The Weekly Pursuit #30

What a weekend! Let me tell you, this past weekend was a crazy one for me. Mostly, it was good crazy, but the latter half of Sunday was not how I planned or hoped things would go. Life is just so unpredictable…

The 26.2 with Donna marathon weekend took place Friday through Sunday in Jacksonville. I love this race and was sad when I had to miss it last year. This year marked my fourth year running it, and I really did have a great race and time in Jax. I left for Jacksonville with one of my runner friends around 9am on Saturday, then we met up with two other friends before heading up to the race expo.

The Girl's Got Sole - DONNA expo

We had a good time at the expo and enjoyed a great dinner at Olive Garden before heading to our hotel for the night. Once we all showered and laid out our race outfits and all, we headed to bed. The next morning’s wake up call was early (4:30am) and once we got ready, we headed out the door to hit the shuttle to the race start. I had a good time chatting with my friends and then seeing many familiar faces before the race got started.

The race itself was great, as it always is at the 26.2 with Donna. I will be posting a full race recap later this week, so I won’t get into things right now. Once I finished and my other two friends were done that also ran the half marathon, we headed to the hotel to shower and relax a bit before heading back to the race finish area to cheer in some fellow Orlando Galloway friends who were running the marathon.

The Girl's Got Sole - Post-race trio

After the race with Barb & Terrie who also ran the half.

This is where things eventually flipped upside down for me. Somewhere between the hotel and walking to and around the finish area, I lost my license and bank card. I discovered it AFTER we were walking back to the hotel with our marathon friend who was staying there Sunday night. A trek back to the finish area came up empty, no luck finding the lost card and license. I found the race director and let her know what had happened and she will let me know if anything is found, but as I write this, no word. The hotel also didn’t have anything turned in.

If that wasn’t bad enough, I then dropped my cell phone (which wasn’t even a month old) on the ground outside of the hotel and cracked the screen. Talk about bad luck! Despite how stressful this entire situation was, I somehow managed to remain pretty calm. Not sure how I did that, but I credit my faith. I just had a feeling of “this too shall pass” come over me. It’s most definitely frustrating, but getting upset or angry wasn’t going to change what was. I was thankful that my runner friend was riding back to Orlando with me, and she was so sweet making sure I had my post-race smoothie and some caffeine along the drive back home.

Alas, I am hopeful for the rest of my week to be a lot better! I had to buy another new phone (guess some OT is in my future at work!), and a new debit card is on it’s way to me while the lost one got canceled. I’ve got a lot more good things coming in the future, so I’m going to keep my head up! God will take care of me! 🙂

The Girl's Got Sole - The Weekly Pursuit

That all said, onto my goals for the week. Since I didn’t post a Weekly Pursuit blog last week, I’m just posting this week’s goals.

1. Logging my food. I was doing so well on this, then I slacked over the weekend. Gotta get back on track!
2. Hydration! With three more half marathons in the coming weeks, this is so important.
3. Write race recap. Got to get my 26.2 with Donna race recap up, as well as a review on BibRave.
4. Listen to my body. While I want to workout 5 days this week, I also want to listen to my body if it needs extra rest with all of my half marathons this month.

The Girl's Got Sole - Patience

How was your weekend? What are your goals this week?


The Weekly Pursuit #30 — 1 Comment

  1. Yes I enjoyed spending the weekend with you and Barb. The Donna half was a awe inspiring race! I’m so glad I did it.

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