This past weekend was exactly what I needed when I felt the mood slump coming on. Friday night I decided to head into the city to meet my friend Mike and some of his friends for a few drinks and a bite to eat. I even wore makeup!
Not that it really mattered, but I tried. Sorry for the blurry car shot. We started out at Time and I ordered their mac & cheese appetizer since I already at dinner at home. It was absolutely perfect. Gooey cheese, huge noodles, and all topped with bbq pulled pork. I need to make this myself!
I got up pretty early Saturday hoping to get a decent run in. It was far more humid than I thought it was going to be and even though I carbed up the night before, I only made it about four miles. Not the best of runs, but a run. I didn’t want to overheat and stupidly didn’t bring water with me. I may invest in a running style Camelbak, especially when I get into the much longer distances of my training plan.
After the run I showered and relaxed and started feeling a bit blue again. I let myself rest a little longer and then sprang into action. I wasn’t going to let a stupid mood impede my day and one thing that can cheer you up is a clean place. I tackled the mess of my living room and got it into a much more presentable state! I can now have visitors and not be embarrassed by the mess!
After enjoying the cleanliness of a newly organized place, I packed up an overnight bag and drove back into the city to my friend O’s place. I hadn’t seen her in a year and we made plans to hang out this weekend. O was one of the few female chem majors in my year and it was awesome catching up with her. I also made sure to sport my favorite little ring.
We hung out with a dude first.
And laughed about past encounters in college before venturing to Good Dog for a couple beers. The place was insanely loud and it was hilarious hearing everyone shouting their conversations. Two guys next to me were chatting about which of their friends’ girlfriends was the dumbest, and to our right an awkward guy was trying to hit on two girls who were obviously a couple. Ah, the drunken Sat night crowd. I had hoped to dial it back a little to do a long run on Sun, but I misjudged my ability to not have too much fun around someone I adore and haven’t seen in ages. No worries. The friend time was well worth the missed run. ;) Sunday we got up pretty early and after breakfast went for a walk around the city.
Now it’s a short work week for me. I have just three days to take care of a validation that I think is finally going to work, wrap up a report and archive packet, and update my personal development plan before flying to SCOTLAND.
I even made a list of my running plan this week.
I am beyond excited for the second half of the week. It’s going to be cooler and rainy the whole time I am there, but I could care less. This trip is going to be amazing, I am sure of that. And, running in a foreign country is going to be interesting and fun, I think. :D
What’s on the agenda for your week ahead? Ever been to Europe? How was your weekend?