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Crappy Weather Cramping Running Style

Indoor Run
What happened to spring? Today was 45, gray, and drizzly out. Not a motivating kind of Saturday I must say. I posted on Twitter and Facebook that this crappy weather is cramping my running style. I mean, doesn't the weather know I was planning to run 10 miles today?

Shockingly, I did manage to convince Jason to actually go up to the gym with me today. Funny thing, on Friday the gym had left a message for Jason saying they'd noticed it had been a while since he'd been and to call if there was anything they could do to help motivate him to come in ;-)

Anyway, today I had really hoped to get in a long run, but the weather was not cooperating one bit. I ended up hitting the treadmill instead. I did 2 miles, then I did 3 x (1:00, 1:30) athletic intervals. This put me at 3.8 miles so I did another 1.2 to round it out to 5 solid miles. I hopped on the elliptical for another 12 minutes for an hour of cardio. Jason spent some time on a spin bike then ran.

He decided to get cleaned up there, so I stretched and used one of the foam rollers there while waiting on him. I will say that it's nice having a 24/7 gym, but no staff on the weekends means no one is ther to fix the satellite radio situation when it's a cloudy, nasty day. It kept coming in and out and was SO annoying. Thank goodness I had my iPod.

And, I feel like I'm becoming a total gym rat these days. Now I'm even up there on the weekends. I have a feeling I'll be back there tomorrow for my weight day. I want to do a heavy leg day. I'll blame it on reading Oxygen Magazine while on the elliptical. Who am I???

Lunch with Friends

We got home and cleaned up and were about to head out for lunch when a friend texted about meeting up. Perfect timing. We met up at Buffalo Wild Wings. They had a gift card and also wanted to watch a game. I knew I could get a salad and bring my own protein, so I was game.

We had a really nice, long, relaxing lunch. It's nice to just sit back and relax with friends sometimes. No worries, no timelines, just sit back and visit. I had plenty on my to-do list, but sometimes to-do lists can just wait, Saturdays (weekends in general) should be more laid back in my opinion.

Speaking of laid back, I'm in my PJs already. I have a feeling dinner is going to be a hodge podge tonight (aka pupu platter). I'm not terribly concerned to be honest. I just want to relax and enjoy the evening. I hope you all do the same ;-)

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