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Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekend Recap - A Ballet and My TC 10K Results

This past weekend was jam packed with some of my favorite activities:  A ballet, a wonderful dinner, a early morning run and lots of relaxing! 

Friday night Derek and I enjoyed a night out in Minneapolis.  We started our evening off with an early dinner at Cafe Lurcat (located right in the beautiful Loring Park)

before heading to see Minnesota Dance Theater perform at the Cowles Performing Art Center. 
The food was amazing.  We enjoyed a Crab Cake as an appetizer followed by Lobster Ravioli for Derek and a wonderful Halibut for me!  We also shared some of the most amazing roasted cauliflower I have ever had.  

Buttery, crispy and just a bit salty: a perfect side to my meal. I could have eaten an entire plate of that cauliflower and been content.  

After our meal Derek and I headed down to the Cowles center for the ballet!  The new Cowles performing art center is beautiful.  Being in the same building that I used to dance in brought back so many wonderful dance memories.  Hard to believe it has been so long since I have danced.  Anyways Derek and I saw Minnesota Dance Theater perform The Enchantment: 12 Dancing Princesses.  The dancing was beautiful and elegant, I enjoyed every minute of it!

  Going to the ballet was a perfect birthday present!  Derek and I had an early evening; we headed straight home after the ballet to mentally prepare for our early morning 10k race! 

 Saturday - Race Day: 
 6:30 AM Saturday morning came way to quick, but I somewhat jumped out of bed and into my running clothes.  I have to say I was a bit nervous as we headed to the Medtronic TC 10K Saturday morning.  Not only was Saturday mornings 10K the longest race I have ever participated in, but Saturday morning was cold (about 37-40 degrees). 

 I went into Saturday mornings 10K with one goal, I wanted to run the whole thing.  I didn't set out with a time in mind I simply wanted to be able to say I ran the whole thing.  And you know what... We did! 

 I was so proud of Derek and I.  We ran the 10K in about 50 minutes!  I am now on a runners high and looking for my next race to run! See my stats below: 
I came in 28th in my age group!  I will take that! 
It was a wonderful weekend full of new experiences and memories!