Long weekends are my favorite. This particular long weekend has left me anxiously awaiting next weekend to just relax. To say this past weekend was busy is an understatement. It was the boys 25th birthday on Sunday so there was lots of celebrating. Friday night was actually pretty low key and we got to bed at a decent hour (salad below = Friday dinner). It is hard to do much on Fridays because of Sasha’s training class at 9am. Plus it takes an hour to get there so we are out of the apartment by 8am. Happy Saturday! There is a Checkers by the dog training location and Brennan has been telling me how I have to try it (never been) so we went there on Saturday after class. I though it was pretty darn good!
Later on a bunch of our friends joined us Saturday night to celebrate and we had a few beverages and headed out to some bars to continue the party. I knew I had to run bright and early in the morning so when I realized I went from sober to tipsy way to quick I switched over to water. Then proceeded to go to Silver Diner (so good) and indulge in a burger with a friend. YUM. It goes with out saying that a long run preceded by a night of drinking and late night diner food probably isn’t going to be the best run in the world. I had a 12 mile training run on the books for Sunday and I definitely did not get all the miles in. We had brunch plans at 11:30 in DC so I had to go bright and early in order to have time to shower. I left the apartment at 8am (ugh) and set out to try and get as many miles in as I could. I didn’t bother with breakfast because I ate the burger around 12am/1am so I wasn’t hungry. I ran into DC and ended up passing The White House somehow (I am directionally impaired) and then ran into construction just shy of 5 miles. I typically find a street and just follow it because any attempts I make at loop runs turn into me getting lost and that just couldn’t happen on this run. Around mile 8 my body just kind of shut down. I had been cruising along super slow (for myself) and when I got back into Virginia and had to make a brutal hill climb I just sort of gave up and started walking. Mile 8 was a total run / walk and I just had nothing in me. I reached the turn for the apartment at about mile 9.5 and Brennan called asking how long I’d be and I decided that I would just turn in and call it a day. I had planned on trying to squeeze in the last 2.5 miles but really I had no energy and felt like a human popsicle. The temperature was 27 degrees, feels like 18 degrees and 24 mph winds. Plus I had forgotten to pack my headband so my ears / head were freezing. This is the first week I have botched my training plan, ugh. I definitely will not be boozing at all this week and I will get all of my runs done. My body sort of hates me right now. This lovely collage shows you my awesome base layer of clothes and the SICK stains I have on my under armor from running the color run last year. It makes me laugh every time I wear it. Oh and soccer socks are the new compression sock – so cheap and effective. I absolutely had about 12 layers on over this so don’t call me crazy for wearing shorts.After running it was off to brunch. We tried a new to us restaurant called Twist in Dupont. They had a great selection and I loved their enclosed sun room, check out the ceiling!A nap / rest session was in order after brunch (mimosas make me very sleepy) so I retreated to the couch. Sasha was not okay with this and just wanted to play. She showed this by proving that personal space is a novelty and totally a thing of the past.After a somewhat restful afternoon it was time to go to dinner. I took Bren out to Chima – it is a Brazilian steak house and it is to die for. Two bottomless meals in one day? Gluttony at its finest.And finally Monday rolled around. I made up some scrambled eggs and served them up in omelet form and in burrito form. I went for the omelet option. In this pot is 6 eggs, some mixed greens, green onions, and broccoli. Perfectly green and delicious.I finally headed home after spending the early afternoon with Sasha and the boy at the dog park. I had a hot date with one of my gfs at Costco! I tried to not spend a million dollars and managed to come in under $100, success!! I bought a bunch of pantry staples though so everything should last a good long while.Once I got home I took advantage of being back in my kitchen and started cooking. I roasted a pork sirloin top roast, made a batch of pickles (will share recipe after I taste them in a few days) and made some fig and date bars! I changed the recipe a bit from last time. I made a double batch and used chia seeds, mixed nuts, and almond butter. They taste delicious! I know the sunrise is sort of random but I though it was gorgeous this morning so I obviously had to share it!
I have decided not to work out over lunch today in lieu of leaving work a bit early. My laundry is in dire need of being done and I have a soccer game at 7 tonight. I plan on throwing everything in the wash and hanging out on the treadmill in my apartment gym while it is going. Depending on how I feel I will hop back on during the dry cycle but we shall see.
Week 6: 26.87 Miles
|Mon||Feb 11||Rest / XT
|Tue||Feb 12||Easy Run||Dist: 5 Mi @ 8:44 DONE
|Wed||Feb 13||Easy Run
||Dist: 2.2 Mi @ 8:41 & Lower Body Lift DONE|
|Thu||Feb 14||Easy Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm, 3×1600 in 7:54 w/ 800 jogs; Cool DONE
|Fri||Feb 15||Easy Run||Dist: 4 Mi Walking DONE|
|Sat||Feb 16||Rest / XT
|Sun||Feb 17||Easy Run||Dist: 9.67 Mi @ 9:49 DONE|
Week 7: 26 Miles
|Mon||Feb 18||Rest / XT
|Tue||Feb 19||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 9:58 & Soccer
|Wed||Feb 20||Easy Run
||Dist: 2 Mi @ 9:58|
|Thu||Feb 21||Easy Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm; 4 Mi @ 8:30; Cool
|Fri||Feb 22||Easy Run||Dist: 2 Mi @ 9:58|
|Sat||Feb 23||Rest / XT
|Sun||Feb 24||Easy Run||Dist: 13 Mi @ 9:58|
Q: How was every ones weekend?? Did you do anything exciting?
Q: What is the last new thing you have tried to cook?
Q: What was your run like this weekend? Long? Short? Good? Bad?