I met up with my friends Liz and Melissa at Percy Warner Park on Saturday morning for a long run. Technically I was supposed to run 10 miles with 5 miles at Marathon Pace.
This was what the road looked like when I parked. I pulled the pansy "safety first!"
excuse and ran 11 very very easy instead. It felt pretty good.
Sunday then, I got up and ran over Centennial to get in my marathon pace mile workout in. In my head, I kept telling myself that I was going to be tired from my hilly, long run the day before. And the first mile at marathon pace did not disappoint. My legs felt heavy and tired. I convinced myself that I was going to bail on the workout and just run a recovery run. But, as I finished the first mile, I was like... well maybe I can do one more... and from that one on... I felt amazing. It was like I just had to shake the cobwebs off or something. I ended up running them way too fast (Seriously. I AM going to work on this) and was proud of myself for sticking with it. Legs are going to feel heavy and tired during the last miles of the marathon. Might as well get used to it now, huh?
The rest of the weekend was pretty busy/fun, too.
Friday night I watched Mitt.
I fully expected it to be a hate watch.
Surprisingly, I actually really liked it and thought the Romney Family came off very likeable. I mean, likeable for a political family. And of note, the documentary was filmed by a fellow Mormon. So, it had a decidedly positive slant towards the Romneys. Although, I must admit, the whole time I was like.... so they are really wearing that undergarment thingy under their clothes all the time? (I find Mormonism strangely fascinating).
Saturday The KoB and went to the Nashville Boat and Outdoors Show. I went a lot as a kid and remembered it being REALLY big. As an adult, it isn't quite as big. But it was fun to wander around and look at the ridiculously priced boats. $106,000 for a wakeboarding boat, ya'll. That is a hella expensive hobby, especially considering there's really only a few months out of the year that you can do it. Also, bonus: we got to check out Nashville's new convention center.
It did not disappoint.
After the boat show we headed over to another new Nashville site: Vanderbilt's new indoor track:
This place is sick.
They were hosting a track meet and we got there in time to watch the 400s, 200s, 800s, and the 3000m races. I also enjoyed watching the athletes do their weird warm ups and drills.
That night, I bored the tears out of The KoB by making him watch Airplane (which he had never seen)!
Hey... you make me watch Glimmer Man with STEVEN SEGAL,
the least you can do is watch Airplane.
I'm striking out big time on 80s movies that I make The KoB watch. Fletch and Airplane... were both kind of misses. And I'm starting to think that I just have a terrible sense of humor. (Although, how can you like Spaceballs and NOT Airplane? Someone back me up here).
Sunday it was an absolute gorgeous day, so we spent a good part of the day at the Dog Park and then walking around outside.
Leo was so tired at the dog park, that he actually laid down to drink water.
Sunday night, while Leo slept in a collapsed heap of exhaustion I finally finished a book I've been reading for a couple of weeks:
Meh. Great story line. Decent characters.
But, no where near as good as The Secret History.
And now, I need suggestions on something to read quickly before my copy of The Bully Pulpit becomes available at the library to pick up. Any suggestions?
I'm sad that the weekend is over, but it's nice to feel like you really squeezed a lot out of it, without starting the week exhausted. Week 3, let's do this.