Monday, January 14, 2013


Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was spectacularly low-key. 

Friday after work started off with a long walk with the Hubs and Sadie, then a quick dinner at home and then grocery shopping. EXCITING STUFF. Sadie and I ended the night by 10pm like this:

Saturday was BEAUTIFUL! The weather was perfect. 60s and partially cloudy. PERFECT. And, my legs were itching for a long run! Ok, ok-- to be honest-- I literally told the Hubs about 5 seconds before I walked out the door "I don't wanna run!!". I wasn't exactly ITCHING to run... but, sure enough-- within half a mile, I was feeling it. My legs felt fresh and the weather was perfect and I was just loving running. 

13.1 QUICK miles! I set a new, unofficial half-marathon PR! 13.1 miles in 1:57:59 for an even 9:00 average pace! I even managed to negative split with the last 2 miles being 8:30s!

I wrapped up the run with a slower .4 mile cool down at a 9:38 pace.

13.5 miles for a Saturday morning! LOVE. I seriously don't get why people run short when they can run long! BUT, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. I did manage to tear up my ankle... again. OUCH! Oh well. I'll survive... even if my sock doesn't! 

Saturday after the run the Hubs and I decided to take advantage of the perfect non-Spring day and took Sadie to her first ever dog park! We ran all over that place and played around like crazy for almost 2 hours. It was a blast... until that little rascal escaped because some idiot left the door open! It took about 20 minutes of all out sprinting and climbing a barbwire fence to get her back. She's lucky she's so damn cute.

After catching our little escape artist, the Hubs and I had a date night! Mexican and a movie. 
We saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower at the cheap theatre. Can't beat going to see a movie on a Saturday night for $2 a piece! Anyway- the movie was pretty good. I totally have a girl crush on Emma Wastson now. If you haven't seen it, I'd definitely rent it. 

Sunday the weather took a quick turn for the norm-- 30s and snowy mix. Boo! So, I started the morning off with a 60-minute Spinning class and then 2.5 miles on the good ol' treadmill.

Not exciting, but got the job done. 

The rest of Sunday was spent with my ass glued to the couch with my latest and greatest obsession: ONE TREE HILL. Thank God for our Netflix Instant membership. I'm definitely getting our money's worth right now. I legit watched HOURS of it Sunday afternoon. Addicted.

I also cooked Sausage and Lentil soup (using this recipe). Delicious. I had it for lunch and dinner. What can I say, when I like something I get a smidge addicted. Anyway, I also did some laundry and took Sadie for a 1.5 mile walk. Exciting stuff. 

So, that was my weekend. Look for an almost exact repeat next weekend. Confession: I kinda love that. 


  1. Great 13.1 mile run!!!! That is a fantastic time!!!! Sorry about your poor ankle though. I hope that it feels better today.

    We have yet to take our dogs to a dog park. You are very brave and Sadie is lucky to have you two as parents. Sorry that she escaped, but it makes for a fun memory.

    I just purchased the Perks of Being a Wallflower on my kindle yesterday. I cannot wait to read it!

    1. Oh, I've never read the book. You'll have to tell me how the book is.

      The dog park was SO FUN! Not fun when she got out and I had to hop a barbwire fence to catch her. Not fun at all. But, the park was fun! I'm sure when the weather is nicer we'll go frequently. We don't have a fenced yard, so it's kinda her only chance to run free.