Warning: I’m recapping the whole weekend in one post, so it’s going to be a tad long with tons of pictures. Sorry ‘bout that!
We were so excited for this run and have been looking forward to it for months! Unfortunately Alexis was not feeling too hot, but she still mustered up the energy to do the race!
If I’m being honest, I was disappointed with the overall race. It seemed super unorganized and seriously lacked volunteers. The race itself was also kind of a let-down. The first half was in a dusty old field that had roped off lanes to do switch backs. There was no music or spectators. The obstacles were really fun, but each one lasted all of 10 seconds. I felt that for $80 they could have at least put some speakers on the course. My other huge complaint was that gear check was full. When they told us that gear check was full I was definitely upset. I had both of our wallets (since we had to bring our ID’s and money), phones, cameras, car keys and change of clothes in my bag. I ended up going to the first aid tent and asked the people working in the tent if I could leave my bag in there. Luckily they said yes otherwise I would have had to walk a mile back to my car (we parked far!) and drop my bag off. Not fun. Even though I had left my bag with the first aid tent, I worried about it the whole race. I would have been screwed if someone stole it.
Anyway, enough negativity. Despite the let-down of the race, Alexis and I still enjoyed ourselves. And we did get muddy.
After the race we went to hose off and change clothes. And of course take part in our celebratory adult beverage.
The didn’t have any gluten-free beverages, so Alexis (who has celiacs disease) couldn’t take part in the fun.
After the race we headed home to shower and have some lunch. Alexis takes forever to get ready (I love you girl, but you do!) so Tony and I entertained ourselves with some pictures.
Once we were all ready we headed to Gordon Bierch for some lunch. Alexis and I each had bun-less turkey burgers with fruit. I also enjoyed and Arnold Palmer.. with a splash of vodka . Not to be confused with a John Daly which is sweet tea vodka with lemonade.
We also shared a basket of french fries. It had been a while since I’ve had them and this blog is called Exercise for Fries, after all.
How do I have friends? Too bad the fries didn’t taste good and I only had about 5.
After lunch we went to Whole Foods to get some stuff to grill for dinner (yes, we thought about dinner while eating lunch). Our cart looked like this when we left.
Whoopsies! 20% off a case of wine? Don’t mind if we do!
When we got home Tony and Alexis took a nap and I marinated the food and cleaned up the kitchen a bit. Oh, and I also made How Sweet’s strawberry margaritas for us.
Then it was tiki-torch grillin’ time!
We went the surf and turf route for dinner. We bought 1 piece of salmon, 1 steak and some shrimp to grill up and share between the three of us.
Our sides were roasted mini-potatoes and corn on the cob. Lets just say it was delicious and we. were. stuffed.
Sunday Alexis wanted to head to H&M before she went back home since she doesn’t have one in Nashville.
Twist my arm! Then it was time to say our goodbyes and she headed home!
I had a great weekend! Thanks so much for coming down to Atlanta and visiting us. Love you so much, Alexis! XO