What a weekend! I had so much fun and it flew by way too fast!
Friday night, rain showers ruined our idea for a picnic, so instead of hitting the deli and salad bar as planned, we bought a frozen pizza (for Pete. Curse his insane metabolism!) and I ate leftover black bean couscous salad with a hard-boiled egg and a smoothie made with raspberries, bananas, and almond milk. Then we hung around the house for a bit, watching HGTV (ugh, we're soo addicted, peeps). And THEN we went to the Katy Perry movie! As luck would have it, the non-3D version was playing during our preferred time--we're not fans of 3D, partly because Pete's vision doesn't handle it well...you kind of need two working eyes to appreciate 3D and Pete's left eye picks up little more than shapes and shadows.
Highly recommend the Katy Perry movie. Highly. It was fascinating, I even teared up. We're not even huge Katy Perry fans. And the experience was fun, too--we found it hysterical that Pete was the only man in the audience and we were by far the oldest there--except for a mom who brought her two small children and an older woman who came in alone. Oh my gosh, though, Pete totally embarrassed me when we were walking into the theater. We were coming in behind this gaggle of preteen girls and Pete says, not that quietly, "UGH we are SUCH bigger fans than those girls. You can get those T-shirts at Walmart. We got OURS at the Katy Perry concert." I mean, it was funny, but I got so red in the face when the girls looked back at us, totally skeeved out!
Anyway. Saturday I ran the four-mile loop in the morning...had to walk some due to the heat and humidity...then Pete and I went to pick out tile for the bathroom. More on that in a later post. Then I went with Abbie to the MN fair grounds to pick up our packets for the MN Color Run 5K. We stopped by Target to pick up some cheap sunglasses for the race, and then had dinner with Pete: rotisserie chicken, salad and fresh pineapple. And then we went to my friend's engagement/house warming party.
Hours and hours later, I realized that Abbie and I had to run in the morning, so I collected my sister and my Pete and we went home. And then we woke up four hours later for "the happiest 5k on the planet." I took two pictures:
|After I took off the Color Run headband|
And the rest of these are stolen from Facebook and taken by this lady
|Some of our walkers. I say "our," but Abbie and I had signed up for the race before we realized our friend was forming a team, so we just kind of tagged along with them, unofficially.|
|My sister got COVERED in red-orange|
|Abbie and I with the our friend's BF, who ran with us...and one of Abbie's buds in the background. :)|
|The team...most of them|
|I took these next two pictures. Someone discovered an unused pack of color and at this point I was done with breathing the stuff in, so I offered to play photographer.|
|Stole this from another team member's Facebook. His pictures make me want to look into this Instagram thing!|
It was so much fun! Even though I kind of felt like crap from the night before, we were able to run most of it--we walked some of it because it wasn't a serious 5K. The color cloud at the end of the race was SO intense. I can't say I enjoyed inhaling mass quantities of colored powder, but I'm glad I experienced it! The whole event had such a fun atmosphere and I got such a kick out of watching Abbie try to make friends with anyone and everyone nearby. After the 5K, I showered (I still have color under my arms, around my ankles, and on my scalp and hands), and then I took the longest nap of my life. When I woke up, I started some laundry, and then Pete and I got some dinner and did some grocery shopping. I capped off my weekend with a few hours of work (UGH) and a game of fetch with Cosmo. And now it's Monday and I can't wait for the next weekend!