So today is not my normal. I feel like once I post this entry people are going to tell me I’m crazy.. but it’s what I did today so I'm going to write it anyway!
I woke up at 5:15AM, grabbed a Clif Builder’s Bar and harnessed Indy for our usual two mile loop. Earlier than usual: but I needed to drop Alex off at work before 6:15 AM. Yesterday Alex's department got tickets to the Durham Bulls game and we couldn't pass that up!
On my way to the game I picked him up from the hospital and we drove together but I forgot to take him back by his car at the end of the night. An easy fix: I dropped him of at work the next morning, on my way to meet my friend Caroline for an Orange Theory Fitness Class. I had bar number two of the morning during the drive (Go Macro Protein Purity)
I love taking OTF classes with Caroline because we are so compatible (athletically and just in general too). It’s really fun for us to push each other and try to keep up with each other! We managed to cover a 5k distance on the treadmills and the “floor work” was a great mix of upper body exercises (TRX high rows, pushups, V-Ups, Bicep Curls and upright rows). Caroline is moving to Toronto the same time I’ll be moving to Asheville. I'm grateful for my last few workouts with her!
After class I snacked on a banana and a packet of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter spread while driving home. Once home, I took Indy on another (1 mile) walk.. It was only 9:15 in the morning and I was patting myself on the back for everything I was getting accomplished until Indy found the BIGGEST mud puddle and tried to lay down in it. I started pulling her towards me (away from the puddle) and she leaned down so the harness slipped over her head (SHE’S DEVIOUS). She then layed in the mud and wiggled, and rolled in it. I had no control over her because she basically escaped her harness. I just stood there for a second and had to admire her ability to get what she wants. Then I walked my muddy dog home and started to run the bath… I guess she needed a good bath before filming tomorrow anyway?
After I washed and brushed Indy, I had a large Pink Lady Apple before lacing on my tennis shoes one more time.. Yeah this is when you might think I’m a little crazy. I wanted to run just two more miles before showering. I know it’s excessive but I wanted to cover 7 miles today (total). I haven’t had a “long run” (anything longer than 6) since the Tar Heel 10 Miler race 6 weeks ago and it just feels good to remind yourself you can do it. I also doubt I’ll be able to exercise at all this weekend, and I have 8 hours in the car ahead of me.
After my run, I made myself a big bowl of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 1 big scoop (for those who asked scoop is about ¼ cup) of granola, 1 big scoop of raw mixed nuts, and some hemp seeds. I showered, and worked on my laptop for about an hour. I printed, signed and faxed the contract for my wedding band (we have a band and a date!), and did some paperwork for my banker to open a joint bank account with Alex. I sent e-mails to the House Hunters producer and our realtor to touch base on logistics for tomorrow, and then made a bag of trail mix (almonds, chashews, pistascios, dried blueberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed) before running to the car for more errands.
I drove to the Southpoint Mall area to get my nails done and eyebrows waxed (for filming), went by Old Navy to pick up some solid colored tops for filming, shipped my Bridesmaid Proposal boxes (arriving Tuesday!) and picked up an iced coffee from Starbucks. Once I got back home I cleaned out my car (for our early trip tomorrow), changed clothes, and tried to make my hair look nice. Alex got home around 6PM. We walked Indy and then drove to Franklin Street for Alex’s chief roast.
Basically: it’s a dinner where the interns get to “roast” the chiefs. All in good fun and they did a great job!
I’m glad I got to see everyone in OMFS before the formal “Hail and Farewell” banquest in 3 weeks (Alex’s graduation).
Dinner was barbecue, biscuits and mashed potatoes.. not my favorite but I had a biscuit and a glass of Cab Sauv. By 10PM Alex and I were exhausted so we left for home. We took Indy on one last walk and I made myself an almond butter and banana sandwich before calling it a night. We have to wake up at 4AM tomorrow to leave for Asheville! I can’t dicuss too much of the filming process on my blog unfortunately (darn that NDA), but I’ll post again Monday about our weekend in general!
Have a great weekend!