September 01, 2013

Wine hangover

My wine club meeting last night was so fun! It had been a while since I'd gone to a meeting, so I was looking forward to seeing my friends. Jerry even volunteered to drive me there and pick me up, so that I wouldn't have to drive; normally, I only drink 4-6 oz. because I have to drive home, so it was nice not to have to worry about that ;)

It was at Rachael's house, and she chose to do a theme of her favorite wines. She had about six different wines to share. I think my favorite was the Kendall Jackson Summation, a dry red blend. The dry reds are always my favorites! You can always tell when I've been drinking wine, because my teeth tend to get a purplish tint (so classy):

Jessica, me, and Renee
Anyway, I definitely indulged too much, because I woke up this morning feeling hung over. Not fun when I had a 10-mile run on the schedule! I drank a ton of water and procrastinated for a while, but finally got on the treadmill and got it done. I'm just grateful it wasn't a 16-miler this week.

Using that foot pod tool a couple of days ago worked perfectly! I found the correct calibration number, and it's very close to what my treadmill reads. And because the calibration was based on TONS of my runs (via GPS), I think it's very accurate. My long run pace is 9:38/mi, so I set the treadmill at 6.4 mph, and my splits were very even. The tenth mile, I kept bumping up the speed to get done, though.

I started watching American Horror Story on Netflix while running, and that's been interesting. I love scary movies, but I'm not usually into supernatural stuff, so I wasn't sure what I would think. I really like it so far, though! There are a couple of seasons, so it should get me through quite a few more treadmill runs.

I was feeling pretty crappy all day long, thanks to the wine last night. I was really craving homemade macaroni and cheese for dinner (one of my favorite comfort foods), so I made that and I'm sure I went way over my PointsPlus today, even with the 10-mile run. We ran a few errands in the afternoon, but then I changed into some sweats and lounged around for the rest of the day.

Yesterday, I got a text from my mom saying that she was at a garage sale that had a ton of Victoria's Secret clothing. I love VS clothes because they are so cozy to lounge around in. They're super expensive, however, so I always look for them at garage sales.

I went to the sale my mom told me about, and I was shocked at just how much this woman had. She works at Victoria's Secret, and she told me her daughter is very spoiled! The daughter had been a size 4/small, until she went to college last year and gained some freshman weight, so she was getting rid of all the smaller clothes. Lucky for me, that's my size!

I bought five hoodies, three pairs of jeans, one pair of sweatpants, a couple pairs of pajama bottoms, a few long-sleeved t-shirts, and a couple of other tops. I didn't even make a dent in the amount of clothes she had, either. I can't imagine how much she must have paid for all this stuff new, even with an employee discount. The hoodies retail for $45-50 alone, and I paid $66 for everything. I'm excited for the weather to feel more fall-like, so I can get cozy in my hoodies and long sleeve tee's.

Since tomorrow is officially the last day of the kids' summer vacation (they have open house on Tuesday, and school starts Wednesday), I think we're going to take them to the water park at one of the Metroparks. The weather looks good for it; I just hope it's not packed because it's a holiday. Anyone have big plans tomorrow?


  1. Running the Mackinac Bridge with my husband.

    1. I walked the bridge this morning! That wind was crazy!

  2. I love American Horror Story. I just made my boyfriend watch the first season. You'll have to update us on your thoughts at the end of season one.

    One suggestion. I'd watch something else between seasons. Most of the cast changes, the plot changes, and the actors that were in season one are different people in season two, which threw me off of it. It's been a year, though, so I'll probably finally watch it. I had to get over my emotional attachment to certain characters, lol. :)

  3. Super jealous of your garage sale score! I wish I could find stuff like that occasionally. I guess I'll just stick to the sale page at Anthropologie.

  4. Hi, Katie - I ordered Hansons Marathon Method and started the program this weekend. It's fun to have the goals after doing my own thing walk/jogging the past few years. I'M SO EXCITED - I'm able to ACTUALLY DO the 3 and 4 mile "easy" runs at the very slowest beginner pace in the book. I'm more of a fast walker who breaks into a jog now and then, so it's inspiring to think I may be able to become a runner starting with the slow paces and building up with the speed and tempo days. Signing up for my 3rd half marathon (Long Beach, Oct 13) and hope to better the old paces!! The half will fall on the Hansons first 10 mile long run day - close enough because I have a really good long term distance base walking. Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Dude!! Serious score in the VS clothes!! Congrats on doing 10 miles AFTER a night of wine. I'm impressed...that would NOT have been me. ;)

  6. I love American Horror Story! I can't wait for the next season.

  7. Congratulations on the VS garage sale score! :D

    I'm glad you were able to get your calibration done. After I posted that I would trust my GPS it occurred to me that I have an old, cheapie model treadmill. I picked it up for free from CL (craigslist) and after it sat for a year, I finally put a new walking belt on it. It does work well, and the dogs use it more than I do (I walk/trot my German Shepherds on it when it's too hot to be outside). A higher quality treadmill probably would have good calibration stats.

  8. AMAZING SCORE!!! I love finding something amazing second hand and that was a score. Last year, I found a garage sale that had mint condition gap and oshkosh girls clothes from 12 months to 3 years and I pretty much bought all of them for my niece. As she's getting older, I love seeing pics of her in my $1 finds.

    The wine teeth, I know them well. So funny because my cousin posted on FB the other day "So I've been going through all my old fb pics and I've decided that 'drunk' is not a good look for me" Bahaha!

  9. That is an amazing haul! I have tried to go to thrift stores nearby (I live in a major city, so we should have more options) but can never find anything below a size 10. Maybe I should branch out to yard sales...!

  10. Nothing cures a hangover like something fatty and bad for you. It's magical. I normally do a burger and fries, but I'll have to try mac and cheese next time. ;)


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