Hello all, Happy Monday! I have been a big blog slacker this weekend- but was far too busy to sit down and type. Despite the fact that I feel like I got very little Accomplished, I actually did a lot this weekend.
So after leaving you with my Negative Nancy post about my lackluster long run I managed to get out of work and have a glorious Saturday afternoon to myself! I headed over to the Town Center to do some shopping, I was pretty successful, got new bras, shirts, some gu/sport beans and waterbottle from Dick's, and a new bathing suit! I was getting a bit anxious about finding a new swim suit since I have gotten rid of most of my collection as they were too big. Living in Florida means you have an ample swim suit collection and having only 2 that really fit was making me very nervous! I really was on the mission for a new dress, but after many hours and many stores left unsuccessful in that department.
Next up came some serious grocery shopping. I hit up Costco, Publix, and Whole Foods to replenish our empty fridge and pantry which are both packed full now.
John and I had dinner plans to meet up with some friends for dinner, and it was a first for John...
John had never had the fondue experience before and I think he really enjoyed it. I love their cheese dips and obviously dessert is the best, and he and I agreed while its loads of fun, in the future we will probably just go for drinks and dessert.
Sunday morning I had a date set to pace my mother for a 5 mile long run. Her normal weekly running partner has a pretty slow pace, so I have agreed to help her try and increase her speed with a few weekend runs. I headed down to her house and we started at about 6:30am. We walked .5 miles to get out of her neighborhood and to our starting point, and then ran a pretty solid 5 miles. My goal was to do the whole thing in an hour- (this was a recovery run for me, so slow was fine, but she is trying to get a 12-minute pace to be her norm for more than just 2 miles).
Well it took us 1 hour and 3 minutes to complete 5 miles which is a 12:35 average pace. I happened to miscalculate how long the last part of our run was so when we hit 5 miles we had almost a mile to walk back to the house. We walked pretty leisurly to cool down and stretch some. I headed home pretty quickly after our run because my tummy was seriously hungry- We had homemade waffles for breakfast, and I topped mine with greek yogurt, pear, and a banana.
After a little relaxation and John vacuuming :) we headed out for what would make a glorious Sunday Bike Ride.
We hit up the Jacksonville Baldwin trail, and the ride was great! The weather was perfect, sunny and warm, but not too hot, and obviously a nice breeze. We said we would take it easy, but ended up doing abotu 13.5 mph which isn't flying by any means, but was more work than just leisurely.
We went from the trail head all the way to the main end point and back, and it made for a nice long ride, and some good conversation. I feel like John and I have some of our best talks on bike rides- cheesey, I know!
We covered 25 miles in just under 2 hours, and by the time we reached the car we were starving! By this point I had breakfast a couple small snacks and had burned about 1,800 calories for the day- thats about what I eat in a day!!!! We decided to stop at Tijuana flats for lunch, which ended up being a HUGE mistake!
Tijuana did not set well in my stomach, it was lacking a lot of sustenance, and was greasy and gross! I left there feeling disgusted and really wanting to throw up, not cool! Needless to say, we will not be eating Tijuana again, probably ever. John shared my gross feeling and after several hours of regret and yuckiness we decided Ice Cream was needed to rid our system of lunch. I got a small cinnamon ice cream which was delish, and it totally made up for my bad lunch :) Again proving that Ice Cream cures all!!!