Monday, March 03, 2014
I was going to dedicate a blog to recapping my February goals in more detail, but I've thought about it and decided that last week's blurb was enough for me. I only really like to recap for accountability and to be able to look back in the future.
Ok on to the weekend recap. Friday I left work a bit early and went to the gym and got in a 3 mile run. It wasnt the greatest run. I feel like after running at sea level, coming back here running was hard with the breathing in the altitude and all. But I at least got it done. I did indeed skipped out on my craft night on Friday. I was exhausted. I did a little bit of cleaning up around my house, some crocheting while watching tv, and then I was in bed around 8:30pm exhausted. Probably staying home was the better decision.
On Saturday I woke up, ate breakfast, and then after lounging for a bit, I did Day 1 of the 30 Day Bodyrock Challenge from January. It was only 12 minutes, but it definitely kicked my butt! Then I did a 25 minute yoga dvd which was also really good. And then I did my grocery shopping. I was able to get almost everything I need at the commissary, and since I went on Saturday rather than Sunday, it wasnt too crowded! I cooked two meals on Saturday: a sloppy joe recipe and a slow cooker balsamic chicken recipe. Both were yummy. I also did finally sandwich my grandma's quilt together - progress! And I caught up on my DVR a bit.
On Sunday I woke up, made gluten free chocolate chip waffles for breakfast - they were just ok - and then after lounging a bit, I went to the gym and ran 7 miles on the treadmill. It was also snowing. I had planned to run longer, but my legs felt like lead and I was still having difficulty with the altitude change. I hate when that happens. The 7 miles were 10x harder than my half marathon. So I decided stopping at 7 miles was a good idea. I still got in a run at least! Avg pace around 11:30/mile. I then ran a few errands and went home. I did about 2 hours of quilting work on my grandma's quilt and am about 1/4 of the way done with the quilting. I was still feeling very tired though. I did cook a hamburger casserole and added some shredded sharp cheddar - my attempt at adding hard cheeses back into my diet. It was yummy and no stomach problems. I used gluten-free pasta in the casserole. I also did some cross-stitching while watching tv. And I did all of my laundry this weekend.
Overall, the weekend was pretty relaxing. I cooked 3 meals. I worked on 3 different craft projects. I worked out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I did all of my laundry. I did a little bit of cleaning. I didnt spend any additional money except on food and a notebook for work. Sounds like a good weekend, to me!
I will admit that one of the things I am still getting used to, now that I am single again, is having a lot of extra time on the weekends to myself. When J and I were together, we always did things on the weekends together, even towards the end of our relationship, we would still get together in the evenings. So I would get my workouts in, and cook, and do my craft projects, and then around 6pm I would have something else to do. Now that I dont - on the one hand, it's nice to not feel rushed to get things done, but on the other hand, I also feel like I am trying to fill up the space. I know when I was previously single I would spend a lot of time watching tv shows on dvd and I wouldnt mind. I am having a hard time getting into the mindset now, though, that I can be lazy on the couch if I want to. Just a thought I wanted to get out of my head.
Work is going to be ridiculous this week. One of my cases just fell apart and is going in the opposite direction of how I thought it would and I am not sure how to handle it or if there is anything I can do. I have meetings scheduled at the Air Force Academy today, tomorrow, and Wednesday so far. I have a hearing in two weeks that we are getting ready to start doing pre-hearing interviews for. Just a crazy week here, I suppose.
Also, despite sleeping really well on Friday and Saturday, I could not sleep at all last night, so I am pretty exhausted right now. It's Monday.