My weekend in reverse:
This afternoon we took the boys to see Madagascar 2. Jones really liked it, Shoo was indifferent, and Mama was entertained. Or maybe that’s the beer talking. We saw it at the Cinema and Drafthouse, so Mama and Beer Geek got to drink a couple of Dominion Baltic Porters. Yum!
Before we went, I did my first ever “official” tempo run. My pace: 9:15 (warmup), 8:25, 8:35, 8:45, 10:30. As I suspected I might, I definitely did the first tempo mile too fast. By the end of the third mile of fast running, I was totally ready to puke and I had to slow down to a 10:30 pace to keep going. I think next time I’ll try to aim for closer to 8:40 for tempos, at least for now.
Last night, Beer Geek and I went here. YUMMY food and good beer. They have an excellent wine list, but they had a stout and a porter on tap, so we couldn’t resist those. Sorry, Girl on Top, I didn’t wear stiletos. I did wear these jeans and a fitted turtle neck (I usually go for a bit of cleavage when we go out, but it was too frickin’ cold for that) and high heeled boots. I told Beer Geek he should have taken a before and after picture because I’d spent the day in running pants, a HUGE sweatshirt (I wore these all through college/grad school, did I really think they were attractive?), and fuzzy pink socks. Quite the contrast from the “hot mama” look I was rockin’ when we went out to dinner.
Yesterday was a rest day, so I just did abs (and today I did lower body), so I’m only three days from some new Thorlos. Good thing as I just noticed that Jones’ shoes are getting too small. Since the kid wears Asics Nimbus shoes ($$$, but he stopped complaining about his feet hurting when we walked to school), that gives me two reasons to go by my favorite running store.
Disclaimer: any typos I blame on Dominion Brewing. Glavey, if you stick around and comment some more, maybe I’ll dedicate a post to Beer Geek and how he got his nickname.