I don’t typically do weekend recaps, but I figured why not since I’m not currently doing any kind of weekly training/workout recap. This past weekend was a whirlwind of a weekend, anyway.
Friday evening after work I picked up our turkey for Thanksgiving. We ended up buying a turkey from Virginia Tech that was raised by the Poultry Science Club and processed by the VT Meat Center. Bearing in mind that Virginia Tech’s mascot is the Hokie Bird, I found this kind of funny. Don’t worry, we’re having ham, too.Friday started bright and early with the Star City Half Marathon in Roanoke. It was a very chilly 21 degrees during the race, and I was underdressed and freezing the whole time. My running buddy, Kim, and I ran together. Despite the cold we had a pretty good time.
Barry also ran the race and had a pretty good day, finishing in 1:41 and change. He placed 10th in a very competitive 30-34 age group. He recently aged up to this new age group, and was bummed to find that if he were still 29 he would have placed first in his age group by about 5 minutes. Tough break.
After the race and hanging out for a bit we hit the road to head home. It felt so good to put my sweat pants on, but it took me nearly the entire hour drive home to warm up and stop shaking. Full race report on Wednesday!
The rest of the day was spent watching the Hokies take on Wake Forest. All I can really say about the game is both teams suck, and it ended in a 6-3 win for the Demon Deacons in double overtime. Then Barry put the Christmas lights up on the roof. We won’t turn them on until closer to Christmas, but were taking advantage of the favorable weather. We ended Saturday with our big grocery store trip for Thanksgiving. They had everything I needed except chives. Who runs out of chives!?
Sunday morning we got to sleep in (and by that I mean we got to wake up without an alarm, which is nice). I did some stuff around the house and then we headed back up to Roanoke for some Search & Rescue training with the bloodhounds.
We worked on a long trail that crossed two roads and a paved foot bridge, and then did some lineup work (identifying someone in a lineup). We also worked on a trail where the person we were tracking went in an elevator and up three levels in a parking garage. The dogs would get off at each floor and if they didn’t pick up the trail we would get back on the elevator and go up another floor. At some point I need to do a full post about these trainings. I don’t have any pictures from training, but here’s one that shows what Hank and Scout do afterwards! They are always totally worn out.
The rest of Sunday afternoon and evening was spent doing lots of cleaning around the house. My Dad and sister will be staying with us Tuesday through Saturday, and we will have 8 people total for Thanksgiving dinner. I had to get the house in order! I did get to relax a bit before bed and watch the AMA’s. I enjoyed watching most of the performances, and I thought Pitbull was a great host.
Did you have a busy weekend?
What are you Thanksgiving plans? We are playing host again this year!
Who raced this weekend?