Weekend Fun and NROLFA

March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Morning friends! It’s been a fun weekend around here, and I hope yours was good too! But, now we’re back to Monday, and for me, it’s the start of a long and lonely week. :( I’ll get to that later though. First, let me give you a little recap of the things that happened over the weekend.

Saturday, I finished the 3rd run for week 6 in the C25K. This was a very exciting run for me, because I completed my very first 5K distance!! It took me about 30 minutes (including a 5 minute warm up walk) to run the 3.1 miles, and then I ended with a 5 minute cool down walk which made my entire distance about 3.35 miles. I was pretty happy with this, and now most of my runs are going to be the entire 5K distance until race day! :)

The rest of Saturday was spent with Chad, doing some shopping, going out for dinner, and then watching movies at home. A lovely night! :)

Sunday, we had church and then spent the rest of the morning and lunch time together because Chad had to leave to go out of town (for the entire week) around 1:30. Thus the reason for this week being long and lonely. :( I wasn’t happy about Chad leaving for a week, but the reason is exciting. He’s going to licensing school so that he can be ordained as a minister in the United Methodist Church. Yay for Pastor Chad! (That sounds weird.)

After Chad left, I got to work on baking yummy treats for my Walking Dead finale viewing party that night! I made cupcakes to look like brains, and red velvet cake balls to look like eyeballs!

The party started around 7:00 so we could watch last weeks episode as well. People got creative with their food items! :)

There were fingers (sugar cookies with almonds)

More brains! (meatballs)

and some brain “matter” (red pepper jelly and cream cheese dip)

It was one heck of a spread and one heck of a finale! At one point, we were all screaming at the tv. It got very intense. I’m wayyy too pumped for season 3, but I’m extremely sad that I have to wait until the fall before it comes out! :(

Today, I slept in a little and then got to the gym around 7:00. I unexpectedly decided to start the New Rules of Lifting for Abs program today! As I was getting ready to leave, I was extremely unmotivated. I think I just needed something different to do, so I grabbed my NROLFA book and read the last chapter before beginning Phase 1 of the program. It seemed very simple and almost easy, but let me just tell you, I was shaking and making audible straining sounds (just like the guys that get on my nerves do!) as I was completing this workout. I only completed 2 out of the 3 sets of the strength section because I could tell I had already pushed myself more than I was used to and didn’t want to hurt myself. I know I’ll be sore within hours.

I left the gym feeling like jello, barely able to walk without shaking. When I got home, I realized that I did not have Chad here to make my omelet! So I had to try it on my own. I never got a picture, but I will say that it looked and tasted awesome! But please don’t tell Chad because then he’ll make me fix my own omelets. ;)

I’ve got tons of things to get done before I go to my lesson this afternoon. Plus I have an added opera rehearsal this evening, so I won’t be home until much later than normal. So I’ve got wrap up this post and start my work! I’ll hopefully have a post up later that better explains my NROLFA workouts, because I’m sure that what I wrote above is very confusing.

Thanks for reading! :)

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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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