Hello my loverlies. I hope that you all had an awesome weekend, because I know that mine sure had some great high points.
Of course, going to Trader Joe’s on Friday after my doctor’s appointment was a pretty good time, and I may get to go to a different one in 2 weeks after my 10K because the second closest one to my house is out there. Woot! Stock up some more .
Saturday started out as usual, with a big bowl of oat bran; the pre-long-run fuel of champions!
I waited a couple of hours to digest, and then I was out the door with water bottle in hand. The weather was perfect. Low-60′s and just a hint of moisture in the air. I went what seemed like all around town:
Mile 1: 9:11
Mile 2: 8:41
Mile 3: 8:17
Mile 4: 8:27
Mile 5: 8:36
Mile 6: 8:21
Mile 7: 8:27
Mile 8: 8:26
Mile 9: 8:24
Mile 10: 8:20
Mile 10.1: 0:53
My longest run to date. And you know what? I really didn’t struggle that much! You know what else? I had forgotten to turn my iPod on when I headed out the door, so even though my earbuds were in, my music wasn’t playing. I ran my entire run without any music for the first time ever.
I kept telling myself that I would turn it on only if I really needed the music to motivate/distract me, but I didn’t end up needing it at all! I LOVED THIS RUN! I can only hope that I have more runs like this in the near future.
I ended up running errands for the rest of the day. Driving all around town and even to nearby towns to get done all that I needed to get done. But at least it all got done, right?
Then…. Pancake Sunday!
My stack wasn’t as high as it normally is because I wanted these babies to be BIG! I’m talking nearly fills the entire frying pan big. Thus, having 2 instead of 4 or 5. I love making blueberry pancakes because the berries pop and ooze their sweet juices in the process .
Other than kicking it with Jillian and her Ripped in 30 DVD (Level 2, killer crow push-ups!) I pretty much just lounged around the house all day, and I’m totally okay with that! After the hecticness that was Saturday, I was glad for the change of pace.
Me still feeling cruddy probably contributed to the laziness. The doc said on Friday that I may have a virus and just have to wait it out, so, as long as it doesn’t interfere with classes/work/training I think I can deal with a little intestinal discomfort (TMI: doc says that I’m literally full of gas but just can’t get it out for some reason, would someone like to give me some of their intestines? I would love a new one).
And at the end of the day, a nutrient-filled Green Monster will always make you feel better. Or at least that’s what I told myself while I was making it and then proceeded to top it with chocolate, haha.
On to another week of classes and work tomorrow. Really hoping that this week flies by because my boyfriend is coming down next weekend to see me! We have a few little things in the works. Hopefully going to see Hangover 2 (loved the first!), catch some dinner, etc. Only 3 more weeks until the session is over!
Oh! And my mom says that we may be going on a girl’s weekend to Chicago in August between the end of my summer classes and moving me in to my new apartment! I haven’t been in probably at least 5 years, and the last time I went was on a school trip so all that I got to see was the museum.
What are your favorite things to do/see in Chicago? Where should I go/what should I do?