Working for the weekend.

Rainy overnight and the morning was humid, but cloudy, so I decided to run at the track.  Pixie and I were messing around with photos this morning while I waited for my snack to settle a little bit.  Best of all the pics below 😀

Pixie looks like she is saying “You didn’t shower yet, did you?”

I also could not believe my hair looked like this when I got up.

Normally you see me in a hat for a reason….  Can I also say that I am loving my shoulders right now??  It’s taken a couple years of dedicated lifting, but I am really starting to see good things.

I wasn’t really sure how far I wanted to go, I was thinking just 2 miles, but then after 2 miles I just decided to go one more.  I was in a groove with my tunes.  Listening to Hot Club of Detroit.  I need to get their new album!  I love running with music.  I never, ever bike with headphones on for safety reasons, but I love to run that way.

I was all waffle ready when I got home.  I actually added crystallized ginger chips to the waffle batter and it was yum!

Topped with the banana maple mash.  *Snort* and it was gone.

Showered and right to work.  I worked a long day yesterday.  Too long.  Can’t wait for the weekend.  So, regarding the trip – we are headed up to Montreal for the weekend!  It’s only about 3 hours away.  We are going to stay at a B&B (with WiFi) and bring the bikes along.  Hopefully the weather will be nice for riding.  On a side note, if there are any Montreal readers (do I have any?) who want to meet up for a bagel or something please shoot me an email!

Lunch time.  Since it is hot and humid, I decided on a cool and refreshing lunch:

I actually sat and ate this while *not* working.   I wanted to enjoy it.

Also – I see that Shape Magazine has my story from the May issue on their website now!  Yippee!!  😀  Fame without the fortune, gotta love it…

I had a couple snacks today.  Running makes me hungry!

Balance Bare bar:

Delicious – have you had these?  Sweet and salty and protein!

Dark chocolate snack:

No latte today as we are going out later, plus I was feeling a little too warm to want one.

Mr. and Ms. Goldfinch were snacking today as well.

I was beat by the time dinner came around.  My brain gets really tired from transcription.  When tired, go for the standard for dinner:

Beverage tonight was seltzer mixed with a little POM juice.  Yum!

I had to work more after dinner.  I am so glad I don’t have a commute because I would be working 12 hour days with it.  It’s already long enough right now.

John and I needed a date night tonight for coffee when I finished.  Both of us working very hard right now.  I am posting from Starbies.

Skim latte, but not decaf.   Oops.  Will see what happens later.  Lifting move of the week coming up tomorrow!

Question:  Music while you run or no?

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24 thoughts on “Working for the weekend.

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I don’t run, but I love tunes while I’m walking. I compromise on the bike and listen with only my non-street side plug in and the volume lots lower. 🙂

    And yes, you may say that your shoulders look fantastic because they do! Now, I’m off to read this Shape article!
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Fitness Myths- Explored =-.

  2. Desert Agave

    Like you, I never listen to music while on the bike. I love music while running though. I only go without it if I’m doing a race.

    And, yeah, your shoulders look great!
    .-= Desert Agave´s last blog ..Visit’s End =-.

  3. Shelley B

    I finally started running with music when I’m by myself, but I prefer to run with someone w/o tunes.

    I can see the crystallized ginger melted in your waffle – man, does that look good!

    I am feeling the same way about my shoulders – I keep sneaking looks at them when I’m in the gym. Pure awesomeness, right?!?
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Lets Talk About Sports Bras =-.

  4. Leah

    Definitely yes on the music while running or walking. A good beat can really get me moving. I actually use a workout mix so that I get a good tempo to start my engine for a good walk, then I go from there. I also have a list of music I listen to when jogging, but it’s too slow for me if I’m just walking.
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..A Good Balance =-.

  5. Andra

    I can’t exercise without my iPod, but I tend to choose podcasts over music these days…Fat2Fit radio, The Dis Unplugged and my new favorite, Food Network Humor. Makes the workout go by so fast with interesting stuff to listen to.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Fun in the Water =-.

  6. debby

    No music while I run or walk. Mostly have the doggies with me. If I don’t, I’m thinking, or praying, or memorizing scripture.

    Oh man. I would meet you in Montreal except that its ummm 44 hours away. That would have been so fun LOL! Have a great time!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..This ‘n That =-.

  7. Pubsgal

    Oooo, hope you have a great time in Montreal! I’ve heard that it’s a wonderful place. (But you really need to come to California and visit Debby and me. Just sayin’.)

    And yes, your shoulders *are* awesome! (And so is your hard work to get them that way-you rock!)

    I rarely listen to music when I run outdoors, since most triathlons prohibit it, but every now & then I do. (Especially when I’m needing help getting myself out there.) At the gym, though, I usually just go with whatever is playing in the background.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update- 8-4-10 =-.

  8. Amy

    When I run on my own I almost always have music – it helps me to go faster and keeps me motivated to keep going! Have a great time in Montreal – we went there once and I really liked it.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..The Second Marshmallow =-.

  9. Fran

    I’m already looking forward to your stories from Montreal.

    I can’t run without music, if my Ipod “dies” of an empty battery during a run I get so grumpy I quit immediately 🙂 So always check if there’s enough power in it for my run.

  10. Jody - Fit at 52

    My thoughts on that very cute pic with Pixie.. she is saying how much she loves you.. that was my very first thought when I saw the pic!

    Dang, I wish I looked as good as you when I first wake up! Good thing not many are in the gym when I am there!

    Me, music to my workouts in the gymn always. Outside runs, never. I need to hear & know what is happening around me.. this is southern CA! Got to be careful!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Beautiful &amp Sexy Shoulders =-.

  11. Aimee

    Pixie is too cute! I love listening to music when I’m walking or running in the gym. When I’m outside I tend to enjoy the quiet.

    I hope you and John have a wonderful trip!

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