Ugh yes, I know it's Wednesday and I'm posting about this past weekend. I still am trying to get back into the hang of blogging!! It'll take a little bit of time for me to figure out when and how often I'm going to post with this new way of blogging. Also, since I'm literally just posting about my daily life, there will most likely be several posts that are pretty boring or mundane haha. But today I am just recapping my weekend!
On Friday I went with my boyfriend (Miller) to take three 10 year olds to see Finding Dory. Haha sounds pretty fabulous right? Two of the girls were his sisters so it actually was really fun. I don't know about y'all, but I just flat out refuse to pay a million dollars at the movie theater for a ticket, popcorn, candy, and a drink. It's just insane. I'm all about supporting the movie theaters and I will continue to do so through buying movie tickets, but I learned a long time ago to buy my snacks elsewhere. Some movie theater hacks I have learned is to go to Target and buy their popcorn (literally it is so good), a bottled drink, and some candy. I bring a large purse or tote bag to carry everything in (with my jacket on top). Drug stores are also a good place to load up on candy and drinks...they just don't have popcorn. This particular trip we were running a little behind and didn't have time to go to Target. I normally don't mind being late to movies because it means skipping the previews, but this was the second day that Finding Dory was out and it was a rainy Friday afternoon, so I expected it to be swamped. There happened to be a drug store near the theater we were going to so we all went in and grabbed one thing of candy and a drink. The movie was absolutely precious! I even admit to tearing up at one point haha. I would definitely recommend seeing it (for someone of any age). This is one that I would also love to see again when it comes out on DVD or Netflix. The little girls (and even Miller) loved the movie as well. We chatted about our favorite parts all the way home.
After the movie Miller and I went to pick up my race day package from Big Dog Running Company (eek!!) and went to dinner at Panera to carbo load before the big day. Why we chose to do this at Panera, I do not know. I got their Mac and Cheese and REALLY regretted it the next morning. I had an early bedtime and an even earlier wake up time Saturday morning.
**So a quick side note (and more on it later). I have recently been focusing really hard on getting into shape and eating good, healthy food. This weekend marked the end of my first month and a half on this lifestyle change and I was celebrating with my second road race and first 5 miler!!
I actually owe a lot of credit to my dad for me running in the Heat Wave 5 Miler. If it weren't for his text that "There was coffee ready downstairs", I would have completely overslept and missed the race. Luckily my phone was on loud and his text woke me up in just enough time to throw on a race day outfit, chug some coffee, scarf down an English muffin, grab my headphones and water and speed to Miller's house. Miller happened to live 2 seconds away from the starting point (which had no parking available) so he offered to let me drive to his house and park and he would drive me and drop me at the starting point then meet me downtown at the finish line when it was over to drive me back. All this happened at 7:30 in the morning so I was VERY grateful for his generosity!! This was only my second road race (my first was two weeks before and was a 5K so a lot shorter) and it was the first time I was running alone AND the first time I was running 5 miles. The humidity was crazy high and I was super nervous but all in all the race went super well!! I was expecting to walk a good bit, but guess what...I RAN THE WHOLE THING!!! I finished it in 51.04!! Faster than Miller expected because he wasn't even there yet when I crossed the finish line (same thing happened the first race lol). I was so so proud of myself. It definitely made the tough training days and early mornings worth it! I got 8th in my division and 147th overall. There was a little under 300 racers so it's not as bad as it looks haha! Miller and I celebrated by pigging out at my favorite place to eat--Dinglewood (It's a local favorite that serves scrambled dogs). After a nice long shower and a little rest time, I went to the movies with two friends, Mollie and Jack. Yes, I went to the movies two days in a row, and no, that is not normal for me! I was able to use the left over candy from the previous day to hold all three of us through the movie, so there was no need for a Target or CVS run this time! We went to see the movie Secret Life of Pets. I was actually more excited to see this one than Finding Dory. However, I didn't like Pets nearly as much. It was cute and all, and I liked it, I just didn't love it. I don't think I would see it again but I'm definitely still glad I went. I finished Saturday night off with some babysitting (Miller's little sister again) and a lot of lounging.
|SO pumped that I ran the entire thing!|
|Can't run without my Nike Running App!! I love that it tracks my location, distance, time, pace, calories burned, etc!!|
|So thankful for my #1 fan!!|
Sunday was a little more of a recovery day. I got to sleep in and did a more relaxed workout. My little sister (Chandler) is also into the health craze so she went with me. We also went to Fresh Market to stock up on some fresh produce and other essentials for the week. A little tradition that my family has on Sunday nights is to grill out. We usually do chicken or fish, along with veggies and either fruit or a salad. It is one of my favorite things and Miller and my sister's boyfriend usually come too. This weekend we had Tuna steak. My dad and brother (Hunter) went to Venice, Louisiana for the 4th of July to fish, so we are stocked up on yummy (and somewhat fresh) fish! The rest of the night was full of more relaxation and fighting over the remote control with my sister!
This post was probably way longer than most will be because I had a super packed weekend. But this is kinda what the posts will be like for now on! I'm excited to be able to document my life and look back on it and remember everything I've done. Thanks for reading and I hope you continue to follow along!