Dam to Dam + Pleasantville Pig-out, Volume II

I forgot about this blog. I got busy! Things are happening in Des Moines! Don’t let anybody tell you any different.

Last Saturday was a repeat of a big day that I recapped last year in this post. First, I ran the Dam to Dam 20K with my lovely and brilliant law school friend Christina.

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I had a blast! Except for the few parts where I thought I might die. And, we finished a full 30 minutes faster than my time last year. I do not wish to discuss my time from last year :) I haven’t been cooking and blogging and such because I was actually good about following a training plan this year, and it took up a lot of time. I have to keep it up for a few more weeks, because I’m doing a half marathon on June 23rd. IN ALASKA! <———just a little bit excited about that.

After we basked in the glory of a finished race for awhile and showered, Christina and her husband and I headed to Pleasantville, where the rest of my family was already hard at work serving BBQ samples to the masses at the Pleasantville Pig-out. This was the second annual Pig-out, and there was a great crowd for the BBQ contest! I didn’t try any of the food, you know, because I don’t eat meatstuffs, but it seemed to go over very well with the passersby. The team won the “People’s Choice” award in the miscellaneous category, and a very grand time was had by all! I hope this becomes a long-running tradition for us to enter the contest, because it’s such a fun little town festival. Some choice photos from the afternoon:

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Alas, I have no recipe today. I’ll try to get my act together before too long and cook something besides Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

2 thoughts on “Dam to Dam + Pleasantville Pig-out, Volume II

  1. BONANZA! I AM SO GLAD YOU HAVE DECIDED TO REJOIN US HERE AT “SHESINGSATTHETABLE.” IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HAVE HEARD FROM YOU. WHILE YOU’VE BEEN OFF GALAVANTING, I’VE BEEN SITTING HERE, INSIDE THIS WEBSITE, WAITING WITH MY OVENMITTS ON AND MY CONVENTIONAL OVEN PREHEATED. IT IS SO HOT IN MY HOUSE.

    My mom has been wearing her Dam to Dam medal around the house 24/7. She showers with it, goes to work with it on…takes countless Instagram photos with it draped over her face. You are never to hang out with her again.

  2. We look like twinzies in the last picture! I apologize for Marge…she is being a real crabapple lately.

    KISSES AND MISSES! Can’t wait to see pictures of Alaska!

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