Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back to the 515

Hello!  :)

I know you are all waiting with bated breath for a recap post of our cruise to the Bahamas, but you are just going to have to wait a bit longer.  It is going to take too long to sort through what is appropriate write tonight, so stay tuned.

For now, I wanted to fill you in on what has gone down this weekend.

We got back to Iowa Friday evening, and after hauling my cargo upstairs, emptying my mailbox of a week's worth of junk mail, and paying attention to two very needy kitties, I headed out to dinner with BFF.  I know it seems weird wanting to go out to dinner after a week of "going out to dinner," but I had no food at my apartment and was entirely too exhausted to cook.

So, we headed to Saints in Beaverdale and split an order of the jerk chicken eggrolls, and then I had a turkey-bacon panini - with French fries.  I know.

After, I dropped BFF off at another friend's house, and I met a new friend (a date?) out for a drink and to watch the basketball game, and very shortly thereafter, I headed back to our other friend's house to recap the Bahamas and to catch up with everyone there.

On Saturday morning, I finally rolled out of bed around 11:00 (it felt so good!) and headed out on a bike ride with BFF.

Seriously.  Does anyone look good in a bike helmet?
We only went about eight miles, but it was a really nice ride.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day to ride through the trails:

And I was really excited to see the new signs that the city has installed to tell you exactly where the heck you are:

I swear: some of the trails in this town are just too confusing and really stress me out.  So to see that there are now clear markers (and even arrows with mileage to the next stopping point) is quite relieving.

After our short ride, I went home and crashed - and stayed crashed for the majority of the day.  As I mentioned about a month ago, I get major headaches about once a month, and that was yesterday (and today).  It pretty much rendered me unable to do absolutely anything, so I literally laid on the couch in the dark and slept.

Finally, I woke up enough to realize I was a bit hungry, ordered Thai take-out, and then crashed again.

This morning, I woke up and went on a six-mile run with KW.  We did a great job, especially considering our decision-making over the last week-and-a-half.  We started at Gray's Lake and headed north to the MLK trail (or whatever it's called) by downtown, and then we looped around downtown to the east side, and then took the back trail behind Mullet's and headed right back to the lake - where we did another mile.

One of the bridges we crossed downtown - how beautiful?!
We ended up finishing in 1:09, and we were pretty pleased with ourselves.

It was a gorgeous day outside but really, really, really hot.  We were sweating buckets and actually felt the need to rehydrate with Gatorade - and generally we only save that necessity for the middle of July.

Once my electrolytes were seemingly back to normal, I whipped together this week's meal/exercise plan:

I need to start using my real camera: this is some not-so-great quality.  Ugh.
As you can see, I left Friday night blank: I figure I'll make fish tacos, eat leftovers, or grab a bite with friends.  And I always leave the weekends blank - although that needs to change.  It is so hard for me to stick with something if I'm not on a routine.  During school, it's a piece of cake.  On the weekends, not so much.

On the docket for workouts:

  • Monday: Crossfit; 4.5-mile run
  • Tuesday: Crossfit; 3-mile run
  • Wednesday: Y-Pump
  • Thursday: Crossfit; 4.5-mile run
  • Friday: Crossfit
  • Saturday or Sunday: 7-mile run
Right now, though, I'm sitting with an ice pack on my foot.  (Is it possible for me to ever not be injured?!)  I pulled something during the run today, but I didn't feel it hurt until afterwards.  I'm crossing my fingers that it was just a muscle and that it will be better tomorrow, but it's on the ankle that was badly sprained, so I'm really hoping it's not another ligament (or tendon) issue.

Oh well.

Family dinner tonight was great, and we discussed this book:

It was an interesting discussion, and I'm still not sure where I stand on the issues of gender identity, commercialism, Disney being bad, etc.  It was a thought-provoking book that created thought-provoking (and humorous - you know our group) discussion.

But for now, I am going to head to bed.  I. am. wiped.

And as I said before, stay tuned for the highly-anticipated Bahamas recap.  :)

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