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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day, Start of March Madness, a Group Run, and Awesome Dinner.

Best. Day. Ever.

Did you watch any of the basketball games today?!? Even if you only watched one, chances are you saw an awesome buzzer beater/upset. The games today were out of control. I love March Madness. Here's my bracket:

I was doing pretty well until Vandy had to go and lose to Richmond! Ughh.
At work today we had a St. Patrick's Day party complete with corned beef and cabbage sandwiches and beer. The firm even hires bagpipe, huh?!?

After work I headed over to Pacers running store for a group run. The guy leading the run was totally awesome and talked to me almost the entire 5 mile run...he is a seasoned marathon runner and actually an ultra marathon runner! He was giving me tips for my first marathon and seemed so supportive and excited for me. He is terrific and I will definitely be doing more of those runs. The other few women on the run were super nice and it just goes to show how wonderful the running community is.

I sported my green head band for my run today :)
When I got home, I made an awesome dinner. I usually don't cook very often, but I was feeling inspired for something healthy, yet filling. This did the trick:
spinach penne, tomato sauce, red pepper, shrimp, broccoli, and tomato
I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take a pic of the final product...sorry! That's all for tonight. Hope everyone had an awesome St. Patty's day and didn't get pinched ;)


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Sam!! I anxious to read more about yours!

When is your first marathon? That is wonderful that you have a group to train with--I am jealous!

The ingredients look perfect for a healthy filling meal!

Emily said...

I WAS outside lulu! Did you see us staring you guys down? We always joke about the turf wars with other running groups we see.

Katie said...

LOVE the green headband! and that dinner sounds yummers!