Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend of Highs and Lows


I served myself up to mosquitoes for dinner grilled burgers and had my family over.  Then, hit the hay early.


5:30 wake up call.  Sudafed. Coffee. Breakfast. Checked the weather to see this:

Um...55% chance of rain at 8 am when my 10 mile long run is supposed to start at 7:00.  I pondered it a little while, then decided to be a dare devil and run anyway.

Since discovering my love of audiobook while running, I gave NPR podcast while running a try.  Win!

An hour and forty minutes after setting out, I turned onto my road and a huge raindrop hit my face. I made it into the house and the bottom fell out.

Return of double digit mileage also meant the return of an ice bath with hot cider.

My afternoon consisted of a nap, finishing my book, which did not get any better, and trying this beer:

Loved it!  My stomach always bothers me after long runs, and this beer had medicinal qualities.  After sipping this dark, smooth, slightly bitter elixir, my tummy ache eased and I felt much better.

My evening consisted of more cardio in the form of dancing at another Mardi Gras ball.  The theme was the Louisiana Bicentennial, so our posse dressed as Jean Lafitte's gang of pirates.!


My morning started with awful news that my grandpa passed away.  I spent the rest of the day with family and too much food. 

I woke up this morning and started my day with a healthy breakfast.  My lunch is going to consist of lots of veggies and nutritiousness (word?) and I'm going to fit in a run before I head to the church for the wake.  People have been so generous and sent delicous food and treats for us to enjoy over the next couple of days, but I am going to try my hardest to avoid mindless snacking and eating when not hungry.

It is doubtful that I will be posting for the next couple of days, but when I return, I will have lots to tell you (hello Paleo challenge pre-reqs!).

Have a great week!

What did you do this weekend?


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

  2. so sorry to hear about your grandpa- hope you're doing okay.

  3. I'm SO sorry about your Grandpa - you're in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. So sorry to hear about your grandpa!