Oh goodness. I can’t show my face at work for the next month. More on that soon!
The maintenance staff is back at it.
Putting one large spider in the elevator and then new tiny spiders throughout the elevator.
In typical fashion, Thursday was busy. My first patient was a no go though. I suddenly had the urge to clean my desk. It always has little piles of papers and chapstick all over but the dust and odd sticky patches pushed me overboard. I even scrubbed my white keyboard that nearly had grime covering entire numbers and letters. It was out of control.
What was also out of control at work, our laughter at “binders full of women.” We were laughing at memes and Twitter comments throughout the day. (We are a lot of fun to work with )
Quick change into running clothes was mandatory. I wore my new pants that are described to show off leg muscles. I think they are just being nice at saying, “these pants are skin-tight. good luck.”
I needed to get going to Bacon Fest and I just wanted to get the rainy run over.
I also skipped my favored running route since it is a small walk to get to. I hopped around a few puddles and was pelted with a few large raindrops that formed on tree leaves.
It was hard pacing at an 8’51″ pace. I started out at 8’20″ and had to keep pulling back and then I just felt off.
I’ll be having to monitor my pace the entire time on Sunday.
I’m excited for this race but not nervous. I need to get nervous otherwise I am worried I won’t remember to bring everything and mentally prep.
After my run I quickly made myself presentable. It was time for Bacon Fest! I had a discussion with Aaron to make sure to have a ticket waiting for me at the entrance table. It always seems to be a mess since I get a comped ticket. “Who are you? I don’t have any ticket for a Molly. No, nothing under Aaron either. Oh wait, you’re Aaron’s girlfriend? Just take a ticket.” Every time. And this time.
Let the fun begin!
Local restaurants came with their best bacon dish attempt and some came with a drink, too! The event was for a downtown charity.
And then a camera crew quickly approached us 3 ladies from cardiac rehab. We of course did our, “AH! No we can’t be on TV for this!!” I even made it clear that I am biased with my thoughts towards Bacon Fest. And then suddenly my coworker is holding my purse and plate of food and I am giving the anchor my name. I stumbled through the interview with a red face and finally declared, “I’m being awkward…” and wrapped up my comments.
I’ve avoided the news ever since.
Highlights: bacon wrapped shrimp; pulled pork with bacon pumpkin cornbread; mac and cheese bacon stuffed jalapeño; seared pork belly with pickled deviled egg. I refrained from the bacon cocktails. It’s a dry week for me.
Leftover bacon decoration-
This made me sad more than anything. There were 2 of these and they were real!
There was a fun photo booth. I’ll be honest, I think most photo booths can be tacky and not really funny. My coworkers and I took an awesome picture that included me wearing egg glasses and a bacon mustache. Aaron and I took a picture with him holding a Chuck Norris face and me with a Kevin Bacon face. Cute couple. Cuter couple-
Aaron did so awesome with helping with Bacon Fest. I was definitely the proud girlfriend for sure!
Cue drinking lots and lots of water.
It’s time to pull together and charge forward with a busy day. I took of Monday and Tuesday so I have to get a lot of charting done today in between patients and cardiac rehab.