On Friday night I met up with a former co-worker for happy hour. It was a nice night so we were able to sit outside on a rooftop bar. It was nice to catch up over a cocktail! After happy hour, I headed to Phil's and we got take-out. Phil had taken Oscar to the vet while I was at happy hour and learned that she weighs 4 pounds now - she weighed 2 pounds when she was at her last vet appointment 4 weeks ago so she is growing fast!!
After dinner we started a game of Monopoly. I had to be in bed somewhat early due to my run the next day so we didn't finish but we will at another time. It's probably been 20+ years since I played Monopoly but it was fun to play. Oscar enjoyed spectating (and playing with the dice).
On Saturday morning I met up with my running club for a destination run in Eden Prairie, which is a suburb of Minneapolis. We usually run in the central part of the city but the coaches like to change it up once in awhile so we don't get bored with the routes. We did an 18 mile route. It was very humid and the route was so hilly (which I wasn't expecting since we did a really hilly long run last weekend) so this run really kicked my butt. It was the first time in this training cycle where I finished and felt a lot of discomfort. My legs hurt, especially my calves, and I chafed on my back from my water belt so I was not in the best mood after the run. But I guess the long runs can't all be great.
|So many hills, and that big one in the middle was not fun.|
I had no motivation to do anything after that run, but I made myself go to the grocery store and do some meal prep - and then I laid down for 2 hours and despite feeling exhausted, was unable to nap. I reeeeally wish I was able to nap but unless I am sick, I just can't.
On Saturday evening, Phil and I met his mom for an early dinner and then his mom and I went to The Music Man. Our seats were amazing and the show was so great! If you live locally, I highly recommend going!
On Sunday morning I woke up bright and early so managed to get a load of laundry done before going to mass at 8:30. My legs were still pretty tired from the run the day before but I talked myself into going for a bike ride after church. My goal was to bike at least 10 miles but I ended up doing 14.5 miles. The bike portion of my tri on Sunday is 15.5 miles so at least I came close to biking that distance.
Sunday afternoon was all about being productive as I did some more laundry, ironed and made a list of all of the things I will need to pack for the triathlon next weekend. The evening was very relaxing, though. I did a lot of reading, played my piano and had crock pot chili for dinner (it's a great recipe, but I substitute ground turkey for the chicken as I think chicken breast get really dry in crock pot recipes). And yes, I realize it's odd to eat chili in the middle of summer but I eat soup and chili year round!
I ended the day admiring the view of the beautiful pink evening sky from my patio. I will never tire of this view!
How was your weekend?