Goooood morning! Happy Tuesday to all of you! I’m doing things a little out of order this week, and recapping my weekend today since I wanted to get my book review in yesterday. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Ugh. Friday was the longest day ever at work. I’m talking 11 hours of non-stop spreadsheets. I had a deadline I couldn’t miss. By the time I left the office at around 6:30, I was exhausted, had a pounding headache, and couldn’t wait to just relax. I poured a nice glass of wine, wrapped some presents, and watched a couple shows on the DVR with Andrea. It was great.
Anyone else watching Nashville? We’re kind of obsessed with it.
We woke up on Saturday morning, and had a ton of errands/house-related tasks on our minds. So me and Andrea hit up Target, Home Goods, and TJ Maxx to do some Christmas shopping and take care of errands. While at Home Goods, we saw the most ridiculous thing ever.
Please tell me who would spend $1,000 on a giant wooden antelope. Seriously, who?
Anyways, here’s some of the fun stuff we did buy.
A jingle bell collar for Logan!
And an adorable Santa bowl (that we filled with peanut butter M&M’s, naturally).
One of the main things I wanted to do was get started decorating the outside of our house. I had already bought a nice wreath at a local farm, but I needed a wreath hanger and a bow. It came out really cute!
We still want to put up some lights, but it’s a good start.
After shopping, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients. I had dinner plans with Matt that night, and I was cooking. The first time I’ve ever cooked for him! I asked him what he wanted, and he requested shrimp scampi. Eek, never made that before, but I was up for the challenge.
I followed a super simple recipe, and it actually came together really easily (shh, don’t tell Matt).
I made a special plate for myself on the side with GF pasta, so the rest was for him. The verdict?
He loved it! And ate that entire bowl. Like, half a pound of pasta! This man can eat haha.
He told me later that he didn’t actually expect me to make shrimp scampi. He said it more as a joke, but when I responded with “Ok! Cya at 7!” he just went with it! Haha, it’s one of his favorite dinners.
We hung out watching Netflix for a little while after dinner, then went out to the bar where my roommate works for a few drinks. It was a great Saturday night!
Sunday morning came a bit earlier than expected thanks to that 3rd glass of wine the night before, so I wasn’t exactly feeling race ready. But me and Andrea had vowed to run this 5k at a relaxed, fun pace anyway. After all, it’s called the Downtown Jingle 5k. It’s supposed to be fun!
As we walked down in the morning, I said “I’m not trampling an 8 year-old little girl because I’m trying to PR in this race right now. Let’s just have fun.” That was the theme of the morning!
Everyone was dressed super festive, and they were blasting Christmas music at the starting line. Someone even transformed their baby carriage into a mini-sleigh, so cool!
The shirts we got were really nice too. Long sleeves, breathable fabric. I need more shirts like this! We dressed them up a bit more with some knee-high Christmas socks and Santa hats!
I ended up with a time of 28:55. I was actually pretty proud of that time! Considering I haven’t worked out consistently since oh, late September. The last time I ran 3+ miles outside was October 26th. Oof.
Back in the spring, I was running 3 miles in 25:20. Goes to show what a difference training and regular exercise makes! I’ll get back there, don’t you worry
Believe it or not, this was my first 5k road race I’ve ever done. Can’t wait to line up a few more for the spring! It was so much fun.
Let’s talk. What was your first 5k? (I love hearing those stories!) Anyone else doing a Christmas themed race this year? You should!