Yep, you read the title right. Sweat, not sweets. Saturday was the first of two baby showers for my sister. Since her husband comes from a large Southie family, we split it up into two so that there were not over 70 guests and she could enjoy talking to everyone. There were over 50 guests on Saturday, but the gift opening was quick and painless featuring tutu’s, bathing suits, bruins jerseys and more clothes than I could have imagined.
For dessert, I had a carrot cupcake which was enormous and tasted delicious. They were from Sweet Tooth on Broadway in Southie, which I love. I went for a 6 mile run before hand and was glad considering the cupcake was probably more than that. After the shower, I felt the effects of the sugar overload. I’m technically “insane” when it comes to sugar. I know it makes me feel like crap, but I still can’t say no to the cupcakes. In the middle of the night, I woke up sweating and know it was a result of the garbage I ate during the day.
The party was supposed to be a surprise and I think it was achieved for the most part! There was a fun candy bar that was gone by the end for guests to take home goodie bags. I loaded up on the white chocolate malt balls and jelly beans.
We were also given a lottery ticket at each of our seats. The baby’s great aunt won $100! I haven’t actually checked my ticket yet but I would assume if there was a big winner I would have heard about it, right? I love this idea for party gifts. My sister’s mother-in-law also bought scratch tickets for the bridal shower back in June.
Saturday morning was the first time I’ve been running in a while. It was nice to enjoy wearing sunblock and my Oakley Warm Up glasses once again. The fresh air felt amazing. I put my Bar Method membership on hold for the next two months to dedicate to my triathlon training. I’m going to be cycling at Recycle Studio, cross training at the Boston Sports Club with their small group training class UXF and running on my own with the occasional swim. I’m meeting with someone tomorrow to talk about training!