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Losing It

I HURT today, and not just like man my legs are sore.  Hitting my clutch on the drive to work this morning was legitimately painful, my IT band hasn’t hurt this much since before my PT last year, and my left knee is swollen, haha I am a mess.  I purposely parked on the top level of the parking garage so I could avoid all stairs.  If you missed my happy and cheery race recap, you can read it here.  Anyway, it’s supposed to hit 80 today so the roommates and I are grilling tonight, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a rest day.

I also seriously think I am losing my mind, either that or I need to dye my hair blond again.  This weekends happenings alone are a prime example.  On Saturday I had to venture into DC alone for the Cherry Blossom Expo, and I hadn’t used my Metro card in a while.  So while trying to look at it and figure out how much was left on it, I couldn’t for the life of me make sense of the numbers.  You see, I was looking at them vertically and trying to figure it out.  Don’t ask me why, clearly it’s obvious that your remaining balance is printing horizontally.

No, seriously, it took buying a new card to realize I still had $14 left on my old one.  Dumbass.  After leaving the expo I had to find my way from China Town to the Mall for my first kickball game of the season.  Don’t even get me started on how many times I walked in the wrong direction before finally figuring it out.  I need to take map reading lessons, even when Google Maps is telling me my exact location I walk around in circles.

Kickball was fun, even with the hail storm that assaulted us for 10 minutes before the sun finally came out.  I admit that maybe standing out in the freezing cold hail, playing kickball, the day before a race maybe wasn’t the best idea, but it was our first game!  Happy to say we won, and then my team went on to win our flip cup matchup without me while I headed home to rest up.  All that really means is I came home and spiked some Blondies with Bourbon (more on those later).  Oh wait, I had a point to make.

After playing kickball in the cold, and being rained and hailed on, I could not wait to get home and take a steaming hot shower.  In fact, it’s the first thing I did when I walked in the door, I even forgot to take my sports bra off before getting in.  Do I still have to wash it?  Dumbass moment number 2 of the weekend.

The final kicker?  While getting all my race gear together on Saturday night I moved my remote control out of the way, and not five minutes later could not for the life of me remember where I put it.  This happened last week too, so the place I found it the last time was the first place I looked.  No cigar.  Finally I gave up and just went to bed.  I finally found the remote last night in one of my dresser drawers.  Seriously, what the hell is going on with me?  I am too young to be losing my mind.

After the race yesterday, I had a lovely time at brunch with the roommates downing mimosas (I think I had 4) and destroying a plate of Oscar Benedict.  The rest of the day involved lounging on the couch, watching movies, drinking beer and eating blondies.  Not too bad if you ask me.  I’m hoping to do as little moving around as possible today, hopefully no one bothers me.


Sunday Funday

Well hello, and happy Monday!  I’m here at work today, but judging by the lack of traffic on the roads this morning no one else is.  Lucky jerks.  Instead of MLK day off, we have President’s Day next month, so I guess that’s better than nothing.  After my shopping trip to lululemon on Saturday, Adrienne and I got ourselves ready to head into DC to meet up with some friends to watch the football games.

After a detour in the metro station, when we realized we couldn’t get to the stop we needed to due to track work, we hopped in a cab and made our way into the city.  The bar was a good time, there was flip cup, dancing to horrible 90s music, and of course football.

getting ready for flip cup

Adrienne and I

I ended up calling it a night first and heading on home after the Packers game ended, enjoying a cab ride with a very chatty driver.  Sunday I woke up to the smell of coffee brewing, and Adrienne offering to make french toast for breakfast, and I am never one to turn down a meal cooked for me.  After our breakfast and a few cups of coffee, we actually had a productive day.

I drove Adrienne back to her car at the metro station, which conveniently is across the street from the grocery store so we both got our weekly grocery shopping done.  That’s actually where our productivity ended, because then we went home and decided 3 pm was a perfect time to start drinking mimosas.  I was a few sips into mine when Adrienne came plopping down on the couch and whispered, “I have a secret.”  Intrigued, I inquired as to what this secret may be, at which point she giggled and said, “there’s vodka in here.”  Excellent, champagne and vodka, doesn’t get much better than that.

By 4 pm, when Dani got home from her ski weekend we had finished our first pitcher and were about to make a second.  In my opinion nothing says welcome home like a mimosa.  We spent Sunday watching the Caps game and the other two NFL playoff games, before switching to a marathon of Glee.  Mock me all you want, but I love it, haha.  Alright, well I’m off to try to make it through the day.  Did you all have a good weekend?  Are you off today?