Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend in Photos

It was time for new shoes. I had logged nearly 500 miles without realizing it. How fast that happened! I knew it was time for new ones on my workout Thursday night. I got the same ones: Brooks Defiance. I went 1 size bigger though. We'll see if this makes a difference on comfort/blisters etc...

before

No better way to break in a new crisp clean white running shoes than to go on a trail run with them

after

Coach also thought it was time for me to acquire a pair of racing flats for my speed work sessions. I'm psyched. We had to order them so hopefully I can get them later this week. They are bad ass! Finally, I get some sweet looking shoes. I'll wait to say any more about them until I can post a picture.

I'm also trying a new hydration method. Ever since I had a bad experience with Gatorade, I have never really been able to enjoy it. They will be using Ultima on the marathon course so I'm going to start using it now. They will also be using Liquid Gold Organic Energy so I want to try to get my hands on some of that. Anybody heard of it? I have no clue where to find it.

I only had a 8 miler this weekend so I didn't use it during my run.

After my run I drove to Port Angeles for my conjugal visit. It was so so so good seeing the hubbs. He is so cute and I adore him. He is such a great husband and provider and I am so lucky to be married to him. We had a great time at dinner and then went to the grocery store so he could get some snacks to take back onto the ship the next day. We were back to the hotel by 7pm. Perfect little date!

I took some pictures of Port Angles while walking around waiting for him to get ashore:

My hubby's ship

Isn't this the BEST name for a doughnut shop ever! I bet they have amazing doughnuts. Next time I'll try one.

So funny - an actual store dedicated to the Twilight series. I went in and had a good laugh watching the patrons. 3 teenage girls and two adult women. So funny. So into it.

The shirt says, "Kiss me - I'm Vampirish"

They had a map in the store where you could put a pin into the location where you were traveling from. I know know if you can tell, but there's probably a couple thousand pins on this map. They also had a world map doing the same thing.
And FINALLY I got to see my hubby. He is the bald guy with the backpack and sunglasses. So cute!
It was a much needed visit and hopefully I can do it again next month. Back to reality, which includes catching up on some blogs. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Happy Monday!

24 comments:

P.O.M. said...

Nice weekend wtih the hubs!!!

Alisa said...

Yay hubs TIME!

So funny about Twilight. I bet it's a great place to people watch!

You need to come down to P-town sometime, we'd love to have you go through one of your crazy track workouts with us. We could take you to an OWS place and watch you kick our asses.

Amy said...

Loved your pictures.....so glad you got to see and spend time w/ your hubby. So important. Can't wait to see the racing flats too.

seejessrun said...

The husband is back, new shoes, and new drink! What a happy post!

the gazelle said...

so glad you got to spend some time with your hubs! I would go crazy being away from mine all that time.

Thanks for the photos! I can't wait to see the new kicks!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay, glad you got the visit. I'd love to know more about your coach. Thanks for the comment on my blog...is it expensive? Is it one an one? Do you just do phone talk or does he/she go out with you? How did you find he/she? This is probably in an earlier post...

Tara said...

Ok, I'll admit, I just love the title of your blog. I run for wine too....and beer. Great post and nice pics!

Running and living said...

Great post! Glad you got the visit. Love the shoes, never tried Brooks. Also, never tried racing flats though I am itching to try them. Let us know how they work for you. Ana-Maria

Missy said...

We really wanted to hear more about the conjugal part...how boring;)

Happy you got to see him. I'm sure it's hard in between!

Niki said...

Yay for a good visit!! I totally need new shoes too! I've just been too lazy to go out and get them! Ha! I always go up like 1 1/2 sizes! Seems to work pretty well for me!!

aron said...

yayyy new shoes!! love the twilight stuff :)

cami said...

Nice shoes. :)

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

awesome weekend - glad you got to see hubs!!! :-)

Let me know how the Lemonade drink is - I'm in the market for a new electrolyte drink!

NY Wolve said...

Hope you like the shoes ..I am waiting on a new pair too, and know the anticipation.

KK said...

Yay for conjugal visits! Your date sounded fun.

Can't wait to see the flats and I like your Brooks-I wear the adrenaline. No complaints here. :)

Sarah said...

1) how on earth can that store get away with being Twilight themed? I'm surprised copy right people haven't shut that crazy thing down. That being said, I want to go there!

2) Yeah for the time with your man!

Kelly said...

I just found your blog, I am looking forward to reading about your triathlons. I just did my first sprint the other day and I'm officially addicted!

joyRuN said...

Hooray for time with the hubby!

I couldn't believe your last post about the dude who could barely swim, much less in open water. I can swim okay, but totally freak out in open water (working on that!).

Marcus Grimm said...

I've used Ultima... I'm a little surprised they'd use it for a marathon, though, because it has zero carbs and sugar. It's a DYNAMITE electrolyte replacement - like sugar-free Gatorade, but you'll want to have gels/chews/gu, etc... for a pick-me-up since Ultima won't help w/ that. Good luck!

Marcus Grimm said...

Reading further, I see they're using the Liquid Gold Energy for carbs. I've got no experience w/ it, but the bottles are cute!

KAT said...

Hahaha, that IS a great name for a doughnut shop!

Chloe said...

Whoohoo! Glad you got to see the hubby!

That is awesome you went into the Twlight store. I would have so gone in there as well - I love seeing shit like that. Specially seeing the people who are REALLY into it. People watching the best thing ever.

Racing flats? I LOVE mine. Just Call me Chloe KSwiss from now on. I can't wait to see which ones you opted for!

D10 said...

I love getting new sneakers. I have been experimenting with nutrition too. Right now, I am really enjoying NUUN and it really works!

Nice pictures. Hope you have a great weekend.

Jess said...

I suppose Port Angeles would get a lot of Twilight Traffic!

Glad you got to enjoy the time with the hubby!