The amazing Julia graduated with her PHD on Friday and then ran her 11th marathon on Saturday morning. What better way to celebrate a huge accomplishment than with another huge accomplishment? Oh yeah, she also took first in her age group. She is kind of a big deal.
I did an 8 mile run first thing in the morning and then Brooke and I drove up to Park City (seriously, one of the most gorgeous places in the world) to cheer on my favorite Utah runner girls. It is so nice to be reunited with them again even if I didn’t exactly fit in yesterday.
Brooke was just a little jealous of Rachelle’s WOMEN’S FIRST PLACE OVERALL half marathon award.
So she stole someone else’s medal.
We went and hung out with the girls at their hotel for a while and then we all went to lunch at some delicious Mexican restaurant. The more sour cream the better.
When the check for the meal came Brooke went to the fountain to take pennies out to pay for it. Yes, I do understand that was the lamest joke I have ever written.
You may notice that one of my ways to cope with my situation is going out to eat with friends and family.
I had dinner with one of my greatest friends ever. We have been through it all together since we were 15. She was in town for one more night so I stole her away for salads and breadsticks. I can’t even begin to count the hours we have spent together sitting in the booths of this restaurant.
Brooke was clearly thrilled.
What do you do with your race medals? Do you have a favorite one?
What are three things you are doing today?
Who has been to Park City before?