Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend Update

Saturday, the sun came out in Seattle. It was a Spin or rest day for me so I decided to make it a rest day. I didn't let it be a complete rest day as my daughter and I decided to walk to the library after our walk I checked the distance on Map My Run and it turned out to be 1.7 miles. Not to bad  for a rest day walk.

Sunday, I woke up and was shocked as the sun was out again! Two days a row in Seattle, yes we get excited about the little things here. I put on my Zella leggings and a shirt dress in hope to make a quick change and run after breakfast. I realized that we really didn't have anything for breakfast so I need to go grocery shopping first. Yes, already getting derailed from my plan.  I made myself presentable and headed to the store. While I was there I picked up a watermelon...random I know but months I go when I started juicing I saw a juice recipe for watermelon lime juice and I got a hankering to try it.  I got home and the kiddo helped me make my juice. I juiced the watermelon on a slow speed and then sliced up a lime and the kid suggested I make it look like a drink the serve in the restaurants. Into a wine glass it went with a slice of lime on the side.

Evie and I - yes this is how she looks when she wakes up in the morning. Got to love he crazy kid hair. She did actually try the juice and said it tasted yummy.

After making juice Evie asked if we could go swimming so to the pool we went. I figured we I could push off my run until nap time, which would happen after the pool. Swimming with a kid is so much fun. You rotate between, lap pool, kiddo pool and the hot tub, which is near impossible to get out of knowing you are going back to the lap pool which will now feel cold.  After swimming we came home had lunch and then sent Evie up for a nap. I goofed around for a while then around 2 head upstairs to fold laundry and change into my running gear. As soon as I got to my room I heard "mommy, will you come lay with me"......sure why not, I was only going to go run. I would rather snuggle with my little one instead.  I should have known better as she never went to sleep and at 3:15 I gave up getting her to nap and we headed outside to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

As she started to pull her toys out of the garage the hula hop made an appearance. I am the worst at the hula hop but it is fun to try to get it to work. This hula hop has water in it and I think is meant for working out. So I put it to the test.

Getting my hula on, yes I am a person who should have the fashion police called on her as I am wearing slippers outside.  After laughing to much I decided it was easier to use the hula hop as a jump rope instead. This created more laughing and some ridiculous photos to go with it. 

Since we were using my camera phone I felt like I had to jump forever just to get a good shot all the while cracking up and breathing like a crazed women. Seriously using a hula hop filled with water to jump rope with is a serious workout.

After this shot my husband was laughing so hard, he was afraid to show me for fear that I would delete it from my phone. I think it is hilarious so why not share it with blogland. Oh he also told my my hands look orange from eating to many carrots, but I think he is just jealous of my awesome glow.

We ended up having an early dinner mine consisted of grilled chicken and carrots on the BBQ - yes more carrots. I waited until 5:30 to let my dinner settle and then got on the treadmill. Perfect outside running weather and I still spent on the good 'ole treadmill. Netflix is starting to let me down, they don't seem to be getting any good new movies. I ended up watching 12 Dates of Christmas, which was basically a Groundhogs day of Christmas.  It was entertaining and made the mileage doable. My plan called for 6 miles, I just ran the distance for the entire move 89 minutes and completed 6.5 miles at long run pace.   When I came back into the house Sean was baking brownies and the house smelled wonderful.  Nothing better to complete a good run then a fresh gooey brownie.

How was your weekend? Did the sun come out for you as well?

11 comments:

  1. What a great Sunday. I love the photos of you with the hoola hoop. You look so happy and it shows how much fun you had.

    We had lots of sunshine this weekend. I love it because it's not too warm yet.

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  2. FUN! I can't imagine living some where where sunshine is so rare....I NEED sun!! (Although, as I smile..MN isn't exactly the sunshine state either...haha!)

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  3. Those pictures are excellent - you jump crazy high!!!! It looks like you had a fun time!!! I haven't 'hooped since elementary school . . . do I smell a New 2 Me Cross Training activity??? HMMM!

    Your husband made brownies - wow! He's a keeper for sure!

    Your juice - YUM! I adore watermelon and I have several watermelon adult drink recipes that I've never tried but always thought would be outstanding . . .just the juice with lime - looks tasty!

    The sun finally came out on Saturday afternoon. Sunday was spectacular - I grilled a burger and had a fire in the pit . . . and pulled weeds.

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    1. LMAO - I thought the same thing about the New 2 Me Cross Training. Is a tought workout!

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  4. That looks like so much fun! I have seen some ladies at our community center doing a hoop workout and I cracked up when I overheard one of them say "I just thought we would be hula hooping. This is hard!"

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  5. Sounds like a great day! yes, a nice gooey brownie is definitely the best thing after a long run:) SO nice of your hubby to bake!

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  6. hula hoops are fun! my son used to call it "huwa woop." LOL

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  7. oh my gosh, these pics made me smile and laugh out loud! love it! i tried hula hooping not so long ago and had totally forgotten how...sad but true, huh? you are having a great time though, so YAY!!! maybe you can come and show me how it's done!

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    1. I was laughing so hard! After about 5 mintues I was totally out of breath also. When did it get so difficult to hula hoop and jump rope. :P

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  8. Love the hula hoop pictures! I had the chance to run in the sun on Saturday, but my husband was out of town, so I used the treadmill. On Sunday, I did get outside, but had some terrible hip pain & had to turn around. It's funny how the weather (when it's such a rare thing here) puts so much pressure on us to get out & immediately enjoy it. ;-) I felt compelled all weekend- get out & run, do not miss the brief window of sunshine!

    Can you imagine living in San Diego (or somewhere similar), where the weather was rarely an issue?

    Nice work on the treadmill run!

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  9. Hilarious pictures-- looks like you had a blast with your family! And we lived in a dreary place (ithaca, ny) for 6 years so I definitely remember how important the sun was! Lots of sunshine here in Tx, which is so good for my mood. :)

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