I lived life as a single girl this weekend. Yep, my husband was off in upstate New York doing manly things like fishing on Lake Ontario and then going to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Now, I certainly love it when we're together, but I had a great weekend just here with the dogs!
Friday: Rest Day. After work, I went to the animal shelter where I volunteer. I spent some time making a few dogs smile by taking them for walks and in return, they certainly warmed my heart. Adopt from shelters and rescues...it's a cause I'm very passionate about.
Saturday: Woke up at 5 AM and headed out for a 7 mile run. It was great. As soon as I got home, I got the dogs leashed up and took them out for a walk. Then, I cleaned up the yard of dog poop and worked on cleaning up the garden. Next, it was time for a shower and I headed off to the grocery store. Not too shabby to have all those chores completed by 10 AM!
I spent the rest of the day cleaning and organizing absolutely everything. I'm talking cleaning the top of the refrigerator type cleaning and clearing out the spice cabinet, pantry, freezer, etc. I'm ashamed at what all I found with expired dates!!
Sunday: Woke up even earlier at 4:30 AM. Why is it still 80+ degrees at 4:30 in the morning? By 5 AM, I was out the door for my 15-mile long run. It was 100 times better than last week's 14 miles. Thanks to suggestions and blog posts by Grace and Lisa, I figured out that I defintely need to take Gatorade with me during these long runs. I think I was hesistant to bring Gatorade instead of water because I've read that some people sometimes have digestive issues with it. Well, it seems it's exactly what I need. I didn't run out of fluids and ate a pack of Shot Bloks along the way. The flavor was OK and I think I like these the best out of everything I've tried so far. The run was great. I tried to keep it slow and steady. The last mile was completely in the sun and it started feeling a little rought but I still consider this run a huge success.
I wasn't quite as productive the rest of Sunday but still managed to catch up on a few more chores!