Why hello strangers!
I sort of did the disappearing act yesterday, but it was for the best. My brain was a bit mushy from not getting home until a little before midnight on Sunday night and then turning around to get to work by 7:30 the next morning. Any written words would have been a jumbled mess.
Anyhoo, I had a great 24 hours in St. Louis with my blondies (Mary and Laura). Like I may have mentioned, it was sort of a last-minute thing, but I’m glad it happened. I miss some of my college girls, so the chance to see them was jumped on! I got in late on Saturday, but it didn’t take long for us to freshen up and hit the town for a bit…We had a great time running around with a group of their friends and then retreating back to Mary’s house. Because of their football party earlier, there was plenty of leftover food around.
I tried White Castle for the first time. (yeah- FIRST time)
I really have no idea what the big deal is. I’m positive they should have made a movie about Jack in the Box instead.
Laura and I shared a room and stayed up whispering and giggling. Then, when Mary’s fiance left for his tee time the next morning (how grown-up do we sound???), we hightailed it into Mary’s room and jumped into bed to make a Mary sandwich and giggle and gossip some more (ok, just cancelled out the grown-up thing).
“Giggle” was the word of the weekend.
The three of us didn’t really do too much other than chat it up all Sunday. Since we don’t see each other nearly as often as we used to (ie everyday), that’s all I need to call it a good weekend.
Well. That and food. Turns out we still have similar tastes.Fiesta salad with chicken and added avocado. For all three of us. How obnoxious is this??? The waitress looked at our table funny as we ordered our round of iced teas and the same exact salads. I’d be embarrassed but we have good taste in food. What are we supposed to do?
Although Laura just HAD to be difficult by getting the sour cream on the side. GEEZ! It was something about trying to make the salad healthier… whatever…
We also have similar tastes in sweets:Oh buddy.
On a separate note, after discussing it in detail and a trip to Target for the dvd and weights, Mary decided to try out The Shred. So far I haven’t received any hate texts from her. Then again, she also hasn’t hit Level 2 yet.
I really should get paid for this, Jillian.
After the lovely lazy day, Annie and I roadtripped our way back to Chicago. We had fun on both drives (to and from), but were horribly tuckered out on the way home. We tried to remedy the situation by digging up some of her old cds and listeing to some of Top 40′s greatest of 2000 – 2002. Yessss…. You can’t help but love the smooth sounds of Savage Garden and Mandy Moore when she was still blond. Classic stuff.
All this traveling left me without much physical activity for the rest of the weekend. And that was OK. I seemed to forget the importance of stretching after a race and adding 10 hours in a car didn’t help. So last night was just walkin’ it out a little on the ‘mill. I’m not pushing myself back into a serious workout routine at the moment. I’ve been saying for a while I want to take a break from the consistent running.
Not that I’m going to stop (seriously- that would be tragic), but adding a little more to the mix isn’t going to hurt anyone. Plus, now I’ve got the Hustle Up the Hancock to train for!
Oh and by the way, here are my final stats from the Hot Chocolate 15k. They were no surprise- I knew it wasn’t the best race. But we’re ok with that. Promise!*Sigh. Even though I wasn’t planning it, I may have to sign up for maybe one more race this winter just to redeem myself. Maybe…
Ever had a crappy race? What caused it? Let’s discuss…
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