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I Heart Saturday

September 11, 2011

Had an awesome Saturday. Seriously. My favorite kind. I was active, spent some time with friends, ate some good food, and relaxed.

But first before I tell you all about it I need to wish a certain special someone a Happy Birthday.

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It was on Thursday, but being the bad little blogger I’ve been I haven’t posted since then. Embarrassed smile Better late than never, right?

Friday night we spent celebrating hubby’s birthday with family. Saturday morning I got up early for what was supposed to be an 18-mile long run, but I had been debating with the wildfire and the smoke that has been in the area if spending nearly three hours outside breathing in the air was a good idea. I decided to change my plans and head to the gym. There was no way I was going to make it 18 miles on the dreadmill. Rachael I don’t know how you do it. The longest I’ve ran on a treadmill is 14 and it was pretty agonizingly boring.

I went to spin class for an hour and then I traded out my cycling shoes for running shoes to conquer 10-miles on the treadmill.

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It actually wasn’t so bad. Hubby let me borrow his IPod because mine was nearly dead and it was fun to have some new tunes to run too. I hammered out a progressive 10-miles, getting faster each mile. I started warming up at a 10:00 pace and finished out mile 10 in 7:58, for an average of 8:45/mile. I was excited to finally be getting back to my old long run pace!

After showering and all that good stuff Hubby and I made lunch. Football season is in full swing and we were in the mood for some tail-gaiting type food so we made Paula Deans Beer Brats. I wasn’t going to even have one, but I caved and went for it and it was YUMMY. You actually boil the brats in beer and onions and then you finish the brats off by sautéing them in a pan with more onions and red bell pepper.

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Football, beer brats,  quality time with the hubby, and sparkling white wine. A perfect relaxing evening.

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Later Lori came over and we took Dolly for a 2-mile walk. When we got back to the house we were trying to figure out what we wanted to do. We watched a little Miss Congeniality until I had a bright idea. YOGA! I never did celebrate Salutation Nation yesterday (annual international day of yoga meant to bring yogis from all over the world together). I thought since I didn’t practice in the morning with the rest of the world ending the day with Yoga would be perfect. Lori had never actually practiced yoga before and I thought it was the perfect day to expose her to the art. She loved it! We did nearly an hour of yoga between the two yoga videos I have and felt so wonderful afterwards. I heart yoga.

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It was a pleasant way end to the perfect Saturday. Namaste.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2011 8:50 PM

    10 miles on a treadmill sounds horrible to me as well! Anything that isn’t a speed/tempo run on a treadmill just isn’t for me. I can’t zone out and ignore the fact I’m on a treadmill haha. Way to go girl!

  2. Lori permalink
    September 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    I bought my own yoga mat today so I am ready for many more rounds!

  3. September 11, 2011 9:30 PM

    I love your bike shoes and your pink knife! I don’t know how you do even 10 miles on the treadmill. I am loving the “cool” (for TX!) weather lately for outdoor exercise.

  4. September 11, 2011 10:17 PM

    Haha, it’s allllll mental my friend! I much prefer outside, but if it’s gotta be on the treadmill so be it!

    I did 8 outside today and now my throat hurts :-/

  5. September 12, 2011 3:01 AM

    10 on a treadmill? I think I’d die. No, I’ve done that before and I guess it wasn’t so bad because I had a lot of distractions (audio book, tv, music, etc)

  6. September 12, 2011 6:29 AM

    Wow, I can’t imagine 14 or 18 miles on a treadmill. I think the furthest I’ve gone is 6!
    Glad your Saturday was awesome!

  7. September 12, 2011 10:17 AM

    sounds like a great weekend! mmmm…beer brauts!

  8. September 13, 2011 4:38 AM

    Happy birthday to you hubby- that first picture is hysterical!

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