Hello friends! How are you today? I hope your weekend is going great so far. Have a great day 🙂
Saturday started out with what was supposed to be a 7 mile run…The loop I picked was 8 miles. Oops! Luckily that’s not a huge deal but I felt silly when I saw how much farther I had to go once the workout was supposed to be over. The workout was 8 x 3 minute lactate threshold paced intervals. Honestly I didn’t hit the pace for any of the intervals because my legs were dead and heavy. That’s okay though. I pushed myself and gave the effort which is what matters! Plus I ran an extra mile so that counts for something right?
When I got home, I had a long foam rolling and stretching session. Then I hopped into an epsom salt bath to help my muscles relax. After a shower, I got dressed and headed out the door. Back at the end of January/beginning of February, I got a message on Instagram from Rachel over at Rachel Gains. She asked if I wanted to meet for brunch one day since we’re both fairly new to New Jersey. I agreed and we were finally able to meet at Le Peep in Edison. It was such a fun time! I got the breakfast burrito with chorizo and ate all of it. Apparently I was hungry lol.
After saying goodbye to Rachel, I headed to run some errands before going home. I promptly sat on the couch to read more of The Girl Before. My eyes started to get really heavy so I fell asleep for a quick power nap and woke up feeling like a new women. A while later, I got hungry and put together a big snack/small lunch to enjoy. Celery, carrot, pretzels and spicy hummus. I ate and read for another hour or two.
Eventually it was time to get dinner ready so I chopped a potato and threw it into the oven to roast. I started to get hungry while prepping the potato so I ended up snacking on an orange before dinner. Alex worked on getting some ground beef made into burgers and grilled those up. A bag of edamame later and dinner was served. I feel like I haven’t had a burger in forever and it tasted so good.
After dinner was all cleaned up and everything was put away, I poured a glass of wine and got back to my book. I ended up finishing it yesterday as well. I didn’t think it would end the way it did but I really enjoyed it! Definitely a really interesting concept. The chapters all start with a moral dilemma type question that were tough to come up with answers to. Overall, I enjoyed the book being told from two women’s perspectives a few years apart. I recommend it if you enjoy thrillers!
Alex and I watched another episode of The Roosevelt’s documentary. Well Alex watched it very intently while I went through some clothes that have been piling up in the closet to donate. Does anyone else just keep a giant pile of donations that you add to until you make the trip? I really hope we aren’t the only people! It’s just easier that way to me. I fell asleep on the couch after everything was done while watching the show. Once the episode ended, Alex woke me up and we headed to bed.
Question of the day: Have you ever accidentally ran farther than you planned on?