This past weekend was one of my lamer ones. I basically felt like this all weekend
Kyle had to work late on Friday, and then worked a total of 27 hours between Saturday and Sunday. No over-time (when being on salary can suck), just a gold star and an A for effort. So really I should have realized that I was lucky. But I like being stubborn.
Since Kyle was gone, I basically did nothing. But I felt like doing nothing.
Snickers is acting normally and wants to eat, she just hasn’t been eating as much as she used to (sick kitty story). Obviously this is all I was worried about, so doing something fun over the weekend sounded just as pleasant as having oral surgery.
Saturday morning I dragged myself out of bed and forced myself to run. Didn’t feel like leaving the house, but I knew I would feel worse if I didn’t get a run in.
Ran 5 miles, 9:46 pace. Not winning any speed awards here. I took it easy because my feet have been bothering me. They felt fine on Saturday when I took off, but I quit at 5 miles because I could start to feel some pain. (PS I’m going to the doctor this week)
Then I decided we were going to have turkey for dinner.
Yep. That’s a wild turkey on our roof. A bunch were in our yard, but luckily my dog scared them away.
I did a lot of cuddling, TV watching, book reading, and knitting with kitty.
And then my mom made me leave the house with her. I had to return a bunch of stuff so we just ran errands. It was actually good for me to get out and not be so grumpy.
Forcing me to get out of the house = forcing me to have manners = forcing me to not be grumpy
It works. But don’t tell her I said that.
Sunday was just as exciting as Saturday. For some reason I woke up early (even though I went to bed late).
Had my breakfast smoothie: spinach, almond milk, banana, protein powder, blueberries, splash of apple cider vinegar, and ground flaxseed
Did a whole lot of nothing until I decided that I wanted to cook and bake. These 2 things usually help me relieve stress.
I made my meat sauce for dinner (this is before it simmers for >2 hours). It’s one of Kyle’s favorites and I knew he wouldn’t be eating a great lunch (I later found out that his “lunch” was peanut M&M’s).
And then some gluten free orange cranberry muffins [Instagram]
I probably could have kept baking until we ran out of everything in my pantry. But then I felt lazy for not working out (even though my feet had been bothering me). So I decided to walk on the treadmill while watching the red carpet.
This was a stupid idea. I made it to 0.3 miles until the pain got worse.
The night ended with some delicious food and watching the Oscars. All I have to say is, thanks a lot Lupita Nyong’o for making the rest of us look like slobs 😉
What do you do to relieve stress?
What’d you do this weekend?