Friday after work, I got my cleaning done and ended up opening a bottle of red wine, sitting on our patio, and solving the world's problems with Mr. Noel. A highly enjoyable evening in. I love red wine during Fall. The two just go together. Well a bottle and a strong buzz later, I remember that I have to wake up early and RUN A 5K. Shat.
I'm about to out myself on a seriously nasty habit. My not so secret secret.
Let me start by saying, old habits die hard.
I used to be a full blown smoker, and I'm still in the process of kicking my habit.
Over the past 2 years, I've nearly, nearly, kicked my habit. I've never been a pack a day smoker but a solid 5 packs a week kinda gal. I've gotten myself to a point where I do not smoke. I do not buy cigarettes. I don't ever have a desire to smoke....unless I'm drinking. Some people refer to this as social smoking, but I do smoke when I drink. I'm working towards cutting it out all together, but it's hard for me to completely let go. Anywho, I smoked four cigarettes and drank a bottle of red wine Friday night. I don't understand how I can go without a cigarette for a month, have two glasses of wine, and need a cigarette. It is what it is. I know first hand, smoking and running do not mix.
After running the 5k last weekend some friends of mine asked me to run with them this Saturday. Yap, sign me up! The run benefited Maddie's Footprints which is an organization providing grief support to parents who have had a miscarriage or suffered the loss of an infant under a year of age. You can read more about the amazing work they are doing here.
I signed up ahead of time, and as much as I didn't want to run Saturday, I made myself. I was completely out of sorts. It was hell-a hot, no shade around the route, and I felt that bottle of wine and four cigarettes every. single. step. of. the. way.
My run was slow, and I forgot to turn off my ap but I finished at exactly 33 minutes. I wanted to beat my time from the previous run, but it was not meant to be. I still think it was worth the Chocolate Red Wine, but not the cigarettes.
Fast forward 7:00am Sunday:
Guess who decided they wanted to do the ride this morning. We had to go to my Mom's and steal a bike. Not a big deal, but it made for a busy and another early day. Oh and guess who got to ride with the bike in the back of Kate's SUV holding the too big bike in place, because someone else had to pre-register their last minute selves. Intentionally not naming names. (The bike group met up a half mile from our house so we rode there)
The bike ride was a ton of fun! They gave away some prizes, there was jambalaya, a Police escort (FANCY!), and a bunch of people out bright and early this morning!
Pre-run photo shoot fun with the Kate and the Noels..
I feel like this picture is a more adequate representation of our relationship. There's always something funny happening, oh and maybe just maybe if I loud cap him this way, he'll stop making me do the last minute non committal rush! Oh but probably not, I just asked him if he wanted to go see Taken 2 with me tonight, oh lemme see who is playing (football), what time is dinner going to be ready, I may be really full, let's just wait and see....
Another great weekend in the books! This weekend's diet cheating was no where near the level that last week was. I did eat three halves of a cookie and crackers on Saturday night. What was supposed to be no carb day, but it happens I ain't perfect!
Talk at ya'll tomorrow! I've got Skinny Ribs in the crock pot and a date with Gossip Girl, I just discovered this show on Netfilx. Marathon Time!
Hope you're having a great Sunday! What have you been up to this weekend??