Our weekend was pretty fantastic, in spite of the heat. It was actually on average about 5-9 degrees cooler that the past few weeks so we got to walk the dogs without feeling like heat exhaustion was imminent. Saturday morning, I took Ell to a birthday party and after nap, we went to our friend’s pool for a while, which was pretty fun and exhausting. There was a group of 20-somethings in the shallow end getting totally blitzed so we hung out in the deep end. I kind of wished I had floaties like the kids! Though the constant treading was a good workout. That evening I made spaghetti and we watched Rescuer Down Under, which I didn’t remember until about ten minutes in. It did come out when I was, oh, 11. Sunday morning I ran six miles, which felt awful at first but then, around mile four, my body remembered that it has been trained for longer distances and kicked into gear. Thank God. I have to squeeze in a seven miler – somehow – next Sunday and then the weekend after that, I am slated for nine. I have skipped the eight before, though this time, I am nowhere near prepared. Fun! I was ravenous after that run; it was ridiculous. I wanted to shove just bout any food down my pie hole. But I reigned it in and didn’t really splurge. I even bought frozen yogurt when I randomly had an ice cream craving at eight PM. Surprisingly Ben and Jerry’s Frozen yogurt tastes almost identical to their ice cream, just with about 10 less grams of fat per serving. Score.
The rest of my weekend was comprised of giving Ell a faux hawk and drinking beer; I bought a randomized six pack at World market and made my way through half; you can see photos of everything here.
It’s funny that this week’s theme is “Gone but not forgotten”; I was just thinking in the car about a favorite artist of mine from the 90s who died: Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon. I know the prompt says “artists who have died recently” but everyone’s going to pick Michael Jackson and the dude from the Bee Gees. So I am going back to a time when I was so into music, it ruled my life: the mid to late 90s. First one, Blind Melon as mentioned and second and third: Alice in Chains. I loved Layne Staley. I miss grunge, honestly. They knew how to write songs and be creative; don’t see a lot of that these days. At least, not a lot that really draws me in anyway. Happy Monday!
Blind Melon – No Rain
Alice in Chains – Stay Away
Alice in Chains – Heaven Beside You