Happy MLK Day! And for those who don’t get a holiday today… Happy Monday 😛
Does anyone else feel like January is flying by? I keep on looking at the calendar and expecting it to only be like January 8th. Crazy!
Well even though my weekend is technically still chuggin’ along, here’s what I was up to the past few days:
I finished up the workweek working on a project in our conference room that had a sweet view during a sweet sunset. The end of week 1 at work called for some wine (because duh, I am me) and an awesome dinner salad. Black beans, corn, avocado, and jalapeno stuffed olives with a cumin vinaigrette… YUM!
That evening I went out to the bars (for the first time in a while!) for a going away party to wish my friend Sara farewell as she moves to Washington DC this week for an awesome job. Sad to see her go, but excited that she got the opportunity! I stuck around for a couple of drinks but made sure to head home by 11 since I had 9 miles planned in the morning.
And run I did! I decided I wanted to stick with an increase of at least .5 miles per week. Since we ran 8.7 last week, I went 9.3 this week…just to be sure 😉 I switched it up and instead of doing out-and-backs on the last half of the half marathon course, I pretty much just ran the first 9 miles of the race. I was really impressed with my pace this week, since I’m aiming for a 9:10 min mile pace for my half.
I was definitely feelin it afterward though, and pretty much plopped myself on the floor to ice and stretch through several episodes of The Office 🙂
In a welcome change of pace from the norm, we went to see a Sacred City Derby Girls bout on Saturday night! I had never been to a roller derby before, and Chris had never been to one in Sacramento. It was awesome. Stereotypically enough, I loved the ridiculous outfits, and Chris loved seeing the girls crash and fall. Hahaha, OKAY, I loved that too.
The rest of the evening was quiet for me, since I was still recovering from the long run- perfect conditions for a glass of wine + Netflix night!
Sunday also started off quiet, with an early morning cup o’ tea and some calming music on my balcony… But the rest of the day was anything but! As you probably know, the 49ers fell to the Seahawks in their quest for the Super Bowl 🙁 CHOKED is more like it. Gahhh. After watching the game at our friend Danny’s place, Yvette and I booked it over to dodgeball on our bikes, where we kicked butt 8-1!
Since most of us didn’t have work today, we got to stay out and enjoy each other’s company at the bar afterward. Yvette and I sucked at water pong as per usual, and she trolled. Once I switched partners, I redeemed myself by winning 3 games in a row! Success!
Not much going on today…I will probably catch up on this weekend’s SNL and do some food prep for the week. Such an exciting life I lead 😀 Have a great week!
Have you ever been to a roller derby?
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?