February 17, 2014
Weekend Wrap Up: 2 Legit 2 Quit Edition
Friday ended up being a very strange, somewhat stressful work day, so I was REAL glad I had a secret bag of candy in my purse. SKB made these cute little bags & passed them out at Pancake. Treat yo self!
On Saturday morning, I went to the Y & did yoga with Lana & then stayed & did strength training. I've missed the last 2 weeks of yoga, so it was good to be back. I even did a handstand! Well, kind of. Lana had to hold my legs up once I got them up, but I got them up!
Post work-out, I hightailed it to Smyrna for my twin nieces' 4th birthday. My favorite picture of Hannah & Hailey is actually from their birthday last year when they both freaked out when we started signing 'Happy Birthday' to them. Picture here. They held it together this year. Barely.
John & I had tickets to see Ira Glass on Saturday night, so we treated it as a belated Valentine's Day & grabbed a nice dinner beforehand. I'm a long-time fan of This American Life, but I had no idea what to expect from this show. Ira was great! He was funny, engaging & played lots of clips from past shows, including a hilarious, never-aired poem by David Sedaris. It was a good night!
I typically run my Sunday long runs with a fairly large group of women, but basically no one could run yesterday, so... it wasn't looking good for my 8 mile run. Kristine took one for the team & met me in Maryland Farms to run & swim. Kristine, tired from a Saturday race & sore from a fall, stopped at 5 miles. I stopped with her & after a few seconds, realized that A) I needed to run 8 miles & B) I need to work on my mental toughness. So I bid Kristine adieu, restarted my watch & took off.
I told myself I'd just run one more mile, that I could run one mile by myself with no music. But when I got to one mile, I felt okay, so I kept going & I ran the whole 3 miles! Y'all, this is a HUGE step for me. I ran 3 miles alone, with no music & no route. I did still talk, because, of course I did. I passed a bunch of geese & talked to them: "Hey Goose, how are you doing? Good looking feathers. Say hi to your mother."
After my run, I went into the Maryland Farms Y & met Kristine in the pool for a 30 minute, 1000m swim. Turns out, my coach is right - swimming after a long run is kind of awesome. Speaking of my coach, this was my first full week training with her. It's funny, it's the same amount of exercise that I was already doing, but I feel like a total badass. I mean, I am riding my road bike in my living room twice a week. That shit is legit.
Oh, & because this is the only thing people care about - I started House Of Cards season two. I only had time to watch the first 2 episodes, but holy crap the first episode!