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Monday, October 5th
Monday's are usually a rest day for running, but I needed to squeeze in an extra run to accommodate the Shrimp Festival 10K on Saturday. I don't like to mix up my training plan, but I love running this 10K every year. I rearranged my training schedule the same way last year and it didn't seem to affect me any.
It was homecoming week at school. I love to participate in the dress up days. Monday was dress like a pirate.
Tuesday, October 6th
On Tuesday morning, I ran 4 miles at an easy pace.
Tuesday was Wacky Sock day at school. Michael let me borrow his Superman socks with the capes. I got a lot of compliments on them.
Wednesday, October 7th
I ran my mid-week semi long run of 8 miles at my marathon goal pace. It was cooler when I first walked out the door and I debated whether I should have worn my capris. I quickly worked up a sweat.
Wednesday was dress as your favorite superhero at school. I wanted to do a costume, but I didn't have time to put everything together. I just went with a simple Flash t-shirt. Michael asked me, "Why the Flash?" Really?!?! I'm a runner! Why not the Flash? Wouldn't you love to have super speed?
Thursday, October 8th
I ran another 4 miles at an easy pace on Thursday morning. I wore my Shrimp Festival race shirt from a previous year because I was getting excited for the weekend race.
Thursday was dress like an Indian at school. Our mascot is the mighty Indians and we all dressed as Indians for the homecoming parade. My Indian costume cost $8.00! It came with the dress, sash, headband, and shoe covers. Michael ordered it for me on his Amazon Prime account with free two day shipping. It was a hit!
We left for the beach as soon as Michael got off on Thursday afternoon. We got in around 8:30 and we picked up Lillian's Pizza on the way to the condo. I love their stuffed pizza!
Friday, October 9th
We slept in Friday morning. We had meat and three at Kitty's Kafe. They have a great rating on trip advisor, so we decided to try it out this trip. It was very good! We spent the afternoon checking out the different vendors at the Shrimp Festival. The National Shrimp Festival is held each year in October on the white, sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival offers live music, seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, sand sculpture contests, a golf tournament, and a 5K/10K run. Everyone should attend the festival at least once in their lifetime. There's plenty to see and do, and it's great fun for all.
We ate dinner with my in-laws at the Wolf Bay Lodge. The Smoked Tuna dip appetizer was delicious! Michael ordered the Shrimp and Grits and I ordered the Shrimp Alfredo. My Alfredo was good, but I would probably order the Shrimp and Grits next time. It was really tasty!
Saturday, October 10th
I got up at 6:00 to eat breakfast and got dressed for the Shrimp Festival 10K. Luckily the condo is just a short five minute drive to the race start, so I didn't feel rushed. I had a great race! I ran a course PR, two minutes faster than last year's time, and I placed 2nd in my age division. I've been running most of my training runs at an easy pace, so it's nice to know I can still run a sub 9:00 pace. You can read my full race recap here.
When we got back to the condo, I showered and took a long afternoon nap. We went out to get BBQ from Hog Wild just before the Bama game. I love their BBQ Pork sandwich with the slaw and their seasoned fries.
Sunday, October 11th
We got home early afternoon. I took my dog, Allie for a walk. Then, I got unpacked and got the laundry caught up. I took another afternoon nap. Next week is Fall Break at school. The teachers have to go in on Monday and Tuesday for inservice days, but I'm looking forward to having the rest of the week off.
I'm flip flopping weeks in my training plan for the last time this upcoming week, because I'm running the Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Mandeville, LA. I've ran the other two races in the Gulf Coast series and I'm excited to finally run this one.