Weekend Bliss, Love, and Swimming
Friday, May 06, 2011
Who's ready for the weekend? This girl right here is. That's for sure.
Last night for our Anniversary, Bruce and I hung out at the house and he cooked Clam Linguine which was amazing. I had 1.5 (Bruce spilled half of it) Skinny Girl Martinis, which actually are surprisingly good. For only 100 calories per 4 oz serving, and no processed stuff. We also played Portal 2 together, hoping to beat that game pretty soon. It isn't hard, just time consuming. I ended up munching on a bunch of crap I didn't need to toward the end of the night. Luckily, I didn't eat myself full or uncomfortable, just nibbles here and there. Those nibbles add up though. If I see this becoming a problem, I am going to start writing down what I eat outside of my typical food, and why I ate it, how I felt. I need to learn to better process these things. After I thought about my goals and how my stomach would hurt if I continued to eat, it was easy for me to put the food down and just drink water. Now I just have to work on doing that before I consume any of it.
Oh well, at least none of it was processed, I keep reminding myself that processed foods are what really bother my stomach. And today I feel fine, so that leads me to believe that I did well enough.
Tonight I am babysitting for a friend of mine for a couple hours. Probably just going to let the kid watch cartoons while I work on laundry and stuff. He is 3, and he loves his cartoons. I am not really great with kids, sure I can keep him from hurting himself and feed him if need be, but I am not able to really connect with kids. Once my sisters have kids, I know it will be completely different. I just haven't been around them much, and don't really care to be at this point in my life. But, I am willing to help a friend out when she needs it, no problem.
5K in the morning, Jay Dix Challenge to Cure (Cancer). I ran it last year in 27:06. When I looked back on that time I was like "whhhhaaatttt?" I don't think I'll be able to beat a 8:45 pace this time. What was I doing differently last year in preparation? I honestly have no clue, I need to check out some old blogs it seems. I know that I didn't allow myself to walk until after mile 2 because that is the length of our PT tests. I know that it was really hilly, and that at the end I was dying a little. But I know I can complete it. I realized earlier that I was really bumming myself out about the experience, making it something I was dreading instead of something fun as it should be. So, I decided that if I looked at it as "let me see how good of a time I can get on it" instead of "oh man, I wonder if I can finish it," my mood greatly increases. I know I will be able to finish it, seriously, there won't be a portal in the middle that I fall into to never be seen again. I might not make as good of time as last year, but who knows. I might just do that. It isn't about the time for me, it is about doing it in my grandmother's honor. And, of course, the awesome sweat wicking shirts they give you. I somehow misplaced mine from last year, so I have to replace it. :)
After the run, I get to walk straight over to the comic book shop for free comic book day. Seriously, if you read comics and don't know about it, hit up your local comic book shop tomorrow. It is nationwide, not sure if all shops participate, but it is worth at least calling to see. Bruce's sister graduates tomorrow as well, so that will round out my evening. Sunday is our anniversary celebration at the winery! Ahh, I am so excited. I get to get all dolled up and drink wine all day without any guilt. Cannot wait. Seriously. The B&B we are staying at has a huge tub in the bath with a fireplace right next to it. Romantic time it shall be. :D
Monday I think I may go swimming. My friend Marita has a swimming hole she always goes to, I have never been. It is supposed to be in the 80s on Monday, and we took the day off of work due to spending the day before at a wine festival. Bruce won't go with us because he swears that every man that Marita takes to the swimming hole gets sick, women must just be immune. Haha, oh well. After an entire day with him on Sunday, I might just need some alone time with a lady friend. I wasn't exactly prepared to be in a swimsuit so soon, and with as much rain as we've been getting the water is probably cold, but I don't really care. I want to get outside and enjoy myself.
So, that's my weekend in a nutshell. Exciting!! I hope you all have great weekends, and keep your goals in your mind during those times that you kind of just want to go WAY overboard!