Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Weekend

Yes, I'm aware it's Thursday. The week got away from me. 

Friday night was the season opener for LSU Baseball. We had extra tickets so Scott, Lydia & Logan came with us. 

This kid amazes me all the time. Somebody came up to bat & Logan immediately told us that he changed numbers & last year he was whatever number it was. Of course I don't know if he's right but Dean did & he was. For the first time in a long time the weather was nice. Normally, it's freezing cold. That's coming this weekend. sigh.

Saturday I went to my Godchild, Lane's birthday party. He's 10. Seriously no clue where the time goes. I remember we'd just moved into our house when his mom came over & helped me unpack & told me she was pregnant. 

Me & the birthday boy.

My friend Allison was there with her kiddos. Anna Claire is almost 6 months old. 

Clearly she wasn't impressed with my selfie taking skills. It's so funny to see her little chunky arms. She was so tiny when she was born.

After the party it was off to the LSU game. It was a gorgeous day. So gorgeous I could've worn shorts. Yes, in February.

Saturday was also the 18th anniversary of Dean & I meeting. It was in a Ramada Inn in Austin, TX. We were all there for the LSU/UT Baseball games & we met in the lobby. I had a blender & a bottle of pina colada mix. Back then that blender went everywhere with us. Fun times! 

After the game we went to Caliente for dinner. The weather was so nice we were able to have our first patio day of the year. I had a pina colada to commemorate the day!

Saturday night sleeping proved to be a challenge. I was still having some sinus/allergy/whatever issues & I took some medicine that caused my sleep issues. UGH. I ended up on the sofa & reading Leah Remini's book about her life in Scientology. Seriously, CRAZY!!!! 

I was up early so I went for a run. Since I'd been sick it was my first run in a week. 

I wanted to run 10 miles but I was slow & I had to stop at 8.5 so I could make it to Mass on time. 

In case you missed it, Monday was National Margarita Day. We went to Caliente.

I slept soooo good Monday night after my marg!

Tuesday I got up to run but the weather was just gross. Extremely foggy & misty. I decided since I was recovering from being sick it probably wasn't the best idea to hang out in that. I stayed inside & did a leg workout. 

We had an unexpected half day off Tuesday. The weather was supposed to get really bad with tornadoes & stuff.  Schools were closed so our office closed at 11:00. We were lucky that all we had was rain & wind but some of the outlying areas had tornadoes. 

Wednesday the wind was between 20-25 mph so I didn't even attempt to run. I did arms & upper body & ran this morning.

It was pretty cold this morning. 43 when I went outside. As much as I absolutely HATE cold weather I really love to run in it. It's strange. 

So, now we're all caught up!


Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday's are not my favorite.

I don't know what it is about Monday's but they're definitely my least favorite day of the week. This morning was my yearly mammogram & ultrasounds. Everything was fine which is a relief. A lot of people are totally freaked out by the whole mammogram process. I don't think it's a big deal. I'd rather have the mammogram than deal with dental stuff. Today was harder than normal. If you've never had one you have to hold your breath when they take the pics. I woke up yesterday with a really stuffed up head so breathing is a little difficult to begin with. 

I was ran the Mardi Gras Mambo 15K Saturday morning so we had dinner at Monjuni's Friday night. Love, love, love pasta! It was delicious. 

Saturday I was up bright & early. The race started at 8:00 & it was downtown which is only about 15 minutes from home but there's the whole parking thing. I ended up with a parking ticket the last time I was downtown for a race. I wanted to avoid that. After being stopped by a train  & detoured because of road construction I finally got to a parking lot that took credit cards. I had some cash but no small bills & the machines don't give change. Well, there are people milling about the machine but nobody looked to be paying. The machine was taking your money but it wasn't printing the receipt that you're required to leave on your dash. There was a sign that said you could pay by phone on their website. In order to do that you had to have your parking spot number. Well, the parking spot numbers aren't clear enough to read because they're painted on the concrete. Most people were just parking & not paying. I moved on to another lot. I've never used the fancy machines before. This lot was $10 (ridiculous in my opinion but whatever). I actually had a $10 bill so no biggie. Yes, well in order to give the machine your money, you have to know your license plate number. I had to trek back to my car to get that. I took a picture of it so if I need it again I'll have it. Then I couldn't figure out where to put the money. Seriously, I felt like I was on an episode of  I Love Lucy. The parking lot attendant had to come over & help me two different times. I told him I wasn't normally this stupid. He laughed but wasn't very convincing. I think he was thinking "yeh right lady". My question is, if you have to have an attendant to show people how the machine works why not just sit him in a booth & have him take the $10?? I assure you based on all the commotion that was happening with this machine, it would've been faster to just give him my money.

Anyway, I made the race with 15 minutes to spare & then for some reason the start was delayed 10 minutes. I met up with my people & we lined up. I was running the 15K. Allison & Amanda were walking the 10K & Karen was running the 10K. It was her first ever 10K race. 

Normally, all of the races I run are downtown & have a very similar course. This one was different & different than last year because of construction. We still got to run around the lakes which I love but we only had to do the dreaded overpass one time! Yes, it was at mile 8 but at least it was only once.

The weather was great. In the high 40's when it started & sunny which is just about perfect for me.  I finished in 1:36. I was hoping for 1:35 but really thought I would be closer to 1:40 so I was happy. I'd been taking sinus/allergy meds for a couple of days.

Since it was Karen's first 10K I had champagne to celebrate!

She loved it and was so surprised!

Me & Karen while we waited for Allison & Amanda

I LOVE my medal!

The medal hangs on a strand of mardi gras beads. Really cute!

I ran the last 4/10 of a mile at an 8:57 pace. I NEVER run that fast. I was trying to make 1:35. Just missed it.

Allison, Amanda, me & Karen

The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that there were no cake balls! Every year Brew Ha Ha is a sponsor & has a ton of king cake cake balls after the race. They were a sponsor but there were no cake balls. I was really bummed because I passed up going in there Friday night after dinner to get some because I knew I'd have them Saturday. No bueno. 

After the race I went home & ended up taking a little nap. Imagine that! We went to Mass & then came home for dinner. We go out to eat so much that it's not a big deal for us to go out for Valentine's Day. Dean got us some bacon wrapped filets & shrimp stuffed baked potatoes to cook & we had a bottle of "good" wine.

I think this is one of my all time favorites. 

When I woke up Sunday morning my head was so stuffed up. UGH! It was awful. I did basically nothing but lay on the sofa & read yesterday. I didn't even nap good because Mucinex keeps me awake. Today isn't a whole lot better. I need to move to a better climate.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throw Back Thursday

This popped up in my Time Hop yesterday.

That would be the beginning of my "fitness journey". LOL! Seriously, that was the first time I'd done a real workout in years. Hard to believe that was 5 years ago. I don't go to Yoglates anymore but I'm still working out. I don't know that I've ever stuck to anything that long!

Saturday morning we went to Logan's basketball game. I swear it's sooo funny! Once the game was over Logan wasn't ready to leave.

He played with his dad for awhile.

Then this stuff starts happening. Scott wonders why Logan is wild & plays rough!

You can't really tell but he was a little sweaty mess!

After the game we had some errands to run & being that my goal for the weekend was to have some king cake cheesecake we had lunch at Cheesecake Bistro.

I swear I think it gets better every year. It's just so so so good! We went home after that & I think I set a record for laying on the sofa. I was there for over 5 hours without getting up. I guess I should be embarrassed but there was nothing going on. I napped, watched the LSU basketball game & read.

We were full from lunch so we didn't even make it to Caliente. I ended up eating a bowl of cereal. 

Sunday morning we got up early & went to 7:00 Mass. That's when things got interesting. There were several police hanging out which was weird. When we got back from Church there were about 7 cars in front of a house. After some phone calls we figured out there was a home invasion & the people were home. One guy was caught, the other one was roaming about our subd. It was crazy for awhile. There was even a helicopter circling over the subd. looking for the guy. Here's a link to the article that was in The Advocate Monday. So basically nobody is safe anywhere. Great. It was in the paper today that they did catch the second guy last night so that's good. 

While all of this was going on I went for a run. I mean how much safer could I be with all the police that were roaming around everywhere? I'm running a 15K on Feb. 13th & a Half in March.

It was kinda hot Sunday but I got my 7 miles in.

Dean washed both of our trucks Sunday.

It looks so pretty when it's clean. While he washed I worked in the yard.  Might as well take advantage of the weather. 

Since the weather was nice Dean grilled & I had a glass of wine.

Isn't the glass cute? My friend Cindy did it with her Cricut machine.

Monday morning was leg day and Tuesday was arm day.

Wednesday I ran.

Today was leg day again. It's supposed to also be king cake bread pudding day! One of my favorite restaurants operates the cafeteria at the plant where Dean works & he's bringing me some home today!!