After Thanksgiving I spent a few days debating if we should decorate. In my defense the past few years we have not been home for the holidays for at least half the month so I never wanted to put everything up, just to take everything down and not get to enjoy it. But after persistence from my mother I finally decided that we should. So after a few trips to the store we now have a freshly decorated tree and festive outside decor and I’m making an effort to have holiday songs on and apple cinnamon candles lit at all times to make the house feel even more in the Christmas spirit! Also, I’m really into tartan plaids this year (for my house and my clothes). I think my crush on Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls where Pearls has something to do with it!
This past weekend we went home to Memphis, TN for the St. Jude Marathon Weekend. Our first stop was my favorite BBQ joint and boy, it was so delicious. I really miss good BBQ, it’s something I think took for granted when I was younger living in Memphis. We picked up our packets downtown and did a mini ‘tour de Memphis’ driving the half marathon route (which the hubs was doing the next day). Memphis is pretty awesome and I always like to go back see all the culture and sites it has to offer.
Early Saturday we ran. I ran the 5k and the husband dominated the half marathon. I mean the boy can run. He finished in a time of 1:24 and 25th place out of 18,000 something. I am not that cool, but wanted to still participate so I did the 5k with a friend (we both wore pink totally on accident). The absolute best part of the run was running through the campus of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. It literally had me choked up to see all the patients and their parents on the side of the streets with signs and pom poms, so elated to see us run by and to maybe get a high five. If you don’t know, St. Jude’s lets any child with cancer come to the hospital and they do not have to pay a single dime. It’s amazing. I heard the run raised over 40 million for the hospital so I’m happy to have played a little role in that.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
A Week in Review | Tags: BBQ, Charity, Memphis, Running, Weekend | Leave a Comment