Good evening friends! I hope all of you have had awesome weekends so far. I personally can’t believe how fast this weekend has gone. Today has been one of those days where I am super tired despite sleeping in. Even an afternoon iced coffee didn’t help! It must have been those late nights when my boyfriends roommate from college came to visit or the early morning yesterday to watch my boyfriend’s sister run in the Big Ten 10k. 😉 Oh well, I wouldn’t trade these past few days for more sleep, they were fun!
In terms of working out, I’ve been getting in a lot of cross training since my IT band hurt a bit after Wednesday’s run. Sometimes it feels like I take one step forward and ten back. 😦 I am trying to be positive, though, as it hasn’t hurt since Thursday so I’m excited to try a run again tomorrow!
My boyfriend, his old roommate from college, and I went to the Cubs vs. Padre’s game on Thursday and I love the Cubs, but it was not pretty. We lost 13-3 and the atmosphere became considerably negative after that nine run 6th inning. Despite all of that it was still fun to go to my first Cub’s game this year. At least I knew going into the game Thursday that I would have another chance to see them play Sunday.
We all also get a free T-shirts for being among the first 10,000 guests at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, the shirt is an XL so not quite a good fit for someone short and small like me. Regardless, it’s still a cool souvenir celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field!
After the game, my boyfriend and his old roommate went out for some drinks and “dude” time and I stayed behind to let them catch up and enjoy having the apartment to myself for a little bit. 😉
Thursday was a late night for all of us, especially the guys so I’m not going to lie, we spent the most of the afternoon watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix. I did get in a cross training workout, went to the grocery store, read for a while, and went to another job interview so I wasn’t completely lazy all afternoon. 😛 After the job interview and some dinner we all met friend from our college who also lives in the city for drinks. We didn’t stay out too late though because my boyfriend and I knew were had to get up before six am to go to Soldier Field to watch his sister run the Big Ten 10k.
It was rough to get up before six am on Saturday after a late Thursday night and semi late Friday night, but I am glad we did. It was nice to see my boyfriend’s mom, aunt, cousin, and sister. His sister ran really well and has a bright future ahead of her as a college runner! I couldn’t help but be a little envious of all the runners, but I know I need to be patient because soon enough I will be back to racing too. After the race my boyfriend and I made breakfast and said good bye to his old college roommate who had to drive back him. We were both pretty tired and spent most of the day reading, resting, and watching Netflix. Then had my favorite dinner-homemade black bean burgers (I posted the recipe a few weeks ago if anyone wants it: https://blackbeanqueen.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/all-moved-in-finally-tasty-tuesday-black-bean-burger-edition/). Then, I felt kind of lame on a Saturday night, but I fell asleep before midnight and slept until nearly ten today…It doesn’t happen often, but I still felt like a bum! I think those late nights earlier this week got to me. 😛
Despite getting about ten hours of sleep I’ve been pretty sleepy all day. After sleeping in much later than intended, my boyfriend and I did not have enough time to get a workout in before the Cub’s game. We had to eat breakfast, get ready, and catch a bus to Wrigley Field by noon so we could meet our friend from high school who invited us.
This Cubs vs. Cardinals was closer than Thursday’s Cubs vs. Padres- the Cubs only lost 0-1. It was a fun game because the score was close the entire game and the weather was perfect! Now, we just have a low key evening filled with studying and maybe some Netflix, exciting stuff, right?! 😛 It really has been a sleepy Sunday.
This week I’m hoping to share some more vegetarian recipes with all of you and get some pain free running in. 🙂
I’m also really excited because it’s my second to last week of summer class (almost done!) and I’m going to Lollapalooza with my sister, my boyfriend, a friend from college, and my boyfriend’s sister. 🙂
What are you looking forward to the most this week?