It appears to be Monday again!
I’m going to head out for a run of some sort in a little while. I’ll probably go around 5 miles and stay at a normal pace, nothing too difficult. Towards the end of my marathon training, running was really starting to lose its luster. Therefore, I want to take it easy for a little while.
Saturday was my first run since the race, and it wasn’t exactly easy. Matt and I ran 5 miles with some intense hills thrown in. Needless to say, I was quite happy when it was over. So, I’ll be doing my own thing today and not pushing myself as much. Why? Because I want to enjoy running again, and difficult runs often test that fun part.
Enough about running and onto candy and other weekend fun.
We watched 1 1/2 Harry Potter movies (because I’m an old woman and can’t stay up past 9:30pm) and made a late night trip to 7-11 for some fruity candy. I may or may not have eaten the rest of the Red Vines and Skittles for part of my breakfast this morning…
During our run, Matt and I saw a sign for a moving sale. It was pretty much calling my name. I’m such a sucker for garage/yard/moving/estate sales. Once we finished running, we followed the bright yellow signs to the sale, and I found this little gem:
This may be one of the best board games in existence…at least I think so. Plus, it was only $2. I’d say money well spent! After exploring the small moving sale, we headed to Target to get some groceries and more—like a bookshelf! I put that beauty together all by myself. I was very proud of myself. It hasn’t fallen apart yet, so I’m going to consider myself a master furniture builder now.
Saturday evening, we celebrated Thanksgiving. Yes, I realize it’s February. That’s besides the point. Matt had a frozen turkey from this past Thanksgiving that he didn’t use because he went to a friends house, so we baked that, shared a baked potato (because it’s all we had), had some green beans, and eventually ate some frozen pumpkin pie. Have you ever heard of such classy Thanksgiving food? Didn’t think so.
It’s all we had, and it got the job done. Oh, and that bowl in the back is filled with nacho cheese. Matt thought it would be a good idea to dip basically all the food in it. Wasn’t too shabby, my friends. Wasn’t too shabby.
And some time spent at the California Science Center! Like I mentioned on Friday, Matt and I headed up to Anaheim to the Disneyland area to visit some of my family who were spending some quality time in Disney bliss. We accompanied them to the science center, where we saw the space shuttle Endeavor. It was actually really cool. And large.
Interesting blurb: on the way home, we passed the Staples Center which was where the Grammys were held last night. It was 3pm and a ways away, so it didn’t have too much significance to us at the time. Still kind of cool to me, though.
After spending lots of time exploring sciency things, we eventually went back to their hotel to eat an excessive amount of chocolate-covered strawberries and Brie cheese. Oh wait, that was just me. I could get used to hotel hors d’oeurves like that! Then Matt and I headed home to San Diego and passed out at approximately 10:30pm. Aka way past this girl’s bedtime.
Overall, it was a great weekend and felt absolutely wonderful to see family.
The fun doesn’t end with the weekend for me, though, Matt’s 25th birthday is on Wednesday, and Valentine’s day is on Thursday!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
I’m indifferent about the holiday, but it’s an excuse to do fun things like make all the food for the day into heart shapes, so why not? Yes, it’s a little obnoxious…yet fun!
What’s your favorite board game?
Some of mine off the top of my head: Apples to Apples, Scattegories, Life, Cranium, Mousetrap (totally forgot about this game until right now).
Oh, and I discovered this board game last night at a Lego store when we walked around Downtown Disney.
It’s what my dreams are made of.