I know, I know. Once again, I went ghost on a Monday.
The truth is, this summer (which seems to have rolled right into fall) has been busy. In a zero free time, you-should-see-the-mess-that-is-my-DVR kind of way. Which usually means that by the time Sunday night rolls around, all I want to do is curl up on my couch, in my PJs, and watch 15 minutes of a TV. Which is about all I get most of the time, because there just never seems to be enough free time.
I know it’s an excuse, but I wanted to let you know why things have been a little… lackluster around here lately. I’ve just been feeling a little uninspired. My workouts have been falling into the same routine for the past month or so, and other than the half marathon training (which is still in its early stages), they’ve honestly been fairly boring. I’m sure I’d bore you all to tears if I posted the same picture of my BodyPump setup every Wednesday night.
So I’m trying to get some things in the works to amp things up a bit, both from a workout standpoint and a blog standpoint. Now that fall is officially here, and things don’t seem to be slowing down for me at all, I need to find a way to turn all this into my new normal.
Hopefully in the next few weeks you’ll see some new goodies around here – new recipes, new workout routines. Just something more than my boring day-to-day life. You know, unless you like that kind of stuff.
Home Sweet Blacksburg
Basically my entire weekend revolved around one thing – Hokie football.
As many of you may know if you’ve been around these parts for awhile, I was a member of the marching band in college. So when we got the email about the 40th anniversary alumni band day, Chris and I were both in. #banddorks
So after a drive down to Blacksburg Friday night (about 4 hours for all you non-Virginians), most of our morning was spent like this:
Followed by this. Gosh I love the smell of football in the morning!
I mean, seriously. How beautiful is that view? I always forget just how much I love the southwest VA mountains until I see scenes like this.
The whole thing was made even better by the fact that my Hokies dominated! Including a touchdown in the first 8 seconds of the game! It doesn’t get any better than a start like that!
By the time the game was over, around 4:30ish, Chris and I had seriously only eaten a few chicken wings all day and were starving. So we headed immediately over to one of our favorite local restaurants, Cabo Fish Taco, before it got too crowded with the post-game masses.
I was so hungry that after scarfing some chips and salsa, I literally inhaled these buffalo shrimp tacos and jalapeno-cheddar mashers. Plus 5 glasses of water. Then I thought I was going to explode.
Lesson learned – dehydration and starvation do not go well together. You’re just going to end up with a tummy ache.
We spent the rest of the evening catching up with some old friends and attempting to pretend that we were 21 year olds all over again. Yup, definitely not.
Despite the evening of drinking and hanging out downtown until way past this old lady’s bedtime, I was still able to do the adult thing and get up early the next morning for my run. Not only was the weather absolute perfection, but it was so great to be able to head out on some of my old college trails again.
With views like this, how can you not have a great run?
After getting cleaned up, Chris and I met up with my sister in law, step-sister in law, and boyfriends for brunch before hitting the road on our way back home. It’s always bittersweet to leave Blacksburg, which is honestly still where my heart is.
Overall it was a pretty great weekend. It definitely makes me miss the good old college days when waking up at 8am seemed ridiculously early, 2 am was an appropriate bed time, and I ciukd drop by the gym whenever I felt like it. Oh… the woes of being a real adult now. Stay in school, kids.
So tell me: Is there a time or place in your life that you really miss?