I hope you all had a good weekend and a happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms and soon-to-be moms out there. Saturday night was a Girl's Night Out with three of my most fabulous friends.We hit up Press Wine bar for dinner followed by drinks at Lolita where I splurged on some yummy chocolate chunk gelato (and perhaps found the bartender to be equally yummy, but shhhh). Then it was Edison's where our guy friends joined us and we closed down the bar. Yesterday I met up with my parents for a Mother's Day brunch and spent the rest of my afternoon and evening hanging out with the cats on the couch.
Waking up this morning I realized my second 10K is less than one week away! I really cannot believe it's here already and I've been seriously loving this weather for my training runs. You know you have issues when you are out the door running at 8 am on your day off!
Friday's run ended with a 14:20 average, which is slower than I would have liked but it was such a gorgeous morning I can't complain. I also didn't plan on being out as long as I was so I headed out without eating anything. But since it was so lovely out I didn't want to stop but wasn't properly fueled. Even something as simple as a pre-run banana would have kept me going, but c'est la vie. That's not a mistake I would ever make before a race so I should be okay. My goal for next Sunday is to do just as well as, if not better, as my first 10K. Seems pretty reasonable. If nothing else, while Cleveland's weather has been very back and forth the past few weeks, it's unlikely I'll be dealing with the same level of hot weather as Houston had.
I'm also fairly certain my yoga instructor Jessica saw my post last week about my What's Beautiful goal wanting to grow stronger and deeper in my practice 'cause she so did not let me slack in class on Saturday. Either that or she was bored and decided I needed to be tortured. Potayto Potahto.
(Love you, Jessica!)
Speaking of the What's Beautiful campaign, there are these fun challenges you get to do, either as an individual or as part of a team. One of the teams I'm on set a challenge to list 10 Things You Love About Yourself. Naturally, I had to partake.
This was an interesting challenge in that the first few were easy but then I kind of hit a block. Like, what do I love about myself? On the onset, a list of ten things doesn't seem like it would be so difficult and I actually appreciated the fact that I did find it so challenging. It forced me to really think the list through instead of just rattling off some items I didn't put much thought into.
How was your weekend? Do anything fun to celebrate Mother's Day? Feel free to share some things you love about you!
Love from the ashes,