Saturday, March 17, 2012

Date Night & St. Patrick's Day

Friday, we ended up taking Evie to Grandma and Grandpa as planned as she had perked up and was feeling much better. On the way home we decided to pull over and have some dinner at the Lunchbox Laboratory.  On the Happy Hour Menu there was Gavacho's Nachos.....I mean how do you pass up something that the menu says with Satan's Tear's!  I ordered them with a side Cesear Salad and a Butterfinger Milkshake.

Seriously these were delish, I ate maybe half of them and called it good! If I had skipped the milkshake I may have eaten them all, but look at the photo of the milkshake below! So good!


When we got home I took the plunge!  I  had been debating all day whether or not I should register for the Amica Seattle Half. See a deal popped up on Zozi

They were offering a discount code for $39 for the Half, but if you signed up as a new user you received a $10 credit making the Half $29!  After much deliberating I jumped on the deal. I mean it is 7 days after the SBK 3-Day walk in San Diego, but I think I can do it. I plan to run as I train for the walk. If after the 3-Day Walk I can't do it I am only out $29.  The offer is good for a few more days so if you are interested check it out - HERE.

Saturday was the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Dash. This was my 5th year running this race and my first year running it alone. I have ran many race alone, but this was the first race that my husband and I ran/walked together. He was going to run it, he has been working on running again since his knee injury (torn meniscus) last May. This morning I told him that he probably shouldn't go because of the course and because of how wet and rainy it was. I really didn't want him to injury his knee more.

Before taking off I had him take a photo of me since I knew I wouldn't get any at the race because I was heading there solo. I really need to get some of my friends to join me in this fun one of these years. 
The outfit:
T-Shirt: My husbands from a High School Fun Run
Arm Sleeves: Socks from Target
Gloves: Cheap Gloves from Target
Pants: Zensah Base Layer Compression
Skirt: Green Skirt by Team Sparkle
Socks: Target

Why does it always have to rain and snow on St. Patrick's Day in Seattle? Why oh why! Either way I pushed myself on this run. I walked when I couldn't breath because of my cold, I walked when I had to cough a lung up and I still set a new PR 44:53. I didn't think I was going to make this race a PR because I felt so bad, but I did.  After the run, I came home changed and went out for breakfast.  Breakfast always taste better after a run.

ETA - I forgot to write about how horrible the end was. I came to a complete stop one step after stepping on the blue timing mat. I don't know what the people did behind me. This crappy cell phone photo was taken after 5 minutes of trying to exit the finish area. The red arrow points at the finish line, in front of me it was twice as long and just as packed with people.  I love how this race ends, but I think they need to rethink the ending. There were 7,540 timed finishers and I there were two additional waves the set out after the timed runners, so who knows what the final headcount was.

Hope you have a great and safe St. Patrick's Day!

20 comments:

  1. I ran the saint patricks day dash last year!! that's so crazy that we were running the same race (especially since I'm from NC.. totally on the other side of the country.haha) Today I did a race at Kure Beach, NC for st. patty's. :)

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    1. It was crazy again this year! Wet as usual!

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  2. GOOD WORK! Wasn't that snow ridiculous?? You should have come met me in the beer garden! :-) AND YAY FOR SIGNING UP FOR THE SEATTLE HALF! I totally wasn't intending to sign up for that race but I'm a sucker for deals.

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    1. I thought about going to the beer garden, but I was just cold at that point and wanted to get home.

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  3. what a genius idea to use socks as arm sleeves! Cute outfit and great job on the PR.

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  4. Doesn't it always rain in Seattle any way? Glad you did it and made it!

    How many half marathon's is that now?? Have you signed up for "like" 4 already this year? ;-)

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    1. Yes, now I have signed up for 4. One I have already ran....3 left to do still.

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  5. The nanchos and milk shake look GOOD! Mouth is watering - what a cute restaurant name and serving container :)

    SOO glad that you were well enough to go to the race. Such a great wife to look out for your hubby's knee. Better to be safe than sorry - that's what I say.

    I'm sooo sorry about your weather - we did have the definition of perfect weather today.

    Your outfit is adorable!!!!!! Love the ensemble!!!

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  6. Love the green outfit!! Hope you had fun at the race! Even despite the weather! Now go and celebrate St. Patty's Day!

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  7. i never thought of the socks as armwarmers! that is awesome!

    also, love that we both shot right to the tots today. LOL must have been the weather. ; ) and just so you know- you're faster than me, so when you race with me you'll never be DFL.

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  8. Awesome sparkle skirt!

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  9. Your outfit is so cute! I did the Seattle half Zozi deal too but didn't know about the $10 new user deal. Darn! Bummer about the finish line:( It wasn't bad when I was there. Way to go on your PR!

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    1. Crazy right! I think there were just more people in the Red Wave this year. It usually isn't that bad.

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  10. So awesome that we stormed that Zozi deal! Funny thing - We went to Lunchbox Lab on Saturday too! I had the pistachio milkshake w/ the whisky & bailey's,yum. That place is delicious but dangerous!

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  11. I so just checked out the Amica Half - thanks for the link! I think it's the weekend of Thanksgiving though. :-(

    I've been wanting to go to the Lunchbox Lab - is that the one in Bellevue near Bravern? Your food pictures look amazing!

    And, congrats on your run!!!

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    1. The race is the sunday after Thanksgiving. The Lunchbox Lab is across from bravern in that new area....not sure what the complex is called but there is apartments and the Japenese Steak place near it also.

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  12. Good job! I did the Dash last year and the year before, and wish I had done it this year. I didn't like the Tacoma race as well. But the weather sucked everywhere in western WA. Good job toughing it out!

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  13. What a great deal on the Half. Awesome. Good job pushing through on the Dash. How crazy crowded. Awful.

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  14. I love your outfit for the dash, awesome!

    And the food looks so good!

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  15. Go see my Facebook page, there is some good news for you :-)

    ps love your outfit, it rocks xx

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