|Remember from the movie Twister?|
I don't even know where I left off or where to begin.
Its been a whirlwind (or more like a tornado) of a weekend? I use the question mark because honestly I didn't have a 'weekend' let alone a long weekend that everyone enjoyed. I scoff at those on Facebook this morning complaining about having to go back to work today. Really? Whatev. :O)
Sure I had Thursday 'off' if you want to call it that, but at least it started out on the right foot! But it wasn't our normal Thanksgiving and with having to work Friday, well...anyway.
So I work Friday, but I did leave at 2 as previously posted, but instead of going to the movie I opted to hit up Target to get 2 gifts I needed. Surprisingly it wasnt packed or anything even for it being Black Friday.
Saturday of course was long run day and I had planned on doing 13miles and I had to get them done early because I then had to hightail it out to take care of mom while my sister is out of town and she was expecting me by like 9am or so. I didnt feel like getting up early to do 3 (or more) miles before the group start, so I opted to cut off a mile on the route and do 12. It was also the first really cold run of the season, with it being 33deg at the start! Woohoo! I dont have my Garmin here with me at work while typing this, but I did download and from what I remember, it was only slightly slower than the previous week (just wanted to go easier), but the last 3 miles were something like (9:45-9:50 with the last mile coming in at 9:01). The 9:01 I remember vividly :O)
The rest of Saturday was spent caring for mom which is a full time job. To get her fed, changed, meds, take her vitals and her breathing treatment is about a 3 hour process. You get a bit of break and then its time to do it for the late afternoon/evening session. Sunday morning I get up, walk my sisters dog, start mixing the meds for mom's morning routine and get in a quick run out there before driving back into Houston where I was on the schedule to work at the Locker on Sunday.
At least my 'weekend' ended on a fantastic note, as I finally got to see Unstoppable (which I thought was awesome. Predictable for the most part but awesome and from the opening to the ending it was non-stop heart pounding edge of your seat kinda of action) and spend some much needed downtime with a friend.
I have to say that my eating the past 4 days have been awful. Not so much in what I've eaten but how little I've eaten, because even if I have to resort to fast food I can still get pretty good choices. There just really hasn't been much time to eat.
Judge for yourself.
I think I covered what I ate on Thanksgiving.
Friday: Cheerios/milk for breakfast, 4 grilled chicken strips for lunch, 4 egg whites for 'dinner'
Saturday: Brown Sugar pop tart before my long run, piece of ham, slice of left over apple pie from my sisters fridge, then around 3pm I went and got a kids meal at Sonic. Dinner was some guacamole, chips and a beer.
Sunday: 2 al fresco chicken tacos from Taco Bell for lunch and popcorn at the movies for dinner.
See? Looking at that its sorta mindboggling that I am even able to function and think clearly.
When I woke up this morning, so tired I know its because of my lack of food, so I opted not to run this morning but to get some food in me today and do my 5-6 miles after work instead.
I am looking forward to heading to Dallas this coming weekend, and am only minor stalking the weather up there for Dallas/White Rock Marathon/Half Marathon that I will be running in on Sunday.
I will just run normal this week, still do my speed work on Wednesday as scheduled. Might alter it some. I wont run Friday or Saturday and hope that I can get Mother Nature AND my legs to cooperate on Sunday so I can come back to Houston with a good feeling about how I ran.
At least today is a slooooooooooow day for me at work. I did partake in Cyber Monday as I have been needing to replace my black 'riding' boot style of boots so I waited until today as I knew I would be able to save a lot of money by using free shipping and discount codes.
What is awesome is that DSW allows you to stack up to 3 coupon codes and not only did I get free shipping and 25% already discounted boots, but I also got another $10 off for 2 or more. I found another coupon for 30% off but for some reason it wouldnt take even if I took the 25% coupon code out. Sad face.
Are you shopping at work today for Cyber Monday? For Christmas gifts or are you self-gifting like I did???
They say its the least productive day reported by companies as a whole.