This weekend was a good weekend:
Friday, I met some friends at Happy Hour at Truluck's. The drinks were amazing, the food was great, and the company was even better. It's always nice to connect with like-minded people.
My eating on Friday was not the best, though. I had a cupcake at the restaurant--so good! It was a carrot cupcake. It was so light and good. When I got home, I was on the phone, tipsy, and just grabbed some cookie dough. Not great!
I went to bed ambivalent about my 8 mile run on Saturday. I say, I was ambivalent because I didn't obsess about anything with the run. I just knew I had to meet my group on Saturday morning. I also saw that it would be FREEZING in the morning.
Saturday morning I woke up on time, got dressed in semi-warm clothes, had a PBnJ and coffee and headed to the park.
It was SO cold I did not want to get out of my car. I saw people start trickling in, so I made my way to the meeting place. Everyone was doing different mileages. I knew I wanted to get 8 miles in and I wanted to run them alone. Yes, I know, I should be more social...but, I need to embrace that I LIKE running alone. I was excited about this run because it was going to take me through a part of
After standing around and waiting for everyone to get there, we all decided it was too cold to stand and wait, so we started.
When I started, I told myself I'd stop at mile 1 and stretch if I needed to. I got to mile 1 and felt good, so I kept on. I stopped at mile 2, because my music stopped. I have begun listening to Pandora Radio while running and it can be fickle.
Miles 2-4 were through a terrain/area I had never been in. When I got to mile 2, there were two options--under the freeways through a bayou area or over the freeways through a park. Obviously, I chose the bayou area. It was SO nice under there. I ran through mud, uneven surfaces, etc. It was like a trail. Also, true to
Anyway, I got to mile 4, took half my box of raisins and kept going.
Miles 4-5 went by relatively fast.
Miles 5-7 went by incredibly slow.
Miles 7-8 was fast. I turned on Lil Wayne radio and pushed it. I told myself I needed angry music to get through that last mile. When I got to my car at mile 8, I sat, caught my breathe and decided to walk another mile. That last mile felt so good!
Anyway, overall good run. I am glad it's behind me. I have 9 miles scheduled for this weekend and only 5 weeks until my half.
The rest of the weekend was good. I went to a Modern Dance performance at the
Sunday I went to Yoga.
After Friday’s snafu with food, and a stern lecture to myself, the rest of the weekend went well, as far as eating is concerned.
I am in the process of getting a house ready to move in. We had been having issues with getting in touch with the contractors who were hired to get the house move-in ready. There is some water damaged parts of the house that must be repaired. I went to the house this morning to drop some stuff off and thank goodness, they have started repairing those areas. I got the water turned on. Hopefully, I can go over this weekend and clean out the kitchen. Let's hope I can get move in within the next month!!
Ok, this is very long and rambly. Have a good Monday!