The string of busy weekends continues.
Last week, I told you my weekend plans. They pretty much held. Friday night we went to the Shout House, where (after some gentle prodding of the pianist), I was able to hear my request: "Werewolves of London." Lots of fun!
Saturday I woke up at 8am to let the puppy out and give him his breakfast. Then I went back to bed. It took me a while to fall back asleep, but once I did, I was out until 11:20am. Woke up with a locked jaw and a very, very sore neck. I stayed in bed for about a half-hour, massaging my neck. Then I went to the basement and did the Shred. I followed that up with a 10-minute jog on the treadmill (plus a 5-minute walking warm up and 5-minute cool down). And then I cleaned up the kitchen a bit, had the best omelet ever (Pete made it: green beans + kale + 1 oz cheese. I'm telling you. AMAZING). I showered off the workout stank, and then I hopped on the computer and worked until it was time to leave for dinner.
Dinner was at the condo of my dad's friend, Noel, in downtown Minneapolis (right across from Gold Medal Park). It was a lot of fun! And delicious! The porterhouse had way too much fat on it...but it was DELICIOUS. After dinner, we got to watch the Aquatennial fireworks from Noel's porch. Best seats in the house. Best firework display I have EVER seen. It must have cost a fortune. We hung around, watching all the peons below find their way back to their cars and get stuck in traffic. Then we went home. Played with the puppy just a little bit, then put him (and ourselves) to bed. We never did make it to my coworker's housewarming party (oops).
Sunday I woke up at 8am and ran four miles. It was cooler than normal (75 degrees), but humid as all get-out. Still, I had no trouble running the whole thing. I started out with a pretty good pace (10:10), but ended with an average of 11:13. Eh, I'll take it. Then I got ready for the day and made myself a smoothie before we met up with some friends at the Highland Fest. It's small, kind of like a county fair in St. Paul. We walked around, looked at the crafts, watched kids go down the giant inflatable water slide, fed feed to some ADORABLE BABY FAINTING GOATS (and pygmy goats, and a camel, and some other four-legged creatures). We also hit up the food stands. I had an iced coffee while everyone else got gyros, cheese curds, corn dogs, sandwiches, and chips. Mmm. Iced coffee.
After that, I went home for our second book club meeting. Abbie was hosting it at our place. We'd forgot about it until Pete and I were driving to the fair, but Abbie pulled it all together with time to spare. It was a smaller group this time, but was a lot of fun because the ladies who showed up were ladies we happen to know quite well!
After the book club, I hopped back on the computer for...MORE work. And that took hours. After which, Pete and I did our grocery shopping. Dinner last night was snacky (cheese, crackers, salad). And we watched like three episodes of Battlestar Gallactica. Slowly moving through this series. Slowly.
We went to bed far too late, so my 6am workout didn't happen. I plan to Shred before dinner tonight. And then after we eat (and I shower), we'll visit my mother-in-law so she can take in a dress I plan to wear this weekend for a Des Moines wedding. The second time I ever met her, it was for a fitting of the same dress so she could shorten the straps. I remember thinking the dress looked so great on me. Now, it looks way better (if a little baggy, at the present). I can't imagine wearing it at 199 pounds! Funny how that works...