Did you see my Inspiring post about Wild Things and Swanky Clubs? I knew that would get your attention!
Anyhow, this weekend was about overcoming a weigh-in and spending time with my family.
[[Side Note: Weighing In Pt. II
So, I had my annual appointment on Friday that I talked about last week and the stress it was causing me having to weigh in at the doctors. Basically I don’t weigh myself and don’t want to know my weight because I have a problem with numbers, be it weight or calories, etc. Anyhow, after much discussion about it I had decided I was going to ask the nurse to weigh me backwards and not tell me how much I weighed. With the help of some encouraging bloggers I went in with my head held high and ready to do what I wanted to be most comfortable.
Unfortunately as soon as I walked through the door it was a whirlwind of paperwork and insurance stuff, and then I headed into the back for the weigh in and blood pressure. I was so flustered at that point that I didn’t have the nerve or second of time to tell the nurse I wanted to be weighed backwards. So I did my best to avoid looking at the number (it’s one of those old school sliding medal pieces scales) and she didn’t say anything, so I moved on through the rest of it (I at least have a healthy blood pressure of 100/70!) and got assigned to a room for the rest of the appointment. I was satisfied with not knowing the number and then…backlash.
My room was right outside the weigh in area and the nurse was going over the grips with another young girl after me. I heard her step on the scale and then she says, “Oh, look at that, ###, and I didn’t have to change it from the last person on here!”.
Now that I know the number…well, I don’t know how I feel about it. My mom asked me how I felt after I told her this story and I just said that I didn’t want to think about it. I don’t want to remember it (though we all know full well it’s ingrained in my head) and truthfully I’m trying hard not to let it get to me. It’s higher than what I would have liked to hear which triggered a few old feelings, but I’m not going to let it make my life miserable. If I need to do anything I’m going to do it in a healthy way but we’ll leave that for a later day. I need to appreciate what I have and what I can do with my life right now…like a sweet 9 miler this morning in 1:22?! Oh yeah ]]
Anyhow, after the weigh in it was a day of errands and fun and games with the family. We actually had the entire family there plus a significant other and a few of my brother’s friends to keep the awesomeness alive, not that we don’t have it without them. Believe me, my family is a freak’n riot!
So, knowing we would have so many people over I suggested to my brothers that we do a taco bar! Definitely a good idea with all the people we had over! I made every different kind of filling from seasoned chicken and steak, to chickpeas and seasoned black beans.
We also had lots of sides like corn, bell peppers, onions, rice pilaf, salsa, cheese, mushrooms, olives, and lettuce.
And of course watermelon, which I cut and ate so much of beforehand I could only handle one bowl of it during dinner!
And then there was the homemade guacamole. That stuff was so good…not to brag, but I did a good job.
Here’s my plate, plus a bowl of watermelon and some extra chips and guacamole to round out the night.
I also had a bit of frozen yogurt for dessert but it put me over the edge and I was absolutely stuffed. Ick! Never a good feeling..but it definitely made for a good nights sleep!
The next morning I woke up with the idea of running my long run of 9-10 miles but as soon as I started I knew it wasn’t going to happen. My stomach was off, I felt horrendously nauseous and only ended up running 5. At first I was pissed because I wanted to take the opportunity to run somewhere different from where I live and to just do it, but then realized hey, there’s always tomorrow right? Hell yeah! So I shook it off, dressed myself up and headed to the festival I’ve been attending for years where I went to high school.
We walked around the different booths from art and crafts, clothes and jewelry. But this stand caught our eyes right off the bat and she got some good business from my family! It’s a form of fused glass and they make for beautiful pendants, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks and purse holders! My dad was awesome enough to buy me an early birthday present and purchased gorgeous necklace pendant for me that I put on as soon as I got home! I don’t have a picture of the exact one, but take a look at the ones Christine, of Incendia Fused Glass had available!
My mom actually bought a necklace and earring set, my brother bought a necklace pendant for his girlfriend and I bought two for some friends I’m going to be visiting in the next few months…;)
I spent the afternoon with my Dad going a few places (B&N took over $50 from me! Ok, I gave it to them) and then ended up packing and heading home to Honey. I left her super early Friday morning (like 5am) and was so worried about her being alone (I don’t know anyone to check in on her yet) even though I left her lots of food and water that I decided to head home Saturday night instead of Sunday…sacrificing fur family for family…the joys of being a fur-mommy.
Whew! What a weekend with the family, among other things beforehand…I’ll let you know about the rest of my weekend, like my successful long run tomorrow! I’m sure you’re tired of my posts for today!