Race morning wake-up weather -- not good racing temps:
And the course was hilly and many runners were misdirected (not me though, but those up front). What a mess. This was my second time doing this race, and I think I might be done with it. Last year, it was an awful course (zigzagging in a parking lot at one point), this time with the hills, the weather and the misdirection, I think it might be the end. I don't remember how much it cost ($75?) but water and bananas at the end (and some kind of milk protein sponsor out there handing out bottles at their tent), I was kind of surprised. I'd think at that price the police would have had the right route, there would have been better course markings, more at the finish, etc. The shirts were decent -- tech shirts but not even close to as great as last year's, which I continue to wear frequently (grey and soft and great with jeans or on a short run).
Still hot at 9:07 p.m. -- yikes, summer is definitely coming to Dallas.
Only a week or so late, but I wanted to share this anyway.
For Easter last year, we made cute little birds' nests with chow mein noodles, chocolate, chocolate eggs, and peeps. We shared them during Easter visits to both of our godsons. Since my godson thought the little nests were awesome, I wanted to try something similar this year.
And how they actually turned out:
(My first one wasn't as wide as the others)
A little row of six:
Kind of fun. I'm not a very creative or crafty person, so I think doing things like this outside my comfort zone is good for me once in a while.
And I'm happy to report I didn't eat any of them! I did eat plenty of graham crackers and frosting, but the edible grass was not good, and I wasn't in the mood for peeps or chocolate.