A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up!

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Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.
Mine was wet and muddy!
There was also sushi and cats.

TGIF!!!! My day started with a lifting session. Chrissy hijacked my towel, but I love morning time with my little buddy!

Work was actually uneventful! Yay!

When I got home, I went to town on my puppy puzzle. This took me a long time to finish because I didn't have a lot of time to puzzle during the week.

That evening we watched the Big Brother DOUBLE EVICTION! I'm going to miss Celebrity Big Brother!

The morning was full of my favorite morning activities.. cats, coffee, puzzles, podcasts, and CNN. I did a fun birdhouse puzzle in no time. It was only 500 pieces. 

While I did the puzzle, I listened to a True Crime Garage podcast called The Murdered Joggers. Paul asked me if it scared me. I said no because I'm not a jogger.

Later on in the afternoon, I met Kristen on the AT at 850 in Marysville and ran with her to Duncannon. She did 28 miles that day and I was joining her for just the last little bit.

I wasn't about to complain when I was only running 7.5 miles and my friend was doing nearly 30, but I got pretty cold and hungry after the rain started. Kristen led the way and powered up all the hills and navigated through lots of rocks. She is training for a 100 miler and she will crush it.

It was very eerie on the top of the mountain. You know the sound of rain in the woods? Then picture lots of fog. We were up there all alone and didn't see a single soul...

... until we were coming down the mountain and were about 1/2 mile from the parking lot. I saw a figure up ahead. "There's someone up ahead!" I told Kristen. She knows my fear of being murdered and doesn't share the same fear. "They're walking away from us and they have an umbrella," she told me. I calmed down.

When we got to the parking lot, there was my dad standing with an umbrella! It was him! He and my mom were picking me up to take me back to my car and he decided to walk up the trail a bit.

It was fun to see my parents that day and it was really nice of them to take me all the way back to my car!

Oh, on our run, Kristen told me I reminded her of Unikitty from the Lego Movie. I had never heard of Unikitty before, but she explained to me that Unikitty is always sunshine and rainbows, except when she gets mad, it's like a flip switches and she is ENRAGED. Hmmmm, I can sort of see that! Of course had to Youtube Unikitty when I got home and was laughing so hard!

That night, Paul and I met Randy and Michael for sushi at Shogun. I ate so much!

It was great to catch up with Randy and Michael. I hadn't seen them in a very long time.

After dinner, Paul and I popped into Kohl's. Paul never buys himself things, so I urged him to buy this really awesome pair of sneakers he found. "I buy myself stuff all the time, you work hard and deserve new shoes!" I told him.

When I woke up, I could hear the rain pouring down. I was supposed to run the Squirrely Tail Twail Wun 1/2 marathon at Pinchot Park that morning but was now having second thoughts. Did I really want to run for several hours in the rain?

After coffee, I decided to put my game face on and embrace the weather! Actually, the weather didn't end up being bad. It was high 40s with drizzle. It was the condition of the trail that was terrible. 90% of the course was either deep, thick mud or basically a stream of running water. There were more than a dozen spots where you ended up running through water nearly up to your knees. There was also one legit creek crossing where the water was up to my shorts. There was a rope to hold onto, and hold onto it I did. My mom would be so pissed if I drowned at the Squirrely Tail Twail Wun.

I'll do a full report tomorrow, but here is me and Ana after the race!

I was useless the rest of the day! Hungry, cold, tired, achy. There was lots of laying around, stretching, and eating going on. I also continued working on a puzzle because... well, that's what I do!

I'm finishing up this post before we watch the Celebrity Big Brother Finale, but that's what we're planning on doing tonight. I hope it's a great episode with a satisfying winner! Go Ross!
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!


  1. That is great that your parents thought to pick you up at the Trail. How far away was your car? I bet being on that mountain in the fog was indeed eerie but in a cool kind of way!

    Can't wait to hear more about Your race. Glad you didn't drown!

    1. It was prob a 15 minute drive, but out of their way for sure. It was beautiful and eerie! Race recap tomorrow. :)

  2. You had a super busy weekend with a lot of running! I hope you're recovering well from the half, congrats on getting out there and doing it in those rough conditions... and not drowning.

    That sushi looks delicious!

    Best thing I did this weekend... go to lunch and dessert with friends.

    1. My legs feel pretty good today! They were wrecked after the race, but today I feel no worse for wear. But I didn't run today!

  3. How funny that the guy with the umbrella ended up being your dad!

    Adam is the same way as Paul when it comes to buying himself stuff. For example his pajama pants literally have to falling apart before he buys new ones, and his wireless earbuds broke a couple months ago and he still hasn't replaced them (even though he complains about it every time he works out). They are just frugal guys I guess!

    Can't wait to hear all about the race!

    1. I know! What an overreaction! :)

      It's nice our men aren't spendy! I know money can be a big argument in relationships. I think money has been a stressor at certain times, but it wasn't because one of us was spending a lot and another wasn't.

      I gave my older brother my wireless headphones so now I guess I need a new pair!

  4. My dad doesn't replace things unless my mom does it for him, or the clothes are falling apart. I guess it's a guy thing? I love shopping and will get myself things all the time, mostly running stuff.

    1. I think you are right, it is a guy thing! And I think guys tend to be more practical than us.

  5. Your meme for Friday, that is just like me leaving work Fridays!!

    How was the sushi at the new place?

    Thank you for waiting for me yesterday! That was a rough race and my body was done at mile 11! This poor girl I saw at mile 8 was not happy, she said her shoes kept coming off.

    Roger is the complete opposite, he buys things for himself ALL THE TIME! He buys jackets, sneakers, dress pants... even thought he only wears dress pants 2 times per year.

    1. The sushi was VERY good. Their sushi is expensive but it's buy one get one for $2. So Paul and I got 4 rolls, 2 beers, and 2 wines for $57. You honestly cannot beat that!

      It was a great race but those conditions were INSANE. I hope you are so proud of yourself for finishing because I am proud of myself! If we can run that, we can run anything.

      So Roger sounds like he must be very stylish!

  6. If you post CBB spoilers I will have to avoid your blog - I still have 3 hours of shows to watch, and only about 1 hr of treadmill time in my near future! :) I will have to stretch out my weight lifting time!
    That's funny you ran into your parents. Wading around in bunch of muck in your race sounds interesting. Can't wait to read about it!

    1. Don't read on Wednesday- it's the last recap of all the shows you haven't seen yet. Save it for when you're done. :)

  7. It sounds like a fun weekend and so funny that the guy with the umbrella was actually your Dad! :)