I had a good day! Actually I had a good day yesterday too…
Yesterday…long story short: I went to pick up The Hubs from the Drop Zone. It is exactly as is sounds, a zone for dropping. Dropping dudes out of an airplane. He had to jump and didn’t want to sit around all day and wait after his jump so I went and picked him up. I was pushing it for time to make it to spin so he dropped me off at the gym so I could get a bike. You have to show up pretty early to get a bike and it is pretty cut-throat. He laughed about the women all rushing in to sign in, no door holding,no manners, walking quickly, you get the point. Don’t mess with me getting a bike. I will cut you…ok not really, man this place is so ghetto, did I really just say, “I will cut you.” ? Wow. But now you get the point. It can get ugly when there are only one or two bikes left. I got the third to last…And it was SO worth it. As usual I was drenched with sweat in the end. I came out and the sun was shining. It was a beautiful day and I decided to walk to The Hub’s work. I texted him and started walking. I’m not sure how far it was, maybe 3 miles. About half a mile from his work I saw The Hubs jogging my way. He came to find me. We jogged the rest of the way back to where my car was. I headed home and he headed out to finish his run.
THEN----I got home to find presents waiting!!
Mel-Tall Mom sent me a care package, birthday present! I love getting things in the mail!! SO exciting! And the box was so cool I didn’t want to open it! So of course I flipped it over and cut into it! Inside I found some delicious, much needed chocolate! My Tall Mom 1000 +++ sticker, some other cute stickers, nail polish (I bit all my nails off during my week off, as soon as they grow back out I will paint them up!), some Pearl Izume shorts and shirt!! SCORE! And some coffee!! Mmm…..I feel so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful friends. Seriously. THANK YOU Mel!!!
I also had my box from REI waiting! My father-in-law hooked me up with a gift card for my birthday so I finally used it. I ordered a cute North Face dress, love it! And an Ironman watch-simple and to the point with a timer that keeps intervals and laps. I intend to use it in the pool. It is so neat and fun to have a basic, simple sports watch after my Garmin.
After work I had some time to kill before girls night with the T3 girls! Breaking Pace gave me a gift card to Dick’s for my birthday so I headed over to shop. I found some super sweet Nike shorts and Under Armour Heat Gear tanks. It’s about to get super hot here and I need to be ready. THANK YOU Breaking Pace!! You are too generous!
So for girls night we ordered take out Mexican food and watched Black Swan! Super messed up movie BTW. WOW! But I would watch it again… And then J-Ninja busted out, in true ninja style, with the awesome RED shirt you see above. It says I… Tri on the front! So stinking cute! THANK YOU J-Ninja!!!
Finally, today I headed out for a 5 mile run, just to see if I could. My head ached a little bit and I felt a little light headed around mile three but like all smart and responsible people I kept running. I had to get home after all. I channeled my inner Tall Mom (in my running outfit from her) and made my 5 miles in about 43 min or an 8:34 min/mile pace.
And last but not least, I give you one more pic of a totally awesome bruise:
Looks pretty sweet, huh?