There's no good way to transition into my silly ramblings of my silly life in the wake of what these people are going through. I can say this weekend was spent with family and new friends, while those angels never left my mind. I felt a little luckier this weekend, that I had these people in my life. I felt lucky to wake up each morning because I know not all are so lucky.
That being said, just a little update:
Friday my husband and I stayed in and spent the night together, watching a movie and making dinner. I love nights like this. Love love love!
Saturday was nonstop for both of us. That morning, I had the second group run of my half marathon training. Over all, it was a good run. I ran for longer than I ever have before, without stopping to walk. I will absolutely confess to an ugly cry after the run though. I won't get too much into it, but I will just say I am having a hard time not comparing myself to people when we run as a group. I know, I know, you can only compete with yourself. It's just hard seeing people who are "natural runners" smoke you and you've been running months longer than they have. It's not their issue of course, it's mine, and I am working on just being proud of what my body can do. It started with just a tad bit frustration but the Farrah from Teen Mom Ugly Cry started when the trainer tried giving me a really exaggerated compliment because the other trainer told her I was having a hard time. I tried to escape to the bathroom but she followed me and all hell broke loose. I want to be faster, I want to be better. It will just take time. Thank God for that coach though. She really turned my mood around.
I started off running a 13 minute mile and the best I run is a 12. On a good day. When I'm running in the same direction the wind is blowing. Seriously. I thought by now I'd have gotten a little faster, but nope, no cigar. I never promised I wouldn't be a Debbie Downer, just promised I'd be real. This shit is hard, yall.
After I came home and showered, S and I went to do a protein bar run and some last minute Christmas shopping. We went to lunch at a place whose pizza I LOVE. S got a 10 inch pizza that I looked longingly at till it was gone and I ordered a really good grilled shrimp salad (again) but I was happy with it.
Saturday night the running group got together for a little Christmas gathering at one of the girls' houses. She made a huge batch of chili and we all just kind of socialized and got to know one another. It's hard to really bond when you get to the gym and take off running. We had alot of laughs and a great time. I just wish Leigh Ann could've made it! I scored two pair of these amazing socks that I love. They are seriously like running on clouds.
Why was I touching my crotch like MJ? Who's bad?!
Sunday was an errand day and we did a huge grocery shopping trip to prepare for the week. I am doing low carb all week and hoping to finally get out of the 180's. You heard it here first folks, my weight has been revealed. Cringe. I will be posting some of my low/no carb meals for anyone who may be interested, some time this week and on Instagram. Follow me on there if you aren't already! My user name is evangelineevents.
This morning my husband and I had an early gym session and I did this workout. Man it was a killer. I hope I wake up tomorrow looking like Daisy Duke.
I will finally post details about the Red Bikini Challenge tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Everyone have a great day!