Can we just get a TGIF over here? Just a few hours until I get to put my sweatpants on and get into Pizza Friday mode. Anyone else have a Friday routine? I’m lucky enough to finish work pretty early (2:30) so I usually go home, get a run in, wait for the BF to finish his ride (he cycles!), and then we pick up a large pizza and eat it right out of the box. We try to pick a movie to watch while we eat but more often than not, we end up finishing the entire pizza before we can agree on a movie (recommendations are welcome)! I know it’s just a run, pizza and a movie but I really look forward to Friday nights.
Can we just talk about this week for a hot second?
-> It’s finally warm enough to go for walks at night.
-> I got a whopping 3 hours and 27 minutes of sleep on Wednesday night. I was staying at my boyfriend’s place and a skunk must have sprayed right near the bedroom window. The smell was so potent that it woke me up and I legit thought I was going to die (not dramatic at all 😉 ).
-> My taxes are finally done (#hallelujah). I am a master procrastinator and I hate that about myself. Working on it (but clearly not hard enough). I am so type A and OCD about pretty much everything…except taxes. I’m making a huge effort to keep things in perfect order this year so that when tax time comes in 2018, I can avoid all of this last-minute stress and anxiety.
-> I’ve been on a freshii kick lately and my new go-to is the Buddha Satay bowl with tofu. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen me profess my love for this bowl three times in the last week or so. The Pangoa used to be in first place but I think the Buddha is my new fav. The best thing about these bowls is that they are so big and I can usually only eat half so I get to have leftovers for work the next day.
-> I’ve only gone on two runs so far this week (3 miles @ 8:38 on Tuesday and 4 miles @ 8:21 on Wednesday) but I already love the Garmin Forerunner 235. It finds satellites super fast and it’s got a lot of features that my 220 didn’t have. The wrist-based heart rate is really convenient and I also like that it’s kind of like an all-in-one watch. It monitors steps, sleep, daily calorie burn, and acts as a smart watch too so I don’t always need my phone to check my messages, emails, etc. Maybe all Garmins are like this now? I have no idea but this is new to me and I’m a big fan! Part of me wanted to splurge on a Fenix but I have to say, the Forerunner 235 is pretty great so far (and slightly more affordable)!
-> I’m looking to add races to my calendar over the next few months – a 5k, 10k (maybe two) and a half marathon. I didn’t “race” at all in 2016 and all of my PRs are from 2015…so I need a better gage going into Chicago in October. I want to know what I’m capable of and make some realistic goals based on some more recent race times. I’m debating between the Sporting Life 10k and the Toronto Waterfront 10k. I’ve done Sporting Life a number of times and I love that race BUT it’s also a very easy course and so I’m not sure if it will be a very accurate representation of my abilities. If anyone has done the Waterfront 10k, I’d love to know what you think of the race/course! For my half, I’m thinking about the MEC Half Marathon in September…and still no idea about which 5k race(s) I should do.
-> Based on my fastest half marathon 100 years ago, these are my predicted race times (according to the McRun app):
Kind of depressing to look at because I know I’m not nearly that fast right now…and even if I was, I probably still wouldn’t get into Boston with that time! I’ve got my work cut out for me this spring/summer and I’m feeling a bit of both nervousness and excitement because I feel like I haven’t really “worked” in a long time.
And with that, I’m out! I’ll be back in a few with an April Coffee Date post.
Have a great weekend!