Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekend fun

So after my whinny post yesterday morning I am sticking with this blogging thing.  Sometimes you just need to whine, right?  Or maybe you just need to wine??

Anyway, on Facebook last night I posted what an amazing weekend we had.  A friend asked me why it was so amazing, and I realized that we really didn't do anything special.  It was just one of those weekend that flowed really well.

Saturday morning the alarm went off super early.  No matter how long I have been getting up early to run that first second of hearing the alarm that early is still shocking.  Anyway, we got up and went and ran.  I did 6 miles and felt pretty good.  I could have gone farther, but had committed to doing 6 with my friend Jenn. We followed that up with a nice little recovery swim.  The cold water feels so good after the hot weather, and isn't as miserable as an ice bath.  After the gym we headed to Starbucks for breakfast.  If you haven't tried their reduced fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich I highly recommend them.  They are a great healthy option for a quick fast food breakfast.  At breakfast we ran into some friends from our Tri club who were finishing up a bike ride and chatted with them for a while.  We then headed back to the house to let the dogs out and chill for a bit.  Then it was off to the movie.  We saw 'Horrible Bosses' which was hilarious.  We laughed the entire movie.  I think this will be one of those movies that we watch over and over again and keep picking up on new funny things.  So go see it so we can all quote it on Twitter!  After the movie we grabbed a healthy lunch at Jason's Deli (and even passed on the free ice cream, which becomes relevant later in the day)  By the time we got home it was about 3:00.  We settled in on the couch, each with a pug to cuddle with, to watch TDF and promptly took a 2 1/2 hour nap.  It was once of those amazing naps where you feel awesome when you wake up.  We had a little dinner and then decided to end the day at Coldstone, which we did not resist.

Now when we were pulling up to the Coldstone we were behind a mini-van.  Most of you probably know how Jeff feels about mini vans, but if you don't you can learn here.  For the record, I feel the same way about them.  That is one reason Jeff and I knew we were right for each other!  Anyway, as we were pulling into the parking spot, Jeff said, we have to beat that mini-van group to the line, and busted out a "this is what we train for, go, go go!"  We jumped out of the car, and raced to the store, and we beat them!!  It was a good thing too, because it was a family with like a dozen kids.  Jeff and I high five'd each other at our "podium" and indulged.  It was so good, but I know I will pay for it on the scale this week.

Sunday Jeff did some crazy 100 mile bike ride, so I actually slept in.  Went to the gym, did some time on the treadmill and then hit up yoga.  Came home, got some chores out of the way, and then went downtown to Rice Village to meet a friend for lunch.  There is a place down there that has the best mango chicken salad that I was craving so bad.  My friend works down at the Loft there, so it was perfect.  The only bad thing that happened was I splurged again, and got Jeff and I a cupcake from Celebrity Cupcakes which were amazing, amazing, amazing!

So there it it.  Just a nice relaxing agenda that held a lot of my favorite things.  Running, funny movie, spending time with Jeff, spending time with of my BFF's my favorite salad and a nap!  I hope to repeat next weekend.

Thanks for the inspiration to keep blogging.  Happy Training!


  1. That sounds like a great weekend! I love that you raced to beat the Mini-van family. That sounds like something I would do!

  2. I do the same thing as you do at the ice cream place, and I have kids! I drag them out of the Jeep and race them inside!

    glad you decided to keep blogging!

  3. I'm disappointed. Not one stupid thing done by Jeff. He had a WHOLE weekend. I'm sure he did at least one stupid thing. haha

    Sounds like a nice and relaxing weekend. Someday we'll get a weekend with nothing going on. Maybe in October... :)

  4. I love that you raced the big family to Coldstone! Definitely something I would do. The general fitness to win that race is exactly what we train for!

  5. It was a tough sprint and decisions needed to be made. The minivan was far ahead of us pulling into the parking lot. My choices were to pull up behind the minivan and then find a parking spot after them or take the immediate spot and proceed by foot. Parking spots were few by the Coldstone so I made a risky decision to park at the adjoining restaurant and make a dash for it. I calculated that since the minivan had a small TV monitor glaring that children were present and the unload time would negate our distance that needed to be navigated. It ended up being an easy victory for Annie and I as we smashed the family of like 27 people that rolled out of that minivan. We would have turned around and walked out if they were in front of us.

  6. Sounds like the perfect weekend - especially the ice cream and the cupcake! :) Tom and I always run to beat people into restaurants! Glad we aren't alone! Can't wait to meet you guys finally in September... I have a feeling we'll get along just fine!