Lots of good stuff went down this weekend, but I will start at the beginning...
Friday: There was a "Good-bye John" party at Mel and John's house b/c John is going to do some research at a National Lab for a while. The party didn't start until 8, so I had some chicken tortillas for dinner and waited for Erin to pick me up. While I was waiting, I chatted with my new neighbors across the street! They are super nice and have a big but not hairy dog like Heif, a Greater Swiss Mountain dog named Slater, and a mini Doxi named Olive. The owners are Lisa and Dave (I think). They are super nice and I look forward to having neighbors that I actually talk to! Go figure!
Erin picked me up and my contribution to the party was a gallon of cheapo white wine for sangria and Cool Ranch Doritos! Healthy? No. Delicious? YES!!!
|Mel making drinks|
Oh! Also on Friday, I broke down and made a Dr.'s appointment to have my cough thing checked out that I still have. The Dr. ended up giving me a steroid and an antibiotic. This translated to a headache after a few drinks and ended up being an early night for me, but I still didn't get home til about 12:30.
Saturday: I was at Laura's house at 8:30 to go to the Farmers' Market. We went to our favorite stand and I blew the $15 that was in my pocket on their amazing bread, cherries, peaches and 2 ears of corn. Laura and I walked around some more and then I found a giant (like 2 foot long!) zucchini and some how I located $2 in my purse for it! It's going to make awesome zucchini boats! We took our goods to the car and I had to go to the dog food store for Heif. Then we stopped at Winco for a few things and then went to the Goodwill to see if we could locate some attire for the Hillbilly Prom that Laura's band is playing at on Aug. 20! I secured an awesome shirt for this event but you will have to wait til the date b/c I forgot to take a picture.
We came back to Pullman and I left my perishables at Laura's b/c we decided to go to the Old European for brunch. I decided on the Scandinavian Cake plate and had totally intended to take a picture but had pretty much devoured it when I thought of it again. The Cake plate consisted of a potato pancake with apple sauce, 2 sand dollar regular pancakes, a strawberry swedish crepe with cream cheese filling and 3 abelskivers, which are like pancake balls. Totally awesome! Next time I go, I HAVE to take a picture to show you the goods!
I took Laura home and unpacked my stuff, hung a load of clothes out on the line and took a nap. Then it was time to go see Captain America with the gang (gang = Mel, John, me, Erin, Nico). Captain America was a good movie! Having no real concept of what it was supposed to be, Chris Evans' muscles can appear in any movie I watch if you ask me! :) Now I'm looking forward to The Avengers next summer b/c it's Capt. Am AND Thor!!!! *girly giggle*
After the movie, Erin and I went to Moscow b/c we inherited free tickets to some Summer Music Festival at the Moscow Fairgrounds. But first, we had to make a pit stop!
|Jamms strikes again!|
|Old dude walking around playing the guitar|
|Old dudes in a band|
I got home and started getting my stuff together for the morning b/c I was getting up early and doing my long run! Gosh Darnit!
Sunday: It was an early one! The alarm went off at 4:30. I was out of bed, dressed and had my protein oats in me by 5am. I put my stuff in the car and was on my way to Moscow by 5:15. I was on the trail and running from Moscow to Troy by 5:40am. It was a beautiful morning!
I don't know who I was during this run, but I'll take it!! I can't say that I feel like I was pushing it at all but I knew that I had PR'ed my 5 mile by a minute or so and I crushed my 10 mile time by about 15 minutes! I was having doubts that I could even run the half in September, but I have proven to myself that my body hates the hills of Pullman and when I'm on a most flat trail, I can go much faster! Go figure!
I ended up walking the hill up to Erin's house and her parents made us waffles and sausage. She drove me back to my car and I went home and took a 4 hour nap. I got up and was sore but not dying in pain or dying of hunger like I had predicted. I spent the rest of the night lounging/stretching on the couch. I'm not even going to touch the B last night b/c I got bored with it after an hour and went to bed. If there's anything I need to see, please let me know.
I know some other ladies had HM's this weekend and killed PR's of their own! WTG ladies!!!
Now that it's Aug, I get to start my healthy month, which I will tell you about tomorrow since this post has become crazy long!
How was your weekend?