Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekend recap

These weekends sure feel like they are getting shorter and shorter!  You practically just blink and here it is Monday morning.  And just like Garfield and the Boomtown Rats, "I don't like Mondays".

Ah well.  I had high hopes for getting up and hitting the gym this morning before work but sleep won out.  I did manage to get to work early enough to get a 22 minute walk in at least and hopefully I can get my walks done on my breaks today too.

The weekend was pretty low-key which is just the way I like them.  We did a few house things - went to Lowe's, grocery shopped and planned our meals out for the week.  We also found our long-lost dishes from my aunt's storage unit.  We had previously been to the storage unit on 3 separate trips searching high and low for those dishes and we managed to find them.  I'm also mostly caught up on laundry.  Being all exercise-y is a truly wonderful thing but when you and your husband both are doing it, the laundry seems to be never-ending.

We wanted to get something active in this weekend though and originally planned to ride our bikes on Saturday but with all the errands that we did (and dog park goings to), that just didn't happen.  It's been really raining a lot here lately so we haven't had a chance to get as many rides in as we would like.  Chris did mention that he wants to maybe ride his bike to and from the gym.  It's mostly a bike route with a few areas near a crowded road. I'm definitely not ready for that challenge but he decided to do it Sunday.  We knew the weather was going to start getting worse throughout the day so we figured that was our best time to do it was mid-morning.  

Now I am a nervous wreck about riding our bikes on the road.  We have a small stretch (maybe .25 of a mile) outside of our street to go down a heavily traveled road to get to fairly large neighborhood and when we ride that I have about 13 heart attacks until we get to the turn off.  So naturally when Chris used to ride his bike back and forth to work several days a week, I would practically need a Valium each time.  Needless to say, Sunday was practically the same.  He told me the route that he was planning while I finished up the load of laundry and then I would leave to meet him at the gym.  My plan was elliptical and the full weights that I've been neglecting forever.  

Chris took off and I waited about 20 minutes and then left.

I made my arrival at the gym and hopped onto my elliptical.  I got as close as I could to the tvs that had a dog show and the French Open tennis women's final and (naturally) the window so I could watch for Chris to get there.

He finally got there so I could breathe a sigh of relief.

I finished my cardio while he rested for a bit (7.5 miles one way for him) and then we both went to the weights area.

He mainly did arms and upper body while I did the whole kit and kaboodle.  I was just about done when he said he would start back for home.  After about 10 more minutes, I was finished too so I figured I could still make it home before he did so I could grab the shower first.  

On my way back, suddenly a storm popped up.  

So here I am in near panic driving up and down the street that Chris said he would be on trying to desperately find him.  After about 5 minutes of near hysteria, my phone rings.  He was on a totally different street and under a business's over-hang safe and sound.  He said he was fine and that he would wait the rain out (and it did stop just as soon as it started) so he would continue on until he got home.  After about 5 minutes of him assuring me that it was ok, I finally relented and went home too get that shower.

And about 30 minutes later, he made it home.

Just a little soggy.

So the lesson here is to verify the weather before you leave the house.  

The rest of the day was a lot less eventful.   :)  

Here's a few pictures from the rest of the weekend.

Dog park fun!

Dog park makes for sleepy puppies!

And Ollie wants to land a starring role on House of Cards
Last week we were also challenged to do a Fitness Blender workout from Mary at Runs to Get Waisted.  And that "low impact" surely wouldn't be a problem.  Ha!  I am so out of shape it's not even funny.   Even Ollie was laughing at my struggles.

I will definitely do this again.  It was fun and could potentially be a nice little warm up exercise complete with stretching (once I get more used to it though).

Anyway, hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!  Back to the grind!


  1. Sorry about the pop up rain storm. But way to go getting your workouts done!

  2. I was nervous just reading this post. Traffic makes me so nervous too. So glad Chris made it home safe and sound...and your heart survived. I hear you about workout NEVER ends.

  3. Mondays. Meh.

    Glad Chris survived the pop up rainfall. And yay to getting in an active day on the weekends!

  4. Ditto on the weekends just getting 'shorter and shorter!!'

    My brother and my boyfriend would say that Chris is just bad ass for biking in the rain and not wimping out and having you pick him up!!!!

  5. Tom sometimes rides his bike to work and it is only about 4 miles but it is 4 miles on crazy roads filled with assholes....Long Island has LOTS of assholes and they all work on one road....his road LOL I hate it.