Weekend ReCup: the lazy and late edition

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

And…Happy December!!

Happy December

Can you believe it? We made it to the 12th month! I’m sorry, where did 2015 go?

After Thanksgiving I got sooo lazy this weekend. I also found my post-marathon blues, but more on that later.

We have a ReCUP to get to…

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Thanksgiving Thursday/Friday

My parents were out of town all last week. They flew in to Oklahoma the day of Route 66 and made it to Tulsa just in time to see me finish, and had plans to spend the week with my sister (stationed in OK City) and grandpa (who lives just outside OK City).

What all this meant, was that the Boy and I would have to fend for ourselves if we wanted Thanksgiving dinner. GASP!!

I’m sure you guys are well aware by all of the recipes I post here, that I have tremendous kitchen skills. I make a mean bowl of cereal, what can I say?! 😉

Needless to say, the idea of having to cook a dinner that usually takes my mom hours to prepare had me a little on edge. But! I love Thanksgiving! I couldn’t go without my favorite holiday. I decided to adult-up and make some deliciousness.

Well…the Boy, being the smartie he is, decided it would make more sense for him to cook, and to just leave the corn-casserole-making/sangria-drinking to me (and Smokey).

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And that is just what we did! We started zero fires, and got into zero arguments. I call that a successful first Thanksgiving.

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The majority of our Black Friday was spent lounging around and spending way too much time surfing the web. We did hit up the gym for day two of my Runner’s World Run Streak, and leg day.

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Am I the only one that loves leg day? I would do legs everyday if I could!

I was hoping to get in two miles on the treadmill, but could only manage one. I was so uncomfortable and my legs just felt so heavy and sluggish. It was not a pretty mile.

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After the gym we headed over to Crispers for a late lunch…

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And Movie Stop and Kohl’s for some quick browsing. It was late afternoon by time we got out there, so the crowds had pretty much died down.

Saturday

My parents were supposed to get in late Friday night, but due to some unfortunate weather/”technical difficulties” they were forced to stay the night in Houston, and catch the first flight of the day back to Tampa.

They made it home though, and that’s all that matters!

The Boy and I hit up the gym for Runner’s World Run Streak day three (attempt) and chest and triceps day. I settled into this pace a little better, and didn’t feel as uncomfortable as the day prior, but still not fully recovered.

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We had a wild and crazy Saturday night with pizza delivery and Pixar’s Inside Out. 

Such a cute movie! But definitely had more of a made-for-adults vibe than I was expecting. It wasn’t “naughty” or anything; I could just see the themes/storyline going over the heads of children.

Sunday

I had big plans for Sunday. I was going to get my oil changed, and work on some blog-projects, and catch up on some reading, and all this stuff that sounded so good on paper. And then…laziness!

I had zero energy! I’m not being hard on myself though, I was out of town last weekend; I’ll be out of town again this coming weekend. And this is a very stressful time for me at work. If I wanna be lazy, I’m gonna be lazy. 😉

The Boy and I ordered a couple of the new Amazon Fire Tablets.

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They were on sale for 35 bucks and are the perfect size for ebooks and movie-watching on the go. They were delivered on Sunday, so I spent some time getting mine setup and figuring out how to use a non-Apple product.

A little later in the day, we went to the gym for back and biceps. I attempted Runner’s World Run Streak day four, and ended up throwing in walk intervals. I made it a full mile, but then as I was stepping off the treadmill my knee got a little cranky with me.

My knee was not liking the deadlifts I tried immediately after, so I gave up on that and just did some stretching.

In that moment, I realized I have to give up my Runner’s World Run Streak; it’s just not worth it. I want to start training again next week, and need to allow my body enough time to recover from Route 66. It would really suck if I pushed it too hard and injured myself, for what…a silly run streak.

On that note, I have been spending a lot of time with my new foam roller. I think I’m going to nickname this thing “The Beast” because that’s how intense it is.

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I’m also proud to announce I have signed up for my first ever half marathon race! I went about things a little backwards (with two fulls already in the bag), but I’m super excited for Gasparilla 2016.

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Questions of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

Any other crazies out there that did a full before doing a half?

Mid-week day off in pictures!

Good morning and happy Thursday!

Whether you worked or not yesterday, I hope you had a great Wednesday!

The Boy and I were both off from work, and had a nice afternoon gym date. Chest and triceps!

Followed by “happy hour” at Wow! That’s Fresh. $5 pizza/drink combo ($6 is you want a fancy pizza).

I was able to get some VIPs out to the Fit2Run Fun Run: mom, dad, the Boy, and Mr. Chris (who appears to be the only photogenic one of the bunch). 😉

Nike came out for a demo too! I opted out this time though.

And, an informative ankle/foot injury prevention “workshop”

Had a nice size group out for the run!

Followed by some food court grub. Yeah, this salad is 5 bucks and all the unlimited veggies I could want. Score!

And some Nuun to keep me hydrated! Tri-berry for the win! Although, I’ll probably grab some of the watermelon that I just noticed at the store the other day.

Question of the day

What flavor Nuun/Gatorade/juice do you like best?

Weekend Recap

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone has had an awesome weekend. My weekend started great…

Friday

I made my modeling debut on the Fit2Run Facebook page. 😉

I left the office a little early, so mom and I could make our way to Disney and not get stuck in too much traffic. My uncles just got back from the Disney cruise and were in town for one more night.

We met up with them at their hotel- Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort.

We ordered Giordanos pizza for dinner.

And then went up to the Top of the World lounge to watch the fireworks.

We didn’t get home until after 1:00, which kind of had me rethinking my whole 6:00 AM running plans.

Saturday

I chose to sleep in. I caught up on some blog reading, and then the Boy and I went to the gym for chest and triceps day.

Afterwards we stopped by Wow That’s Fresh! for dinner.

I was enjoying my sriracha cheeseburger when I received a text from my friend Kat alerting me of the news that Jeremiah’s Ice just opened. That quickly decided our remaining Saturday-night plans.

The Boy and I met up with Kat and Juan, and I even got my parents to meet up with us too.

I went with a blueberry gelati. And it was yummy!

Sunday

This is kind of where I would just like to stop my weekend recap post. Or maybe I can just say I had a great day and an even greater 11 miles…?

Okay, so my Sunday didn’t turn out as well as I wanted. When my alarm went off at 5:30, I did not want to move. I snoozed for awhile and then gave up on an early morning run and turned off my alarm.

I was not intending to still be in bed at noon.

Around 3:00, I was ready for my run. I threw on my clothes and decided to drive over to my parents house and run from there. It was pretty hot out, but storms were forecasted to roll in within the next couple hours and I really wanted an outdoor run today. It was overcast though, and the route by my parents house offers a decent amount of shade, so I wasn’t worried.

My plan was to run up three miles, turn around, stop back at my parents house (at mile 6) for water and then head back out for the remaining five.

It didn’t quite play out like that.

I didn’t drink enough water leading up to the run and around 3-4 miles in started to get goosebumps- that’s never a good thing when you are running in 90 degree weather.

I’m disappointed but only ended up with 6.4 miles.

I’m pissed off with my performance today, but this may just be that swift kick in the $%@ I needed to get me up and out the door by 6AM every Saturday for now on. UGH!

The Boy and I went to Wok Chi for dinner, and both ordered wonton soup to start.

It seemed like the perfect way to welcome the rain.

And then we capped off our night with some Community on Hulu.

And, just for fun…

I am now halfway through testing all the new flavors. Truffle Fries are in the lead with me for now.

  

AND!!!

A BIG thanks to Angie for bringing it to my attention that Walt Disney World is finally getting a Star Wars themed race in April 2016. I was sooo excited when I found this out, I was literally bouncing around our living room. Registration opens in just a few weeks, AND I am already planning on getting my uncle, his girlfriend, AND my cousin out to run the half. I am actually contemplating doing the Dark Side Challenge, which is a 10k on Saturday and a half on Sunday. It’s so exciting!!!

Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?