Monday, April 27, 2009
So... maybe not the most healthful food weekend, but other than that my weekend was perfect.
It had the most amazing balance of relaxation, productivity, and FUN. :)
The bad food was -- checkerburger+small fries Saturday night post concert, and Sunday night we went out to a burger place. I kept it as healthy as I could w/ a black bean burger no mayo and grilled veggies, but I also had some of other people's fries and fried pickles... So, eh. Oh and lots of licorice.
I didn't eat until uncomfortable though. Just a little more full than usual, but not horrible. :)
But seriously -- the Avett Brothers are amazing and put on an amazing show.
Their music is kinda bluegrassy but they ROCK OUT. Some have called it punk played with bluegrass instruments. :) Great musicians -- maybe not the like, amazing fast picking you might expect from a traditional bluegrass player, but their music is DIFFERENT than that. The musicality comes from the WAY they play, not the level of skill (although they are talented in that arena as well). I got a T-Shirt signed by their cellist and one Avett. They were so nice, too! The one Avett that came out (Scott Avett, btw) was asked by some obviously high school girls if he would sign their shirts. They were so adorable. He tried to do it through the fence but his hand wouldn't fit right (he tried really hard to mash his hand through the fence, too!). The security guy had them come over the the gate in the fence and he opened it just large enough for them to stand in and face their backs toward him. Anyway -- while he was signing, another guy standing there asked him does it ever get old?? and he was like, Never! And don't ever take it for granted either. There are a LOT WORSE things I could be doing right now. :) And he genuinely seemed to be enjoying himself. Oh also someone said, I love you, and he was like, I love you, too! Then my hubby said, "I think you're nice." And he cracked up. :)
The cellist (who was amazing -- he was somehow playing while standing and wedging his cello I don't really get it, but he was rocking out the whole time, singing along to every song and everything) signed my shirt and it was handed to him by a guy who was closer to the fence. When he handed it back over I was like YAY! And got it back and he saw me and that it was MY shirt, so he reached his hand over so I could grab his hand and then he gave my hubby a high five.
Look up the video Murder In the City to get a glimpse of the brothers and them singing a touching mellow song -- and then see if you can find "Nothing Short of Thankful" which is an uptempo number that I adore! :)
As far as workouts -- I got to Pilates class as mentioned on Saturday, and then yesterday I did a 2miler which included the MASSIVE hill near my place which I have not run in ages so that kicked my butt -- and also I did some upper body ST.
I also got a lot done as far as preparing for my trip -- the shopping completed (including grocery shopping), did laundry, packed MOST of my bag since the clothes I will be bringing don't really overlap with my work wardrobe. I'll just have to add the little things on Wednesday evening, and workout stuff.
So tonight I plan to head to the Let's Dance class again and do some lower body ST at the minimum. Tomorrow is a run -- abs? And Wednesday will likely be an off day for cardio but I'll try to get some upper body ST in that evening.
Thursday in SD I intend to do a short run. :) Then there is the SP run before the convention on Saturday, and the 8K on Sunday, and I'll try to run on Tuesday before I leave as well. I'll be bringing my resistance bands and intend to get in my ST with them and body weight exercises. WOOT. :)
TWO MORE DAYS BETWEEN NOW AND THE DAY I LEAVE!