Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekend Wanderings: Running

Guys, I had such a productive weekend!  I think that productivity may have led to a complete shutdown this week, though, so sorry for the delays, gaps, generally MTA-like service you'll be getting here this week.  But, the weekend has proven, I think, that when I don't have any real plans, I can get a whole lot done.  This includes:
  • Friday night date night at one of our favorite Italian places, Little Sorrento.  Everything is good there, especially the bread and asparagus ravioli, and they just happened to clear out a birthday party of about 15 nine-year-old boys as we walked in.  Plus, we got to eavesdrop some on a few girls who are apartment searching, and feel glad that it isn't only us. Score!
  • A 2.5 mile run/1.5 mile walk with Cece on Saturday morning, followed by a really refreshing smoothie. (Smoothie Recipe One: 1/2 cucumber, some water, some ice, 2 tbsp honey.  Blend together.)  I wish I could start every morning that way!
  • Planting the vegetable garden out back during the one sunny day of last week.  Even though much of it most likely won't be fully grown until after we leave, it was great to plant, and I'm looking forward to any zucchini, strawberries, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, and squash that do make their way into the kitchen.
  • A massive amount of C&R posts ready to go.  I lost some steam, but about half of what I would normally post in June is already written and set to autopost.  This makes me so happy, and also lifts a bit of a weight off my shoulder, since there's lots of other writing I should be doing (like, say, articles and papers and scholarship applications).
  • A 2 mile run alone on Sunday morning.  I love feeling that I'm getting stronger and faster, and I genuinely enjoy running now.*  I can't wait for our race on June 4th!
  • Make my first Green Monster! (Smoothie Recipe Two: 1 banana, 2 cups of spinach, 1/2 cup of milk, 4 tbsp of wheat germ. Blend together.)
  • Brunch with Rachel, who is back in town for some of the summer.  I had an amazing time last summer with lots of friends who were visiting, and while I doubt that will be replicated, it reminded me that there are lots of things to enjoy in the near future!
  • Cleaning up my guest room for Dave's move-in next Wednesday.  This doesn't sound totally impressive, but it really, really is.  The backroom is really a giant storage closet, so clearing it out meant clearing out my real closet to fit things from the room into it, then moving all those things (including, but not limited to, 13 cases of hardwood flooring), then reorganizing and cleaning the bookshelf in there so Dave has space for his own books (he's taking Greek at CUNY this summer, hence the living at my house), then cleaning all the floors and furniture, clearing out the dresser, and washing all the bedding.  And now, running the dehumidifier for a week.
Some things, of course, didn't get done, but really, for a weekend where I expected the most I would accomplish was "eat dinner at a restaurant on Friday," this was awesome.  Hopefully the rest of the week turns around to follow suit and get a little more active!

*I really truly do love running now, something I thought I'd never say, but I got home at 8pm last night and tonight, and don't want to run outside in the dark.  The normal thing to do would be to run on the treadmill that is in my bedroom, but, and I kid you not, I'm sitting here in my workout clothes, too afraid to try it out.  It isn't the treadmill, it's the window it sits right next to, and the dark unknown beyond it.  I am afraid of the dark.  I am also reading a Stephen King novel.  Just so y'all know.  Full disclosure. **
**Oh, wait, Roger just walked in.  I may run without fear after all!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you had a productive weekend. Me? I made jokes about the rapture, went the a Cabaret show, & biked a little.