Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Recap

I woke up early Saturday morning to head to the gym to get in my long cardio session since I knew I shouldn't run 20 mi if my shin/tibia was acting up. Like I mentioned a few days ago, I was hoping to do enough cardio to simulate how long it would take me to run 20 mi, which is exactly what I did. I did 30 min on the elliptical followed by two 45 minute spinning classes back-to-back and ended with another 30 min on the elliptical. My leg felt great during these 2.5 hours which was reassuring. I will tell you though, spinning for 90 min straight is hard work! I don't think I've ever sweat that much in my life. I was dripping from head to toe. I also realized how much I love running. I was getting very bored the last 30 min on the elliptical and wished more than anything I was outside, in the pouring rain, running 20 mi.

Last night, Todd & I had planned an evening at the Funny Bone Comedy Club with 15 of our friends. We went to an early dinner at Bar Louie before going to see Jim Breuer, who is known for being Goat Boy on SNL as well as starring in Half-Baked. The show was pretty funny although not as hilarious as I expected. Still, I was laughing a majority of the time so I'd say it was a success.

Todd & I at Bar Louie

Jim Breur & I after the show

Hanging out with Megs & Dave (with Nick in the background)

After the show, it was still pretty early so a few of us headed to Adobe Gilas for some drinks. We had a good time hanging out but an even better time laughing at a group of middle-aged, overweight, drunk women, wearing workout clothes, dancing on stage. Let me tell you, nothing is more hilarious that that.

Our entertainment for the night

Today looks to be a lazy day. I already taught my core class & spinning class and plan on spending the majority of the day watching college basketball, the Biggest Loser episode from the other night, and doing laundry.

My favorite time of the year starts today too with the selection show tonight for the NCAA college basketball tournament! I absolutely love March Madness and considering my favorite team, Kentucky, is #2 in the nation, I have a feeling this could be a good tournament year for UK fans. If they make it to the Final Four, my parents already have plans to head over to Indianapolis to watch them (hopefully) win a national championship. My parents, brother, and I actually went to the Final Four in 1997 when UK lost in OT to Arizona in the championship game in what was also Rick Pitino's last game at UK. It was heartbreaking. Let's hope for a different outcome this year.


Anonymous said...

i've been too scared to try classes though because i know that spinning totally is hard!i probably would be sweating buckets too. great job stimulating what a 20 miler should be. i know it must be tough having to give that run up today but props for being smart with your body :)

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