I’m home in Ohio for the last little more than a week before the fall semester starts, and I’m writing this post to the tune of seven singing boys in my basement. My brother’s college a capella group is performing locally, so our house is home-base for rehearsing and sleeping. I could get used to these high quality concerts via the vents in my room.
I’ve had a good week of workouts while I’ve been home, and I’m still riding the high of the super tempo run I had this morning! I ran 2 warm-up miles, 3 miles @ 7:36, 7:18, 7:13, and one cool down mile. I had absolutely zero pace expectations because it’s been probably three months since I’ve done anything remotely fast, but somehow it was awesome and I felt like my feet were made out of little wings.
Afterward, my sweaty self joined my mom on a loop of garage sales, where I lucked out with a few kitchen essentials that aren’t really essential…or maybe they are and now I’ll find out what I was missing. A blender, 2 cooling racks, 3 spoons (okay, these are kind of essential, and I do have other spoons), a 1/2 cup measuring cup (I dedicated my other one to my oatmeal container), and salad tongs. All for about $3!
Other workouts this week:
Monday: 4 x (run 1 mile + squat jumps, squat + lift, burpees, v-ups, push ups, skaters, plank, & tri dips)
Tuesday: 7 miles, easy pace
Wednesday: 4 x (run 1/2 mile + squat jumps, push ups, squat with side kicks, tri dips, skaters, plank, & single leg bridges)
Thursday: 15 min arms, 60 min AMT
While I’ve been home, I’ve met up with a few friends for lunches & dinners. I joined my sister and our friend Allie at a pizza place that we recently discovered called Blaze, where you go down the line (like Subway) and pick your individual pizza toppings. They also have predetermined pizza topping options, if that’s your thing. That should have been my thing because I went crazy and chose a weird combination of everything I liked: basil, artichoke, cherry tomatoes, pineapple, roasted red peppers, green olives, red onions, banana peppers, garlic, oregano, and ham. Not sure the pineapple and green olives were team players, but it was still tasty.
No beams of sunshine from Allie’s head…just an umbrella hat.
It was great to see Allie! We chatted for so long that even though I only ate half of my fairly big pizza at the restaurant, I was hungry again by the time I got home, so I ate the other half before taking my shoes off.
Before I move on to the writing process tour, I need to acknowledge an important holiday that happened over the week: National Middle Child Day. Its level of importance sits just behind Christmas and the first day of watermelon season. Happy National Middle Child Day to my fellow middle children.
Now, I have something fun to share! Two awesome bloggers, Amy @ Fitness Meets Frosting and Anne @ Candy Crazed Runner, invited me to participate in the writing process tour! I have four questions to answer about how and why I write what I write, and then I get to pass it on to three other blog friends.
…so if you’re looking for recipes, I’m not your blog.
Ashley gives easy and realistic, yet sometimes genius, tips and tricks to save money. Perfect for someone like me whose brain instinctively muddles up with words like “finance” and “spreadsheet” and “budget” and “taxes”. She also has a great blog personality and writes about her life, which is still fun while saving money!
Kelly is another runner & healthcare field friend–she was my fellow eternal student until she went and graduated. 🙂 If I ever go to Charlotte, I will stalk her blog for places to eat and things to do because she is more of a social butterfly I am, and she has great reviews of local restaurants and yoga classes. She also goes on sister dates, which makes me smile because Laura and I do too.
What are you up to this weekend?