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The Celebrations Begin

One of the greatest things about my house here in VA is that the backyard is magic.  Yesterday there was a dead bird, that no one wanted to deal with, on the back steps of our shed, and Adrienne and I both agreed to leave it until today.  Well, when I went downstairs this morning and looked out back it was gone!  See, magic ;).  This also happened once before with a dead opossum.  At least that’s what I think it was, it was kind of hard to tell…  Although I’m willing to bet it was our friend the raccoon who dealt with the problem.  Either way, I didn’t have to pick up a dead bird so I’m fine with whatever happened to it.

Yesterday, despite still having super sore legs, I managed to do the Spartacus workout for a second time.  I went through all the circuits one time, and then skipped some of the leg stuff the second time through.  I need to be able to walk this weekend.  It’s tough, I love it, and it’s over with quickly which is delightful.  I followed it up with 20 minutes on the elliptical while watching Rachel Ray.  I really need to start running again, maybe next week if I can walk.

I finally managed to get my lululemon exchange taken care of last night, and my new pants are on their way from Santa Barbra.  I also shockingly managed to go into the store two days in a row without buying anything, that’s willpower my friends.  It could also be that I plan on shopping with my sister tomorrow, and needed to save money for that, haha.  I’ve decided to buy myself a new pair of shoes for my birthday :).

After complaining yesterday about not having a dinner appetite, I of course was famished by the time I got home last night.  I had marinated some chicken in teriyaki sauce, and used that to whip up some homemade chicken fried rice.  Well, semi-homemade, I used a bag of TJ’s Vegetable Fried Rice with the chicken.  Side note, does anyone else hate Sandra Lee with her semi-homemade cooking show bullshit?  She annoys the shit out of me, table scape my ass.  Uh, anyway, it was good and I wanted to eat that instead of the turkey burger I also had going.  Oh well.

I have a half day at work today so I’m trying to get as much work done as possible before noon and the start of my weekend.  My sister is hitting the road from Philly around 1, so hopefully she makes it here without encountering too much traffic.  Although, who knows, there good be a brief period of drizzle which would send everyone into a tizzy.  I plan to spend some quality time with my college roommate before my sister gets here, and then the series finale of Friday Night Lights  tonight :(.  If you’re a fan of the show, check out this article.  I read it yesterday morning and it made me love the show even more.  So sad to see it end.

What are you all up to this weekend?  Have a great one!

Finally, Food

So yesterday after I battled the traffic home, I immediately hopped on the metro to head to Dupont Circle to meet up with my Aunt and cousin for dinner.  My aunt was in town for business and my cousin just graduated college and started working in DC full time, so we thought it would be nice to all get together.

Since I’m a creature of habit, and choosing the restaurant was pretty much left up to me, we ended up at The Front Page.  It was close to my Aunt’s hotel and right across the street from the Dupont Metro station.  I still wasn’t that hungry, but I love food, so I managed to choke down some Calamari and Penne Vodka, and by some, I mean I ate the whole bowl.  I didn’t vom after, so that’s good.

The rest of my night wasn’t too excited, I talked to Dar for 14 minutes, which was apparently 14 minutes more than he had given anyone else that day, so I should feel loved and actually put my laundry away in a timely fashion.  Typically it sits in the laundry basket until I need the basket again.  I was proud of myself.

Before my random Wednesday night on the town, I actually got a lunch time workout in.  30 minutes on the treadmill followed by some chest press with 15 lb dumbbells, and lat pull downs with 65 lbs.  I’m getting the speedy showering after down to a science, they key is to not put any make up on after, or to do it at your desk later.

It’s Thursday already, which is cool, and this time two weeks from now I’ll be sitting on my ass at home getting ready for my trip to Chicago.  I can’t believe how quickly that trip came up, so exciting!  Alright I’m off to some lame ass meeting, catch ya’ll later.

Trail Run Fail

Holler friends, happy Tuesday! It may be the worst day of the week, but at least tomorrow is Wednesday and then the week is almost over! I really hate how I constantly am wishing time away, but seriously what else is there to look forward to except the weekend?

Last night my sister and I ventured over to a local trail to try it out for our run. It is literally two minutes from our house, but yet neither one of us has ever gone. It’s a 285 acre nature preserve called 5 Mile Woods, and now I know why we never ran there before. While a majority of the trails are dirt paths, there are sections that remind me of the wooden planks on jungle gyms. You know, when one person jumps on one end the person on the other is bounced off. There were tree roots sticking out of the ground everywhere and fallen tree trunks blocking the path. It was more of an obstacle course than a trail run, and after 2.5 miles we made our way out of the woods.

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Thumbs down for sure. We managed to do another mile on the streets before looping back to the car and calling at a day. Oh well, something is better than nothing right? Oh and that is the third shirt from the bf from my birthday. I told my sister I was wearing it so she wouldn’t lose me in the woods, haha. Uh, Col thought I was taking a picture here which is why she’s just posing like a weirdo but it was really a video

After our run, we had to rush home because I was getting a surprise visitor! The bf needs to drive down to VA Beach this week, so he stopped here for a night to hang out, hooray!
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For dinner we enjoyed some frozen pizzas, one California Pizza Kitchen Margarita Pizza and one Red Baron Pepperoni Pan Pizza.
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Girl and boy pizza. The pan pizza was thick and delicious and the CPK was just as good as always. After dinner. the three of us sat on the couch watching The Bachelorette reunion special with all the dudes who were kicked off. Extremely entertaining. I can’t wait until the season finale next week to see who Ali chooses.

Tonight I think my sister is going to accompany me to the 4:30 yoga class, yeah I’m giving it another shot. I need to find a way to incorporate cross training and I think this is a good one. I’ll be sure to report back and let you all know if the chanting is as prominent as last week.

I hope everyone has a great day and that Tuesday goes by quickly!