Monday, April 11, 2011

The Laundry Will Wait

Ya know life is exciting when you post in point form.  Highlights from the weekend ....
  • Met up with my sister and her family for a short visit.  Got mistaken for her daughter (ahhaha, sorry sis, but if it were you, you'd share the story too).  The woman may have been straight out of the looney bin, but I'm going with it.  Gee, denied purchasing beer last week, mistaken for my sisters daughter this week.  Not so bad!
  • Did some yard/barn clean-up.  Looks SO much better out there.  We're on acreage and things can get cluttered up pretty easily.  Had a nice bon fire in the evening with all the scraps and bits.
  • Had a nice visit with a friend I haven't seen in weeks.  We were supposed to go for a walk, but the timing didn't work out (darn kids).  Instead went for a trail walk with my daughter and her bf.  Took along my little dog and the big dog.  Nice day and great to get out in the fresh air.
  • Made wonton soup .... from scratch, and rocked it!  So easy to make, and tastes so much better than you get in a restaurant, and cheaper to boot.  I don't know why it's often oily when you order it, mine wasn't at all.  A little time consuming, but kind of fun.  You make a bunch of wontons (I did 200) and freeze the extra. 
  • Ran 6.2 miles in the pouring rain.  On my own I probably would have not gone, however I made plans with friends I haven't seen in a while.  They called me to say they were running late.  I can't say that I wasn't hoping they would cancel.  No such luck!  It was not wonderful, but I am glad I got it done.  Walked all the hills and ran probably the slowest pace I've ever run on that distance.  But my hamstring feels fine so I guess I did everything right.  Will build up slowly again like this and hope to strengthen it without causing further injury.
  • The run however completely zapped my energy.  Came home, had a hot shower and fell hard asleep for a couple hours.  Even after that I was very low energy and only got a few minimal things done around the house.  The day was shot.  Hopefully that will improve again soon.  Not sure if it was entirely the run, or also weather and a bunch of other circumstances.  I hope it wasn't just the run.  But, even if it was, I know the more I get out the better it will be.
All in all not such a bad weekend.  Kind of bummed that I didn't accomplish much yesterday after the run.  It was one of those days.  The laundry will wait another day or two.

Heidi
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12 comments:

Missy said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend!! Yay for looking so fresh & young!

Marlene said...

That sounds like a good weekend to me!! Way to go on the run!

Aneta said...

lets find a race in the middle of BC and toronto and ill meet u there in the fall time for a race!

ps. great weekend. and yes. the laundry can always wait! lol

kimert said...

6.2 in the pouring rain...you are my hero!! Its hot and humid here and I barely ran 5 Saturday.

ajh said...

Hate being that zapped by a run but it happens. Maybe you don't have the energy because you are so young and haven't built up your endurance.

destination262 said...

Way to run in the rain! I am more motivated to run with people too and probably would have skipped the rain run too. So good for you for doing it! And your weekend sounded good! I'm curious about the soup ...maybe you can share the recipe?

Fran said...

That's a nice compliment: denied buying beer and mistaken for your sister's daughter. Lift one's spirit I would say.

Good going on the rain run! It was so easy to cancel but you didn't and I'm proud of you you didn't.

Marcelle said...

Being mistaken as the sister...IS GREAT!!!
Enjoy those days as mine has gone now, but did love it when I was asked if my daughter and i were sisters...now I have too many wrinkles and loose skin for anyone to miss who is the mother.
Running in the rain...hmmmm not sure I would do that...if I go out and it rains, then I have no choice but if it rains...you wont get me out the front door...LOL...
Love your update.

Your not so older sister! said...

MAY have been straight out of the loony bin??? I think it was a free pass day!!! I am NOT old enough to look like your mother!!!!
Will have to find something out to even the score again :)
Miss ya already~!

Nej said...

My Sunday was like that. Ran in the morning, then just wandered lazily around the house the rest of the day. So much do to, but no energy to do it. :-)

The laundry will definitely wait...no worries!

Suzanne said...

6.2 in the rain is very worthy of skipping the laundry!! I enjoyed reading your blog!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Great weekend! Awesome on the 6.2 in pouring down rain. I did that once last summer and it was both crazy and refreshing at the same time. LOL