I love weekends where it’s a little bit busy and a little bit lazy. And that’s exactly what I had this weekend. Friday night, we stayed in for a simple dinner (John grilled some perfect steaks!) and on Saturday morning I met up with my friend Anna for a nice, easy long slow run. We ran just about 9 miles at an average 8:30 pace. I love running with a friend; the time just flies by. Plus, the weather was beautiful!
After the run, I drank a spinach/banana/peach/Plant Fusion smoothie. (Still working on the protein thing!) I vegged a little after that (i.e. watched Scandal…OMG!!! Anyone else caught up? WTF?!!) and then treated myself to some takeout from Thai Sawatdee (green curry with chicken, please and thank you). I vacuumed, mopped, got tired from mopping, FaceTimed Crystal, finished mopping and then took a 45 minute nap.
I was so happy I was able to get about 20 minutes of sleep out of the 45 minutes I was in bed. I set an alarm so I wouldn’t sleep too late in the day and mess up my sleep that night. I really wanted to sleep longer and when I got up, I was still pretty groggy, but I forced myself to get out and enjoy the beautiful 70* temperatures and took Maizey on an hour walk. We were both pooped afterwards.
Today (Sunday), I headed to Paz Studios for a Power Yoga class. My legs were tired and my left leg particularly has been tight, so my balance and strength have been particularly challenging on that side. But it was still a great practice. After class, I met up with Leslie Ann at Camino Bakery for flourless quiche, almond milk lattes, and girl talk. I had to hurry out because John and I were headed to Greensboro for a 5 mile beer run and I lost track of time (and thought the race started later than it did. Whoops!). More on the race tomorrow – I’m sleepy! In short, it was great, albeit rainy and windy!
Have a great week!
Do you nap? I used to nap 2-3 hours every single weekend, usually on Sunday afternoons but I’ve gotten out of the habit. I need to get back into that habit! I have a hard time falling asleep quickly but even 20 minutes or so out of 45 minutes on my back is totally refreshing.
If you are a great napper, any tips for falling asleep quickly??