OMG. Seriously. I just had the craziest weekend EVER.
I’m not sure I have even had the time (or energy) yet to properly digest everything that happened. But here goes…
Friday night, some girls on my team did a Beer Mile. If you don’t know what that is, here’s a quick run down:
Purchase 4 cans of beer (standard 355mL size), with minimum 5% alcohol. Show up at a track with a bunch of your runner friends who have made the same purchase.
We did it in the evening to avoid attracting too much attention…
When the “gun” goes off, chug one of your beers as fast as you can, run a lap around the track. Chug another beer and run a lap…and so on until you have chugged all of your beers and run 4 laps (1 mile) around the track. If you puke, you have to do a penalty lap. First person to complete it wins!
Some of you probably have done this yourselves…others think this sounds fun…and many of you think I’m downright moronic! LOL!
I don’t need to bore you with the minute by minute replay but let’s just say, by the final lap I was well in the lead…until suddenly, I felt my stomach somersault. I stopped dead and all the people watching and cheering us on let out a huge, “WOAH – LOOK AT JANE!!” My stomach isn’t really all that big, and it had 4 beers in it…4 beers that were being shaken in my stomach by the up and down of running…which meant, there was not enough room in my stomach anymore and yes, I totally puked. Like EPIC projectile puke. Consisting of pure beer foam. And I felt AWESOME after and quickly took off to complete my final lap (still in the lead) but then had to do a penalty lap during which someone else (fast girl) finished…leaving me in second place.
In the end I did the 4 laps in 11:37 and with the penalty lap in 13:04. So yeah, I drank 4 beers in about 10 minutes. That’s gross. LOL. But let me tell you, we have never laughed so hard!!! And of course thought it was a good idea to continue on partying afterwards!
Buuuuuuut, this trooper made it to her long run with the team the next morning – the only one of us who had done the beer mile to do so!!
Then I met a friend for lunch…and enjoyed a burger (with bacon on it) and a delicious Sangria!!
Then we took a little break on a sandy beach and watched the sun start to set.
And then Sunday came. Sunday marked the day I attempted my first Obstacle Course Race (OCR) with the Mud Hero – a 6km race course through insane terrain with 16 obstacles and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of mud. I did it with my friend Veronic who is so fit she makes me feel like a sloth. She is trying to convince me to do a Spartan in a couple of weeks so we did this race to get our feet wet…literally and figuratively, as we are both dedicated road racers and aren’t sure OCR’s are for us.
This was us before the race:
Here are pics that are from previous years, but it’ll give you an idea of what we went through…literally went through.
3/1079 in my age category
And while I was having a weekend of total insanity, of course, this is what Abby was doing: