Last week was a stressful week in the It’s A Hero household. It’s amazing what two misbehaving dogs will do to an already jam-packed week.
If you guessed they cause stress and exhaustion, you would be correct.

So Friday night BF and I got out of the house and went to dinner at Parasson’s Italian Restaurant in Stow. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants!
I ordered the baked ravioli and I was so immersed in my food
that I couldn’t tell you what BF got
{but I’m pretty sure it was rigatoni something or other}.

We made it an early night cause Saturday morning was race day!
I headed to Hartville, Ohio for their 1st Annual Cannonball 5k Run!
While I have been training all summer, I was terrified to run this race.
The last race I ran was in 2007.
Plus BF was not running this race with me, so I was flying solo
{he badly sprained his ankle so he’s been laid up from it for two weeks}!

{Pre-race. Anxious.}
I came in 4th place for my age group, 10th overall female, and finished at 25 minutes 38 seconds! I may not be breaking records anytime soon, but I was pretty proud of myself!
{even if I almost threw up at the finish line – ha! That’s no joke.}


I spent the afternoon in a food coma and sleeping.
It was just what my body needed!

After I recovered, I threw together some gluten-free cupcakes and put myself together for a Halloween party at the neighbors house.


For the party, I dressed up as a flapper
{great excuse to wear a dress I bought from Express}
and BF dressed up as a Biggest Loser contestant, post weight loss!

{all dolled up!}

I ended up taking my wig off shortly after some young kid
asked me if I was Lady Gaga…
He had no clue what a flapper was. Oh well.

Sunday I caught up on all many of the things on my to-do list!
Unfortunately not everything got crossed off my list,
but such is life!

What fun did you get yourself into this weekend?

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Brad October 18, 2010 at 2:15 am

Congrats on the race! 4th place is something to be proud of! I would have died after a mile! 🙂


Kimberley October 18, 2010 at 2:25 am

4th place is very impressive! Great job!


Brown Girl October 18, 2010 at 2:42 am

Great job on the race, that's awesome! Your costumes are wonderful, looks like a great time!


Lil' Woman October 18, 2010 at 3:11 am

Love your costumes and that is too funny that he thought you were Lady Gaga, kids nowadays. 🙂


~M~ October 18, 2010 at 3:52 am

Great costume!!


Analiese October 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Awesome job with the race! Congrats! Hope you have a great week. 🙂


Fizzgig October 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm

you did awesome at the race, yahooo!

cute costumes! I was thinking about being a working box of wine, but dressing up seems like too much work.


Jen October 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

CONGRATS ON YOUR RACE!!!!! 4th place? Holy Moly!!! That is AWESOME!!! Your time is also crazy impressive. I was pleased with my 31 minutes. Someday I will get in the 20s 🙂 Oh, and seriously…who doesn't know what a flapper is????


Katelin October 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

congrats on the race, that's awesome! and i seriously applaud anyone that can run anything, haha.


Krystyn October 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Congrats on the race…and I love your costumes!


Carolyn October 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm

WOW you are FAST!


Melly Mel October 22, 2010 at 6:19 am

so happy to hear about the race!!! you are amazing!


Melly Mel October 22, 2010 at 6:19 am

so happy to hear about the race!!! you are amazing!


TheAnalyst October 24, 2010 at 1:24 am

Congrats on the race!!


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