Hello, and happy Monday! I know I promised a race recap would be up today, but in a shocking turn of events (/sarcasm), Texas decided to have a massive downpour on Saturday morning, thus no fun margarita pics to share! This is definitely a time I wish I had coughed up the extra $10 for race insurance, but oh well! Maybe next weekend I can just fill a Camelbak with tequila and take it with me on the run. That totally sounds like a good idea, right?
I got off work a couple hours before Jake, so once I was home I started on some laundry and cleaned up the place a little, and once he was home we headed off to dinner at Macaroni Grill! I devoured my meal before I even had a chance to think about taking a photo of it, but the seafood pasta I ordered was absolutely wonderful! I’m also a huge fan of the olive oil dip MG leaves out for bread, which is kind of strange because it’s literally just olive oil with cracked pepper, and I can definitely have this at home, but maybe it’s just made better by eating on a giant sheet of butcher paper with crayons?
Despite rain being the forecast for Saturday morning, I was really hoping Texas would be it’s usual self and defy the forecasts and do whatever it wants, but instead a heavy bout of rain, thunder, and lightening ensued. My dad and I had planned on running the Viva la Margarita 5k, but the promise of a free margarita wasn’t enticing enough to run through a monsoon. Apparently the race still went on, and over 200 people showed (Why?!), but I’m not a rain-run kind of girl, so more power to them! In lieu of the race, I took it easy with a book, some coffee, and enjoyed the free soothing sounds soundtrack going on outside. Jake and I waited till about noon to head to the gym, where I earned my 5k on the treadmill, and then putzed around with the free weights for 15 minutes or so, before we grabbed wings for lunch and went back home to binge watch Brooklyn 9-9 for a bit.
Eventually we got a little bored of our binge watching and Jake played Xbox Live with some friends, and I finished up a book and then started season three of Great British Baking Show. I could honestly watch GBB every day and never tire of it. My retirement goals are just become best friends with Sue and Mel and eat biscottis all day. Any financial planners out there want to help with this? Anybody?
Jake and I started the morning with a visit to his parent’s house to have breakfast with his family since his sister, brother-in-law, and baby niece were in town! We all hung out for a couple of hours before they had to head home, and from there we went to my parent’s house so Brinkleigh could enjoy some backyard running time! We had planned on doing our usual round of gym and groceries, but neither of us were really in the “workout mood”, so we instead just grabbed our groceries, and had lunch at Cafe Express with my dad. I was hoping that maybe after lunch I’d find the motivation to go to the gym, but I just wasn’t feeling it! Do you ever have days where you aren’t really tired, not sick, but your brain is just like “Could we just not do anything today?” That’s how I felt! I decided not to push it, so instead I traded sneakers for flip-flops and enjoyed a visit to the pool, and then our new favorite Sunday tradition, grilling! Jake grilled up some ribs for him, and chicken and some Trader Joe’s pre-packaged veggie kabobs (thanks for saving me a cutting board step, TJ’s!) for me! My second retirement goal is to eat grilled meats with every meal, so I’m already off to a great start.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry that I couldn’t come through with a race recap this week, but that’s Texas weather for ya! This week I am hoping to close in on my 50 mile goal, which means since I skipped Sunday’s workout, I’ll have to log 4.4 miles Monday through Friday to make it. Eek! Let’s hope I can do it!