Weekend was ultra busy. Yesterday was a marathon of sorts - not the type you're thinking of though! I woke up for my usual Saturday morning routine - the TRD group run. However, after that was when the true marathon began. I met my friend (that's roommate #1 for those of you keeping track at home) for a shopping bonanza. I hadn't seen her in quite a while - I guess that's what happens when you move away from the vacuum that is Manhattan (wow, when did I turn into a Manhattan snob?). Anyway, it was a great way to catch up. and more importantly, freshen up the wardrobe. We battled the crowds at Century 21 and I was able to find some very cute tops and my biggest prize - a fitted black blazer. We made our way back up to midtown where I was able to find <gasp> a pair of jeans and a black dress. The day came to a conclusion with getting new makeup...and 6 1/2 hours later I returned to my apartment exhausted. However, since I was looking good it meant a night out on the town was certainly in order! See, I am a girl! <ok stop it those of you in the peanut gallery>
However, I got quite perturbed with trying pants on as apparently women are not allowed to be athletes. The amount of times I tried pants on and couldn't make it work because I have calf and quad muscles. Ugh. Apparently, if you are "skinny" you are not allowed to have muscle mass. I think a new clothing line should be started with sizing for "fit" women. It's 2006 people...sigh.
I also went down to Trader Joes on Friday! <advertisement> They have the BEST peanut butter ($1.69!!!) and almond butter in the world!</advertisement> It wasn't as bad of an experience as I thought. It took me about 5 minutes to get in the store and while we waited someone came around with free treats to snack on (mmm chocolate covered almonds!). I was able to get some good stuff there - and maintain my sanity!
And now I am debating about the magical world of getting a haircut. Sempre Libera got her hair cut at Devachan, which is a hair salon that specializes in curly/wavy hair cutting. Most of you may not know but my hair definitely has curl - and a mind of its own. I've yet to figure out a way to control it as many times it decides what it wants to do. I am now debating on whether or not to take the plunge...the results are breathtaking....just ask those that have gone - or about half of the women on TRD;-)
As for the running, I was able to notch in 27+ miles this week without a long run. I'm feeling very good about my fitness level at this point considering we are so early in the year. The plan is to maintain 25-30mpw with the crosstraining for now...and let the results speak for themselves.
And finally I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to AB! We've got that walking cane ready...j/k;-)