Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS Weekend

Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS Weekend Edition

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS Weekend Edition. Link up your posts with us, Holly from HoHo Runs and myself here at MissSippiPiddlin each week. We want to hear about your weekly recaps. You are encouraged to include anything you did to be active, this could include training, workouts, recaps or like me, I’m all about the FUN, anything you considered fun. We want to hear it all. You can summarize your whole week or just a small portion of it. It’s up to you! We appreciate each and every one of you for supporting us and each other!

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Let’s get right to this week’s Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS Weekend Edition.

Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS Weekend Edition

I have had a ball participating in the Grow Your Blog Hop! I know many of you have too. Have you found and connected with any new to you blogs? I know I have! To those of you who didn’t get in, or just kept putting it off, make sure to follow Kristy so you can get in next time! I promise you won’t regret it!

How did my week play out in the Active category?

SUNDAY – Not much today but managed 13,100 steps
MONDAY – Strength train, ITBS workout, hips, legs, core, 10,000Fitbit steps
TUESDAY – Run 3 miles, 12,600 Fitbit steps
WEDNESDAY – Call it a bust! Missed strength training due to work, and left Fitbit at home, whomp whomp 🙁 3,400 steps
THURSDAY – 2.25 walk/run more walking than running 12,600 Fitbit steps
FRIDAY – Rest but was on my feet quite today. 16,300 Fitbit Steps
SATURDAY – Half marathon then walking 33,200 steps!

Our Weekend

I was looking forward to our trip to Oxford this weekend. I got to leave work exactly when I planned on it. (That doesn’t happen often) and we were on the road and had no problems getting to the RV place. Then we took a dive downhill. We get to the place and it’s not exactly what we are expecting and it sure didn’t look like what the website portrayed! No one was in the office so we tried to find a spot. We circled around back where we saw campers but these looked to be more like monthly rental spots because of all the “stuff” around the campers. We found a few spots open near the front but these were not the full hookups, what I paid for. I tried calling the number and only got the answering machine. Ugggh! We had to get to packet pickup so pulled in and jumped in the car to leave.

For the moment, I forgot about our hook up problems with the sight of the Ole Miss campus. It is a beautiful historic place and I was excited to be here.

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The finish was inside the Manning Center. I had never been in here before and it was something to see! A very nice updated facility!

I’ll do a recap on the race so I’ll save the details for that!

We got a ton of stuff there at the expo too. We had time so I visited every vendor I was even remotely interested in. They always have stuff to give away even if it’s just pens, who doesn’t need extra pens laying around right?

My pre-race carb loading tradition is pizza or my favorite a calzone so we asked on of the local vendors there (another good reason to talk to them, they are usually local and can give you the 411 on great places to eat).

They recommended two places, Proud Larry’s and Soulshine Pizza Factory. We have been to the latter in Jackson so we opted for the new place.

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Eating on the outdoor patio

The weather was great for sitting outside on the patio and it reminded me of summertime. It was a very casual atmosphere. We got an appetizer that I did not get a picture of. We were hungry you hear??

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I got the Spinach calzone. It came with mushrooms but I left them off. I usually have pepperoni added but I just forgot. 🙁 It was still very good!

After dinner, we had to make a special trip to an athletic store to get me a pair of compression shorts to wear under my skirt. Yes, I know cutting it very close. I turned my closet upside down before we left looking for mine!!!! Have you ever done this?

After that, we make another traditional trip to Walmart, you know cause we can’t go anywhere without going to one!!! But hey, know what I found? Peeps Chocolate Marshmallow Flavored Milk!  I know right? Has any of you seen this or tried it? I wanted too, ya know just because but I didn’t get it. 🙁

Back to the RV to lay out everything and get ready for my run tomorrow, 5 AM wake up call is going to come early.

Race Day

The alarm went off and actually I was ready to get my day started! A little coffee, a little food some Body Glide a few other things and by 6:10 we were headed to the start line!

The only other person I knew that would be there was Stetson and I just so happened to run into him walking in.

One thing I noticed was not many people “dressed up” like with skirts or anything out of the ordinary for a training run. I didn’t even see many cool prints on leggings. I did still get several compliments on my skirt! One I remember was a couple of guys (one was dressed up like Jack Sparrow) in a neighboorhood and had a table set up with free beer. I came by and they said, “Anyone that will wear a skirt like that needs a beer!” Humm, I guess that was a compliment, I guess I could take it as an insult, lol!!!

My race went well, this one was clearly marked so no worries taking the wrong course like last time! I was okay with my time of 2:27. I usually say any time I can come in under 2.5 is a plus for me, but it did get me to thinking and wanting to be faster. It also got me to thinking I have not been doing much training on hills.

All in all, it was a good race.

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I didn’t stay too long after the race, we had to move our RV and see about another place to stay for the night. Since we were in the car we stopped by the State Park at Sardis Lake. The park ranger and man in the office were super nice and there were plenty of places to get. We even got our choice of sites.

We headed back to get the RV and had planned on getting propane there because it was posted they had it on the website and on the huge sign out front, well that turned out to be untrue! Another nail in the coffin of us ever staying here again. Maybe I should say the guy behind the counter said all he did was the paintball stuff. There is also a paintball facility right there and the rv office and paintball office is the same. Apparently they need to stick with the paintball and the month by month RV site and leave the others alone.

It did help my feelings as we were leaving a couple stopped us and asked us about our stay here that they were looking for a future use. We told them exactly what all happened. Ya know the word of mouth is a great tool!

After an extra trip back to the nearest town to Sardis Lake to get our tanks filled we hooked up, showered and relaxed a bit before heading back to Oxford to eat dinner.

Tonight we decided on Ajax Diner.

One of Eli Manning’s favorite restaurants, Ajax has been named “Best Downhome Soul Food” by Mississippi Magazine three years in a row, in addition to the magazine’s “Best Cornbread” and “Best Plate Lunch” titles. Ajax holds many local titles, including The Oxford Eagle’s “Best Plate Lunch,” “Best Burger,” “Casual Dining” and  “Best of the Best.” Needless to say, Ajax is definitely a spot you need to try if you’re in Oxford.

We were not disappointed here at all! I had the pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and the sweet potato casserole. Mr. Sippi had the hamburger steak, sweet potato casserole too and a broccoli rice casserole that was wonderful!  We left full and needed to walk around the Square a bit before getting in the car!  We did a little exploring around the City and on the Ole Miss campus before heading back to the RV to turn in for the night.

Sunday

I got up to cloudy skies and even misting rain. I still put my shoes on and walked for about 40 minutes to shake out my legs and to get in some steps knowing the rest of the day I would be lazy. I had some problems connecting to my wifi at the campground so we stopped at a sports bar for lunch and I scrambled to get my post ready to go live while we’d be on the road. It’s a good think I took my own advice with my tips for Using Evernote in Blogging. I hope you didn’t miss it!

What’s coming up?

I’ll be participating in SweatPink’s Sip n Sweat this Thursday and I’ve already put the bug in a few friends ears to celebrate with me. Course for some it was a no brainer, all I had to do was say wine. 🙂 You know who you are, no denying it!

Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon is next weekend, yes, it’s that time again! I’m so excited this will be my third time to participate in this race. It should turn out to be a great weekend!!! Don’t forget to keep up with me on Instagram to see what all I’m getting into this week and weekend!

How did you handle a situation where you did not get your money’s worth? I’d love to hear below what you did.

Have you forgotten something major at home expecting to get a replacement once you get here? How’d it work out for you?

I hope each of you have a wonderful week and I can’t wait to see what is going on in your neck of the woods!

Cheers,

Tr!c!@

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Comments

  1. You have been a busy lady!! Sounds like you had some amazing eats on the road. And a nice experience. Strange that not many people wore skirts or dressed up much. I think you looked really cute! I look forward to the race recap!
    Kelli recently posted…The end of an eraMy Profile

    • Kelli, I think almost too amazing eats. As bad as I want too be able to eat what I want, it is just catching up with me. Ahhhh, I really hate to be in the mindset of things I can not have.

      When I looked around and didn’t see many people dressed out of the norm, a year ago I would have been so self-conscious this it would have affected my run. This time, I was like Well I’ll sure stand out now won’t I! I think I needed to get here!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  2. I was the only sparkly one at my race too, but it was a very small event compared to yours. Your first campground sounds miserable. I’m glad you found another. I love anything made with spinach and that calzone would be right up my alley. That’s a great finish time on a hilly course. Looking forward to next weekend!
    HoHo Runs recently posted…Just A Normal Week (WW # 29)My Profile

    • There really wasn’t that many at this run. It is the first year they put it on. They had a great turnout at the expo with almost 1000 visitors I ready but less than 200 actually running. I thought it was ok but I didn’t realize how close to the end I really was until I saw my stats. 🙁
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  3. I personally LOVE the skirt! 🙂 Gotta be cute when running right? I would love to do a rock and roll race sometime. I’m not exactly picky on location, but definately somewhere warm. Thanks for hosting the link up again!
    Gina Hanzel recently posted…Scraped Knees and Bruised Egos. Week 2 – Marathon Training CompleteMy Profile

    • That’s right Gina, gotta be cute running! What a way to look at it! Well Gina if you’re looking for a warm run we in the South can help a girl out! It’s looking like NOLA will be right on track with a warm and humid start. I appreciate you joining us again for Weekly Wrap!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  4. Congrats on the race! And I love the outfit! I ended up buying a spibelt at the expo before my first marathon, because I realized I had more gels than my other belt could hold. It ended up working out ok, but I know its never a good idea to try something new like that on race day!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…Is Stretching Worth Your Time? Things to Consider When Deciding If You Need to StretchMy Profile

  5. Boo to the RV park! I love how you just rolled with it. That could have thrown me off!

    Hey, I’m all about the pens. Feel free to share with me. I use them at work all the time!

    Looking forward to the recap.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Big Sur Marathon Training–Week 3My Profile

    • Thankfully there was another park close by. I’m glad it didn’t work out cause we would not have visited the state park otherwise. It was a huge lake, nice scenery and $10 cheaper per night you can’t beat that! I love pens too! I’m a pen whore, shhhh! 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  6. How adorable are you?!??! Congrats on the race! And that calzone looked a-ma-zing. I am always paranoid about forgetting something when I go away for a race so I usually start packing the week before we leave, ha ha. And I make a checklist -that way if I can’t find something, I have time to either get a replacement or find it.
    Phaedra @ Blisters And Black Toenails recently posted…#OperationTop5 Week 7: Can’t Catch a BreakMy Profile

    • Phaedra being prepared is always good, course if your like me the week before we leave, I’m out of town on another adventure! Ha. I do need to think ahead more and use checklist. Dang how many races have I don’t I should know this stuff by now! 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  7. Congrats on the half! and another one coming 🙂 I love it, I wish I was on racing streak right now!
    I hate when you get somewhere and it wasn’t what you expected….been there for sure!
    I love spinach calzones…yummmmy.
    Your race outfit was adorable 🙂
    Tracking your steps is a good way to gauge your active level, I need to pay attention more.

  8. Bummer about the RV place but it sounds like it did not ruin your weekend at all. I will definitely contact a company about poor service – if I can find someone to contact! I think your outfit looked great and brilliant idea to ask expo workers where to eat.
    Coco recently posted…Give A Good Luck Box To Your Favorite RunnerMy Profile

  9. Congrats on your race. I love how you rocked the skirt. That is surprising to hear that people weren’t dressed up.
    Nicole recently posted…Weekly Wrap # 8 and Paleo Egg MuffinsMy Profile

  10. I am loving the Grow your Blog Hop. I’ve met a lot of people, and it’s been so much fun reading new blogs. You are killing it with your steps! You are way ahead of me for our Weekend Warrior challenge! I gave up yesterday after I saw how many steps you had. LOL
    Tara recently posted…Marathon Training Week 9 – Halfway PointMy Profile

  11. LOVE that sparkly skirt! Believe it or not, as much as I”m into bling and all things “fancy,” I do not have a sparkly skirt LOL (that needs to change)
    Kim Hatting recently posted…The week in review-Consistency!My Profile

  12. You look adorable in your skirt and braids! Can’t wait to hear more about the race. I went to my first marathon with no drink mix (I always carry my own) and ended up finding it at a GNC. Thanks for the linkup!
    Marcia recently posted…Challenges Come in ThreesMy Profile

    • Sounds like we both got lucky with finding our gear prior to the race. I was sweating bullets though. I ended up getting some Nike compression shorts for just under $40. At the race, the Ole Miss track and field department had bends of athletic shirts, shorts, etc. They had pretty much the same thing, Nike brand and all for $5, yes $5! Only thing was they had XS sizes left. 🙁 All this junk is not gonna fit in an XS anything!!! Bahahaha!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  13. That’s too bad about the first campground. Congrats on your race! The Ajax diner sounds like a great place to eat! Good luck and have fun at RnR New Orleans!
    Sherry recently posted…Shamrock Run Portland Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (2/15-2/21)My Profile

  14. Love the skirt/socks combo – very striking! I rarely dress up for races, but admire those who do! Also, you left the mushrooms off your calzone? I LOVE mushrooms! Could eat them all day long!! Congrats on your race…and another next week! Impressive.
    Bradley recently posted…Recovery WeekMy Profile

  15. Busy weekend ! And 2 half marathons two weeks in a row ? Good for you ! Hope you have a great week. And I think your skirt looks great so Jack Sparrow was complimenting you.
    Karen @ Fit in France recently posted…Weekly wrap : 6 weeks to go !My Profile

    • If I had my way I’d have 4 in a row! I don’t think my knee will play along, it did not get the memo that I’m feeling 20 years younger instead of 20 years older! Ha thanks Karen, I think Jack was still hung over from the night before! 😉
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  16. Congrats on the races!!! Wow you are crazy – happy this one worked out. You look great!
    Melissa recently posted…Warm Weather, Black Tie and an Overall Chill WeekendMy Profile

  17. I too am loving the blog hop. This is the third blog hop of Kristy’s that I’ve participated in, and it always amazes me each time how I like it even more than the last time. The hop does take a lot of time and work, but its definitely worth it!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3My Profile

    • It’s my second hop and Kristy does a fantastic job doesn’t she? Yes the time requirement is tough with all the weekly wrap posts I read but well worth it! I wanted to thank you again for linking up with us this week Kathryn! Glad to see you here!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  18. Sounds like you guys had quite the eventful race weekend! I always like looking cute for races and usually wear a skirt. I wore a pink sparkle athletic skirt to a local 10k that is known to be a very fast race and I was definitely the only person wearing a crazy skirt! 🙂 I didn’t care though.
    Christine @ Two Runners Travel recently posted…Weekly Workout Roundup: Feb 22ndMy Profile

  19. So when I ran the LA Marathon (and it was forecasted to be in the 80s), I left my hydration pack at home. This was devastating until my BRF reminded me that another friend was coming up the next morning and she could coordinate with my husband for pickup. Lifesaver! Your outfit was super cute. I love going to races just to see what every one is wearing!
    Smitha @ Running with SD Mom recently posted…My Favorite Finds from the Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo and a Nuttzo #GIVEAWAYMy Profile

    • Oh no I’m so glad you got your hydration pack! That would not have been good in that kind of heat! How do we seem to forget the most important things, I ‘ll never know. You always look so cute Smitha! You’re going to have to share with us how you organize all your race outfits in your closet! 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  20. Seems like you have so much fun every weekend — I’m so envious! Going to halfs takes so much out of my husband (yeah, honey, I’m the one running 13.1 miles!) so obviously I can’t do it as often as I’d like to (although probably still not as often as you).

    I’d be so over the moon to run a half in 2:30 . . . maybe a flat one?

    Yes, I’ve definitely left stuff at home. Never clothing. Not yet . . . although I did leave just one glove once!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…My body is just a running tendinitis: 2/15-21 Weekly WrapMy Profile

    • Apparently all of our fun seems to tick some people off, around our parts. I think jealousy takes a hold and won’t let go! We work hard and play hard, nothing wrong with that! I am hoping my knee is having as much fun as I am. I just can’t seem to get it out of my mind that one day I won’t be able to do this so I want to squeeze in as much as I can now.
      Judy a lot of people would just love to run period! We both have to remember that! 🙂 Appreciate you friend!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  21. Two halfs in two weekends. You rock! YOu are motivating me to sign up for more.

    Congrats on another fun weekend and race.

    I would love to run in New Orleans!!!
    Darlene recently posted…Monday Running UpdateMy Profile

  22. Your sparkle skirt looks great! I wear running skirts on all my runs, but will dress up if there’s a good theme to the race.

  23. Glad you were able to find a replacement pair of compression shorts! If I left part of my race outfit at home, that would just give me an excuse to skip the race, ha ha! Congrats on your half marathon! I think that’s a great time given you were just run ing it to run it. Good luck at the R&R half! I’d love to do a R&R race some day.
    Jenn @ Dashing in Style recently posted…JASR Half Marathon Training: Week 12My Profile

  24. Girl!!! I am one of those people who wants what they want when the reserve, order, etc.!!! I am quick to make a phone call, speak to a manger, write a letter. I don’t play with my money!! I am usually pretty successful at getting my money back plus some!

    Your meals look and sound delicious!

    I had a hilly race yesterday and it surely reminded me that I need to increase some hill work!

    I was suppose to be running RnRNO….;(…but the knee is just not having it….devastated!!! Have fun for me….

    Sip and Sweat sounds like so much fun!! Enjoy!

    • I remember you saying you were supposed to run NOLA I hate it didn’t work out I would have loved to meet you! I surely will be thinking about you, maybe your bada$$ery will take over me and I’ll have a great race! 🙂 It could happen ya know!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  25. Sounds like a good trip to Oxford minus the mishap at the RV park! Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Your calzone pic is making me hungry. I love calzones! 🙂 Great job with you half marathon! Your outfit was great! Excited for your next race! Have fun at RnR New Orleans!
    Sharon recently posted…Training Week 9 Up to the Davis Stampede & Weekly Wrap 2/15-2/21My Profile

    • Thank you Sharon, it turned out fine on the RV mishap thank goodness! Yup I try and eat calzones before a race they have worked well for me, or maybe I just like the excuse to eat them. 🙂 I hope to have a good race but none the less a lot of fun in New Orleans!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  26. Busy, busy! congrats on the half, I would be super happy with that time! How do you plan for back to back halfs? My Fitbit has died- completely feel apart sister- I am so irritated! That RV park sounds sketchy- I hate when I don’t get what I pay for, damn internet can make anything look good! Happy Monday – sounds like a fun weekend 🙂
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Family, Pirates and not enough miles!My Profile

    • How do I plan for back to back half’s apparently I don’t I just wing it! Ha. Well I’m just looking at it like I did several marathon training runs over 13 miles back to back, maybe I can do this. Last year I did 3 but had a weekend off in between each one. I honestly don’t know how this is going to play out, I guess we’ll see!
      What??? No, your fitbit died, say it ain’t so! Wait did you get a new coffee maker? Yes, my thoughts exactly there was some photoshopping all over this RV park to make it look as good as the website!!! Damn them!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  27. Congrats on another great half! That RV place sounds terrible, but I’m glad you didn’t let it affect your weekend fun (and were able to find a better place). I’ve never run back to back halves, but I ran 16 this past weekend and have 14 next weekend so I suppose that’s kind of similar (though I’ll be going slow). Have a great week and good luck in NOLA! 🙂
    Elizabeth recently posted…Feb 8–21: Training RecapsMy Profile

    • That’s what I keep telling myself, in marathon training I did back to back runs over a half marathon distance in fact several miles over so I’m hoping for the best. I was not prepared for the hill though. You can tell I’ve been training on flat ground! What doesn’t kill me will make me stronger, right?!?
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 29 Oxford MS WeekendMy Profile

  28. Every time I read your articles I want to run out and buy an RV. Sounds like a great way to travel to me.

    Congrats also on another great race. You are just cranking out the races this year my dear!
    Amy recently posted…Why does everything I enjoy start so early in the morningMy Profile

  29. That’s a great tip about asking the vendors at the Expo for local food recommendations! I hadn’t thought about that before, but it’s definitely a perk of exploring the local booths at the expo.
    Jessica S recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up: What a difference a week makes!My Profile

  30. I love the Old Miss Campus – it’s absolutely stunning! Congratulations on another amazing race!
    Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com recently posted…Quick & Easy Egg Muffin RecipeMy Profile

    • It has been a few years since I’ve been on it but truly a beautiful place! I had hoped to go in to see all the memorabilia including the coveted Egg Bowl Trophy but we only got to see it from the window. 🙁 Maybe next time! Oh Rachel, your post yesterday about the Egg muffin inspired me to have eggs and turkey bacon for supper, so it was close! 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…I’m Addicted to Race BlingMy Profile

  31. What a fun weekend! I love your race outfit. 🙂 Congrats on the race! I have a friend doing the NO RnR Half as well. Hope yours goes well!

  32. Congrat’s on your half!
    Love that your able to take the RV around for each race, that probably totally saves you so much money not having to stay in hotels! Plus gas prices are actually low enough people can afford to pull trailers, LOL I am just hoping the prices stay low here come summer, I’d love to get a little traveling in before they go up!
    I ran RnR New Orleans back in 2012, it was a great race. I had the flu and I was miserable the whole time, but that was just something out of my control, the rest of the race was pretty good I loved getting to run through all the different area’s of New Orleans that I normally probably wouldn’t venture into. It’s one I wouldn’t mind doing again sometime but not sick, LOL
    Hey good luck in it, they do come up with cute medals, it’s my only medal hanging on marti gras beads, LOL
    Runaway Bridal Planner recently posted…Sometimes Decision Making Can Be the Worst!My Profile

    • You know just for overnight trips that are longer distances away, we more times than not break even but add a couple nights or a long week in a bigger city where the hotel rates are sky high we do save money! Plus you just can’t beat sleeping in your own bed having all your stuff within reach!
      My first NOLA medal had mardi gras beads too! Still my only one with them!
      Tricia recently posted…I’m Addicted to Race BlingMy Profile

  33. Congratulations on your half marathon! I’m with you, I’m thrilled with anything under a 2.5 but honestly I’m always just happy to get to the finish line healthy and smiling. =) Ahhh, Ole Miss! I’ve never been there but I’ve heard it’s really beautiful. That’s cool that they have a “Manning” center – makes perfect sense. Have you ever seen “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock? It’s one of my all-time favorites and ever since seeing it, I’ve paid more attention to Ole Miss. I’m so envious that you’re running RnR NOLA!!! That is going to be such a fun time. Can’t wait to hear about your experience there!!!
    Emily @ Out and About recently posted…Training week recap: Feb 15-21, 2016My Profile

    • Yes you are so right Emily, my marathon proved to be just that I was happy to finish and I could across the finish line upright! Plus!!!
      The Manning center, is state of the art in a sports facility! I so wish I lived closer to utilize this! I have seen the Blide Side, Coach Hugh Freeze the head coach for Ole Miss now was Michael Oher’s high school coach! How cool is that!
      Thanks so much Emily for the well wishes in New Orleans as well, I hope you get to make it to one soon! Oh and hey, you keep paying attention to Ole Miss, we’re not done yet, not by a long shot 😉
      Tricia recently posted…I’m Addicted to Race BlingMy Profile

  34. Congratulation on your run. It looks like you had a nice weekend, so glad all worked well for you.
    Looking forward to hearing about your next run as well.

  35. Thank you Ruth! I am very excited to be running again in New Orleans and did you hear, Holly is joining me!
    Tricia recently posted…I’m Addicted to Race BlingMy Profile

  36. First of all, congrats on your race! I look forward to reading all about it 🙂 I’m a diehard Virginia Tech fan, but I would love to see Ole Miss’s campus some day and I wouldn’t mind to catch a ball game there either.

    We do a fair amount of camping and we have had our share of bad experiences. I can’t understand why some places just don’t seem to care – we’ve even had a few KOA’s like that. But that is unusual for them. I have this thing I do, though, when it comes to goods and services and I feel like I’ve been wronged or I don’t get my money’s worth. My husband calls it “The Stare” and let me tell you it works! Basically I calmly and politely explain my problem, I allow them to respond, and if I’m not satisfied (i.e. if they don’t offer some type of solution), I just stand there and look them straight in the eyes. It has a 99% success rate. Either the person feels awkward and just keeps talking and offers me something to make up for the issue or they go and get the manager. My husband says I can be a shrewd as an Arab trader, haha.
    Meagan recently posted…TNF ECS 50K Training – Week 8My Profile

    • I’m going to have to incorporate the “stare” into my tactics too! Apparently, my letter writing skills have paid off as an update to my fiasco this weekend I’m getting an additional discount for our disatisification. I was hoping to get a full refund but I’m happy with the response from the manager and the discount!
      Tricia recently posted…I’m Addicted to Race BlingMy Profile

  37. Nice job on your race! I look forward to reading your full recap. Ole Miss campus is beautiful! My cousin is currently in grad school there. Good luck at RnR NOLA this weekend! That’s an awesome race! I’m hoping to run it again sometime!
    Debra @HappyRunningSole recently posted…Sea Turtle Half Marathon Race RecapMy Profile