Half Marathon Happenings

Just a quick check-in…

I did it!

We can talk more about the race soon. There are still thoughts to be harnessed. But the day was definitely a good one. I even had a little cheering section:

That Mizzou flag has been to every race my mom has attended. It’s nice because I have something to watch for among the crowds. Oh and there’s nothing she loves more than for people running by to give her a “M-I-Z!” shout. So if you happen to ever see her cheering at a race, keep that in mind.

After the race, my cheering section and I headed to Ann Sathers for some post race awesomeness. Because come on- you know that’s one of the best parts about signing up for races.All that food was MINE.

I picked Ann Sather specifically for the cinnamon rolls. There’s a reason they were featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. Can you believe the two monster rolls are just a simple side to the rest of my meal? Glorious. And probably one of the reasons why the place was PACKED.They may have also stuck us in the very tight corner because I was gross.

I’m not offended because it’s true.

After a necessary shower and the departure of my parents, I went out to have a celebratory drink with this girl and this girl.Parental visit. Half marathon. Cinnamon rolls. Delicious beverages.

Solid weekend.

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30 Responses

  1. Congrats on the half! I love that your parents could be there. And that is awesome that your mom always brings that flag. It’s actually really nice to have something like that to find your spectators, as you said!

  2. Congratulations on the run! I’m so happy for you! I know it was nice to have a great cheering section for it! That breakfast looks like the perfect treat afterwards too! I hope you have a great week Amy!

  3. Congrats dear!! That’s awesome. I really like the way you refuel. Just like me!

  4. Good job on the half, girl! Glad you had such a loving cheering section to keep you motivated. And holy jesus I want a cinnamon roll now…

  5. Yay – congrats on finishing the race and tackling those cinnamon rolls. :)

  6. Congrats Amy! Those cinnamon rolls are the bomb. So is beer.

  7. Awesome! Can’t wait to read your full review!

  8. Congrats!! Excited to hear the recap :)

  9. The cinnamon rolls look amazing.

    Cograts on your race!

  10. It’s a good thing you didn’t bring that medal with you yesterday afternoon. I would have totally tried to swipe it!

    P.S. Your parents are adorable. I love your mom’s Missouri pride.

  11. Yay for your third half! Jealous of your Sunday funday!

  12. Congrats! I want all that food RIGHT NOW! And the beer, of course. ;)

  13. I’d maybe run a race if there were gluten free cinnamon rolls at the end. Or maybe I’d eat them while cheering you on. I’d save you one though.

  14. We should probably find more ways to incorporate sticky buns and microbrews into our weekends. :) It’s a good combo.

  15. Congratulations Amy you rock!! So glad your parents were there to cheer you on. Gotta love cinnamon buns but most of all the beer!!
    If I lived in Chicago I would definitely be there to cheer you on, but I did cheer you on from northern cali!! Yay Amy. :)

  16. Congrats lady!

    I want that cinn roll please.

  17. Ummm . . . you look really good in that picture. If that’s what you look like after running a half marathon, I’m not sure if we can be friends.

  18. Congrats girl! Sounds like a fab weekend for sure. I’m jealous of the cinnamon roll action.

  19. Congrats on finishing your half! Am I the only one who thinks the food is the best part of the race? Surely not.

    OH sheesh, this morning my friend and I did a crazy intense workout and I told her that I swear I put on deodorant that morning… but I’m not sure it was helping!

  20. Can’t wait to hear about the race!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And, OMG, Ann Sathers is seriously the most delicious place in the world. I die for those cinnamon rolls.

  21. yay for you but YAY for those cinamon buns!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to read more about your race – seriously – like a true blog geek I thought of you yesterday…

    ….stalker alert

  22. Way to go, Amy! Those cinnamon rolls are awesome, you earned them!

  23. 1. Congratulations!
    2. How the HECK did I not see you yesterday?! I worked a water stop at the race AND ate at Ann Sather afterwards.

  24. Good job girlfriend!

  25. Girl, what was your time??? Why to leave us hanging!

  26. HOW CUTE are your parents!? Can’t wait to hear the deets!

  27. You look very French sipping that drink. I like.

    And not gonna lie, when I saw the pics of your parents I was hoping to see Mon creeping in the background :)

  28. Seriously lady, great job on the half!! You certainly earned those cinnamon buns :)
    I look forward to hearing more about it!

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  30. Looks like a cool race – I’m visiting a friend in Chicago in September and doing the Chicago half. I’ve run the full before too. Fun city!

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