Near Death Experience and Tulips

Weekends are busy in the spring (also, how is it almost May!?).  It’s just what happens.  I had a few things that set this weekend apart from the rest though:

– I decided to try to die on Friday night.  Because – you know – fun-sies.

Because the first thing to do when having an allergic reaction is to let facebook know!

Because the first thing to do when having an allergic reaction is to let facebook know!  Also, you know you are a blogger when you contemplate having your significant other take a picture of said reaction so you can blog about it.  Doh!

Fella and I stopped for dinner on the way home to let traffic die down.  Something in the food or beer reacted badly with me and by the time we were half way home, I was lobster red, overheating, and had a major migraine.

That’s an ideal way to start a Friday night, right?

– After taking a few advil and benadryl, I escaped near death.  (It’s my story, so I get to make it dramatic).  I helped Fella start our newest house project of putting in double gates for our backyard.  We finished the project on Saturday morning and we can now get both our trailer and ATV into the backyard!  Plus, it makes landscaping and reseeding the backyard much easier.  Yay for do it yourself!  Very empowering!

– My good friends Tom and Jay invited me to join them for the Tulip 5K at the gorgeous Botanical Garden on Sunday morning.  I will take all the company I can for any parts of my long runs on Sundays!  The main downside was having to wake up at 5:30 am in order to be at their house by 6:15 am in order to walk over to the race start which was set for 7 am.  They live in my favorite neighborhood in St. Louis and it always makes me a little sad to visit since I miss living there so much.  It’s right by my favorite park in the city and next to the Botanical Gardens.  That’s just life.

Tom and Jay are two of my favorite people since they are as big of goofballs as I am.  Adding that to a super relaxed race equals good times had by all.  It was a very relaxed race.  You could start whenever you wanted, there were no timing chips, and you didn’t actually have to run the second lap of the course if you didn’t feel like it.  Definitely a relaxed race.  Oh, and I love the bright yellow tech race shirt!  Yay for bright colors!

To start things off on the right foot, the first lap may or may not have involved Tom and I hugging and serenading each other with “Stand by Me”.  Yes, people think we are incredibly strange (kind of because we are).  Minus the terrible singing, it was a beautiful course and a beautiful day!

Tiina and Jay

Jay and I pre-race.

How we celebrate the beginning of Lap 2.  Jay may actually kill me for putting this picture up of him, but I love it!

How we celebrate the beginning of Lap 2. Jay may actually kill me for putting this picture up of him, but I love it!

Tulip running

Headed toward the “finish line”. I really love this photo and am so happy that Jay took it!  From my Instagram.

Goofy Tulip (1)

Tom and I being utterly ridiculous on the last stretch. This picture pretty well sums up our entire relationship.

Tulips

Such beautiful scenery!

Reason number 8 million that I love our Botanical Garden.

Reason number 8 million that I love our Botanical Garden.

Happy Monday!


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Near Death Experience and Tulips — 14 Comments

    • Not sure if I can convince them to do a half marathon (I’ve been trying), but you better believe that they are the best cheerleaders out there! So excited to have all of you in town though!

  1. I also had a near death experience on Fri and posted it to FB. I sucked my hair up in the dryer at the car wash…it was quite frightening and hysterical. Great pics. Looks like you guys were having a great time!

    • This may be one of my favorite comments on a blog post ever…and definitely sounds like something I would do!

  2. Those gardens sure are beautiful! I know what you mean about having to record things as they happen (rather than get to the doctor, etc). I’m always thinking about snapping a photo so that I have something when I tell the story later. 🙂

  3. Thank goodness you survived your near death experience! 😉

    I love the pictures of dogs who ate bees.

    Sounds like a fun race and looks like you had an awesome time. Good for you!

  4. OMG I had an allergic reaction Friday night too! I had to go to CVS at 3 AM to get Benadryl! lol! Mine was to a new swimsuit that I am sending back. Crazy right?

    Great job on the 5K. That’s an awesome picture and it look like you all had a super fun time!

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