Monday, December 26, 2011

Lafreniere Park fun and training.

Miraculously, I woke up on Christmas morning and finished my b2b 8 mile run. How I managed this is still a mystery. Christmas eve was action packed full of activities sans a nap. Helping Santa also took longer than expected, so when 5:30am rolled around, I really have no idea I actually got out of bed.

The first 3 times nearly killed me. Even with the ice bath, I didn't think I could do it. It was terrible, yall. But then? It was ok. I was good. It felt like I just had to run the rust from the day before off. It still sucked, but it became bearable. Then? It started raining. It would only rain for 5 or so minutes at a time and by the time I had dried off from one shower, it would start again. I had half a mind to just end it early, but I decided since I was already wet and nowhere near the car, I should just suck it up. I'm glad I got that run out of the way. It really helped me believe I can actually do this and survive. So YaY! And YaY! for a rest day.

The second leg run I decided to run through Lafreniere park. This is what it looked like that morning:
Rainy and Gross. Booo.

 Chickens. Seriously.

Lots of ducks, too.

A few nights ago, this is what looked like:

We went to see the lights that used to be in front of Al Copeland's (the founder of Popeye's) house. The amount of lights were so obnoxious, his neighbors complained and he donated the light to the park and that's where they live now.

 Saints and The Lombardi trophy.

 Mr. Bingle is a New Orleans tradition.

 A Crawfish boil!

 Then we got out and walked through.

 This is what they did when I told them to look cute.

 Me, my momma and my favorite nieces!

 They're super fun.

They wish.

How's everyone else's training going? What about your holidays?

1 comment:

  1. I love this post!

    You are so much better at the b2b's than I am. I'm feeling all sorts of sucky lately. I'll pull my head out of my ass eventually.