I know I’m a day late on the whole Mother’s Day recap-but of course thanks to my amazing mother for being, well, amazing!



On Mother’s Day, I didn’t actually see my mom until dinner. I did have a super fun morning though! My home Crossfit has been organizing Sunday runs, and when they go to one of my favorite places to run, I really can’t pass it up. I’ve never been to this trail before, but it was awesome. It’s paved, with beautiful views. It’s also long enough for me-6 miles each way! And it would be impossible to make a wrong turn

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It was also really fun to run with people-something I hardly ever do! We chatted the whole time, and I probably went a bit faster than I would have otherwise, although it was still a comfortable pace. I did 5 miles.10284716_462812553865650_6337966109339438857_o

I haven’t done much (read: any) distance running, and I’m doing Bay to Breakers next weekend, which is 7-8 miles. Bay to Breakers is going to be crazy. If you aren’t familiar with this race…well, I’ll take lots of pictures. Although I doubt they will all be appropriate for the Internet…To give you a sense-the race packet instructions for the bib said “Place bib on your shirt. If you are not wearing a shirt, place it on the from of your shorts.” Yeahhh.

After my run, I returned to campus for brunch, in the form of a veggie panini, eggs, and fruit. The panini was a bit plain/sparsely filled, so I ended up putting the eggs inside and eating it as a breakfast sandwich-so good!



I spent the afternoon doing things not worth mentioning-although I did order new Crossfit shoes, which I’m excited about! The soles of my old ones are getting pretty bare!

That evening, I drove to my hometown (that’s 3 trips this weekend, if you’re keeping track) for dinner at a nice restaurant. Being the total foodie that I am, and totally failing blogger, I of course have food pictures, but no people pictures, or any of the picture frames (with pictures) I gave my mom. Typical.

For my meal, I had red snapper over garlic mashed potatoes and spinach. I realized that although I’ve had this dish many times in the past, I’ve never actually had it at the restaurant-we’ve done take out from there mostly recently! I also had a side of brussels sprouts.

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It was a fun night!

I have more excitement to share with you guys today. I played softball! And IT WAS AWESOME. And I again have meaning in my life. I haven’t actually touched a ball since the end of summer season, but at this point in my life it’s instinct. I only got a couple of hits, and my timing is still a bit off at the plate (instinct is fast pitch and this is slow pitch!), but it was just fabulous. Another thing that surprised me was how strong I was. I was not expecting to feel like that. I mean, I was in the worst shape of my life at the beginning of last summer (thanks mono), but it was incredible! Even more shocking, I felt very quick and fast. I had so much energy and was just bouncing around. It was great. I need to study super hard for my Bio midterm next Monday because the test is 7-9 and the game is at 8:50…clearly, priorities! Now, I’m super motivated to find a softball league this summer in DC. Plus, it’s a great way to meet people.

I have to say, I’m so happy with everything right now. I have just had a great couple of days-seeing family, Crossfit friends, running with people, SOFTBALL…so much love!

Do you like running solo or with people?

6 comments on “Mother’s Day Fun and Fun-Fun

  1. Emily @smilemilegirl

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s day, even though you didn’t spend the whole day with your mom!! 🙂 New shoes are always exciting.

    The group run sounds like fun. I love running with a group. Easy long runs with the cross country/track girls are my favorite runs, ever. I am so curious about this upcoming race, I can’t wait to hear more about it!!

    1. astottler Post author

      I really wish I had done cross country in high school! And the race is CRAZY. It will be very interesting!

  2. Matt @ Runner Savvy

    I am a solo runner most of the time! I like long runs with a group though.

    1. astottler Post author

      For me, it definitely takes the right group! I’m always worried I won’t be able to keep up!

  3. Chickgettinfit

    I have recently started running with a friend of mine once a week and it’s been really nice. She’s a better runner than me so she pushes me, something I don’t really do for myself. Although I do like my solo runs to help clear my head.

    1. astottler Post author

      I definitely need to start running with faster people as well-some days it’s nice to give my legs a break with easy runs, but when I want to push it, it would be better to have someone there!

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