Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and if you had the shining sun like I did, I hope that you were able to get out and soak it up.
I spent my afternoon playing tennis with Jen, Bret and Jeff. We goofed around and then got serious with our playing for a handful of hours, before we called it a day.
After tennis, I made myself a big fruit salad.
Into the mix went strawberries, watermelon, undocumented grapes and 2 hard boiled eggs. It hit the spot after a day of tennis, but I was honestly craving a smoothie.
After filling up, I headed outside to detail my car with my Dad.
Jax got a little spring cleaning, and was washed, waxed and vacuumed. He looks so good now! After an afternoon of errands, my Dad asked me if I agreed that a clean car drives better. I said that I wasn’t sure, but that a clean car sure makes me feel sexier. His response?… “Why’d you have to tell me that?”
I then hit the gym, solely because I wanted to detox in the sauna.
After the gym, I enjoyed take out with my parents. I ordered a tossed salad with grilled chicken. I drizzled olive oil and balsamic vinegar on it, and after the photo I added bread & butter pickles.
The pickles seriously added so much to the salad. I can’t imagine a pickleless salad ever again.
The rest of my night was spent watching part of Silver Linings Playbook with my parents, before heading back to my apartment at 9 for game night with Allie and Kris. Well, I actually really wanted to go to bed, but I figured I’d be social and joined them for a game of SkipBo.
I didn’t get the best sleep Saturday into Sunday, so when my alarm went off at 7:30, I turned it off and said no to Body Pump. I woke up at 9 and felt like a new woman.
I spent the morning doing adult things like cleaning the apartment, and kid things like eating banana Chobani with crushed up Puffins for a pre-workout snack.
It was then to the gym for a 4 mile run and full body workout full of barbell squats, lunges, deadlifts, bent over rows, etc, etc. I basically did a non-intense and shorter version of Body Pump.
After the gym, I showered, downed a protein shake, and then smeared pb and Stonewall Blueberry Jam on an English Muffin before heading out to run errands.
I had about 3 sets of plans that allll fell through, so when I got a text from Mark around 2 asking if I wanted to grab a bite at The Farm once he got back from a ball game, I figured why not. Plus, I can’t say no to The Farm. It would be a sin.
If you’re new to Running on Peanut Butter, then let me give you a quick run-down of Mark. We dated in the winter and rang in the New Year together. Went out to The Farm about every chance we got. Tortured the sushi workers, watched hockey and face planted in couches. Then we stopped dating. A week later we frated, which is friend dating. Aka, we were only friends but he would take me out for $100 dinners. St. Patrick’s Day weekend we didn’t see eye to eye on several things and decided to go our own ways. Sometimes people just need time apart. He got in touch with me this past week about being friends, which was honestly a big shock to me, and I took it as a grain of salt.
And now we’re up to last night at The Farm. It was really nice seeing Mark again, and it felt like it had been just yesterday that we were tearing up the town together. I love when you haven’t seen someone in a while and it’s not awkward at all.
We spent 3 1/2 hours talking over drinks before we ordered burgers. I got the Farm burger, minus the BBQ sauce and bacon. So pretty much I had a cheeseburger. With extra extra ketchup.
It was SO much better than that dinky burger I ordered the last time I was there. It was absolutely glorious, and I even got to talk with the bartender that I would do anything for. He is so babealicious. Drool.
With full bellies, we were in the mood for movie night, and since I was given the responsibility of choosing the movie, I went with Limitless, because every Sunday night should include drooling over Bradley Cooper. Plus, now that we’re friends (Mark and I, unfort not B. Coops), I can make inappropriate B.Coops comments as much as I want.
I made sure to quickly get out the door and into the hallway so that I didn’t have to deal with that awkward lingering moment by the door of, “do we hug or high-five goodbye.” A verbal hallway goodbye is always good in my books.
And today I am tired. I went for a 3.5 mile run this morning, but I wish I could be in my bed.