A race, a lot of driving, and another trip to the dentist

This weekend kind of flew by in a blur. They typically do, though. If only the work week would, too….

I started off Saturday with an early wake up call to head up to Roanoke for the Frozen Toe 10K. It was very true to it’s name, as the “feels like” temperature at the start of the race was 8 degrees. I’ll have full recap up of the race on Wednesday, but in the meantime here’s a photo from the race.

Frozen Toe 10K Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail

After the race I headed back home to grab a quick shower and eat some lunch. Then it was back on the road again to head up to my Dad’s house for an overnight visit. I went up this weekend for part 1 (of 2) of having a crown put on the tooth that I had to have a root canal on last week. I decided to drive up there to have it done since my uncle is my regular dentist, and I’m most comfortable with him. The whole process of “prepping” the tooth for the crown was a bit painful, but now I have a temporary crown on it and it’s feeling better. In two weeks or so I’ll head back up to have a permanent crown put on. Then this whole thing should be over!

I did do some fun things, all involving food, while visiting. On Saturday night my little sister and I went out to dinner with my uncles and my cousin (who also happened to be in the town for the weekend, non-dentist related). We ate at a Mediterranean restaurant and the food was delicious. I was torn between a Greek salad and a lamb gyro, and I ended up going with the gyro. No pictures, but I’m definitely going back sometime! Then on Sunday morning I went to breakfast at a diner with my Dad and his girlfriend, my cousin, and my uncles. I had a delicious spinach, feta, and tomato omelette (I was still feeling the Greek-style food). This time I did take a picture.

29 Diner Spinach, Feta, Tomato omelet omelette

From there I headed over my uncle’s office to have my tooth worked on. Once all of that was done I went back to my Dad’s house and hung out with him and my sister for a bit before hitting the road to head home. I got home around 6:30, but I felt like it was 10. I got a bunch of laundry done and snuck in a Jillian workout before bed.

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

New yoga mat!

All in all, I spent about 11 hours on the highway this weekend. Whew! I’m looking forward to the 4 day weekend I have at the end of this week.

What did you do this weekend?
When you go out for breakfast, what do you like to get?
I’m always so torn between a waffle / French toast / pancakes or an omelette!
Anyone else race this weekend?

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  1. Can’t wait to see your race recap. Yikes dental work is always brutal. This weekend was spent nursing some sore feet, feeling good today. I always order either pancakes or eggs and hashbrowns. No race this weekend, that is coming up next weekend.
    running schlub recently posted…On The Mend…1 Week to Race DayMy Profile

    1. Yea, dental work is probably below ‘boiling live puppies’ on my black list. That’s how fond of it I am πŸ™‚ It’s nearly over now, though. Sorry to hear about the sore feet! Glad they’re feeling better.

  2. The race conditions look awesome! It can’t possibly feel like 8 degrees with the sun shining like that πŸ™‚ Sorry about all your dental problems, but at least you are getting them taken care of!
    Amy recently posted…No Gender DecemberMy Profile

    1. Oh and I always get an omlet! I am not a big fan of sweet, cakey breakfasts, unless I make my own.
      Amy recently posted…No Gender DecemberMy Profile

    2. It probably felt slightly warmer in the sun, you’re right, but it was very cold (even while running) in the shade.

  3. I went to the NBC 4 Health ad Fitness Fair this weekend. An annual event held in DC, sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. Lots of vendors and health care providers from the local DC area.

    Of course the rest of the weekend was fun too. Hate that you need all this dental work. love that you come to see me!

    See you in a few weeks.

    LUD.

    1. Always fun to walk around a big expo or fair and collect freebies πŸ™‚ See ya in a few weeks… then hopefully not until April!

  4. At least you have a family member as a dentist! That must be a little reassuring at least. I’m glad the end of your tooth ailments is in sight. Can’t wait to hear about your race! πŸ™‚
    jan recently posted…This is WeirdMy Profile

    1. Thank goodness for that! I don’t think you can call a regular dentist on his cell phone on the weekend (or go into the office on a Sunday).

  5. What a bummer about your tooth, but on the positive side, you’re getting to see Roger and your sister lots!

    I usually got with pancakes, a scrambled egg, and extra-crispy bacon when I go out for breakfast! Yum!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…A Girl Can Dream…..My Profile

    1. I sure am! I was thinking about it, and I’ve made eight trips up there since the end of July. Crazy! That doesn’t include another three or four trips I’ve made where I’ve seen them other places (also since July).

      Yum! I like extra crispy bacon, too. πŸ™‚

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