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Weekend Recap

It’s Monday, and I love it!

I had a great weekend. On Friday evening, I sort of surprised Babe with a celebratory get-together at our apartment, complete with a cake of looove, wine, cheese, and fruit. Yeah, we’re very fancy. We’re allowed. We celebrated ONE WHOLE YEAR. 🙂

  

24 cupcakes formed a pull-apart cake

The spread 🙂

Some cousins and friends stopped by to share the evening with us. We ate, drank, talked, laughed, and played Cranium. It was a good time. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The company, I have to say, was fantastic. We know a lot of fun, fun-loving, funny people. We did our thing from 8 until shortly after midnight. We’re such rockstars that we went straight to bed after putting the leftovers away.

Trying to contain myself during the runner's high 🙂

On Saturday morning, I was up early for my run. It was beautiful. I forgot my calf sleeves, so it wasn’t as comfortable as usual. I had to cut the run a bit short. I beat my personal record by running a mile ONE WHOLE SECOND faster (7’16”) than I did the week before. *raises fists and nods triumphantly to the cheering crowd* Yes. Yes, I AM a rockstar. *waits for the crowd to stop cheering so loudly before continuing* I treated myself to a walk on the beach after I hydrated. I sat on the rocks and took in the beauty around me as I waited for time to go by.

Yoga starts at 8am, and I was in the parking lot by 7:30am. My mum was the next person to arrive. Leave it to us to be the first people ANYwhere. The class was good. We practiced our Asana postures again, focused on the chest, did the shoulder stand again (I love that I can do this sooooo easily, thanks to ballet/acrobatics class when I was younger), bridge (which I also champion, thanks to ballet/acrobatics), and tried the headstand (OUCH!) for the first time. I made it as far as sticking my butt in the air and sort of straightening my legs while my head was in my hands. My head hurt from the pressure, so I didn’t push it. Ananda (our instructor) said we’ll make space next week to try it against the wall.

Everyone got a medal to commemorate the opening of the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

From yoga, I picked Babe up from a meeting, and headed home to have breakfast. After breakfast and a little reading, I was ready for a nap. An extended nap. Babe woke me in time to get ready for the opening of The Bahamas’ new National Stadium. The stadium is a gift to the country from the Chinese government, and it is massive. It seats 15,000, and it’s pretty nice! My nephew accompanied us to the ceremony. My nieces would have been there, but my sister took them on a weekend trip to another island.

New stadium for The Bahamas

How about you? What did you do on the weekend? What was the highlight?

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Five Question Friday

1. What have you done recently that you are proud of?
Hmmm… I’m sure I make myself proud all the time, but now I have to think really hard. Lol. Hmmm… I proud of myself for
  • Getting my butt outta bed super early for runs
  • Getting my butt outta be super early for work – Means I feel less rushed, don’t have road rage, and have time to sit and be at peace for a few minutes before I start gittin’ ‘er did done.
  • Planning my novel instead of just going at it, which I usually always do.
2. What is your favorite way to work out? Or if you don’t workout, what are you wanting to try?
Tough one. I like cycling a lot, but I haven’t been able to get out there for a months. Pathetic. Running is cool. I’m not sure how much of a workout I’m getting from it since I’ve never done more than 20 minutes at a time, and even then it’s just a run-walk. I did Zumba a few times, and that was cool. My absolute favourite work-out-ish thing I’ve ever done? KICKBOXING. There are no – ZERO – classes here, but I just discovered EMG Live Fitness. SO cool. Get a workout without leaving home? Uhhh… YES, PLEASE! I’m TOTALLY gonna take classes online. When we get the internet. LOLZ.

3. If you knew you best friend was cheating on spouse would you tell?
This is totally hypocritical or something, but no. If the spouse was the cheater, I’d tell the friend. Wait. My best friend is Babe. If Babe was cheating on me, I’d definitely tell me. ‘Cause I’m good friends with me. Totally have to tell.
4. If you could afford a live-in maid or nanny, would you have one?
No. I’m not big on extra roommates. At all.
5. Do you stress out about birthdays (specifically the age) or do you enjoy them?
Nope. I stress out, just a tad, about other people’s birthdays though. “OMMMGGGGG! What am I gonna get/do for this person?! GAAAAAHHHHH!”
And, a bonus question from Scott, that I wasn’t brave enough to put in as a regular question…answer at your own risk, or not at all! (Or something…)

Bonus: Lights off or on?
Off. It’s one of the few times I can do without the light. I like the intimacy of low no low lights. The street light slipping in through the blinds sets the perfect mood. And stripes the body so sexily. Like a zebra. And we all know zebras are sexy. No? Oh.
Join the Five Question Friday fun!
Answer in your own post or in the comments. You know I like hearin’ from ya!
Also, let me know what you’re gonna be up to this weekend. I’m getting up early for a run, then taking my mom to a yoga class. I hate yoga (yes, I decided after ONE class, years ago), but she wants me to go with her. Doctor recommended = Daughter recommended. And supported, I guess. From there, I plan to drag her to the fancy rich people’s grocery store with me. I need to get apples and kiwi (they have the best fruit). Then, we’ll go grab breakfast, and I’ll head home. Thennn, I wanna go to a quilt show, because I love quilts, and doubt I could ever make one. I can’t afford to buy one right now either, but whatever. I’ll go look at ’em. Annnnd WINE DINNEEEEERRRRR! Sunday, I don’t know. There’ll be no FamJam because great-gram is going away (to buy meat, her fancy self). I’ll probably still end up at her house, doing laundry with the brother.
There ya have it. Now fill me in on your plans!

Cardio/Strength Workout

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Ok, who wants to do this with me? I’m planning to start on Tuesday.