Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend at Home

With the next month or so being extremely busy for Todd & I, we took advantage of a weekend at home to watch lots of Olympics, lay on the couch, and be somewhat "lazy."  I say that lightly because while I did spend some time on the couch, I also ran 23 miles and taught an hour of Spin/TRX over the course of 2 days.  Yeah, I guess my version of being lazy is slightly different than most people.

After a great long run early Saturday morning, Todd & I headed to the Worthington Farmer's Market for the first time this summer.  We started off buying some veggies and hummus for our lunches this week and quickly headed to Blue Frost Cupcake so I could get a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth.  I think I deserved it after running 19 miles.  If you haven't been to Blue Frost, I think it's the best cupcake place around....and even better than the famous Sprinkles.  We continued to walk around the 70 or so vendors and picked up a few things here and there.

Mini Buckeye Cupcake

 A view of some of the booths set up

I love this booth, Heavenly Dips...they sell a bunch of different dip mixes and we picked up a few including Birthday Cake

Gorgeous flowers

What we came home with: flowers, veggies, hummus, cheddar cheese curds, sun-dried tomato cheese, dip mixes, and a shot of icing

The rest of Saturday was spent watching the Olympics, napping, and reading this entire book.  It's due to the library today so I had to finish it.

After leftovers for dinner, we dove into this Oreo Pudding Poke Cake I made on Friday after work.  It was so delicious that Todd had 2 servings, which he never does.  This immediately put us to sleep (or maybe the hour long pre-Olympic documentary that Tom Brokaw narrated did) because we were asleep on the couch by 9:00 PM.

Cake with some vanilla ice cream

We got up on Sunday morning and drove over to Sharon Woods Metro Park for an easy 4 mile loop run.  I love this loop because it's a paved path with 2 large hills and lots of shade.  I'm really trying to get more hills in my training to be prepared for some of the hills in the Akron Marathon.

Post-run feeling good even after my long run the day before

We got home and I immediately started watching the Men's Olympic Marathon that had been recording since 6:00 AM.  It was disappointing to see both Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdiraham drop out but what a great comeback for Meb Keflizighi to finish 4th. 

Running to the finish with the American flag in hand (NBC sports)

My Sunday afternoon to-do list was filled with chores around the house like laundry, dusting, cleaning the bathrooms, and grocery shopping.  Not much fun but things that needed to get done.  I headed to PAI Yoga & Fitness late afternoon to teach my hour class of Spinning and TRX.  I seriously love teaching this class and think it's an awesome combo of cardio & strength.

My view while teaching (with people on the bikes of course)


We spent the evening enjoying the weather on our patio eating pizza as Sunday is our designated "pizza night."  The weekend came to a close while watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics.  I'm sad it's over and can't believe we have to wait another 4 years for it to come around again.  I told Todd if they're ever in the U.S. again, we have to go.  I mean, I'd be content just watching the Olympic marathon and not even having to buy a ticket!

I love our huge hydrangea bushes that make our patio a bit more secluded

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