Friday was a rest day for me, gym-wise. I was still worn out from my 3-mile “run” on Thursday with the running group I just joined. My husband and I went to dinner because we knew that would be the only time we’d have to spend together alone all weekend.
Saturday morning, Leigh Ann and I decided to meet up at 7:30 to go for our 2.5 mile run that was next up on our 10k training plan. I have to say, this run was SO MUCH BETTER than Thursday’s. I know Friday’s post about that run was super negative, but that’s how I felt at the time. It is what it is, people!
Saturday’s run wasn’t nearly as bad, though. We did our stretching exercises then took up at the same time. We knew our pace would be very different because Leigh Ann runs like a gazelle and I run more like a wooly mammoth, but we followed the same path. I think running alone with my music made it so much easier for me to focus on my breathing and not worry about what the other runners were doing. That’s what messed me up Thursday. I wasn’t mentally prepared. When other people stop to walk, that doesn’t mean I have to stop to walk. I ran for a long while without stopping this time, and only walked when I absolutely had to. My pace was about 3 minutes faster than Thursday’s run! Towards the end, I decided to run till I was done, no stopping. Well bless Leigh Ann’s heart, she came back for me. If not, I probably would’ve stopped again. But I saw her smiling face running towards me to bring me a towel. We ran back together so I finished strong. A much better feeling than Thursday’s finish. After our run, we stretched again then did this ab workout from Pinterest:
Burning Core Pyramid
50 crunches40 mountain climbers
30 side crunches
20 in and outs
20 in and outs
30 side crunches
40 mountain climbers
Yall. This is my new ab routine. I am still sore two days later. Amaaaazing. I will be a Victoria’s Secret model in no time.
After our workout, I headed home to shower and eat something then ran around the rest of the day like a chicken with my head cut off. We planned to have friends over and cook at home so I needed groceries. I also waxed my eye brows, got a new batch of protein bars and made a trip to Hobby Lobby for Halloween décor. After that was all done, I did three loads of laundry, washed some dishes and cleaned like the President was coming over.
My husband was in a class for work most of the day, so he didn’t start cooking till around 4:30.
I wanted to have something out for everyone to snack on while the food was being cooked so instead of my usual chips and dips, I put out this tray:
I was kind of afraid no one would eat it so I planned to take the leftovers as snacks to work all week. WRONG! It was a hit and I had to refill it twice. *pats myself of the back*
Sunday morning I woke up with my husband at 6 because he had another class to go to and he is the loudest person I’ve ever met. Once he’s up, there’s no sleeping in. Love him anyway though, loud and all! After his class we met up at his neice’s third birthday party. She’s going to be a big sister in October, so this was a big birthday for her-last one as an only child! Speaking of October, check out my new October/fall decor. I made those apothocary jars myself!( thanks Pinterest) I'll switch out the contents for Christmas and Mardi Gras so I can leave them out.
The rest of Sunday was spent cleaning up from the night before and reading The LolaPapers. I was SO tired from the whole weekend that we went to bed before 10.
This morning was my two mile run. Not my best but it’s done and out of the way. I didn’t have a route picked out, I just ran in my neighborhood. Womp womp. It was so foggy this morning, I didn’t want to venture out too far and get my a** run over! This was my view when I got started. It was so thick!
Another two miles under my belt!
Now that I've babbled on and on, I'll end this post with a picture of my breakfast on the run, grapes, wheat & flax pita, ff cheese, turkey bacon and egg whites: