and make s’mores after dinner. He had this crazy machine to split logs.


Then we made some delicious s’mores! :)

It was a great weekend full of many laughs and some good and much needed relaxing. I can’t wait to share the race report tomorrow. Turning around and running back to the start is an amazing way to start a race, it’s like a salmon swimming upstream. I am taking at least one more day off from running because my throat burns like I just poured salt on an open wound when I breathe, so I think heavy breathing while running wouldn’t be the best idea. Just working on getting better is enough to deal with. More to come on the race in the race report tomorrow!

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  • Reply Alisa

    Love the pictures! You ladies are gorgeous and your sunshine is gorgeous too!

    Mmmmm smores!

    I’m excited to read the race report. Salmon swimming upstream…mmm…sounds interesting.

    March 30, 2009 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Shannon

    Love the pictures! I think I have those same shorts!! Old Navy maybe?

    March 30, 2009 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Amanda

    A big YUM to the smores. And your hair looks really shiny in the pics:)

    March 30, 2009 at 10:22 am
  • Reply X-Country2

    You always look like you’re having so much fun. :o)

    Can’t wait to read the report.

    March 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Amber

    Great pictures! It looks so nice and sunny there :-)

    Definitely rest up, it’s better to run healthy than run sick and get sicker!!

    March 30, 2009 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Lacey Nicole

    looks like fun! great photos:) it’s soooooooo sunny! :) yay race report,… i’m ready to read it! hah. guess i will go entertain myself til tomorrow…

    March 30, 2009 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Marcy

    Ohhh good you’re still sick! LMAO JK! I am as well. Total suckage :-(

    Are those your cozy WM sweats I see!!

    March 30, 2009 at 11:14 am
  • Reply kelsey

    can’t wait for the race report! hope you’re feeling better!! :D

    March 30, 2009 at 11:17 am
  • Reply J

    looks like you had a great time! Can’t wait for the race report tomorrow :)

    March 30, 2009 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Carolina Girl

    Girl, you are hilarious. I love your pics! Keep em coming!
    I am trying (once again) to start running again. My legs are pretty strong and I could go further if it weren’t for the whole “out of breath” problem. (aka need more conditioning!) How long before that gets better??? I guess I just need to keep at it, and every day do a little more than the day before. You are my hero!

    PS again – check out Miley Cyrus (don’t laugh)’s version of “Girls just wanna have fun” I think it’s a fun medium paced song to run to!

    Feel better!

    March 30, 2009 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Susan

    It looks so sunny and happy there! Hope you’re feeling better!

    March 30, 2009 at 11:28 am
  • Reply max, ava, and elle

    Great pics! Your hair looks gorgeous!!

    March 30, 2009 at 11:30 am
  • Reply joyRuN

    Mmmm… smores!

    March 30, 2009 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Lucky in Love

    Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Can’t wait to hear how the race went :)

    March 30, 2009 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Denise

    Looks like a fun time. Probably a smart idea not to run the race. Get better!

    March 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    aww what a fun weekend!!! Love the pictures :) your expressions are awesome.

    March 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Runner Leana

    Looks like a fun weekend! Hope you are feeling better, and looking forward to the race report.

    March 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply J

    yum I want some s’mores! The race must have been beautiful! I want some sun! I am sick of april showers! and its not even april!

    March 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    Looks like you had a great time with your cousins! So fun.

    Can’t wait to read your report!

    March 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply runsarah

    Fun photos! Looks like you had a great weekend…mmmm to smores!

    March 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Tara Gibson

    oh i wish it was that sunny here today! Love the pictures!!

    March 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Mojito Maven

    looks like fantastic weekend. you look adorable as usual.

    March 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply *~! megs !~*

    Can’t wait to read your race report!

    I had everything go wrong that could at my 5k on Saturday! Oh well!!

    Love your pics! Looks like you guys had fun!

    March 30, 2009 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    thanks for sharing your pics with us they were great

    March 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply aron

    looks like you had a great weekend :) cant wait for the race report!!!

    March 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply SweetPea

    Looks like you had a fun weekend, indeed. I *heart* s’mores! Hope you feel better soon!

    March 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Niki

    Great pics! Looks like you had a fun weekend! I hope you feel better soon!!

    PS: Your hair is gorgeous and so shiny!!

    March 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply RunToFinish

    yeah for fun weekends!!!

    I love everyone saying how shiny your hair is, it cracks me up.

    March 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Tara

    yummy smores!!! sound slike you had a very fun weekend! glad you’re starting to feel better..hopefully you’ll be back to 100% soon :)

    March 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply roxxy26

    Love the pics. Especially the one of you laughing. You are gorgeous!!!!!!

    March 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply D10

    It looks so pretty there. I love smore’s. Hope the throat feels better.

    March 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    That looks like an amazing place to have a race.

    March 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    Sounds like a fun weekend ! =)

    March 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Naturally Caffeinated Family

    What a fun weekend! Such cute pictures!

    March 30, 2009 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply lindsay

    love the pics – your faces are funny, and cute of course! your smile is contagious!

    March 30, 2009 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply jlc

    Ummmm so I have major hair envy whenever I read your posts….

    what’s a girl to do?!

    March 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Marci

    That looks like a fun weekend. Can’t wait to read your race report!

    March 30, 2009 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Sharneysrun

    Looks like a faboosh weekend :-) Love all the pictures- everyone looks so happy!

    Can’t wait for the race report tomorrow!

    March 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Run For Life

    Sounds like you had a good weekend despite the cold – feel better!!

    March 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply kristen

    You are adorable. And that hair….it’s so shiny!

    Great pics.

    March 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    Looks like a fun weekend! What gorgeous weather!

    Can’t wait for the race report!

    March 30, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply rinus

    Nice pics and you have a fun weekend!.I wait for your race report!.

    March 31, 2009 at 3:36 am
  • Reply Glenn Jones

    Great pics Danica! Thanks. Looking forward to the RR.

    March 31, 2009 at 7:02 am
  • Reply The Shabby Princess

    OMG, I’m from Paso Robles. How fun! I’m jealous that you got to run in my old town. It’s so beautiful. Sorry that you lost the key–but, glad you found it. Hope you got to enjoy a little bit of Paso, it’s fantastic!

    March 31, 2009 at 12:50 pm
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