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It was a big (HUGE!) NFL Playoffs weekend, so I knew that I’d need to get as much done as possible early on Saturday so that my afternoons on Saturday and Sunday would be free for
lazing around keeping track of the football games.
I slept in Saturday (who needs to get up early to run 4 miles?) and then got ready to head out into some fairly moderate temps (upper 20s, low 30s); I was thankful, after hearing about many of your outdoor “adventures” in negative-degree temperatures over the past week. Brrr.
My first stop was Target, for a couple of things that I don’t have to purchase too often but cannot find anywhere else. This is the image that greeted me as I walked in the door:
Um, no thanks, Target. I know you have to follow the “retail” season, but it’s just a little too chilly (and not enough time has passed between me and that post-marathon food festival) for me to think about this kind of nonsense.
Next up, the grocery store. I love that I can leave my groceries in the trunk and then go run – one more plus to running in cold weather, right?
I had a pretty good run; more on that in the training recap tomorrow. I did get to enjoy a little sunshine, which was so nice, and saw a couple of friends along the trail.
Once I returned home, unloaded those groceries and planned dinner for the evening, there was a lot of this…
What can I say? It’s cold outside and I’m reading a really, really good book. It doesn’t publish until tomorrow; I got my hands on an advance copy for review and I’ll post that later this week. Until then, you’ll be seeing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins on a lot of “books to read in 2015” lists. You might just want to go ahead and pre-order it today.
Oh, I also got some awesome mail this weekend! I love when we get fun messages in our Picky Bars Picky Club delivery.
I also love my friend Cecilia, from MommiesRun, who sent me some sweet Nuun tattoos and a great note; I’m so excited that we’re going to run a marathon together soon!
Sunday morning began with some good ol’ meal prep for the week; I’m trying to minimize the number of decisions I have to make when it comes to meals. For me, the more I plan the less I have to guess; guessing usually leads to pizza and Raisinets. I love Raisinets. As you can see, I was obviously doing this while eating breakfast which means that everything I prepped also now has pomegranate arils in it; why not? I’m convinced they go with everything.
It was pouring down rain, which normally does not slow me down, but I’m not as keen on walking in the rain. I don’t know how you walkers stay motivated, other than the fact that you have to get back to your car. I hit the treadmill for a good recovery walk and more reading.
I got home just in time to eat some lunch and get ready for the showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, in Green Bay.
I couldn’t believe this game; I love the Packers (and I hope they smoke the Seahawks) and Aaron Rodgers played one hell of a game. The Cowboys did what they could and it wasn’t enough; an overturned pass completion with just a few minutes left in the game really did us in and there was no recovering from it. Oh, well! We had the best season we’ve had in a long time and, as a Cowboys fan, I’m very, very familiar with the phrase, “there’s always next year.”
We had a warm dinner of red beans and rice and now it’s time to get back to it. This week I will finally start easing back into a training schedule for the Little Rock Marathon; six weeks…GAH!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend; stay tuned this week for a new crock pot recipe and a review of The Girl on the Train. Now, tell me all about your (cold) weekend!
Did you watch any football? What are you reading?