NOLA Trip and 16 Miles

I had a FUN filled weekend!  Let me tell you all about it...

On Friday afternoon my husband and I met up with some friends and headed over to New Orleans for a couple of nights of fun.  Our #1 agenda was to see Mumford and Sons.  If you don't know them, you need to.  They are amazing to say the least.  Before the concert we ate at an Italian/pizza place and it was so good but we all smelled like garlic butter afterwards!  After dinner, we went to the venue to wait in line and froze out butts off. 

When the doors finally opened we rushed in and eventually were almost front row! We saw a couple of good opener bands and then it was time for Mumford and Sons! I have to say this was the best show I've been to besides the few annoying drunk people. 

Here are all six of us.  Patrick, Leah O. Travis (just the top of his head!) Me, Paul, and Jerry.

After the concert we went out and eventually met up with Calee.  She and some of her classmates from Alabama were down for the Bama and LSU game.  It's always great seeing my wonderful friend!

Saturday afternoon we went to Cafe Du Monde for a beignet and delicious coffee.  We walked and shopped around a bit and then went for dinner.  Everyone else stayed out quite a bit later than me and my hubby because we had lots to do today.  Maybe we're just an old married couple now :)  Actually, I knew I had to run 16 miles and he had to work.  So, we were smart and got ourselves a good night sleep!

Today's 16 miler wasn't exactly fun, however.  There were a few things working against me.
1.  It was 1:30 p.m. when I started so I already was tired from getting up early and the drive.
2.  I was all alone!  I had  no one to chat with and pass the time.
3.  My ipod playlist is boring me to death and I desperately need new running music.
4.  I ran the same old route that I always do except today was just over and over and over.
Basically, I was sensory deprived and I was ready to get it over with!  I was actually looking forward to my ice bath just because that meant I was done.  (I later regretted looking forward to that misery.)  I really shouldn't complain.  The weather was in the 60s and sunny.  My body felt great which is awesome!  I was just glad to be finished and have a rest day tomorrow.  Don't worry, I learned my lesson last week and I will take a real rest day!

I hope you all have a great week!
Leah B.


  1. hmm i'm not sure if my comment posted, so i'll do it again :)

    lucky you getting to see mumford and sons! i just started listening to both them and avett brothers in the same week that they both had shows in nashville, so i was bummed that it was too late to get tickets!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend!! So much fun! Sorry your run was so boring. We've all had those runs!

  3. YAY for an awesome weekend!!

    You did the 16 - that's what's important! YAY you!!

  4. It may have been a rough 16, but you did it! the weekend sounds great.

  5. looks like an amazing trip! I'm glad you had a great time!

  6. Way to get the run in!!! Was the banjo player any good?

  7. They were ALL GREAT! They are so talented :)