How was everyone’s weekend?! Mine was pretty good, although I left the weekend with a bit of a cold. Or maybe it’s the training? Hopefully there’s a quick fix – like eat more! I’m linking up with Tara for the Weekend Update, Katie for Marvelous in my Mondays, and Erin for Weekend Snapshots.
First off – I completed all of my training plan for this past week — FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!! (or at least this year, and I think last year!)
The weekend started on Friday – great weather, although my car didn’t seem to think so. The A/C hadn’t been working great, but seemed to work as we packed the car up to head up to Madison for some riding on Saturday. And literally as I’m getting on the highway, we realize there’s steam coming out of the engine. Veer off to the side ramp exit, and we head to the mechanic.
Turns out that the issue is only with the A/C, as in we can drive up to Madison without the A/C on. Even though it’s 70 degrees out. Overly warm car + Lauren ==> stressed out. It was still almost 70 degrees at 9 PM when we arrived in Madison:
We make it to Madison, fill our bellies at Chipotle, and then go to the hotel to check in. Except then we realize no one made the hotel reservation! Thank goodness there was space. I really needed that glass of wine after that.
Thankfully the Vision Quest Madison Ride on Saturday was not as accident-riddled! It was pretty smooth. I felt stronger out there than last year (could be since I just rode one loop instead of two like the end of last summer), and the weather was decent. I could have used a pair of arm warmers– but only for the first part of the ride.
After the ride, Bernie & I went out for our run. She’s super nice and from my Wellfit training crew. Others from Wellfit there that day: Ovetta & Jordan. And a shout-out to Madison local Sonia who I met on Saturday too! So many IMOO training buddies!
Jordan & I at the second rest stop!
The rest of Saturday was spent driving home from Wisconsin (warm car), and then chilling. Thai Food & Netflix? Sounded good to me.
Sunday was busy though: I had some chili going in the crockpot at the same time I was out for my long run & the car was getting checked out by the mechanic. It was a rainy/windy day, but at least I’m multi-tasking! I finished up with some hardcore recovery at Edge. By the time I got home from my day out, it was 6 hours later and sadly the car was not fixed. I thought I was just pissy from the mechanic and the weather, but I think I might have come down with a cold given that warming up and chilling out did not fix my throat and temperament.
So it’s throat lozenges, zicam, and some tea throughout today! Probably a rest day (off of swimming) but we’ll see later on how I’m feeling.
What was great about your weekend?