Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday!

Super bowl Sunday started with a 6:45 a.m. alarm.  TL and I quickly changed, gobbled down some oatmeal and made our way to the University for my 10K run.

My mom & her friend walked it - and my sister and two of her friends jogged/walked it.  (Don't let my sister fool you - she's run 3 marathons and 8 half marathons!)

As I have written in several of my posts, I've been getting back into my running ritual since the very end of last year.  In my training, I have already hit 6 miles... but not a 'race pace' 6 miles.

After a late night at the Jr League Crab Feed & trying to figure out everything for our party later in the day... I was a little drained to start the race, but I knew I could do it!
 {my sis & I}
{Kacie (it was her 30th Birthday), my sis, me, & Paula}
 {TL & my sweet mama}
{approaching the finish line}

I ran the 6.2 miles in just under 55 minutes
 It's a good pace for me... but man, you should see some of the incredible runners out there!  It's inspiring.

TL met me at mile 3 and finished the last 3 miles with me.  I was so happy to see him on my route!

After finishing up, we jammed back home to keep setting up for the party.  It turned out to be a fun night... I love our family & friends!!
I think hosting the super bowl party is our new annual thing.
 {we had SO much food (this isn't even half of it)... and it was almost all gone!}
{flowers in a mason jar.  i don't know why this makes me so happy}
{the chicks}
 {the pups were lap hopping all day}
 {matt & juls}
{half of the gang downstairs}
{celebrating melissa's Birthday with a cake & hanging out}
{love this guy.}

It was a wonderful day (even though I didn't watch a single play of the game)

And... a lot of people were talking about recipes.
My recipe is simple: Costco. (& papa john's pizza)
;)

We're pretty thankful.

Hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday.
half way through the week hurray! 

39 comments:

Natasha said...

what a fantastic superbowl party my dear.. and yes, love the southern-style mason jars, haha! If we were in CA near you, we totally would've crashed the party ;)

JMB said...

haha I love the Costco and Papa Johns bit! (Yeaaaah that is me girlfriend)I still think that is soo soo sweet about TL waiting for you at Mile Marker 3 and keeping you revved to go! Sweet boy that TL. I guesss I can see why you married him. I am a little sadden to see the pic of Zeus did not make it though hahaha. Good job girlfriend! Cyber five! WHooo

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

Looks like an awesome party! Can't believe you ran a 10k and hosted a party all in the same day. You rock!!!
BTW, I can't run a mile...much less 6 so I think that is pretty amazing.

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

oh honey! WAY TO GO! proud of you!!!!!

i love food. now i am hungry and it's your fault. ha.

Katie said...

Congrats on running the 10K! I'm very impressed as I hate running with a passion. I want to like it! I just don't. :( Your Super Bowl party looks amazing too! Sounds like a fun weekend!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Your party looks like it was so much fun - which was obviously deserved after running a 10K! Nice job - I don't think I could pull off 55 minutes. Maybe if I was driving...

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Congrats! That is awesome time you made!! And your Superbowl party look so fun!

Micaela said...

CONGRATS on the good pace and running a marathon on a day that is usually reserved for lazy ones :)

i would have LOVED to have gone to your super bowl party!

Jocelyn said...

The superbowl party looks so fun! And go you for running the 6.2 miles before -- it probably made you feel not guilty to eat all the yummy snacks on Superbowl Sunday!

Annah said...

That looks like one hell of a rocking party.

Congrats on the run and that puppy is *so* cutie.

Victoria said...

i want to run a marathon...no motivation though so probably wont ever happen.

Katie said...

Congrats on the race!! I bet it felt so good to finish. :)

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

way to go on your run!!!!!!!!!!!

MJ said...

How fun!! You're amazing with all your running... And what a fun party!!

Jax said...

That last photo is simply ADORABLE! Girl, way to go on the race! You rocked it! 55 minutes?! That's AWESOME in my book! Way to go!!!!

Emily said...

Good for you! And looks like you had a great time that night. :)
x

Kristin said...

wow 6 miles?! you go girl!

Kristen said...

It looks like a great Super Bowl party!!! I wish I could have thrown one, but it was my little brother's 16th birthday so I had to deal with that! But next year, ohhh yeah, i'm going big for Super Bowl!

d.a.r. said...

Congrats on your 10K!! That is a great time!!

Bre said...

Congrats on the awesome pace and the successful party! Your home (what I can see of it anyway) is gorgeous!

Whitney said...

congrats on your 10k! i wish that i ran, but i hate it :(

Allison said...

Oh wow, look at you hosting a party after running so early that day! Everything looks great.

Lori said...

What a great party Tracy and love your flower vase! Bravo on the run!

Amanda Lynn said...

Looks like you had a wonderful party, I am so sad we missed it! You are quite the little hostess! Everyone looks so happy!

Allison said...

Tracy, congrats on the race! I'm so excited for you - that is such a good time! :) And how sweet that TL met you halfway - so cute!
Seriously, Costco or not, you are a great hostess. Everyone in all the pictures look like they're having such a great time - so congrats on the party!
And I'm a firm believer that mason jars make everything more fun - there's a restaurant kind of near me called "The Mason Jar," and all the drinks are in mason jars.. I can't explain why, but it makes me so happy!

Shelley said...

That looks like quite the party!! Fun!

Katelyn said...

Looks like a great superbowl party :)

& btw, You are gorgeous!

bananas. said...

hey lady, are you going to claim your win or what? you forget to read my entire post on friday and totally missed the fact that you won my shopbop giveaway. LUCKY! so hurry up and send me your info before the end of the week.

chelsea said...

good for you running on super bowl morning! The pics look so fun!

Jessica said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Congrats on running your marathon, I'm doing my FIRST EVER in April!! EEK! Any tips?

Romance In A Glance said...

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I love how you dressed up the food table for the super bowl party! I would do that!!! I also love the flowers in a mason jar...my best friend is doing that all over for her wedding!!!!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow! What a busy day! That's a whole lot of activities :) good for you with your run! That time sounds incredible to me. I am not a runner. I wish i was but it's so intimidating.

Looks like your party was a hit, too!

Cute blog :D

Nell said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun! And your place looks adorable too. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

holy crap! My superbowl would have been so much better had I run 6 miles earlier in the day! :) That's awesome good for you and I know, it's amazing at races how talented runners are. I once saw a guy who was about 92 finishing a 10k.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a great super bowl party!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations on running the race. Sound like your Super Bowl Sunday was awesome!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

That's a great time on your run!!! Impressive!

Looks like such a fun party. That last picture of you two is precious!

Mindy said...

What a great looking party!! "The pups were lap hopping" I love it! Mine were stuck to me like glue (in hopes that I would protect them from the stranglehold of the little kids).

Congrats on the 10K! I bet that made it easier to induldge in the Super Bowl calories.

OceanDreams said...

Good work girl, I knew you could do it! I hope someday my leg injury heals up so I can go running again - I miss it so much! :) Looks like you had a great celebration afterwords as well, well done!