Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend: A Run, Wilson Phillips, and No Power!

Why, oh why, do all weekend go by SO FAST??? Why can't the WEEKDAYS go by fast and the weekends slow down?!?!?

Another fun weekend down...

Friday night the Hubs and I went grocery shopping, had take out pizza and wine, and I watched "The Vow" while the Hubs watched the first official Purdue basketball game (they lost = grumpy Hubs for the rest of the night).

Love that movie. So cute. Oh, and that's my favorite wine. I'm so classy. Barefoot Moscato. Perfection.

Anyway... I was beyond excited to go to bed early Friday because I knew what Saturday had in store for me... a "long" RUN! I know I haven't said much about running lately, which is mainly because there hasn't been much going on so there's pretty much nothing to report. I also haven't talked about it too much because I'm still not entirely pain free and still just working with an athletic trainer to figure things out. Recovery is moving along... but, slowly. Very slowly. BUT, I have been running. YAY!

Saturday morning was 6.2 (I mean... I just had to make it a full 10K... duh.) miles. Outside. In perfect weather. Again, not pain free, but it didn't matter. I loved every second.

6.2 miles in 56:09. A 9:04 average pace! What?!?!?! I'll admit it was HARD to hold that pace... and, I even managed solid positive splits with the last mile even being sub 9:00! Who am I?!?!? I wish it had been easier, but after a solid month of almost no running, I'll take it, hands down.

Post run I went to the gym for a TOUGH 60-minute gym class called "Unleashed".

It's similar to the Insanity-type of workout. We did a TON. Just to give you an idea, the WARM UP was:
-50 K-Ball Swings (I used 15-lb)
-10 Burpees
-1 Lap Around the Gym
-40 K-Ball Swing
-10 Burpees
-1 Lap Around the Gym
-30 K-Ball Swings
-10 Burpees
-1 Lap Around the Gym
-20 K-Ball Swings
-10 Burpees
-1 Lap Around the Gym
-10 K-Ball Swings
-10 Burpees
-1 Lap Around the Gym

As a WARM UP? Woah. I was BEAT by the end of the class... but, it felt amazing. Great, great workout!

I rushed home after Unleashed and then the Hubs and I went for a quick 3-mile walk before visiting our local Humane Society! The Hubs and I have been talking about getting a dog for MONTHS, so it was great to finally go check out the shelter and see how it works and such. We definitely didn't leave with a dog (yet!), but it was great to see it and we plan to check it out again next weekend. Hopefully we'll have a dog by Christmas!

After the Humane Society, I met up with 2 girlfriends for a fun girls day! We did some outlet mall shopping. I left with 2 shirts, 1 sweater, a pair of shoes, some candles, and some perfume! Oh my!

Then, we went to dinner and a concert: WILSON PHILLIPS!

2 of my best girlfriends, a Bud Light, and some classic chick music?? Sign me up.

Actually, I only knew like 2 of the songs (of COURSE-- "Hold On For One More Day". CLASSIC.), but it was super fun-- GREAT people watching and anytime us girls get together it's bound to be a fun night.

Sunday was a lazy day... slept in, went for a 4.5 mile walk with the Hubs, went out for lunch (we had a groupon!), ran some errands (I got a new coat! Thank goodness-- there's SNOW in the forecast for today!), and then came home where the Hubs watched the Purdue basketball game (they won this one!) and I worked some blog stuff.

Right when I wrapped up blog stuff and when the bball game was almost over the Hubs and I both heard a loud POP and then-- nothing. Silence. And dark. Power outage. It was only about 3:30, so we had plenty of sunlight... but, man! Turns out there's very little to do without power. The worse part was that I was about 2-hours into a chicken dish cooking away in the slow cooker. The Hubs and I decided to park it on the couch and read. 2 hours later, the power was STILL off and it was DARK. We decided to go out to dinner, even though I had planned dinner so well! Boo! Plus, we had leftovers-- but, with no way of warming them up, out we went. AND, we rented a RedBox earlier that we planned to watch... yeah, obviously that didn't happen.

Anyway, we went to Granite City for dinner. Yum! I opted for a Italian Beef type sandwich. Good-- and HUGE! I could only finish half, so the Hubs is stoaked for leftovers.

We HOPED we'd get back to power... but, no such luck. And, by now-- it was DARK. Like, DARK dark. Yeaaaah... if I thought there was nothing to do without power earlier, there was REALLY nothing to do then. Luckily, we have lots of candles and ONE flashlight. We curled up on the couch, sharing the light from the flashlight, and ready more. I'm a little more than half way through Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

This book is GOOD. I'm obsessed. I've never read a mystery kinda book before and I'm so into it. It's taking all of my self control not to just do a Google search and see what the ending is. ALL my self control.

We read for a few hours. The power was still out when I went to bed. AWESOME. Luckily, it clicked back on sometime around 11pm.

So, that was the weekend.

This morning I hit the gym for a 5:30am 60-Minute Spinning Class and then 2.5 SPEEDY (and still not 100% pain free) miles on the treadmill in 20:28.

I'm hoping this week goes by fast! We have super fun plans for the upcoming weekend... can't wait! Here's hoping the week FLYS by at least as fast as this past weekend did!

1 comment:

  1. That was the warm up?! Are you kidding me? I would have died!
    Glad you and Amy had fun at the concert- I just read her post :-)