So yea. It’s Monday.
That pretty much sums up how I feel about Monday.
It probably has something to do with the fact that a) I had a work event for most of Saturday, so I kind of feel like I got jipped a little out of my weekend away from work, and b) we went to bed WAY too late last night thanks to trying to finish up our taxes. We were bad and totally procrastinated this year!
So busy weekend + lack of sleep + one less day of actual time away from work = grumpy, Monday morning Stephanie.
Thankfully this week is shaping up to be way less busy and stressful than last week, so I’m hoping that it it’ll turn into a nice, springy April week!
Speaking of Spring, let’s take a look at what I did this weekend, now that the spring weather finally has decided to make an appearance!
To be honest with you, Friday was about the least exciting night ever. For real.
I came home from work, took the night off from the gym, ate leftovers for dinner, watched some Veronica Mars with Chris, and was in bed by 9:45pm.
Like I said, basically the most boring night ever. That’s just how we roll sometimes!
But it was probably good, because Saturday ending up being one of the busiest days ever!
Sadly I had to be up at 5:15am for a work event. Yes, 5:15 on a Saturday. Basically, they were trying to torture me. Thankfully it was not an event I had to dress up for, because I basically just threw my logo shirt and some jeans, grabbed breakfast to eat in the car, and made it to the event by 6:30am.
And it was still dark.
Luckily though, our event went off amazingly well, and the kids had an awesome time (which is really all that matters in the end anyway). And because we have an awesome team (and a ton of awesome volunteers), we were out of the event by a little after noon! Yay!!!
I was completely and utterly exhausted by the time I got home after running around like a crazy person for 6 hours, but I knew that if I didn’t get my work out in immediately, it just wouldn’t happen. So I sucked it up and completed an Insanity workout, paired with a Blogilates arm workout.
Then I took a nap.
By the time I finally woke up, I was feeling much better. And I was absolutely famished. So Chris and I decided to go to an early (for us) dinner at a local Fredericksburg sushi restaurant that has been recommended to us about a million times – Umi Fredericksburg!
We started off with the Tuna spoons. I haven’t the slightest idea what was in them, because they were a secret non-menu item that came highly recommended to us. But it basically seemed like shrimp/crab wrapped in tuna, topped with a jalapeno slice and in this amazing soy sauce-ish broth. SO GOOD.
And then we basically ate our bodyweight in sushi – eel roll, philadelphia roll, spicy salmon roll, godzilla roll and the spicy girl roll. Holy cow, it was amazing. If you are ever in Fredericksburg, I highly recommend Umi!
The rest of the evening was spent digesting and marathoning some more Veronica Mars! So glad that I was able to get Chris hooked on it too! If you’re a Veronica Mars fan too, then we’re pretty much automatically friends.
Sunday was another early morning, because we had a lot of things to get done and not nearly enough time to do them! So we sucked it up and got up early to get our half marathon training run in.
We started with a neighborhood 6 miler, which ended up being an awesome run! I can definitely tell that we’re already way better trained for this race than any of our previous runs. I wouldn’t quite call this run easy, but we held a great pace without much struggle, and I didn’t feel at any point like I was about to die. So I call that a major success!
Chris had to run (HA!) to ref a soccer game, so I headed out on the second part of the training run on my own. To my arch nemesis, also referred to as “Hospital Hill”.
Hospital Hill also happens to be the miles 10-12 of the Historic Half Marathon that I’ll be running in May. As you can see… it’s kind of a beast. A 200+ foot elevation increase over 2 miles. Talk about a bear. And right at the end of the race too!
Thankfully it’s basically in my backyard, so I’ve been trying to get out there and take some trial runs just to get used to it. And maybe make it slightly less scary!
I didn’t run the whole shebang (for traffic reasons), but I ran the steepest section twice, just to get a feel for it. Especially since my legs were already fairly tired from my 6 miler, I thought it would be good practice for the end of the race. It’s definitely still a bear, no matter how many times I run it or go through it mentally.
I was definitely in need of some major hydration by the end! I’m still loving my Ignite Naturals IN Refresh drinks!
After running some errands, in my sweaty running clothes no less, I ran home and cleaned up quickly because Chris and I had big plans for the afternoon – driving down to Williamsburg to check out a new puppy!
We’ve been saying for the last year or so that we would really like to get another dog of Laney’s breed (which is pretty rare), so we’ve been keeping our eyes open to see if any shelters came across any. Her breed, Carolina Dog, comes from the SC/GA area and it’s fairly rare to see them up this way, so when we saw one come up in VA, we had to go check her out!!
Sadly, it didn’t work out like we’d planned. When we got there, she actually ended up looking more like a mix than a real Carolina dog. And while we would have still considered her, once we brought Laney out to meet her we knew that it just wasn’t meant to be. This new dog wanted NOTHING to do with Laney, and kept trying to attack her. Bummer! Clearly she was meant to find another family.
So we headed back home and joined up with Chris’ family for our usual Sunday night dinner.
Move It Monday
Anyway, that was basically my weekend! And because I had some bummer news with not getting the puppy that we were hoping, I figured I should balance it out with some good news!
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