Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Weekend of Great Plans

Kinda the same ol' thing going on around here these days. 

Wed - 4 miles at the track including running stairs.  Wasn't really feeling it and couldn't face speedwork.  Had good company though and enjoyed myself which is always #1 mission.

Thu - 5 miles through a subdivision.  Got to see another cool filming set.  No idea what they're filming.  That kills me because I'm super nosey (it's a genetic disorder).  Whatever it was it's Halloween themed based upon the overkill decorations.  OK, really I'm jealous.  I want them to come decorate my house like that!

The rain is definitely coming in this weekend (BOO!).  Starting pretty heavy tonight and expecting 50 mm (almost 2 inches!!!) tomorrow.  Oh well, I still plan to be out in it.  My plans this weekend include:
  • Possibly swimming tonight!  REALLY?  I'm not a swimming kind of girl, but I'm being talked into trying it as a workout.  Grrr, hahaha, we'll see how it goes.  I know it's a good, effective workout, I just don't think it's my thing.  I'll give it an honest shot anyway.
  • Tackling this beast - the Grouse Grind.  I'm not aiming for any time goals this time.  After doing it in 50 minutes last year, I'm satisfied with that for now.  The people I'm going with aren't quite as fit as me and I'll probably just hang with them and enjoy it.  I REALLY hope we don't get the rain they are calling for.  That would be nasty.  Maybe it will hold of just half a day longer - puh-lease!!!
  • Hopefully finally getting those fall decorations up.  It's been all work & play lately, which I'm not complaining about, but a few decorations would make me happy.  Here's a few from my MIL, who lives next door.  Her display is way nicer than mine will be, but at least I can enjoy it whenever I want.

  • Greeting a friend and her daughters from Germany who are coming to stay with us for a couple weeks.  Last time she was here was just after my daughter was born and I hadn't lost an ounce of baby weight.  In the often typical German way, she commented on my weight increase (and to be fair hers too as she had recently had a baby as well).  I shouldn't be, but I admit that I'm a little anxious of what she might say this time.  There are a few people in my life who ALWAYS comment on my weight - up or down.  Even when I'm feeling good about myself I get a bit anxious wondering what they will come up with.  Usually it's not in a rude way, it's just they are very observant and open. They're just always the first to notice change. 
  • Having a massive Turkey dinner - YUM!  We're cooking two birds - a 15 lb and a 20 lb. for about 14-18 people.  I a roast turkey and would enjoy one at least once a month, or more.  My family however isn't in to it so much.  Boo!  I always skip things like potatoes because there are so many other, healthier choices to choose from.  My one big indulgence is cheese sauce, which I make with 1% milk and no more than 1 tsp of butter.  I spice it up with cayenne & black pepper, paprika and a bit of lemon juice.  MmmMmmmMmmmmmmm!!!!!!
  • Running a race!  My friend had an extra entry and is taking me along.  YIPPEE!  It's a 10K and I don't expect to PR.  This is probably the first race that I don't have any goals set for.  I just want to have fun.
What's something exciting you are looking forward to this weekend? 

Have a great one!

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Marlene said...

YAY! Happy Thanksgiving! I love the decorations!

Good luck at the Grouse Grind and have a great weekend!!

Kyle and Darci said...

Sheesh girl, you're going to be BUSY!!

Love the fall decor, the flowers in the pumpkin are my fav! :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your race! How fun! And happy thanksgiving! Hope your feast is amazing. I love all the fall decorations!

Syl said...

Those decorations are so very pretty.
Hope you have a great thanksgiving Heidi. My favorite has always been and always will be my mom's stuffing, she doesn't use the "stove top" stuffing she actually makes a pork stuffing and it's to die for. I would actually pass up the turkey for her stuffing and dessert ;-).
I have a long run planned for tomorrow and I'm actually gonna bike to her house for dinner, she's about 24km away, so that way the stuffing won't add to my "stuffing" if you get my drift ;-)

Fran said...

Happy thanksgiving Heidi.

You have a lot of great plans this weekend. You're going to have one active Thanksgiving weekend.

I'm running a race tomorrow, it's a 10K too and it's in one of our National Parks which means the area will be beautiful. It's also the first time my Mom is coming, she has never seen me run before.

Fran said...

Hey girl, the virtual pink dress run is up on my blog. You have to participate, won't take no for an answer :)

ajh said...

Are you in Vancouver? Two summers ago I visited my friend who lives just down the road from Grouse Mountain. I ran up to it each day but not up it! She told us all about the race. How impressive that you are doing it. I can't wait to hear about it.

kimert said...

Wow! Sounds like an awesome weekend!! Yay for the 10k... I know you will do great with that one! Love the fall decor!

Missy said...

Sounds like you got great work-outs in and had a great weekend planned. Can't wait to hear how it went - and how shocked your friend is at your new body!!!!

I too would be super nosy about a film set...wonder if you'll find out what it was so you can see the movie!!!

Nej said...

I'm not a swimming gal either, but did water aerobic classes for a while...loved it! What a wonderful workout!

LOVE roast turkey. Come to my house and we can do it once a month (if not more) for sure!!! :-)

My inlaws are big on commenting on weight...either up or well. I haven't been complaining about it lately, because I've been losing. :-) :-)