Weekend Recap / Welcome Monday!

Hello, and holy crap it’s Monday again. Hope your weekend didn’t fly by as fast as mine did.It was a busy few days off for me. Time with family, friends, and doing fun things. Saturday my legs were still uber sore from running, yoga, and cycling last week. My original training plan was 20 weeks long, but I added 2 weeks on to give my body time to acclamate, and to make sure the training ended exactly on the date of the half.
I give you this backstory because I decided to let my legs have a rest this weekend and just have a couple of days off. I was still active — some biking, walking, and a (tiny bit of) cardio activity during a human foosball game I played Sunday afternoon. I also ate delish food, but tried to be good. This includes this yummy charcuterie I made Friday night before we went out:
 Saturday started out superbly, with my first visit of the season (FINALLY!) to the Saturday Market, my fave.
We took an empty backpack to fill with delish local produce and such, but only ended up leaving with a baguette, which we enjoyed during the leisurely stroll up and down Main Street. I always love the Saturday market, and look forward to making a list this week to pair with recipes and food prep for next week. Also, how is it not tomato season yet?! It’s June! Ready to see those yummy purple and green heirlooms and fat, juicy red tomatoes on my plate.
The Market was followed by lots o’ walking in the West End, for the yearly West End festival. It was a neat little gathering of local artists, food demonstrations, restaurants, and vendors from the West End. And of course, this allowed for drinking in the street. Always fun to take in the local fests with a cold beer in hand.
To be 100% honest with you, I’d planned on doing 3 miles Sunday morning, then this happened:
I felt guilty for about 10 seconds, then decided to enjoy a rare lazy Sunday morning in bed for an extra 30 minutes. With my fave oh-so-good-for-me food for brunch. It was actually exactly what I needed.
On to a new day, which is already off to a great start. On my way to yoga in my car at 5:15 AM, I was wondering why the hell I’m still waking up at the ass crack of dawn to teach yoga, nearly 4 years in. But my students were awesome, positive, and always make waking up before the sun worth it. Leaving class I felt grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga and help people feel good.

Some of my goals for today:
  • Stay positive.
  • Clean out work inbox and kick ass professionally.
  • Treat others with kindness, even if they suck.
  • Do not get sucked into an Instagram and/or Facebook wormhole at any point. (e.g. Stay focused and productive until bedtime!)
  • Don’t eat pizza.
  • Do stay hydrated.
  • Yoga after work.
  • Sunday food prep on Monday.
  • Solid night’s sleep.
Alright, time to finish my much-healthier-for-me-than-cold-pizza oatmeal breakfast and start marking things off of my goal list. Cheers to another week! Hope your Monday is already off to a great start, too.

Really, Monday? Really?

I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a bad day. Nothing particularly horrible has happened. Maybe I’m just sleepy and cranky and hormonal. But I am feeling like this guy:


It was unspeakably hard to get out of bed this morning. It was a dry shampoo kind of morning, and I’m lucky I remembered my concealer and mascara. God help us. I rolled up to the office late and went straight to the communal fridge to grab a drink (unfortunately non-alcoholic), then promptly knocked 3 cans onto the floor, hit a coworker with the fridge door, spilled ice everywhere, and dropped my bag and my laptop. Later I found an old coffee mug on my desk that was DISGUSTING from sitting in the sun for 2 days on my desk over the weekend, and literally gagged while cleaning it. And washed my hands 500 times afterward, after feeling like I breathed in mold molecules. In the midst of a busy workday, I also had to deal with some not-so-much-fun emails, and also felt the sting of a long day by not taking a lunch break.

Wine, wine, wine. Oh wait, Freudian slip? Sorry for my whining. It feels good to let it out. I’m all like:


The good news is that I have an off site meeting in a little while, afterwhich I will actually be having wine, then meeting a friend to catch up on life and have more wine.

Also, I apparently have been totally out of touch with reality for the last four days. I felt the blow around 3:00 when I learned that Ryan Gosling is having a baby with Eva Mendes. I mean, good for them. But this pretty much sums up my reaction today perfectly:


I mean, really? Poor Rachel. Maybe I’ll end this ridiculous day with a viewing of “The Notebook” and tears for the love they could have shared. Too much? Probably.


So that’s where I am mentally today. It’s not really a fun place to be, but I know I will (hopefully) be back to my chipper and less-bitchy self tomorrow. Or later, after a glass of red.

We’ve all got to have some bad days, to make the good days that much better, right? Right.