Monday, May 4, 2015

Fun with the 'Rents

Another amazing weekend in the books! I think it has been almost a week since I checked in. Crazy!!

Mom and dad drove in on Tuesday evening. I went ahead and went to work on Wednesday to let them chill out a bit and "move in" to my place. They had been at my brother's house for 3 1/2 weeks so I was worried they would be travel fatigued, but they are troopers and were ready for a few days in Dallas!

Wednesday night we cooked an awesome Home Chef meal when I got home for work. I don't really remember, but I'm guessing we watched a baseball game. My poor mom. She is not a baseball fan, but I'm pretty sure we watched the Rangers almost every day. Too bad we aren't good. That would help.

Thursday we ran some errands then spent the afternoon at the outlets. I tried not to buy a ton of stuff I didn't need. I did buy 4 pairs of cute but comfortable shoes from Clark's. I wish I would have taken pictures, they are all adorable. I also got a shirt to wear with a new necklace I bought in Vegas. I'm planning to wear tomorrow so I will try and remember to take a picture!

After shopping we went home and cooked another Home Chef meal. BFF joined us and it was delightful. I think there might have been drinking involved as well. :)

Friday we got up early and went to Canton Trade Days. It is this big kind of flea market/craft show/booth boutique dealio that happens once a month for four days. It is amazing. My favorite purchase was a Mexican pottery vase but I also got some fun shirts. The best says "I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea." After driving back to Dallas and resting a bit, we went to my favorite restaurant HG Sply Co. Love that place.

Saturday I got up early and drove to Coppell to meet Godmother and Godson4 for a 5K. They did great! I was able to run the whole thing. I realized this morning that I hadn't run a full 5K (I had done run/walks but didn't run the whole thing) for two years. It wasn't my best time by any stretch, but I kept a 13:25 mile pace which is better than I have been doing in my two mile runs. My goal would be to finish a 5K with 12 minute miles. It is doable but it will be work. I never got better that 12:30 miles at my best and that was with a walk/run.

After the race, I met up with the parents and went to the Farmers Market. We bought lots of yummy stuff for Sunday dinner. Then we had some grilled cheese and hung out in Bishop Arts.

We rested a bit in the afternoon then met up with BFF for church. My parents aren't Catholic, but I did like that they got to see my beautiful church and meet our deacon who I swear could be my dad's brother. After we went to Meso Maya for some dinner and drinks.

Unfortunately for my mom, I'm pretty sure we watched a baseball game after. :-) Go Rangers.

Sunday was a day of cooking, packing, cleaning and all that stuff. This morning came bright (actually very dark) and early with me off to CrossFit and Mom & Dad off for Florida.

At CrossFit, we did a 400m time trial. Breaking News: I'm still slow. Then we did 3 rounds of 1:00 each: ring rows, wall balls, push presses, kettlebell swings, and rest.

The best news (way to bury the lead, Beth Ann) is that I lost a couple of tenths of a pound during all this. That is amazing! Plus, I have a bunch of great leftovers for the week, so I'm good to go.



The Happy Whisk said...

Sounds like a killer time. Good for you for living and enjoying yourself.

Amy W. said...

You know what moved me from a 12 minute mile to under a 10 minute mile for 5ks? Running longer distances in my practice run. I may not be telling you anything you don't know, but I have a runner friend (he runs oh...10-12 miles a day) who said that if you want to increase your speed, increase your distance. He said the more you can condition your body to manage your built up acid, the better you condition your muscles and lungs for shorter distances. He said don't worry about speed so much, as distance. I think there is some truth to it! You are looking fabulous!

Richard said...

I don't envy your parents, we left Florida 2 weeks ago and it was hot and humid... I had to do my training before 8 AM just so that it was cool enough!

Good for you running a 5 K, and you say that you are not a runner... just be careful if you increase your distance and you time too fast, it's when we hurt ourselves.

FitBy40 said...

I'm doing a couch to 5K program and I really don't know why I haven't done this before! I've always just done my own thing and hoped for the best, but the program really works! I actually skipped to week 2 because this is not my first 5K and it was too easy.
I don't know your parents but I love them. They seem so awesome!
Great week. Keep up the good work!

Lori said...

Sounds like you have a good time. A weight loss no matter the size is just a bonus. Good for you.

Sarah Kopf said...

Time spent with family and friends is NEVER wasted! Love all of this post!

Also- can we be related?!?!?!


Bonnie said...

A weight loss without really trying is a big plus. Once I heal a little bit more, I plan on training for a 5K. I feel for your Mom. Baseball is not my thing - and there are so many freaking games. LOL. I LOVE football though. Makes the summer ending a little easier.