Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was (overall) great, but definitely had some bumps. Let’s backtrack to Friday–Brandon came home from his business trip, and I was so excited to see him! Unfortunately, we were dog-sitting my cousin’s Border Collie mix, and she requires constant attention.
As you can see, it was nearly impossible to get a photo with her sitting still because she is always moving. Oh, you thought she was sleeping for a second? Nope, guess what, the minute you move a muscle, she is all up in your business. However, I was able to make Brandon a home-cooked meal Friday evening, which he was very grateful for.
Salmon with Old Bay and roasted asparagus! I thought this would be a good meal the night before my long run (and a meal I’ve eaten plenty of times before), but I woke up Saturday morning not feeling so hot. I didn’t sleep well (the nut job dog whined all night), and my stomach was rumbling. I planned on an 8 miler, but a little over 5 miles in, I had to stop and walk for a bit because I thought I was going to get sick. I ran a little bit more so I could reach at least 7 miles (I’m stubborn), but I was discouraged to say the least. My legs felt like a ton of bricks the entire time.
I didn’t understand why. I had a phenomenal run Thursday evening–3 miles in 27:00! Shouldn’t my run Saturday have been a piece of cake? I reminded myself these not-so-great runs make me mentally tougher and that I need to trust the process.
Saturday: Saturday was a fun-filled day (minus the not-so-great run)! We attended a couples bridal shower in the afternoon. Brandon is in the wedding, and we couldn’t be more excited for their upcoming big day on 10/31. It was so fun to see and catch up with old and new friends!
Brandon headed to his parents house after the wedding shower–I couldn’t go since I was watching the nut job dog. I baked a pan of brownies for him to take to his family–Oreo brownies with a Reese’s cup topping.
You guys, you must make these. They are so easy. And they will immediately gift you with lots of friends and high-fives. All you do is use two boxes of brownie mix, pour one box of batter in a 13×9 pan, top with Oreos, then pour the other box of batter on top. Then chop up some Reese cups (or whatever chocolate candy you want! Get wild!) and bake! Please believe I saved one for myself.
Sunday: We were up bright and early Sunday morning thanks to the crazy dog. I allowed myself to sit outside on our porch with my protein oatmeal and enjoy some me time. Afterwards, we leashed up the pups and took them on a walk.
I ran errands, then headed to the salon to get my hair did! As I was waiting and flipping through magazines, I stumbled upon this:
I totally needed these apps this weekend! If I check any/all of them out this week, I’ll let you know what I think! As I as walking home from the salon (feeling like a rockstar with my new ‘do, obvi), I decided to channel my favorite Maya Angelou quote: If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. I told myself, “Fine, you had a crappy run. You’re watching the most hyper dog on the planet. But, you have an amazing husband, wonderful friends, and your hair looks phenomenal. Now, get home, pour yourself some champs, and treat yo’self.”
And that’s how I ended my weekend! I hope you all have a great Monday!
How do you recover from a crappy run?
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