Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diva Run

Bright and early before going to the airport
A week ago my mom, gram and I headed to Myrtle Beach, SC to participate in the Divas Half Marathon.  It was such a fun girls weekend, although I missed my lil guy, and my hubby like crazy it was nice  getting away with my mom and gram for a little girls weekend.


We got there on Friday in the early evening and after checking in to our hotel/condo which I successfully took no pictures of, we headed out to find dinner.  I really wanted crab legs so we went to this huge place with a big crab on the front.  Well it was a seafood buffet that was $26 um no, we left.  There is no way I can eat enough at a buffet to justify $26, plus the atmosphere was poor.  We headed to a cute little place on the water called Chesapeake House. It was also a little pricey but the atmosphere and service were great and you got so much food not to mention the delicious cinnamon rolls that came with dinner!!

before the race headed to the gear check and start line
pink, pink everywhere!!!
On Saturday we headed to the Expo to pick up our race packets and check out the fun things to buy.  They had a few cute booths but I was slightly disappointed with the expo.  There was more cutesy stuff and little actual running necessities.  That didn't stop me from spending money on cute accessories like shoe bling and head bling! I must mention that it was so cold on Saturday!! I was so bummed as I was really hoping to hang at the beach.  Well instead we hit up the outlets and I stocked up on some super cute summer clothes like my favorite shorts and button ups from Jcrew and Banana Republic.  After we wore ourselves out, we went back to the condo to rest and cook dinner.  Our condo had a full kitchen so we thought we would just kick back and cook dinner there as opposed to going out since we had to be up so early the next day.

All Ready!!! Three generations, ready to run!!!
We went to walmart the night before to get stuff for spaghetti since its easy and good before a run but the kind lady forgot to give us our ground beef (and batteries) so we ended up with just noodles and sauce.  We did have wine though so I suppose that was the important part! We hung out, ate, and went to bed SUPER early!

Sunday was race day!! We donned our super cute tutu's our goodwill jackets (it was freezin y'all and I was not about to throw out my good long sleeve or lug it around for 13.1 miles!!) and our perfectly matching outfits and headed to the shuttle which would take us to the race area.


Love this big bling!!
I had a fantastic race as did the others.  I got a PR (personal record) at 2:03:10 and the weather ended up being perfect.  The forecast said rain and storms so God was shinin for sure!!  I felt good the whole race and really had a good time.  not to mention the good looking guys who gave us our medals at the end and the champagne and roses were a nice touch too.  Around mile 12.5 we also got a tiara and pink boa.  Like I said it was seriously a fun race and makes for a perfect girls weekend!!

Gram with her finisher medal and her first place medal
Gram finishing

The guys handing out the medals

I finally got to the beach after the race which was so nice although a little chilly for my texas self.



We had some flight delays getting home but all in all it was such a fun and relaxing weekend.  I love that my mom, gram and I do this and that my gram has taken such good care of herself that she can enjoy these things.  I cherish every trip we have together as I know they are memories I will carry with me forever and hope to share with my hopefully daughter one day!!

4 comments:

Mandy said...

This looks like such a FUN race! You, your mom, and grandma look fabulous!!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

What a great trip! I love the generational bond you guys have. It's special and so precious and I know I don't have to tell you to cherish every moment of it. And dang girl, you are rocking that diva running outfit!

When I can get back in the running game, I'm totally crashing some races with your family. That's ok right? :)

Cajun Cowgirl said...

What a great trip! I love the generational bond you guys have. It's special and so precious and I know I don't have to tell you to cherish every moment of it. And dang girl, you are rocking that diva running outfit!

When I can get back in the running game, I'm totally crashing some races with your family. That's ok right? :)

Cajun Cowgirl said...

What a great trip! I love the generational bond you guys have. It's special and so precious and I know I don't have to tell you to cherish every moment of it. And dang girl, you are rocking that diva running outfit!

When I can get back in the running game, I'm totally crashing some races with your family. That's ok right? :)

I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

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