Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend Update

Sometimes (especially when I first started this blog) I try to come up with creative titles for my posts. You know, something catchy, to draw the readers in. But sometimes, I just go with something basic. This post will be about my not so exciting weekend, so I don't feel that it deserves a great title. It is what is.

Thursday, I met with my group and ended up walking 2 miles with Susan. I'm sure I've mentioned her in other posts, but just to refresh, she has a heart condition that has kept her from running. Her doctor has recently allowed her to start walking, and adding some light jogging, but she has to really watch her heart rate and her pace. I always enjoy having time to talk with her and I'm so glad to see her back out on the trails a little bit more and more! After our walk, we went back to the store, and had some cake - compliments of Ken's wife, Dana. She makes the best desserts! This cake happened to look like a cat, and at one time, there were little mini kitten-cakes to go with it as well. My favorite part was the cream cheese frosting! Yum!! After the cake, I made it home just in time to have burgers with our neighbors! I love cooking, but I also love the days when I don't have to!

Since Friday is soccer practice for the aforementioned neighbors, I volunteered to make dinner for them on Friday night. It's a cycle we repeat often! I had dinner again with them on Saturday while Randy was out playing golf, and then I make pot roast on Sunday, which they joined us for. Sandwiches for lunch and homemade pizza for dinner both at their house yesterday, and we will probably start the whole thing over again with dinner at our house on Friday.

Saturday morning, I went and met my group (at least I tried to). I was running a little late, so I didn't get there in time to lead my group, but I went off on my run anyway. Less than a mile in, I caught up with Susan and my mom! I was quite surprised, because my mom's work schedule has prevented her from coming out and running with us. Apparently she has a new supervisor who is willing to let her leave early on Saturday mornings to come run! Yay!! She's training for the Tulsa Run, but since she hasn't run in a few months, she's going to have to start slow and work her way up. We probably did about 4 miles, and we just took it easy and walked and jogged a bit. It's hard to jog anyway, when we had to keep stopping for her to say hi to group members that she hasn't seen in ages!

I didn't do anything special after my run. Just went home, and relaxed. Randy was gone most of the day, so it was nice to have the house/couch to myself!

Sunday was church, and pot roast for dinner (cooked in my crock pot all day long). I tried something new, and was pretty much just winging it - using bits of what my mom did with her pot roast and bits of recipes from my favorite cookbooks. I was pleased with the results and everyone else seemed to be too, because I only had enough left over for one lunch! Definitely worth repeating!

Spent most of Labor Day doing absolutely nothing! Had lunch with the neighbors and a few other friends before heading off with them to the city pool for a few hours. By the time we got back, all of the kids were starving, so we made little mini pizzas. It definitely hit the spot!

And now, it is Tuesday. I'm glad that I remembered this morning that it is Tuesday and not Monday. Otherwise, I would have forgotten my running gear, and we just can't have that! Hoping for a good run today, and maybe the effects from Gustav will help it cool down a bit!

7 comments:

susan michaels said...

Thanks for helping me out with my walking / light jogging it helps to have a friend to keep you going.
see you tonight.

T Z said...

I think I see a recurring theme here....

1.After our walk, we went back to the store, and had some cake

2.I made it home just in time to have burgers with our neighbors.

3.I volunteered to make dinner for them on Friday night.

4.I had dinner again with them on Saturday

5.Then I make pot roast on Sunday, which they joined us for

6.Sandwiches for lunch and homemade pizza for dinner both at their house yesterday

7.We will probably start the whole thing over again with dinner at our house on Friday

8.Sunday was church, and pot roast for dinner (cooked in my crock pot all day long).


Tatur Dave is admitting himself for psychiatric care due to his running addiction. Should we have him check on a program for eating disorders for you?

:-Þ

Candice said...

Susan - at times, it is actually you who keeps me going. If you can get there and keep going, even when you're feeling crappy, then I can too!

TZ - I guess maybe in the future I shouldn't update my blog so close to lunch time!!

TATUR Dave said...

It does seem like more of an eating blog than a running blog, but I can't really criticize Candice. I had my fair share of the cake. I also ate burgers and pizza and pot roast this past week. My question is, what is Candice bringing to the run tonight for us to eat?

Oh, and Candice, I would be glad to give you a wake up call on Saturday mornings.

Candice said...

No one ever said this was a running blog...

An excerpt from my first blog post on Nov 6, 2007
"This will be a blog about my random thoughts - whenever I get around to it!"

My complete first post, in its entirety, can be viewed by copying and pasting the following link.

http://randysgirl716.blogspot.com/2007/11/this-will-be-blog-about-my-random.html


And Dave - I don't think I'm interested in waking up quite as early as you - but thanks anyway! In addition to my eating disorder, I also have a addiction to sleep!! I just have to try to work my running in there somewhere!

Bobby said...

Candice, you make it sound like you life is hum drum. Sounds full and exciting to me.

Oh, and I like to eat also.

Chrissy (Cooper) Whitten said...

I think you had a very eventful weekend! Pot Roast sounds delicious...I may have to go buy one tomorrow! Don't give up on me about walking...I haven't been able to get my butt out of bed that early on Saturday mornings...I may have to try a different tactic! :)