Short stories from long runs

This blog about my run and training

This weekend was pretty darn fantastic.

Okay, so maybe fantastic by 30’s, married life, suburban standards, but it worked for me. It actually made me think of that famous quote from the movie Old School (which I haven’t actually seen):

Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.

I’m embarrassed to admit that our perfect little weekend included both Lowe’s and Bed, Bath, & Beyond, but also all sorts of good, productive stuff, two nice workouts, and absolutely perfect weather. And, no, I’m not sure when weeding and planting flower beds started constituting “fun”… I think it’s productivity-related.

Sunday morning started with a nice, easy run — although I use the word easy in terms of pushing myself, not actual exertion because, my gosh, running is getting harder by the day. Heading out of my neighborhood I was amused to see the car cruising around photographing my street.

Afterwards, I had Nik document my ever-growing belly. In hindsight, I don’t really need to frame my belly with my hands anymore. It’s pretty evident on its own.

29 weeks. Woah.

After running a few errands, including a trip to the grocery store, I got down to what I had already decided would be the highlight of my weekend.

After my birthday, I decided that letting Nik gift me a treadmill was ridiculous (I’ve been saving for one anyhow and will probably pull the trigger in the fall when Baby P arrives), but gifting me a JUICER would be perfectly a-okay.

I’ve wanted one for ages and drop $6 or more each time I swing by the Whole Foods juice bar, so yesterday while taking care of the aforementioned trip to Bed, Bath, & Beyond, we picked up this beaut. I juiced up a couple of apples with a hunk of cantaloupe and an English cucumber as my debut. Yum.

Then, I did two things I haven’t done in AGES: doubled up my workouts and took a yoga class!

A studio I had tried when yoga-shopping earlier this winter (my gosh I miss Exhale and Back Bay Yoga) emailed me earlier this month to let me know that they were gifting me a free class for my birthday. After a super busy past few weeks, I decided to cash in my class for a Sunday evening pre-natal class.

It was sort of what I had expected, though one thing I [idiotically] hadn’t considered was that for the first time, I’d be completely surrounded by other pregnant ladies! I was sort of quiet, since most of the women seemed to know each other (pre-natal regulars, I guess) but it was funny to hear everyone compare whether or not they knew what they’re having, what hassles they are experiencing, and when they are due.

The class followed an easy pace, but addressed issues like digestion, sleep, opening our hips, and taking pressure off our backs. It was a comfortable and nice way to wrap up the weekend.

What were your weekend high points?
Just for fun, I’ll counter by sharing my weekend low point. How pathetic are these (that I bought Thursday night, no less):

Comically bad, right?