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Shenanigans… and some business

Did ya think I left you again? No such luck suckers, just had a busy weekend that didn’t technically wrap up until 5:30 last night when I finally returned to my house. Let’s get business out of the way before we talk fun.

On Friday I drug myself over to the gym for a light upper-body lifting session, and some abs because it’s important to have a strong core or something. I needed to be done my long run by 10 am on Saturday so I spent Friday evening with my boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth.

Look at this man, I can’t even, I mean no words

I picked up Rush from the good old Redbox and watch the whole movie twice. I watched the first 10 minutes more times than that, but that’s neither here nor there and if you’ve seen the movie you know why. I thought it was really good, and enjoyed it immensely.

Saturday I was out my door and on the bike path at 8:45 am, with 5 miles on the agenda. It was not an easy run, and I had a super achy right calf the entire time, but I finished in what I think should be about my long run pace.

5 miles

It was hot, I lost one of the long sleeves I was wearing with about 3 miles left and tied it around my waist. I also apparently kicked the shit out of myself, literally, as the inside of my right ankle was bleeding when I got home. This isn’t new, I used to do it during my high school track days. I swear I was constantly walking around with cuts from my spikes. Meh, the Twitterz tells me I need to do some glute work to correct the weakness and alignment issues. We’ll see.

takes talent to kick yourself

takes talent to kick yourself

The rest of the weekend was full of excessive drinking, and powering through hangovers. On Saturday afternoon, a giant group of my friends met up at Bull Run Winery for a 30th birthday celebration, and then I was on the road bright and early (ok it was 10:45) on Sunday headed to Harrisonburg. I had a JMU basketball game and Super Bowl party to get, fun fact I’ve now attended more JMU basketball games 6.5 years after graduating than I ever did in college.

So close to pulling off the win!

That little Instagram box up in the right corner has some more pictures from the weekend, FYI. All in all a good training week and a good life week. 11.5 miles logged running and some good cross training.

The sun makes me happy

This is how I spent the hours from 11 am to 3 pm yesterday:


And those, are the ultimate example of runners boobs.  Yup I am as flat as a board, sigh you win some you lose some, at least I have nice legs, right?  And no, that is not all sweat in my hair, I was periodically hosing myself down, much to the enjoyment of my neighbors, I’m sure.  This is the pretty concrete slab I spent my time with all day:

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My lounge chair is in the bottom corner.  It’s not so bad really, just nothing compared to the yard I used to have before the big D (divorce) in my family.  The hose did make all the difference yesterday though, because it was freakin hot!  I tried to bring the Pumpkinator outside, but the second I picked up either the harness or the tie out line, she went running for the hills, still not a fan, I think it might have been a little hot for her anyway.

I am happy to report that my burger was just as good as leftovers for lunch yesterday as it was for dinner on Saturday night, I’ll probably dream about that burger for days to come.  For dinner both my mama and I wanted something light, so crab cakes and a salad it was.  Ya’ll know how I love my crab cakes, especially if you were some of the few individuals I sent hunting for one on my birthday last year :).

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Crab cake, coconut shrimp, and Caesar salad, I ate one of the shrimp, but I’m typically not a shrimp fan.

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Look at those whole pieces of crab meat, omg this was so good.  I restrained myself and only ate one, which means I have one waiting for me for dinner tonight.  Score!  I wish I could make crab cakes as good as McCaffrey’s.  Maybe since I used to work there they will give me the recipe?

To continue our weekend of movie watching, my mom and I watched Crazy Heart last night.  Has anyone else seen it?  I kind of really liked it, it was sad and depressing, but good at the same time.  Although I did have a hard time believing the Maggie Gyllenhaal Jeff Bridges romance, but whatevs.

Alright kids, I hope everyone else had a great weekend and you get through your Monday’s somewhat easily.  Back to PT tonight, I wonder how long they will have me run for, could be interesting.