This weekend was my good friend Abby’s bachelorette party. Her wedding will be in September at the Weisman Art Museum – stay tuned for some featured fits from that sure-to-be-styling affair!
But for now, we take our “fits” to a small cabin town in Minnesota, where 13 lovely ladies- almost all Calhoun Beach Run Clubbers- assembled to toast the bride-to-be.
With so many runners at the same place at the same time, it was a given that a long run would be included in the weekend itinerary.
A few of us did our long run Friday morning so we could provide a support stop for the others on Saturday. To ensure a suitable course for such a special occasion, we drove the route on Friday when we arrived, making note of any additional landmarks that would help prevent any wrong turns.
With the route established, Coach Kelly distributed maps and provided detailed instructions for the run, explaining the locations for the support stops and porta-potties.
Saturday morning, we sent the ladies out onto the country roads to put in their miles;
but first, a quick pic:
Kelly and I drove to mile 7.5, where we waited patiently with Gatorade, strawberries, bananas, and water.
We also rocked out to perfectly suitable early morning musical entertainment, such as LL Cool J and N’Sync. Before we knew it, those speedy runners appeared in the distance- tiny neon specks of hot pink and fluorescent yellow.
Kelly and I were enjoying ourselves so much hosting the support stop, that we decided to set up camp again around mile 11 for more good times. We surprised our runners with one additional support stop to help them finish strong!
Though the rest of the weekend may not have been quite as healthy, (boat rides, bars, and beers!), we did manage to squeeze in some gymnastics.
It was a wonderful girls’ weekend away, full of special memories and valuable bonding. Thanks to all who attended and helped make this “Fits on the Road” a success!