After enjoying my dad's almond waffles on Friday, Sourabh and I drove south to Whidbey Island to hike on a trail that runs along the bluffs leading down to the ocean. We brought Mason so he could experience some real Pacific Northwest hiking.
It was an incredibly gorgeous day. Although you can't see it in the pictures, you could actually see Mount Rainier from the trail. In case you're not obsessed with mountains like I am, Mount Rainier is over 14,000 ft tall and is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world since it's located only 55 miles from Seattle. I sometimes start reading Wikipedia articles about mountains, especially volcanoes, and hop from article to article. Does anyone else get sucked into Wikipedia articles on a certain topic? It's a black hole!
We got home, enjoyed dinner, and then played several epic rounds of Clue. I'm a dork who loves board games, but I especially loved Clue. There's a portion of the law school admissions exam (the LSAT) that's called logic games, and a lot of it is just like Clue. While most of the exam is miserable, I always enjoyed that part, so I loved Clue. And made us play multiple rounds both Friday and Saturday nights.
|playing Clue -- Sourabh only agreed to multiple rounds because he won a couple|
Sunday... well, after an incredibly tough Seahawks loss to the Falcons, I was pretty bummed and just wasn't up for much. Ok, maybe I was sulking. Why didn't Pete Carroll take the TWO field goal opportunities he had in the first quarter??? And if Russell Wilson doesn't win Rookie of the Year, it's a travesty. I cheered for the Patriots since they're Sourabh's team (sorry, Giants/Jets fans), but my heart wasn't in it after that devastating loss.
But nothing like a bunch of fancy dresses and gossip to cheer me up and the Golden Globes were on last night! We all watched my favorite Hollywood couple kill it. Also, on the gossip front, why didn't Claire Danes and Damian Lewis from Homeland thank each other?? Do they hate each other??? I am now going to watch the show for subtext of hidden hate.
|Best. Friends. Ever.|
also, please don't ever stop being friends or I'll be distraught.
|also, they are purveyors of excellent life advice|
Ok, just one more .gif -- because this was my favorite clip of the evening.
|oh, Amy Poehler. I love you.|
Last week's goals:
I didn't do so well. As I wrote on Thursday, I was just lacking motivation this week. I don't have access to my favorite studios, I have to drive to the gym, and running down the road here isn't very safe since there are no sidewalks and no shoulder. And since I'm kind of on vacation, I figured a week of light workouts as I head back into half-marathon training was probably fine. I'm sure this week will feel tough, but that's ok!
• 2 strength training sessions (got in 1 out of 2, but the yoga classes were pretty-strength intensive so that's ok)
• 1 spin session (didn't happen...)
• 3 yoga classes (check! I'm always good when it's a class)
• 3 short runs (10 miles total) -- (only did 5 miles and two runs)
This week's goals:
Hal Higdon's intermediate half-marathon training program starts nice and slow, so I'm hoping it won't be too much of a shock to ease into this week. We're going to Seattle for two days, so a couple of the workouts might be tough, but I'm going to make an effort to avoid the "I'm on vacation" mentality and make them happen.
• 2 short runs, 3 miles each
• 1 long run, 7 miles
• 1 tempo run, 35 minutes
• 2 strength workouts
• 2 yoga classes
What are your goals for this week? How did your planned (or unplanned!) workouts go last week?