Tomorrow is the day that I would have been leaving for Florida to go on a 7-day cruise with my mom, my sister, and my sister's best friend. It was about a year ago that my sister asked me if I'd like to go on the cruise with them, and after thinking it over, you know what I said? "No, I think if I am going to spend the money to go somewhere, I'd like to go do a really cool race--maybe a marathon in Napa Valley or something like that."
BWAHAHAHA! I turned down a 10-day trip with my mom, my sister, and Audrey because I would rather RUN? What the hell happened to me when I lost the weight?! ;)
I'm still happy with my decision not to go. I've got an awesome Ragnar Relay planned, as well as a three-day trip to Cleveland for a marathon. That sounds like much more fun to me. Strange, right?
So this morning I went to the rec center to ride a stationary bike (to hopefully work on my cadence). I went to the cardio room, and there were a lot of women in there chatting really loudly (which is fine with me! I was just surprised to see anyone in there). There were three bikes in front of the room, but they were all recumbent (which isn't ideal for what I was using it for). But I made do with what they had, and I got on one of the recumbent bikes.
After spending a good two minutes fiddling with it to get it turned on, I finally got going. And I was SO BORED I wanted to shoot myself after two or three minutes. But I was too embarrassed to get off that soon, so I decided to stick it out for 10 minutes. They had two TV's on, but one was PBS (a children's program), and the other was ESPN (kill me now). After 10 minutes, I got out of there and went upstairs to the indoor track to run.
I didn't have my foot pod with me, because I wasn't planning on running, but I just used my Garmin as a stop watch and pressed the lap button every time I went around the track. I noticed I was running right behind my friend Alicia for a few laps, and keeping pace with her. So I caught up to her and ran with her the rest of the 3 miles. Well, it actually ended up being 3.5 miles, because I forgot to push the lap button 6 times, haha.
Running with Alicia made the time go by fast and it was actually pretty fun. She's faster than me, so I was running at more of a tempo pace than an easy pace, but it felt good. I ended up with a 9:13/mi average pace, with splits of 9:07, 9:14, 9:18, and 9:10.
When I got home, I made this recipe for "real food" banana bread. It is sweetened with honey, and it turned out SO good!! I was very impressed.
I bought something at Kroger today that had me very excited to try--
I was hoping he wouldn't bring it home, but he came home with it today. The boys wanted to eat them all, of course, but I told them they could have three per day. But I just kept thinking how badly I wanted to open one after the other and eat them ALL. I love me some Reese Cups!
I went so far as to ask Eli if me and Daddy could each have one, and he said sure. Then he took two out of the bottle, and gave one to Jerry and before he could hand me the other, Noah grabbed it from him and ate it. I took that as a sign that I would totally regret eating one, so I didn't. I know that one of those would have let to the whole box of chocolates on my dresser, too ;)