Life of Leisure

On my first day of not having to go to work I got a serious amount of stuff done.

The day started with a leisurely morning, catching up on Runner’s World and enjoying some breakfast and coffee with Casey.  Then I headed out for my run, the beginning of trying to get ready to really be ready to train for Boston.  I did 3 1/4 mile hill repeats and they kicked my butt.  I felt so out of shape.  I could tell I hadn’t done them in a while and went to compare them to my splits from the last time I did them.  In July I did 7 reps of this with my slowest rep faster than my fastest today, PATHETIC!  Just shows me it is a good thing I am taking some cushion time to start getting my speed work back up before hitting training hard.

When I got home, I hit some Runner’s World Yoga I had read about this morning.  It was a good series if you have 25 minutes to dedicate.  Runner’s World Yoga

After freshening up, I headed out to do a ton of errands I have been putting off.  First stop was the dry cleaners, which conveniently was near Starbucks and the library.  The book I had been reading had been taken by the library elves last night off my kindle and it was already reserved by someone else so I headed in to get the good old fashioned hard copy version before stopping in Starbucks for a Skinny Peppermint Mocha!

Drink in hand, I headed to Towne Center to check for a few last minute Christmas things.  I ended up doing an adopt a dog tree gift at a cute little pet boutique called Harry Winston.  They took a picture of me with the items I bought to put on their facebook page.  I will try to get my hands on it when they post it.  Casey is just lucky I didn’t come home with another dog, she looked just like Scarlett and she melted my heart!

After that I headed for my final stop at Target to get all the necessary items for my big baking day.  I won’t be home to do it with my mom this year but I will still have my smaller scale (well sort of) version here in Charleston for our family and friends.

After leaving my poor girl at home all day I rushed in an stole her away to the dog park for an hour to make up for it.

I know I am a little biased, but she is the sweetest girl!

I know I am a little biased, but she is the sweetest girl!

 

When we got home she helped me finally finish getting my tree decorated!  So glad to be sitting next to it all completed.

Christmas tree pictures never do them justice!

Christmas tree pictures never do them justice!

The day has finally come!

Yesterday was one of those start to finish sprints (as most of my days have been lately).  I was able to squeeze in a pretty good work out in the middle of the day though which was great.  I headed for about a four mile run and ended at the gym to do this new circuit:

circuit

A few videos of stuff that may be new:

Windmills (can be done with barbell), Surrender Squats (go to about 1:28, these killed my shoulders), Knee to opposite elbow plank

After coming home, showering and getting ready I jetted off to give a group presentation and then directly to dinner before we went to see comedian Bill Burr.  He was hilarious (as were his two opening acts, although I can’t remember their names, I’m awful)!  I think it was honestly so good for the soul to just spend two hours laughing.  My face and abs hurt so much by the time we left, it was so cathartic!

Lindsey and I at the venue before the Show

Lindsey and I at the venue before the Show

Today was a purely errand day including an oil change (what fun).  And I was able to get a run in and get some work done.  But the best, most important part of this day is…

SCARLETT GOT HER CAST OFF!!

SCARLETT GOT HER CAST OFF!!

We have been waiting for this day for so long!!  She is still about two weeks out from being about to run with me again because her leg has gotten so weak (she needs some puppy PT) but we are so happy!  I feel like she had it on so long, well she kinda did, five and a half weeks!

Hope your Friday has been even half as exciting as ours was!!