Here we are….the end of the long weekend. It flew by! It literally feels like I just left work and here I am in bed all ready to go back again. As I mentioned in my last post I had a lot of stuff planned. How did it go? Let’s see shall we. No better way than one of my famous lists
FITNESS: This was the biggie for the weekend. I’ll start with Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day with no wind. Just as the weather man promised. I had to head back to the bike shop where I bought my bike to have the cables adjusted. The cables always stretch with a new bike, so you have to get them adjusted. It was 15km each way. We headed out and halfway there my hubby said to take the lead because he didn’t know the area of town that well. Me take the lead?! I was very reluctant. I’m not one who likes to be out in front. I like to hang back, but I took the lead. I was off. I rode my little heart out and at the first stop sign I turned around and my hubby and our friend were wayyyyyy behind. Huh weird I thought as I sipped my water. When they reached me my hubby said. “Geez, did you eat your wheaties this morning?” I asked what he meant. He said neither one of them could catch me. Whaaaaaat?! I looked at him and said Oh come on! He said No, neither one could catch me they tried. I felt like I was in bizarro world! I didn’t feel like I was going particularly fast. It continued that way until we got to the bike shop and for half of the ride home. Me out in front uncatchable! Quite the difference from the past number of years! It ended up being exactly 30km.
Sunday was cloudy and a bit windy and chilly Not what the weather originally predicted!! Regardless, we headed out for the kick off of Sunday Bike Days. Despite the crappy weather it was an awesome ride. There were lots if people out. Lots of families out being active together. It’s nice to see. Halfway through the ride we met a lone baby Canada Goose out on the path. All by his lonesome peeping away. I tried to move him several times off of the path, but he kept coming back! Eventually he moved off himself and we left him munching on some grass.
I secretly wanted to bring him home Our Sunday ride ended up being 35km. Both rides were amazing for me. My legs felt great and I was right there with the boys both rides. No dot in the horizon for me!
Today was the day I had set aside for my run. Ummmm it was a no go! I totally underestimated how pooped my legs actually were from the back to back bike rides. I only managed 3km and then called it quits. Ahhh well. There’s always next week. I guess the lesson is run before you do bike rides. I think that’s the lesson?! Here’s what today looked like…
Even though it was a short one I was pretty happy with the pace!
I managed all of the fitness I had wanted to do. Yay me! Next on the list.
JILLIAN MICHAELS: Saturday was Jillian night. It was awesome. I just really like her. To me she seems down to earth. She spoke about a lot of stuff, but the part of the show I loved was the section on Self-worth/self esteem. The nutrition and fitness parts were good too, but being someone who has struggled with all this for a very long time, there wasn’t any earth shattering information. Not to say I know everything, but I do know the basics and a little beyond. However the section where she talked about the emotional side of things was really Interesting. I always say that you have to address those things in order to truly be healthy. She talked all about her own struggles and the struggles of people she’s encountered. It was very uplifting and motivating. I went with my sister in law. We had such a fun time together. We had some good laughs before and after the show
We were wayyyy up in the balcony, but you get the idea!! Oh I forgot to mention all the escalators were turned off! I betcha that was on purpose Oh Jillian you’re a tricky one!
GARDENING: We went out shopping early Saturday morning and I picked up some flowers to make the front of the house all perdy. After my run/walk combo today I spent 2 hours gardening. I’m not fantastic at it, but I love playing in the dirt. The outcome wasn’t too shabby.
The before….like I said….dandelion central!
The after…a bit better
THE RESTAURANT: I had mentioned that my hubby and I wanted to try a restaurant that we hadn’t been to in years. Well we went. It didn’t quit turn out the way we had hoped. First of all it’s under new management and has a new name. It apparently was closed for a bit and just opened up again not that long ago. We sat down at a table, which was kinda yucky. We both had to use the bathroom. Ummmmm I’m still traumatized by this. I walked into the ladies bathroom and walked right back out. It was the dirtiest bathroom I’ve ever seen. We got back to the table and my hubby looked at my Mother In Law and I and said “We’re not eating here” We actually got up and left! I have never loved him more than I did in that moment When your inner voice is telling you you’ll probably get food poisoning…you should run for the hills! We ended up going to a restaurant down the street from our house. The food is really good. So it worked out after all.
HOCKEY: Friday’s game was disappointing. Our boys lost, which made the series 2-0 for the Pens. Last night was a home game. OMG!!! It was the best game ever!! It was 1-0 for the Pens right up until the last 26 seconds of the third period. We scored to tie it up. We won in DOUBLE overtime. It was such an exciting game! I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole time. Next game is Wednesday….can’t wait.
Whew!!! Well there you have it. I managed to squeeze in everything I wanted to accomplish…and let me tell you I’m pooped, but in a good way. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Here’s to a great week ahead