Hey everyone – happy Monday! I loved reading everyone’s comments and emails on Thursday’s birthday post. You all have learned a ton over the years! And thank you for the birthday wishes. 25 has treated me well so far.
Dinner on Thursday night was better than I ever expected. Bernie and I made our way to the seaport to Legal Seafood Harborside for a romantic dinner for 2. The food was incredible, the ambiance was beautiful (our table was overlooking the harbor) and the company was perfection. I was one lucky gal to be treated so well on my birthday.
(Those are shrimps, in an ice ball. Yes, a big ball of ice. And those shrimps were the size of my hand. Fancy!)
Bernie and I took Friday off of work to have a relaxing day together celebrating my birthday. With everything that happened with the Rhabdo scare, time with Bernie has been sacred lately. It’s funny how something horrible can really change your perspective. We walked around the city, had lunch in the Back Bay, ran errands, and just enjoyed each others’ company. We couldn’t end the day without a stop at the new 16 Handles in Coolidge Corner. I’m a sucker for froyo. That place is DANGEROUS!
Saturday was run day! I woke up, had my normal pre-run breakfast, and headed out for 6 miles. It was COLD! 20 degrees! At the moment, I’m capping my weekly runs at about 4 miles and slowly building up my weekend long runs. At the moment, I’m running a 6 mile long run and am doing well. I have some half marathons planned for the spring (more to come on that in another post) so it’s time to increase my weekly mileage a bit before I begin training. I made sure to keep my pace much slower than normal. I’m horrible at running my long runs at appropriate long run pace. 10 min/miles are difficult for me – my body just wants me to run faster! It takes some mental endurance to force myself to run slower and safer. I finished 6 miles in 1 hour exactly and felt pretty great afterward.
I spent the rest of the day doing weekend things: meal planning and grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s nice to get some “Sunday things” done on Saturday. It’s easier than trying to cram everything into one day.
Sunday was spent doing “Sunday things.” While Bernie was out of the house, I deep cleaned the house. And I mean, DEEP CLEANED! On hands and knees cleaning. It felt good. The condo needed it. I also caught up on emails and things I’ve been putting off (like paying the parking ticket we got last week. Ouch). Talk about a crazy game! Who would have thought there would be a blackout midway through the game?! I loved reading Twitter during the blackout – people are so creative!
Readers: How was your weekend? Did you watch the Superbowl?
We did, but only for the commercials and the amazing Beyonce half time show – we weren’t very interested in the game.