Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Weekend Report & Runs for Cookies Virtual 5k

I kicked off the weekend by meeting my mother for tea and lunch at the Sweetest Things Tea Room. It was a rainy and cold winter day, and that creme brulee tea was heavenly and warm. After our entree, we split a piece of the most wonderful tasting red velvet cake I've ever had. I'm really glad I have a small stomach now, because otherwise I could have eaten ten thousand pieces of that cake.

Friday night, we turned in our cable box, as we have decided to forgo cable for a while, and we will just stick with netflix for now to save a little money. I'll be honest, it all makes me a little ancy. Yes, some of our shows are available online, but I did have to give up some. We have done this before, and I guess really it is never a bad thing to watch a little less TV. But I was thinking I should keep some sort of diary of the whole experience, you know like I was a castaway on a deserted island. 

Day 1: spent several hours searching for something to watch on netflix, finally settling on finishing the most recent season of Orange is the New Black. Day 2: Watched all Disney movies on netflix in one setting.

Saturday morning, I had to go into my office because I left my workout clothes at work, and I wasn't going to use my lack of tennis shoes as an excuse not to work out. Of course, while I was there I got the wild hair that I should mop my office floor. As I never have time, and it is so messy. I hate that floor sometimes because I swear every time I mop it it doesn't look much cleaner. Maybe I need to bring my mop from home, perhaps it would do a better job? But I'm happy to have that task behind me regardless. Hoping when I get to the office tomorrow I will notice a difference. 

The rest of Saturday was spent grocery shopping, napping, playing Lego Marvel, and finishing season two of Orange is the New Black. And can we talk about how awful it is that I have to wait till summer for the next season? I also came up with a recipe for salted caramel protein hot chocolate, that is completely guilt free and completely amazeballs. 

Sunday morning I went to church, and in the afternoon I went for my first run longer than a mile since wisdom teeth surgery. One of my favorite bloggers, Katie @ Runs for Cookies, was hosting her 3rd annual virtual 5k to celebrate her birthday. I really wanted to do this last year, but it was so soon after my surgery, that I could not. I figured committing to running this race would be a good goal to get me back on track with my half marathon training.

I was nervous to run, as it feels like it has been forever since I've really ran. I will admit that first mile was hard, and I wanted to quit. But after the first mile, my breathing normalized, and I started to feel good. Although I have slowed a tiny bit, since I took the break. I was still pleased to finish in 40:07. I now feel confident again about my half marathon. So I want to say happy birthday to Katie and  thank you for helping me get back going again. 

Today also happens to be my niece Kayla's 18th birthday. I can't believe it. Just yesterday she was my little Kay Bear, and now she is my legal and grown Kay Bear. I'm getting old, Wah!

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on completing the run ! Good luck on half marathon goal. Ps your tea sounds lovely :)


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