What a fun weekend I had in Athens, GA with the grad school girls!
Lauren was an amazing host and our weekend was action-packed but relaxing, too.
On Friday night, we met up with Lauren’s boss, Jen, for dinner at a fun Mexican place.
We had a quick dinner and then headed off to the UGA women’s gymnastics meet!
Gymnastics is HUGE at UGA and we were so excited to see the team in action. The stadium was packed!
They opened the competition with indoor fireworks as the gymnastics team walked in! Amazing.
It was pretty epic.
The meet itself was really fun to watch, too! The girls are seriously good.
Check this out — insane, right?
I love watching gymnastics — especially since I was a gymnast when I was a kid. UGA won by 1 point — exciting!
After the gymnastics extravaganza, we got to check out Lauren’s new office in the sports nutrition department.
They have this awesome thing there called a “Bod Pod” that measures your body composition. We didn’t measure ours, but obviously took pictures in it. It’s kind of like a mini space ship!
On Saturday morning, the girls and I all got ready for a long run! With the exception of Libby, who is doing yoga teacher training, we’re all runners and training for a race at the moment. I love traveling with other active people.
As you know, I’m currently training for the Tobacco Road Half Marathon, and we covered 10 miles on Saturday morning (a couple of the girls went on to do more since they are training for full marathons).
It was cold and very windy, but we made the most of it and it was nice to have a change of scenery for a long run! We ran all around UGA’s campus, through Athens, and even on some trails.
Total distance: 10 miles. Total time: 1:36:02. Average pace: 9:36.
- Mile 1: 9:48
- Mile 2: 10:04
- Mile 3: 9:20
- Mile 4: 9:29
- Mile 5: 9:24
- Mile 6: 9:31
- Mile 7: 9:39
- Mile 8: 9:42
- Mile 9: 9:30
- Mile 10: 9:33
Great run! It was SUPER hilly (and massively windy) the whole way so our pace wasn’t exactly the fastest (for us), but it’s all good. Hilly and windy training runs make less hilly and windy races feel that much better, right?
We’re on the road back to Chapel Hill now — I’ll be back tomorrow to share the rest of our weekend adventures — this post is getting to be a biiiiit too long.
Did you guys get in a run this weekend? How’d it go?