Happy Columbus Day! While some of you have the day off, I’m stuck at work, which is fine since I had Friday off due to our company outing. I just want to thank you all for your kind words that you sent my way on Friday. It means so much that you care, and your kind words were truly felt. It’s hard to let a great person go, and I have not one bad thing to say about him, but time just wasn’t on our side. Maybe one day, but for now, I am living my life and want to focus on all of my goals.
So back to Friday, we had our company outing at Pawtucakawy State Park. It was freezing outside, and since the grass was still wet with dew, our shoes and socks were soaked. Our day was full of games, really ridiculous games, but it was so much fun to goof off with my coworkers.
Our team rocked the blue bandanas, yes like that gang, not on purpose, but I am so sheltered that I can’t even tell you the name of the gang. Nothing better than a fun work day wearing Reebok pants, a hoodie, workout tank AND a sports bra. Heaven! If only every day were like this!
I had high hopes to get my 6.2 mile training run in once I got home around 4. I was exhausted with a horrible headache, but I set out anyway. Within the first minute I had to pee, and then my legs started feeling like bricks, and by mile 1.5 I just wasn’t feeling the run. I thought that if my legs felt this way on race day this coming Sunday, I was royally screwed. So, I went home and decided that I will attempt my 6.2 miles Saturday morning.
I decided that this weekend I wanted to do a test run of the 10k to figure out if my plan for eating and hydration solidly allowed me to run 6.2 miles without suffering. When I awoke, I really had no appetite at all, but I knew that I wanted and needed to run those miles today, and that doing it fasted was not the way to go.
I found a Thomas bagel thin, toasted it up, and then put 1/2 tbsp of pb on each half. I’ve mistakenly run after eating too much peanut butter, and let me tell you, it makes you want to throw up, so I knew 1 tbsp total was enough for me. After letting my breakfast digest for about a hour and a half, it was time for me to head out for the run. Fingers seriously, tightly crossed that it would go smoothly.
The rain started to pour, and with it being 44 degrees out, I knew running in the cold rain would be a bad idea. Off to the treadmill I went, and it was awful again. I managed 3 miles before I couldn’t go any longer. For some reason, treadmills make my back hurt, which probably is just me having bad form on that damn thing.
After my lame run, I fueled up with a thick protein shake, since I could only stomach something light. #PeriodProbz
Once I was fresh from the shower, I did a little meal prep and then ran a few errands; grocery shopping and to the library. Return of hot lemon water because I am so crampy. The way to my heart is with Starbucks mugs. Not their coffee, just their mugs. I <3 SB mugs.
Then it was off to Massachussetts to spend the afternoon and evening with my best friend Lisha. Lisha and her boyfriend just bought a house, so I was super excited to see it! We hung out and talked for a bit, before we made dinner together. Lisha had bought a Veggeti, which spiralizes veggies, so turkey zucchini spaghetti was on the menu.
This was the easiest spiralizer ever, and the meal was out of this world amazing. The rest of our evening was spent watching tv and movies with her boyfriend JJ, who I totally approve of, especially seeing as how he watched chick flicks with us and didn’t hate it one bit! Such a fabulous evening with my best <3.
I was confused when my alarm went off at 7:15 in the morning, but then I remembered that I had set my alarm so that I could get that run in. I had wanted 6.2 miles, but the run was brutal. I covered just about 5 miles (my Garmin died at 4.3ish), and I had to stop a lot, but I was pleased with 5 miles. I think my legs are just wicked tight from all of the running, so I made sure to foam roll, use my stick, and take an epsom and ice bath.
Quick stop at Runner’s Alley after the run, followed by a girl’s day to see Gone Girl. Holy crap, go see that movie right now! So disturbing but so good! Ben Affleck & Neil Patrick Harris <333
The rest of my afternoon was spent driving around with the family looking at foliage, and then heading to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get the Veggetti. My 20% off coupon made this $11.99. Such a steal, AND so much better than a big clunky spiralizer.What was the highlight of your weekend?
Do you use a spiralizer?