This week has been weird because my son has been sick for most of it. It started out as I don’t feel well which I took as I don’t feel like going to school which then turned into he wasn’t kidding and he’s real sick. The positive side to this is that he hasn’t been eating the grapes he normally brings to school so I got to polish them off without feeling guilty for eating the kid’s snack.
Another positive this week? The money I saved on not having to pay the New York City marathon entry fee has now been spent on the quick trip I just planned to Hershey Park for this summer, right before my son leaves for sleep away camp.
When I called to make the hotel reservation (because I am old school and prefer to make reservations sometimes via telephone), they already had me in the system from the last time I was there which was back in 2012 for my very first half marathon.
A little blurry but you get the idea – this was taken before the race started!
I ran the Hershey Park half marathon before I started writing this blog so I don’t have a formal recap but I remember it like it was yesterday. If you ever have the chance to run the Hershey Park Half Marathon, I absolutely recommend that you do so! I know it was my first half so it was extra special but hello – running through a chocolate themed amusement park?
A chocolate aid station at mile 12 where they throw you candy during the race? An awesome medal with a terrific goodie bag containing a giant chocolate chip cookie? Free entry into the park?
I can’t do it this year because it’s the same weekend in October as my son’s Bar Mitzvah but hopefully I can get to Hershey Park for the half marathon next year.
So rumor has it Magnolia Bakery came out with a chocolate version of their banana pudding.
My son loves their original banana pudding as seen below. We haven’t stopped into Magnolia Bakery in several months (click here for our last visit) so we have to make it a point to try the chocolate version as soon as possible.
I say as soon as possible just like I said I need to get to the lululemon outlet as soon as possible yet I still haven’t gone. Something tells me that the drive for chocolate banana pudding will happen before the drive for outlet pricing. Hey, we all have our priorities.
I have had two easy runs wearing my new pair of Saucony Ride 7’s this week and I really like them. Actually, no, it’s more like I LOVE THEM!
I think that one of the less often spoken about benefits of rotating your running shoes is realizing that there really is another pair out there that you can learn to love just as much as your main pair. Sometimes we get so caught up in thinking only one running shoe is right for us that the thought of wearing another seems impossible. We can find alternate shoes that we can love and these Saucony’s prove it.
I am trying not to think about turning the clocks ahead this weekend. It’s not so much about losing an hour of sleep but the whole darker again in the morning thing that is bothering me. I know it won’t be for long, I know that soon enough it will be light by 6:00 am but still, I don’t want to go back to running indoors. I am enjoying my early morning outdoor runs again way too much to go back indoors during the week!thinking out loud #running #magnoliabakery #hersheypark #halfmarathon #thinkingoutloud… Click To Tweet
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Where was your first half marathon or first ever race?
Are you planning any trips for this summer?
What was for dinner last night?