The Derby Festival Marathon last weekend was a nice mini getaway! I’m sure it was nicer for me, seeing how I didn’t run 26.2 miles! Nate finished with a time of 4:19 – a little bit outside of his goal time. He was slightly disappointed. It’s always hard for me to fathom being disappointed because I’m still really proud of myself when I run 2 miles.. on the treadmill.. slowly.. in a controlled environment. I still don’t think he gets how truly awesome he is compared to most people! I understand though because when people praise my blog in any small way I’m all, “No – I don’t think you understand how many page views a good blog gets..” We are competitive .. in different ways.. and my obsession is not benefiting my health or doing a whole lot for anyone. Fail. ;]
The Friday evening that we arrived in Louisville was pretty quiet. We walked down to Bearno’s Pizza; a pretty well known local pizza joint! We turned in early so Nate could get his rest. I say “we” but what I really mean is – I stayed up all night watching episode after episode of Hart of Dixie. I haven’t been this obsessed with a show in a while! Or, maybe I have but Nate and I are always watching together so I can’t just stay up by myself and watch 5 episodes without him. After not going to sleep until 1AM I woke up not but a few hours later with horrible stomach pain (too much pizza!) so I didn’t sleep a whole lot. A giant iced coffee was my best friend after packing up and checking out with my Mother-in-law’s help! She met me at The Galt House and we made our way down to the finish line to wait for Nate. We were pretty irritated that The Galt House (the official hotel of the marathon) decided not to tell us until two days prior to our stay that no one in the hotel could have late check out. Uh? What about all of the people who have traveled long distances to this marathon and probably need to shower afterward? Luckily Nate’s Grandparents live in Louisville so we were able to go visit with them and let him take a shower real quick. All in all, it was a nice start to a very, very busy weekend! And what a good weekend it was!