As predicted, Friday's bike ride home from work was pretty brutal. I took it easy and the ride actually wasn't so bad - but as soon as I got home I crashed on the couch and slept for about an hour. It was pretty muggy and we all felt pretty drained so I didn't get to the beach as I had hoped.
But ... I had told my daughter earlier in the day that if she took the initiative and did some extra clean up around the house there might be a little reward for her efforts. She actually did more than I'd expected, which made me quite happy ... and left me with not so much housework to do this weekend, which was nice.
So, on Saturday (after the Germany-Uruguay soccer game - woohoo Germany!!!) I picked up her friend and we went to the beach. Parking was INSANE and we ended up having to park and walk over 2.5 KM each way. It was hot, but still a pleasant walk.
I grabbed a book (I don't think I've read anything other than fitness magazines for about a year) and just enjoyed the afternoon. Except for the drunk guys next to us, hitting on any girl they saw - including my daughter & her friend. Poor them had to run in to "cold-hearted-Mommy". I told them to go away and basically let them know not to waste their time even looking our direction. The girls were actually glad that I was there because the guys had started hitting on them when I had walked off to the bathroom and they were kind of uncomfortable. I'm rarely ever offended by foul language, but these guys were disgusting and so excessive. Very annoying! But we still had a nice time.
Sunday the clouds rolled in a bit. But my husband had to go see a potential client ... out near the beach. So I decided to tag along, and my son came too. It's a good 30-40 min drive to the beach, so anytime I can combine trips with business and save gas, it's a good thing.
After seeing the client (yay, he got the job!), we decided to drive along the beach front road and check out all the fancy houses. I wish I had my camera with me. We came upon the most expensive house in the city and I think I will dream of that house for a long time to come. Almost perfection! WOW! At the moment it's still much under construction, but it's amazing.
We drooled along the road for a while gawking, then we headed down to the beach and went for a 4-5K walk along the beach. As soon as we got to the beach, the clouds lifted a bit and it warmed up very nicely. I would have like to spread out a blanket and lay there for a bit, but the guys were much more content to stroll along and check things out. Though my boys "stroll" is more like the average persons power walk.
BACK AT IT
This weekend was just what I needed to finally get recovered. I haven't run in 11 days and I'm itching now. I want to run, and also I know that if I don't run again soon I could easily backslide to lazy-ville. Tonight, no matter what, I'm going to run at least 3 miles.
Fit Heidi is coming back!