What a weekend... what a weekend!
I still feel like it was all a blur - full of excitement & now, I'm in that area where its like, "What now?" ... you know, when you do something for so long & then the big day comes. Then what? Its why I usually sign up immediately for another race. The habit that is called running.
But let's take a quick glance at the weekend - knowing tomorrow is Training Tuesday & will be full of all the info about the half marathon
... Got off work & headed downtown to the expo. I LOATHE where they have the expo. Parking is so difficult. There is one garage that is always full & anywhere else to park? Miles away. Good thing its for people that like to get some miles under their feet. I ended up parking so far away, it took me 55 minutes to get to the expo, pick up my packet - do nothing else but that - & get back to my car. Best warm up for a race ever.
... I got a tooth brush in with my race packet. I thought this had to be some sort of joke with all my dental issues the past 5 months.
... Stopped by the grocery & ended up spending over $17.00 on dark chocolate chips - different varieties. I see no issues with this.
... the best part of running a big race? CARBS! I made some spinach ravioli for dinner & didn't even think twice at filling up my plate, If you can't run for any other reason, run for carb eating.
... Who can sleep? I was up all night a nervous wreck about the race.
... SO much to tell,- stay tuned for tomorrow. But I'll sum it up - I set out to the start line.... & crossed the finish line! BAM! & DONE!
... We got rained on for the race. I didn't think I would ever dry out or warm up. BRRR!!!
... Harvey Dent was so glad for the lazy afternoon & just wanted to snuggle all day long. Seriously. All day long. He was crawling in my lap, or trying to get in Ricky's. There was a big news report last week that talked about dogs felt anxiety if they were hugged or loved on too much. So every time Harvey would throw himself on either of us, we'd look up & say, "He's miserable getting loved on"
... It really was a cool day on Saturday. I had to shut all our windows because inside, our temps were 54 degrees. Spring left us for the day. Except for the whole Spring showers thing I guess.
... made Ricky a brownie/cookie desert in thanks for him doing the race with me. Sugar is always a reward for him.
... We had to have a AC/Heater repair guy come out to look at our unit. & then left us with sticker shock. We basically need a whole new unit. & you may ask, didn't we just buy a new unit a few years ago. Yes, yes we did. & it's ruined. grrreeeeaaaatttttttttttttt.
... Did a late night Bible Journal page. It felt perfect for my day at the race. I even mentioned on IG about it - how the Bible reminds us that life is better together, & this race was a complete reminder of that. All the support I got in so many ways - big & small. It all makes a difference.
... I woke up scared to move but totally wasn't sore at all. YIPEE!!!! This was like the best surprise ever. I usually am always tight in my hips, & while I could feel it if I raised my knees up to my chest, I could actually do just that - lift my knees up to my chest - which is something that I would never be able to do with other races. The training paid off.
|I never tire of this GIF|
... I have been stuck at 38 lbs lost for the LONGEST time but really have watched my food the past 2 weeks & BAM! Finally hit it - the 40 lbs mark. That really made my day knowing that I had reached my half marathon goal & while I didn't make my ultimate weight loss goal (I have 20-25 lbs still to loose) I did hit a marker that I wanted to hit for race day! YAHOOO!!!!
... I did want to take it easy & slow so we missed church service but made it for Middle School Ministry. So glad I did too - it was great getting to know these girls better.
|They had to form letters with their bodies & we had to figure out what they were spelling from above|
... Stopped for a quick Target run to get some paper plates & dog bones - the week can't go on without dog treats & bones.
... Got my 3rd Starbucks for the weekend. Mango Tea Lemonade again & they had their hot chocolate k-cups 50% off. The expiration date was good through 2017 so I'm all about tucking these things away for cold nights that lay ahead... or maybe next week. Who knows.
... Made out my bills. & shucks, didn't find an extra $8000 for an AC unit.
... Started a new book while watching storms go through.
... made some banana cookies. I seriously made 3 batches of these cookies. I've become quite the pro at making them lately with a little scooper that gives me perfect cookies & not get my hands all dirty. I'm set for healthy sweet treats all week long.
... watched Hunger Games: Catching Fire for the 235th time. That movie was my favorite by far out of the series (Oh wait - I still havent seen the very last one yet) ... I hate when they put it on TV, they take this movie & drag it out for over 3 hours. Really? I set my DVR for it so I could fast forward commercials - which is so dumb because why dont I just put in the actual DVD? ... makes no sense.
& now its Monday... back at it.
It's Derby Week around here. Lots of excitement in the air - none of the activities that I will join in with - except hitting Derby traffic since I work like 1.5 miles from Churchill Downs.
So how was your weekend?