Strength training: I went grocery shopping all by myself? All that candy is heavy!
Outlook: I am excited about exercise, but not so much about this marathon. I can still always bump down to the half. I feel like that makes me a loser though. Luckily, as a planner (code: nice way of saying OCD) i have multiple contingency plans in place for every possible scenario.
The past week, i have been getting my life back into order. It kind of blew my mind what a rut i had gotten in, and i had been letting things slide. Aside from returning to my derby roots, i signed up for a membership at the ymca i pass on my way to work. I had a membership to xsport that i finally cancelled because they suck so hard that just driving past it brought me rage. Now i have a place to go when the weather is bad, or when i need to pretend to lift weights. Winning! And, not only am i making it easier to get in shape, i am dragging waffles down with me - she starts agility training on Tuesday! (Not that waffles is out of shape, she just needs something constructive to do that doesn't involve eating her collar off of herself!)
My long run on saturday (16 miles) went great, especially considering the windiness/ice falling from the sky. I was tired at the end, but i didn't feel like dying this week. Although i did have a brush with death when a few of us were almost hit by a car down at navy pier! (Considering the fact that they had IU flags on their car, and i had a Purdue headband, i am convinced that this was a hate crime.)
I also went bowling with about a dozen of my cousins this weekend. My arm is still sore from carrying around that 8lb ball AND a bloody mary. Irish strength-training!
Matt and Waffles were out of town for the weekend, so i finally got the chance to clean without someone stealing socks from the laundry basket, and licking all the clean dishes as i unload them from the washer (Matt.....) Of course i missed them, but it was really nice to have the Sara time!
And they had a fun weekend in Cincinnati, so good times were had by all.
Lastly, when they did come home last night, Matt was bearing this beautiful Easter basket from his parents!
I am SOOOO ready for spring, and these beautiful flowers did just the trick!! I am definitely starting to feel like a new person (insert spring themed metaphor here). Now time to go out in the freezing rain....(booo! hissssss!)