Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunday morning I finished week one of the Galloway 5K training. Then we drove down to LA for the funeral of my oldest friend's father. A very sad occasion but I did get to see my sister and have a Mother's Day dinner with her. After the funeral, I took my husband to my parent's wall crypt. I'm surprised I remembered the number as it's been 10 years since I was last there.
The funeral was on Monday but I knew I wasn't going to be in any shape to drive back up here, so we stayed the night and drove back on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning we were all set to use the tiny hotel gym. Just as we were going to ask at the front desk for the key, two people entered the gym. It only had 3 pieces of equipment and some weights, so we knew we were out of luck. We decided we'd just run/walk on the street. So down Sepulveda Boulevard we went and around the corner onto Ventura Boulevard. I was listening to my Galloway app and it ended when we hit Land Rover Encino (about 1.9 miles away from the hotel). Then we walked and did a little running back. A very nice workout. After a relatively good breakfast at Denny's (I got egg whites, English muffin dry, chicken sausage and turkey bacon...I ended up having only 1 slice of the bacon) we headed back home.
It was definitely nice to be back and see my kitty and sleep in my own bed. I totally did not want to get up and go to work this morning. I ended up not doing my workout this morning but that's okay. It ended up being a sort of short day because we were trying to draw blood from the fellow that I work with but we couldn't get enough tubes..her vein collapsed (as sometimes happens). We'll try again tomorrow. Since I didn't have to do all the spinning in the cold room today, I was able to leave a little early. I did Jackie Warner Xtreme Timesaver Training with 3 pound weights since I haven't done any weights for a while. Whew...I forgot how much that workout made me sweat. Then I hosed myself off and went to the Chiropractor for an adjustment. A little sore now, but that is to be expected. I will be getting up in the morning to do my run..It's pretty warm around here and it's much better to get the exercise in during the early morning hours.
Happy to be back. I've got some whole wheat spaghetti on the stove and turkey meatballs in the microwave (no time to go shopping). Have a happy Wednesday night. I missed you all.