Good gracious, I love a long weekend. It was so sad to drive in to work today--especially with a car crash in the left lane. My commute was an awesome way to start the work week. Not really.
Pete and I spent a good majority of the weekend working on our workout room, but it's still not quite complete. I'll give you a sneak peek.
It was fun to work alongside Pete for once, even if it meant two separate trips to Ikea. But I'd say it was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday.
|Of course, Pete had to mod the Ikea furniture. It just isn't a Pete project unless he busts out the drill. :)|
Tonight we plan to hang some curtains (which I have to hem), then finish moving the rest of our stuff onto the new shelves. We also want to print off some images for some frames we bought, but I'm not sure if we'll have time for that. There's puppy kindergarten tonight and Cosmo needs to be there so he can shine.
He is such a GREAT dog. We took him over to visit some friends of ours (OK, they're mostly Pete's friends, but I've sort of appropriated them), who have a roommate with three dogs. The last time Cosmo visited, things didn't go so well. Cosmo came in like he owned the place and the other dogs ran him off (into Pete's lap for the rest of the night). This time, there was a little bit of barking, but for the most part they just sniffed each other. Cosmo tried to get some of them to play, but they got loud, and since the roommate was trying to sleep, we had to break things up. It will be great to go back some time when we can let them go at it!
While we were there, I got stuck talking to the roommate's girlfriend. I like meeting new people, but this girl was annoying. She's the kind that just kind of talks over everyone else--not very interested in actually conversing, but more about saying all the things she wants to say. And her old roommate owns a Shiba, so she had to tell me everything she knew about them. I like hearing information, but it bugs me when people tell me things like, "Shibas are known to be very dominant," and "you have to be more stubborn than the dog is stubborn," and "He's going to get a winter coat." Yeah. I know. I realize my dog is only a puppy still, but we did do our research. I don't want to come off as a brat; it wasn't the things she was saying (honestly--we hear this stuff a lot), it was the way she was saying it. It's hard to explain.
Anyway, the point to my story is that she kept telling me that Shibas are very difficult dogs, tough to train. Everyone thinks that. But Cosmo has actually been a great dog. It was a snap to potty train him, he's quickly learned every command we've ever taught him, he does pretty well on walks, he doesn't bark (even when strangers come to the door), he doesn't dig in the trash or jump up on the furniture or try to steal food off of the tables, and he comes every single time we call him. Last night I was putting away laundry and I had Cosmo up in the bedroom with me. He kept getting bored and running off and every time, I'd call him back to me and he'd come right away. Every time. Even though I didn't have any treats for him. Even though I didn't pet him or praise him when he came back a few times. Honestly, the worst thing he does is steal socks. He's obsessed with them. But he doesn't destroy them, he just hides them. Mine.
But enough about my beautiful dog. In addition to enjoying him this weekend, I also tried out a project from Pinterest. I made a racer back tank from an old T-shirt. It turned out OK. As good as you'd expect a project where you just use scissors.
|I'm loving the bra straps and the pasty, pasty legs!|
And I got a good amount of exercise into the weekend. I didn't work out on Saturday, but that was OK because I snuck that run in on Wednesday, so I still got in 6 workouts. On Sunday I ran in the hot hot heat (77 degrees and I was dying. How do people do this in the South?). I made it to 25:30, and then I had to pause my C25K app and walk for a few minutes before finishing up the last 4:30. On Monday, I did the HIIT routine, adding triceps dips to the mix, then I walk/ran Cosmo. And today I ran for 40 minutes, 3.5 miles. I have to pick up that pace, but I think it'll come with time. I so could have kept going, too. It's so much easier on a cool morning (55 degrees). I really want to get to 4 miles, but first I have to find a good route (and an app that goes for longer than 40 minutes...need to figure out the Map My Run app).
Other highlights of the weekend involved buying my first Size Medium shirt in who-knows-how long...
And running out of points on Monday night...
|This is how you do dinner in under four points: frozen veggies, 3 ounces of chicken, point-free stir-fry sauce, and a banana.|
OK. That's my update. How was your long weekend? Do tell!