Hello, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was hoping to do a full race recap today, but after reviewing the pics I took over the weekend, I didn’t feel as if I had taken enough to warrant it’s own post, so I’m fusing the race recap with a weekend recap instead! I had an especially relaxing weekend with my first real spa experience, and a true lazy Sunday!
Friday night Jake’s best friend arrived in town for his bachelor party (Jake is best man/officiant so he was hosting), but before their big Saturday festivities, we took it easy with some grilling for dinner, and then they left for some night golfing, and I stayed home and indulged in my favorite trash TV, Real Housewives of OC. The day before I had begun to feel a sore throat coming on, and it seemed to intensify Friday night, so I drank all of the hot lemon water I could to thwart any oncoming illnesses!
I woke up early, packed up the dog and headed to my parents for a 5k at the Central Market (a very ritzy grocery store. Think like Whole Foods, but smaller aisles and bigger prices. Yikes) in Southlake for the Hot Hatch Chile 5k! My Dad and I have been running this race for a few years now, and we mostly run it for the flat courses and the free breakfast that is provided at the end! Thankfully the weather was overcast and mild Saturday morning, which made for great Summer running, but the Dayquil I took that morning to aid my throat made me feel a little foggy (do your job, modern medicine!), and I felt pretty sluggish for the first mile or so. Thankfully, I found my stride around mile 2 and was able to finish strong! The course started and finished in front of Central Market, wove through a nearby neighborhood, and was a lot of fun! Post race we were treated to breakfast burritos, roasted potatoes, and a fruit medley! Sadly there was no race medal, but we were all awarded beer glasses!
After the race, I cleaned up, made a quick trip to Target, and then met my best friend Lindsey for lunch and a spa date! Saturday was Lindsey’s birthday, so we enjoyed some Tex-Mex and margs at Gloria’s, and the went for massages at Spa Habitat! I’ve never had a massage before, so I was kind of scared as to how it would go. I was terrified I would get a masseuse who was too intense, and feel really uncomfortable, but I ended up having the best time! Spa Habitat is very big on natural, organic, and holistic practices, and they very encouraging on asking us on what would make us feel more comfortable, what sort of aromatherapy scents we preferred, and if we had any trouble spots. Our massages lasted for about 80 minutes, but I could have gladly stayed there for like 12 full hours. I will definitely be going back!
Sunday morning my sore throat was back with avengeance, which quickly nixed the possibility for a weekend run. I picked up a few sore throat remedies whilst grocery shopping, and spent most of the afternoon taking in the gloomy weather with hot tea, reading, and then continuing my trash TV binge but with the ladies of NYC rather than OC, and then a hot yoga class to wind down the evening!
What are your sore throat remedies?