I hope you all had an enjoyable, relaxing, weekend. I also hope you got some good runs in!
Many of you are marathon training and you are getting into the really high mileage
at this point. I can't wait to read about your long run! My "long" run this weekend was 10 miles... which is not that long!
Here's what we were up to this weekend...
Last week was a very long week at school and Friday was particularly crazy. (Which of course I can't tell you about since it is work related, but let's just say it was a whirlwind day!)
We really wanted to "live it up" Friday night since Paul is having surgery next week and we won't be able to do anything too crazy for awhile. Our definition of living it up is heading down to the sushi restaurant near our house for the second weekend in a row. It was so good.
On the way home, we stopped at DQ for Blizzards. This is the second night in a row we got Blizzards! The flavor of the month is Apple Pie, so that is what I got. It even had whipped cream on top. Guys, I am in love.
It's upside down because it is advertised as "Upside Down Thick"
Then we went home and watched Seinfeld while we ate our ice cream. It was just what we needed- a homey Friday night. We were in bed and sound asleep before 11:00. That's just how we've been rolling lately!
Due to the extremely early hour we went to bed, Paul and I were both wide awake at 6:30. We laid there for a minute and then Paul said, "I'm getting up." I suddenly craved French toast and suggested we go out for breakfast. (I totally thought Paul would say no.) "I was just thinking we should go out for breakfast!" he exclaimed. Great minds think alike!
He got eggs benedict and I got the French toast I was dreaming of. I also ate four pieces of REAL FATTY BACON. It was so good.
With all those carbs, you'd think I'd have a ton of energy to go for my long run. Not so. I was just feeling lazy and tired! The weather was cool and rainy. I just wanted to stay home.
I procrastinated for a couple hours by running errands and doing some house work, but finally it was time to just go run. It ended up being a really good run! I did ten miles at an 8:18 pace, and I didn't feel like I was pushing myself. It felt like a "La la la" pace. "La la la" pace means the pace you just naturally can run easily. My long run "La la la" pace can be anywhere from an 8:20-8:50. It just depends how I feel.
The night, our friends Bob and Rachel came over to chill. We got our new fire pit going and roasted marshmallows. It was great to just sit and chill with damn good friends. Oh, and I ate at least ten marshmallows. I make them BLACK and then I eat them.
Sunday was GET SHIT DONE day. We are leaving for Baltimore on Tuesday, which means there was so much to be done. The house needed cleaned, I had to do wash, mow the lawn, tend to the garden... Wash the sheets and pillow cases so our house sitter doesn't have to lay in a bed of Christmas and Jelly hair... I packed... I CLEANED THE SHOWER! I even rolled the fridge out and cleaned behind it- the first time in the entire 6 years we lived here. (What I saw back there (and smelled) I will never ever discuss!) I basically did not sit down except for the time it took me to write this post.
Don't worry, I also got a good workout in. I went to Planet Fitness and did a full body strength training workout. I won't be able to lift for a week and a half, so this was my last chance to get jacked.
Paul spends Sundays watching football, but we did reconvene to watch Big Brother later that night. Frankie is so going home and I am EXTREMELY EXCITED!
How do you enjoy your marshmallows?
What's your favorite Blizzard flavor?
What is your "La la la" pace?
Did you ever clean behind your fridge?