The weeks are flying by and the weekends more so. It’s almost the middle of February. Which means it’s almost V-Day. Whoa.
I also just notice I really need to clean the sliding door. . .
Friday was a good day. I danced like a crazy chicken to music in the office. Ke$ha and Lady Gaga know how to get me moving and I did 50 burpees. Typical work day
The last of my TIU protein waffles with loads of berries. I love berries. Oh and a drizzle of honey for some extra sweetness.
Lunch was a tuna sandwhich with hummus, sprouts, and a side of Annie’s dressing smother my veggies.
I seriously loved this dressing. But by the time I got to the bottom of the bowl, the veggies were swimming in it. A little too much maybe
I had no desire to cook Friday evening and all I wanted to do was sit on the couch with the Husband and watch Psych. So I ordered Indian food take out.
We have been living at our house for almost a year now and still haven’t really explored the local cuisine. Sure we’ve been to a few places nearby, but nothing that really sticks out and says “we must go back and eat”.
I found this Indian food place on local Google search. Criteria: it was under 10 minutes away. They do take out. Perfect.
I drove on over while the Husband showered and crossed that line where you feel relatively safe in a neighborhood to lock all the doors and pray you get out safely. Okay, maybe not that bad, but it was dark, I didn’t know the area and the place was literally in the BACK of a near empty strip mall, near a broken down fence that led to a creek and quite a few piles of trash. Did I mention it was dark? It had me on guard.
The place it self, inside was basic, but warm. Immediately I was greeted by the guy behind the counter as he rang up the lady in front’s take out. There were a number of tables and quite a few of them were filled up. It was actually busy. There was a line forming behind me for the takeout. I picked up my bags of food and hurried home.
The haul: 2 orders of rice, 4 orders of naan, 1 order of chicken curry, channa masla , and aloo gobhi.
The verdict: YUMMY! Very good but very spicy. It was borderline too much heat for me, but not quite so much that I couldn’t eat it Perfect balance of spices and flavor.
It may not look pretty but it was sure delicious. We do plan to order from them again. Location and looks don’t mean much when it comes to good food.
From there I went back to my yoga studio, after over a week away, and fell in love all over again.
I went for the arm balances and inversion workshop. Loved every single minute. I figured out more on on my crow poses, rock the head stands, had issues with the handstand, surprised myself with holding 8 angle for a few seconds and even got one last pose. I face planted a number of times (except in headstand) but with each fall, I laughed, got back up and tried again. We did 2.5 hours of inversions and balances and by the end of it, my hands and wrists were achy, as was more core and arms.
And then I stuck around for the 4pm class with the same instructor. Twists and crow were the theme of the class. I did what I could but felt no shame in easing back on postures. I attempted fallen angel, just for laughs, and face planted again.
I had soooo much fun my 4 hours at the studio. Mentally, physically, emotionally, all grounded, all there. Happy.
I went home from there, showered and relaxed.
Sunday I got up early again because I knew I had to do my 8 mile run. I figured it was going to be hard and I would take it easy and see how I feel during the run. I had downloaded the Pandora app on my phone as well as RunKeeper since I had been too lazy to find my Garmin and charge it.
I was very pleased with RunKeeper. It tracked my distance and pace and let me know, every 5 minutes how I was doing. I started nice and easy with a 13 minute mile and slowly whittled down the time over the course of my run. Eventually I got it down to about 10:50 minute mile. The first 7 felt great. The last mile was painful and mentally challenging since I had to go up a gradual incline back home, but I got it done. I went 8 miles in 1:28:17.
Not my greatest 8 mile time, but I did it and was happy with it.
I immediately foam rolled and stretched afterwards, hopped in the shower, hopped out and off to do taxes with the Husband I went. After, dropped him off and headed to my moms to chill with mi Wela before mom and my sister Maria took off to her friends to discuss wedding stuff.
Few hours later I was back at my parents eating Hungarian pastries my dad brought home from the church he went to and then headed home for an evening with the Husband. By this time I could barely walk and firmly planted myself on the couch with a margarita. He cooked dinner:
An eclectic mix of foods he found in the pantry and freezer. My Husband. The Chef. Lol. Love.
We attempted to watch Hunger Games, but our BluRay player decided to fritz out so we ended up with our second choice movie from the DVR: Bridesmaids.
Sooooo…. with all the hype and rave reviews from people, we were looking forward to laughing and busting a gut doing so. We got 2/3 through before we called it quits. It was painful to watch. It wasn’t funny and we both got pretty bored with it. Eric even started playing Angry Birds. I could understand why I wasn’t laughing. . . but Eric laughs at EVERYTHING. His humor can be that of a 11 year old kid sometimes . One of his favorite shows is Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And he was not laughing one bit with this movie. We also found the scenes to DRAG ON. And on. And on. Like this post. (lol!)
Womp womp. Very disappointing
We ended up watching Westminster dog show and then our DVR recorder of Jimmy Kimmel Sucks followed by Modern Family. Those shows got us laughing!
I ended up hitting the hay around 9:30 and Eric’s dinner came back to haunt me in the middle of the night. Serious stomach aches. :\ We both think it was the veggie burger.
I feel better now…. tired with achey legs and hips from yesterdays run, but it was a night filled with seltzer water.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Tell me. . .
-What was the last movie that you watched? Was it good? Did it live up to the hype?
-What was the last movie that seriously disappointed?
-Runners, tell me if you ran over the weekend. How’d it go?
-Yogi’s, what is the hardest arm balance for you??