It seems that I have something major going on nearly every weekend so I was pumped for what I thought would be a relaxing weekend to regroup and rest up before the crazy week ahead. Ill be going double-time at the office to get ready for my trip to Orlando Thursday night. Even though I totally don’t mind the extra effort- I really could have used a chill weekend. But, per usual, the universe had other plans.
Saturday morning started off totally as planned. We had a nice leisurely breakfast featuring left-overs from Friday night’s dinner at Cracker Barrel and a massive cup of coffee (and PS how adorable is my owl mug from Stocked Market??)
We had planned to head out for a short workout but instead got caught up in a marathon cleaning session. And I am totally serious when I say I have no idea how it happened. It was quite something- cabinets being emptied and cleaned, floors scrubbed, tupperware organized. I mean, you name it and we cleaned it. The hubs even alphabetized our massive DVD library.
And I tried to organize my new(er) shoes.
This went on ALL DAY LONG. Before I knew it, it was literally time to drop everything and get dressed for our dinner reservation. Since we arent really Valentines kind of people we felt like waiting to the weekend for our date night. Technically Valentines Day is our “dating anniversary” so we wanted to unofficially celebrate being a two-some for EIGHT years!
We listened to some new jams on the way to dinner. The hubs wanted a few upbeat tunes so he wasnt as thrilled with the CD as I was.
We were seated right away at Benjamin’s and started our dinner with lobster fondue. It was just as amazing as it sounds!
I ordered the crab cakes with a potato and veggies for my main entree. It was pretty awesome. Everything was super fresh and perfectly prepared.
After dinner we realized we had 20 minutes to make it across town to our movie. This left no time to snap a “so this is what 8 years together looks like” photo so we had to improvise. And its true, it looks a little like this….
We did make it to the movies and slid into Beautiful Creatures just as the lights went down. We ended our night at home watching the remake of 21 Jump Street or, as I like to think of it, Channing Tatum being funny and adorable. Ahem.
Sunday started off with the workout I’d put off the day before due to the random clean-a-thon. I knew this would be my last long run before the Princess 1/2 so I needed to make it count. You know its serious business for me when I actually remember to put on my Garmin.
The hubs decided to come along and ride next to me on his bike. I get REALLY anxious running in a crowd so he wanted to simulate that uncomfortable “wow you are away too close to me” feeling that big races can sometimes bring.
The plan had been for 6 miles but I quickly cut it to 5 after stepping outside. It was ridiculously cold. Even bundled up I was in misery for most of the run.
Luckily, despite the cold, it was beautiful out which made the 5.25 miles much more bearable. The hubs finally rode ahead some and I concentrated on keeping my intervals strong, my breathing under control, and my aches and pains in check. I wanted to make sure I was fully prepared to get out and run at Disney next weekend.
I felt strong for the entire run and could not have asked for a better prep for the Princess 1/2. I am actually excited to get out there next weekend! Scared to death of course but also really excited. Ready to run!!
After the run it was a full day of grocery shopping, errand running, cooking, lunch prep, a shift at the yoga studio, dinner cooking and FINALLY a blog. MY weekend is gone but at least Im finally caught up on the at home “to do list” (well minus that laundry that needs folding and a grouchy pup that needs bathing”. As for me, I am off to enjoy approximately 1 hour of downtime before heading to bed and getting ready for the CRAZY work-week ahead.
Did you have a busy weekend?