As I mentioned yesterday, I took today off of running--my legs are pretty sore from the race still (must be those hills!). Jerry was off work, so together, we tackled my "miscellaneous" goal for the week: clean out our bedroom closet.
I didn't get rid of as much as I'd hoped to, but it was nice to organize everything. I went through all my sewing stuff and fabric, and now I'm kind of itching to start a new sewing project. I have a TON of old sweatshirts and sweatpants that I cut up in order to make into a quilt--not because it would look cute, but just think how comfortable a sweatshirt quilt would be!
I have also been meaning to make a denim purse out of my old jeans, similar to my quilt. I have all the stuff to make it, I just haven't taken the time to plan out a pattern. For the next couple of months, I'm going to be working on my memoir every spare moment I get, but after that, I can't wait to work on some crafty projects.
The tea at the store was sweetened with their German Rock Sugar, so naturally I had to get that as well. I also bought a small amount of a white chai to try. The grand total almost made me faint at $62, but I found a coupon code for $10 off. Very pricey, but this tea was so good that I could drink it as a dessert, and be perfectly happy. In fact, that is going to be my food goal for next week--to have tea at night instead of a snack/dessert.
I already completed my three goals for this week:
Food--Not go totally food-crazy in Minnesota. I did good with this one, probably because I was with Renee, who is a very healthy eater. I didn't gain a single pound over the weekend!
Fitness--TRY for a sub-2:00 half-marathon. I feel I put in about 85% effort on this one. I let myself get defeated too early, and I wished I had pushed a little harder at the beginning to stay with the pacer. But I didn't totally throw all goals out the window, I just refigured them as needed, and I think I did well.
Misc--Clean out my closet. Did this today with Jerry.
Speaking of my fitness goal, I figured out why my Garmin time and my official results were so different--I was looking at the gun time, not the chip time. So the results I posted were a little off. I fixed them now, not that it makes a huge difference. My time was 2:08:43 (not the 2:09:13 that I had posted before). Thirty seconds isn't much, but every second counts ;)
I got a fun package in the mail from a Twitter buddy, Kendall Marie. She had posted a picture a few weeks ago of pumpkin seed butter, and I thought it looked fantastic--I'd never seen pumpkin seed butter before. She offered to send me some (from Canada!)--so she sent me the pumpkin butter and included a surprise jar of almond hazelnut butter as well. Yum!
It's so crazy to me that summer has come to an end (at least in MY sense of the word). Jeans and hoodies are right around the corner!