Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Scenes from the Weekend - Labor Day edition

Hidey Ho people! Did everyone have a lovely Labor Day? Three days off was awesome, seriously, so crucial for my mental health.

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to go off and run 7 miles with the training group. The weather was in the low to mid 70s, kinda humid but still glorious. The last 2 weekends I had really good long runs and after being kinda injured, I needed them.

I haven't talked about it but I've been having pain in my hips after running for a while, then the pain moved to all the time. I talked to my chiropractor and we've been doing a treatment plan of 2 visits per week for the last few weeks and it's helped so much. My lower back, which has been my nemesis for a while, was out of alignment and my hips weren't lined up properly. Ugh. It made my feet go numb while running and made me pretty darn cranky.

Thankfully I seem to be on the mend. I've been taking it easy and running intervals with the walk / runners. Saturday I went out with the 4:2 group and after a mile I found myself breaking away from the pack. Great for my self esteem but bad because I was leading them and had to pay attention to the directions. Following a map is for other people.... not me. My Garmin died 5 miles in and then I lost track of the intervals and by then we were running through NC State's campus and I lost the rest of the group. Oops. They were running a 13:30 mile and even though I'm kinda injured, I can still go faster than that. (not much, but some).

I finished and was pretty proud of myself for not having to pee behind a tree like I did last week, Yes, I passed a runner rite of passage last week and peed behind a tree. This is why I run on real roads instead of trails, because I have the bladder of a squirrel.

I might have thought about the Whole Foods breakfast bar for the last half mile of the run.

Breakfast for me and Cleo. Except the tots. Those are mine. 


After my run I went to get my hairs did. I asked for "Fall Hair" since it's September, I went a little darker with some red undertones. It looks good. I do wish I'd gone for more copper instead of red but I still look good.

Then it was time for dinner and Kev and I headed out for some sushi and a movie.

Mmmm. sushi. I do love me some bogo sushi. I swear, there's no need to spend full price on a roll when so many good places have bogo all the time.

After dinner we saw Straight Out of Compton. 

I can't even put into words just how good this movie was. It's the story of NWA and the early days of "gangster rap". Really though, it was one of the best movies I've seen this year.

Sunday morning I was up kinda early to get some groceries and start the laundry. I had to finish up early because we had some houses to look at in the afternoon.

We saw some real gems, let me tell you. There was one place that was immaculately kept but nothing had been updated or changed since 1975. Literally. 1975. We walked in and both Kev and I swore we'd been in the house before, then our realtor got confused and we said that it was just like every one of our friend's houses when we were growing up. (She doesn't get us sometimes) It had a downstairs basement that was made of painted cinder block walls and Kev and I swore it felt like every high school choir room we;d ever been in. It was freaky. Unfortunately it needed at least 60k of updating. 

My favorite gem though was THIS!

Those are saloon doors in the MASTER BATHROOM. and, and that's a plug for a land line phone on the wall next to the toilet! This house was before it's time. You could poo and talk on the phone long before the advent of cell phones. 

We actually did find a house that we loved. Of course ours isn't even on the market yet BUT we finally found something that we liked and would work for us. It gives me great hope. I was really getting nervous that we wouldn't find anything that met our criteria. This particular house had plenty of first floor bed rooms, a huge upstairs bonus room / office space, with a wet bar. A huge kitchen, screened in porch, fenced yard for Cleo and there was a chicken coop!! I would have chickens in a hot minute. But only like 3. I don't need many chickens and 3 sounds perfect. 

Definitely a successful house looking trip! 

On Monday we headed to the NC Zoo, but that's a post for another day!

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  1. ugh pain while running sucks. i had pain in my knee that just appeared one day and decided it wanted to stay around for every run. turns out my hammies were weaker than the rest of my legs so once i started working on those 2-3x/week, the pain went away. go figure!!

    1. It's the worst. I just want to be able to run and not cry and that's it. I don't need to be fast, I just want it not to suck.

  2. I rolled my ankle this weekend so now I have no idea when I'll be able to run again! It's still hurting...I want it to go away so I can get back to running!

  3. I wanna run through NC State's campus (now that I can and want to, I'd have never done that as a student)!!
    Now that you mention it, my feet numbness has stopped since being aligned. I've been doing the chiro weekly and it's soooo good. I feel so good on runs on adjustment days.
    OMFG those doors. How excellent.

    1. YES! I lurve my chiropractor. I've been going for something like 7 years and he keeps everything in place and working. I DID do 10 miles today and my foot didn't go numb once which was pretty awesome.