Saturday morning started the best way possible. New running shoes and a kick-butt run.
For my run, I was testing out the new Mizuno Catalyst shoe that the company sent me. I started with 3 easy miles, and finished with 1.5 miles of sprints. For my HIIT, I do 30 seconds all out, and 90 seconds of recovery.
Lindze texted me and told me that Lucas was counting down until I arrived (melting heart), so I got ready as quickly as possible, and headed over to their house for a day date with Lindz and the kids. Our first stop was to Gibson’s Bookstore in downtown Concord, where we were perplexed by the trains.
Lucas taught me a new way to really savor your peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I could learn a thing or two from this little guy. He’s teaching me not to devour my food in 5 seconds.After a post-lunch reading of Under the Sea, I headed out, and spent the rest of the afternoon shopping for birthdays. While trying a shirt on in the dressing room, Lindze called me and we got to chatting. I was half in a shirt when she called me, and I somehow managed to get in and out of 2 shirts while still talking to her. 10 minutes later she goes, “I just realized you’re still in the dressing room!” I took the struggle of getting in and out of shirts while on the phone as a reminder that I wasn’t supposed to be spending money on myself during Lent, ha! Reminder noted!
I thought it was a good idea to make my apartment extremely dark and watch a Chucky movie. WHY?
Sunday morning started with some encouraging progress pictures for my coach, before hitting the gym with Ashley. I had her for the 2nd part of my workout for my run and stairs. Having your girlfriend to talk to while on the stairmaster is one of the best ways to make it fly by. The only downside is when she makes you laugh so hard that you want to fall off of it.
The rest of Sunday was spent doing laundry for the largest load of smelly workout clothes, watching Hallmark Valentine’s Day movies, and visiting with my parents. And naturally stealing Kip. I get puppy time without the responsibilities of owning a dog. Win!