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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Heyo, and happy rainy Monday to you.  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Mine was so wonderful that I spent the whole day yesterday horizontal.  Whether it was outside in the backyard in the sunshine, or in my bed.  Mostly in my bed.

I had a summer hours day on Friday, which meant I hightailed it out of the office at noon and ran some errands.  One of those errands was to Victoria’s Secret to take advantage of their semi-annual sale.  While shopping, I noticed that not only was I one of the tallest people in there, but I was most definitely one of the oldest.  What is with the 12 and 13 year-olds shopping there? I don’t think I could even fill out a VS bra until I was at least 20.  Anyway, I bought all of the things (3 pairs of pj’s, 3 bras, 5 pairs of underwear) and then left the mall without even entering another store.  The damage was that bad.  Except then I went to the pet store and the grocery store, so I wasn’t really done spending money.  Summer hours are really bad for my credit card.

Saturday morning I was up bright and early, and headed up for a 2ish mile run before my roommate, Dani, and I headed over to Nats park to watch the Yankees play.  I’m really depressed that my first baseball game of the year wasn’t until the middle of June, but it sure was a good one to go to!

watching the crowds stream off the metro and into the stadium from our perch at The Bullpen

There’s my future husband, DJ, making a nice play at short stop

Andy’s 40th birthday wish was clearly for a win (he turned 40 on Friday)

Here’s Dani and I, sweating our asses off in the sun, and getting really sweet tan lines

Yes. that’s right, the 14th Inning Stretch

The game started at 1:05, so when we were still sitting there nearly 5 hours later watching this game we were thankfully the sun had finally moved behind the stadium putting us in some shade.  Thankfully, that 14th inning was the last inning and the Yankees pulled off the win!  Dani and I quenched the thirst we’d been battling since the middle of the 7th with some much needed post-game brews.

And then we ate Chipotle and were both in bed by 10 pm.  It was a fantastic weekend, and now I just have 3 days of work to get through before I head out to Wisconsin on Thursday for a nice long weekend.  So excited!

Now That, I’ll Talk About

Today… my head hurts. I blame the four, ok five, glasses of red wine I had last night and the Yankees game once again lasting until midnight.  Thankfully, the outcome of last nights game was much more positive than the previous two.  A 10-1 victory?  I’ll take it.

Since the sun was out for the first time in years yesterday, the roommates and I decided to take advantage of it and meet at our new favorite place for dinner and drinks.  The American Tap Room menu makes me drool just reading it, and with $4 glasses of wine until 7 pm, you can see the appeal.  The beer menu is nothing to scoff at either; with a wide variety on tap, as you can probably imagine.

Anywhoodle, I ordered the Maryland Crab Soup and the Jerk Chicken Spring Rolls for my meal.  There was no description of the soup on the menu, so I was expecting typical cream based crab soup, but this was tomato based and full of veggies.  Not my favorite, but by no means bad.  The spring rolls were as delicious as the first time I had them, albeit spicy.  Thankfully I had a nice Cab to wash it down with.

The three of us sat at the bar watching the Phillies game and the first few innings of the Yankees game before heading home around 9:30.  Yayzies for both teams!  Also, can we just talk about how much Curtis Granderson rocked last night?  Seriously, look at these two game saving catches, talk about heart stopping moments.  Game five for the Yanks on Thursday and a potential clincher for the Phils tonight.

Prior to my night of baseball and excessive wine drinking, I manage to get in a 30 minute run on the treadmill.  A little over 3 miles, I think, but I’m not sure since the treadmill stopped and reset halfway through.  I needed to get two cardio sessions in early in the week since the only exercise I’ll get this weekend will be in the form of shaking my ass on the dance floor.  Dancing in heels is a great calf workout though.

Happy Wednesday!

Straight to the Core

Ha, I knew you all would find Marie’s and Jess’s drawings for me as entertaining as I did.  I do have a general idea of what I am looking for, however I am graphically designed challenged, so I need someone to make it for me.  If any of you all have someone who could do this for me, send em my way.  I can pay, but not much.

Yesterday was just how I like my Mondays, slow and relaxing.  I hit up the gym at lunch and did 10 minutes on the elliptical, a 10 minute ab class, and a 20 minute run.  Personally, I think 10 minutes is the perfect length of time for an ab class.  Mine were burning immediately, and I was very ready to be done when the 10 minutes were up.  And holy sore abs today, they have not felt like this in a long time.  Apparently I need to step up my core work.

After work I dragged myself to Harris Teeter, where I did not lose my shit, and the home to do tons of food prep for the week.  I made the same Egg Bake as last week, and marinated and baked some chicken to add to salads for lunch.  Then I ate Doritos for dinner because I was too tired to even think about real food at that point.  Follow that all up with a 10 pm bedtime, and I’d say Monday wasn’t so bad.

Today is full of meetings and things that aren’t much fun, which means the workout will be pushed until after work.  I’m feeling some light cardio and then a full body weight workout, but we’ll see what happens.

In other news, Darren informed me that over the weekend he almost broke his wrist when a ladder collapsed on it and sliced his shoulder open while carrying another one.  He does this to torture me, I’m convinced.  Oh, did I mention he also has no health insurance.  Yup, my love, who is up on roofs most of the day is uninsured.  Boy gives me heart attacks on a daily basis, especially when he sends me pictures like this:

that tall middle ladder is his

Sigh, he already has a metal plate in one hip.  Apparently he’s looking to even that out.  Men, they can be so stubborn.  I swear, one of these days I’m going to get a phone call that he’s in the hospital with broken bones.  The last time that happened my mom had to give me a Valium to keep me from flipping the fuck out.  Good times.

Alright, off to meeting number one of the day!  Catch ya later!