It’s Sunday evening, so I figured I’d write a bit. We stayed around the house this weekend, but sometimes that’s a good thing. Last weekend was a long weekend and super busy, so it was nice to spend this weekend running (trying to build both distance AND speed, eek!), laying out by the pool, and spending time with the handsome husband.
I got up bright and early Saturday morning and hit the treadmill. Since it’s hot even in the morning now, I’ve pretty much given up on running outside.
I ran 7 miles (one hour) while watching True Life on MTV, and it was an awesome, fast (for me) run even though I had to stop to stretch a few times. I’ve been running and working out for a few years, so I’m used to something being slightly sore after a good workout, but lately my hamstrings have been super tight. I’m doing some new stretches each night and doing yoga once a week to loosen up.
But yoga is tough! It’s easier to run for an hour than do an hour of yoga~ and I feel like everyone in the studio hears me grumbling through my pain, haha. Yoga this week was mostly about legs, which made me super giddy because they definitely needed it!
On Sunday, I ran a treadmill 5K in a little less than 25 minutes and wasn’t sore. I think the yoga and new stretches may be helping, but after 7 miles on Saturday, Sunday was going to be lower mileage regardless :). I even tested out my new Life is Good running shirt that I got last week at the Tri 2 Run store here in town. It says “Gotta Run” below the little running shoes on it, and it’s pretty much amazing (excuse the bad mirror pic).
The rest of Sunday afternoon was spent laying by the pool. It was super hot, but the pool was this weird green color (algae?), so no way was I getting in. Eww. Of course other people were in the pool like nothing was wrong, but I was perfectly content reading my book and chillaxing on dry land.
After laying out, I came home and did laundry then hit my porch/balcony for more reading, painting my toenails, and eating a strawberry Popsicle :).
Clay and I went to Sakura Saturday night for sushi and other Japanese yummies. I had the vegetarian yakasoba and carrots which is always tasty, and he had the lo mein with beef and two sushi rolls. I was starving after my 7 miles and he ran that afternoon too, so we had to satisfy our distance running appetites.
After Japanese, we went to the Sundae House. The Sundae House is like a Florence legend for ice cream, and they just reopened after being closed for a few years. I don’t know if they’re under new management or what, but they have a new menu and it’s awesome! I got a chocolate dipped soft serve cone, and Clay got a baklava sundae, but we ended up sharing both things.
The baklava sundae was amazing! Both of us agreed it was one of the best ice cream sundaes we’d ever had. If you’re a local, you should definitely try it!
So, that’s it for our pretty awesome weekend :). Back to the grind tomorrow for a five day work week- doesn’t it feel weird?
Q: Have you ever done yoga?
Well, obviously this is a yes for me, but I sorta stink at it and only do it to alleviate running soreness, anyway :).
Q: Do you go out for dessert after a dinner out, order dessert at the restaurant, or just go home and eat something there?
We almost never order dessert when we go out to eat, and we rarely go out to another venue for dessert- usually we go out to dinner, or we go out for ice cream, so Saturday night was definitely a win-win having both, especially Sundae House awesomeness!