I started off the weekend with absolutely nothing on my agenda. Filled with crazy trips and adventures, July just flew by and I was shocked to wake up on Thursday morning and realize it was already August 1st. And then Friday was a long day running from babysitting job to babysitting job to babysitting job, which in all honesty wasn’t soo bad (how hard can playing Barbies, adventuring through bookstores and skipping through the park really be) but by the end of the night I was exhausted, my head hit the pillow hard and I was fast asleep by 10:30pm (not so unusual…).
I woke up bright and early Saturday morning to hit the gym and do some last minute training for the Seawheeze Half Marathon (which is next Saturday, yee). I was totally wimping out and not feeling my workout at all when I saw I’d missed a call from my friend Laura. When I called her back she explained that she was running a 5k foam run that afternoon with her mom and some of her mom’s friends, it turns out that one of her mom’s friends had bronchitis and wasn’t planning on splashing around outside all day (odd right?) so they had an extra spot and wanted to know if I would run with them. At first I was hesitant because, well, mainly because I hate driving and I loathe feeling rushed but as I showered I asked myself what Boo (my dog) would do in my situation (because all important life decisions are made in the shower and because my dog is my life guidance role model) and I realized that obviously I should live it up and run the race, even if it meant leaving my house with wet hair and a less than coordinated race outfit.
I arrived in plenty of time and even though I had to pretend to be “Karen P.” entry was no issue. The entire event was a blast, and the course was filled with obstacles ranging from inflatables filled with foam to mud pits you were supposed to crawl through (under an electric wire of course) to a very gravely slip-n-slide (my elbows look like I rubbed them against a cheese grater) to a giant inflatable water slide. The race wasn’t very competitive and was tons of fun! I hope Karen is starting to feel better but I really did benefit from her bronchitis this time around…whoops.
Saturday evening was filled with delicious food, great company and lots of planning for the new apartment…which is still to be determined. However, I do feel that pasta and champagne are totally vital for any planning committee…right?!
Once again I fell asleep around 10:30, just the way I like it. This morning I had a nice high tea breakfast with my Grandparent’s at Queen Mary’s Tea Room (I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it). I love pretty much everything about this place, the cute ambiance, the delicious food, the fact that if it’s your birthday/bachelorette party/baby shower/etc. they provide you with a tiara, and the adorable gift shop filled with tea sets, princess books and english monarchy themed gifts.
And then Jeff and I spent the rest of the day lazily reading “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” at the park. I can’t think of anything more relaxing than laying in the sunshine and being read to not to mention that I absolutely love children’s books.
Oh and did I mention Jeff gave me the most adorable ring?
He’s the sweetest.
I totally had the perfect lazy weekend, did you? Do you have any suggestions for the next run I should sign up for? I’m trying to convince Jeff to run an obstacle 5k with me…