I only got in 2 workouts last week. A 45 and a 60 minute run outside. I have no idea how far I went either time. The heat and humidity are in full effect in Atlanta already, so I’ve packed the Garmin away for the next few months. I just set a time goal and ran at a comfortable pace.
After being away in Spain for over a week, we finally walked into our house at 10pm last Monday. Then rest of my week was spent catching up on projects at work, returning calls and emails, laundry, and all that sort of stuff. I felt edgy that I didn’t get some more running in, but combined with the jet lag those two runs were about all I could handle.
Then Friday night we were back here again.
Traveling on Easter weekend wasn’t nearly as bad as I was anticipating. We didn’t have trouble getting flights either way. Is Easter more of a stay at home and chill holiday?
Saturday night we attended the wedding of one of Mr. Blondie’s good friends from high school/college. They drifted apart after college and the only contact they’ve had in the past 10 years is through some exchanges on Facebook. It was rather odd we were invited. It was being held at a really swanky place in NY and other buddies he still hangs out with were invited, so we all decided to make it a fun night out.
After cocktail hour, a 4 course meal, and wedding cake, they rolled this out.
2005 called, it wants its chocolate fountain and candy buffet back….
I love these things. It’s one wedding trend that I hope never dies. It was such a night of gluttony. We did a lot of dancing though. Maybe that helped negate a chocolate covered strawberry or two?
Then we woke up early Sunday morning to attend Easter service at my father-in-law’s church (he’s a Lutheran minister). Emily got to play with all her cousins.
As soon as church service was over we hit the road for a 2 hour drive to NJ. My grandma was admitted to the ICU on Friday with pneumonia and some internal bleeding in her GI tract that required blood transfusions. It’s still touch and go. It's times like these when I feel especially awful about not living closer. After visiting hours were over, we turned a back around to Long Island to join my in-laws for Easter dinner.
The state of Georgia still recognizes Confederate Memorial Day (yes, you read that right). It’s the last Monday of April and conveniently coincided with Easter weekend this year. A weird holiday, but I’ll gladly accept a paid day off if you want to give it to me. It helped that we were able to come back on Monday instead of rushing back Sunday night. However, we wanted to get back to Atlanta as soon as possible to get more stuff done around the house, so we were still up at the crack of dawn to catch the 7am flight out of LaGuardia.
Yesterday consisted of grocery shopping (did awesome with coupons again , woohoo!), laundry and even a run.
I’m such a creature of habit. After the past couple weeks, I’m so ready to get back to a regular routine again. I’m totally craving a week of consistent running, eating salads, and going to bed early. You know you’ve been living a little too much of la vida loca when that happens :)
What’s your favorite way to de-stress after a hectic week?