Friday, October 24, 2014

Homecoming and Fitness Friday

Last week/weekend, my local University held its annual homecoming festivities! One of my best friends and I have this tradition – the homecoming parade. We were in the parades while in school and we’ve been attending them together almost every year since we graduated. I love it! It’s so much fun to see the community on display while rooting together for our favorite Southland Conference team!

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Here’s a few of the floats. One of the fun things about this year was the University’s Anniversary….celebrating 75 years!

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The tourist bureau always shows a good time, decked out in Mardi Gras gear!

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The Clydesdale horses (yes, THOSE Clydesdale horses) were a huge hit for this year’s 75th celebration! They marched in the parade and were on display at the stadium throughout the weekend for everyone to see.

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These. Guys. Are. HUGE. For real, y’all. Huge. I was blown away by their size!

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Game night!

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One of the horses was brought on the field during pregame – look at the size compared to the people around him! Each horse has a name, too…I thought that was cute. :)

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Saturday night’s game served as a girls night. I haven’t seen these two ladies in quite a while so we had a lot of fun! Our team won, too…no better way to end a homecoming celebration than that!

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We might have also enjoyed one of these at Chili’s after the game! :)

Now that I’ve yacked your head off, here’s my workouts for the week:


Currently training for:
Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon
Louisiana Half Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll NOLA Half Marathon
Glass Slipper Challenge

14 mile run
Sunday – Rest Day 
Monday –  3 mile run
Tuesday –  Rest Day 
Wednesday – 4 miles with Jason 
Thursday – Felt bad all day – unplanned rest day
Friday – 3 miles

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This weekend I have an 8 or 10 mile run followed by a 6 mile run the following weekend – then it’s taper time for the Wine & Dine Half!! Wahhooo!

How was your week? Any weekend plans?


  1. What a great time and fun tradition. Those horses are huge. Glad you had a good time.

  2. What a fun homecoming!!! Those Clydesdale horses definitely look HUGE! Have a great weekend Karen!!!

    1. I was amazed at the size! Crazy!! Thanks Mindy!

  3. Love the clydesdales! I have seen them at a few mardi gras parades before and one year they stayed at the barn my sister used to have her horse at so we got to go see them, it was really cool even though horses freak me out!


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