Happy Monday and happy last full week of March! I'm mostly ready to usher out the month of March because I just want to get closer to warmer temperatures! Mid-March was unseasonably warm but now we are back to the typical "high of 35-45, scattered snow showers" type of forecasts.
I had a pretty quiet weekend but it still went by fast! Here's how my weekend shaped up.
On Friday night I went to a barre class after work which was SO HARD. The instructor focused on our hamstrings and inner thighs. Doing this class the night before a long run was probably not my best decision. After class, I went to Phil's and we made lentil enchiladas and Mexican rice for dinner. It was so good!
On Saturday morning I ran 10 miles with my club which went pretty well. It was a little cooler than I was expecting and my legs were definitely tired from the class the night before but all in all it went well. After the run, I went to the barre studio for a yoga class as I figured the extra stretching would help. I randomly ran into 2 people I know! Before class I ran into a girl that was working at the company at work at now when I started and shortly thereafter moved onto a new company. It was fun/random to see her. Then after class I ran into Marisa who is another blogger that I got to know through Amber. Hopefully I'll run into these two girls at other classes over the next couple of weeks (and outside of class).
On Saturday afternoon I grocery shopped, did laundry, did some dinner prep work, and I finished the book I had been reading. The afternoon flew by. On Saturday evening, Phil came over and we went to church. After church we came back and had dinner which turned out pretty well. The salad was promising but it was missing something, but I don't know what... I tried adding crushed red pepper because that is my solution to most dishes that don't taste quite right, but it still needed something else... But the chicken was good and very easy to make.
After dinner, we watched Gone Girl which was such a messed up movie. I
had read the book so knew what was going to happen but I guess I forgot
just how messed up it was! I once again struggled to stay awake during this movie... I'm sleeping a bit better these days but I'm still not getting as many hours as I would like/need so it makes staying alert past 8 pm kind of challenging these days. :/
When I woke up on Sunday morning I decided that I needed a rest day as my legs were pretty sore from the combination of Friday's barre class and the long run on Saturday. So Sunday morning was all about relaxing. On Sunday afternoon I met my friend Courtney at the Minnesota History Center. We were there to check out the Hmong exhibit which was well done. It was interesting to learn more about their culture. It's sad to think that they have no "home" to return to and are instead scattered across the nations that they emigrated to. I had never been to this museum so it was neat to check it out. The Hmong exhibit was definitely my favorite part of the museum.
The rest of the day was spent catching up with far-away friends as I had a couple of video chats and phone calls. And I also watched the snow flakes begin to fall. Le sigh.
How was your weekend? What's the weather been like where you are? I hope our unseasonably nice weather comes back soon. Those 60 degree temperatures were such a tease!