Unplugged

Hello friends!

Sorry I have been MIA from the blog world for a few days, we took a bit of a vacation and had no phone service (another task on my 101 completed).  I did take my laptop with me, but I was totally not in the mood to blog or be connected to the outside world, ha.  But I do have tons to share with you all today.  We drove up to Snowshoe, WV Friday morning

and arrived there at around 3:30 pm.  But not before I realized that I had forgotten my running shoes and I had planned on running 5 miles the following morning.  My awesome hubby got off at a random exit, which just so happened to have a Famous Footwear, woot!  I went inside and bought a new pair of my current Asics running shoe (in purple 🙂 ).  Upon arrival Erik and I unloaded our car and headed up to the mountain to see if we could find Sunny and Diana.  It was windy and cold, but we walked around exploring for a bit before heading back to our “house”.

I was too busy working on my new project to take pictures of the house, or the food we ate, but really there was nothing much going on on the house or food front.  We had an amazing Korean meal on Saturday night, where we grilled Korean Bacon on an indoor grill, oh man it was soooo good.  Sunny and Diana did take some videos of our meal that night, so as soon as they send them out I will put them up here.

I woke up Saturday morning, and got ready to tackle my 5 mile run…. We went all the way up the mountain and into the information center to ask where the fitness center was and they told me they didn’t have one?! Excuse me, you don’t have a room in one of the lodges that has a treadmill and some weights?  WORTHLESS, no wonder all of you people are fat.  Sorry that was mean, but I was and still am very bitter about it.  There was nothing I could do, #1- it was too icy for me to run outside, and I was not prepared, and #2- there are no sidewalks up there.  There was no way I was going to run on icy curvy roads, no thanks, I like being alive.   So my entire day was spent sitting at the Starbucks in front of the fire reading my book.  At first I was not a big fan of this, but my book sucked me in and before I knew it, we were headed back down the mountain for food and a wicked awesome game of Catch Phrase.  I love everything about Catch Phrase, and because of my years and years of practice in college I am pretty good at it.  But I warn you, I do get a little sweaty, right Alaina? (we played the game at her Bachelorette party, it was intense).

Sunday morning was the same story, we headed up the mountain, after a delicious breakfast courtesy of Sunny, and I sat and read, while everyone else went snowboarding.

Aren’t they cute 🙂

I am happy to report that I did indeed finish my book, perhaps this year I will actually achieve my 12 books in 2012 goal.

Sunday night’s dinner was my lasagna creation, photo courtesy of Lauren

I made two huge pans of lasagna, and we managed to finish one of them between the six of us!  The other pan we took home and had it last night with my momma, sister and cousin.

Yesterday we drove home, unpacked, and headed over to my mom’s house to pick Ella up and have dinner with them.. but not before we discovered ANTS in our kitchen, and that our washing machine was leaking when we started a new load of laundry.  Welcome back from vacation, I guess… Needless to say I was not a happy camper this morning, when I had to spend my entire morning cleaning the kitchen and moving everything out of it.  I set up some ant traps, so hopefully that will remove our ant problem soon.

I plan on going to the gym after work today to run my 5 miles and do day 26 workout.  I will have to push my training back a bit, or take out some of my rest days in order to catch back up with my original schedule.

Other than my workout set back this weekend was amazing, and I am so glad to have gone with everyone 🙂

How was your weekend?

4 thoughts on “Unplugged

  1. Alyse says:

    Take a technology and internet break can be so refreshing 🙂 I’ve been trying to do that more often myself, and it’s astonishing just how addictive it is, and how frustrating it can be to be disconnected from the world!

    Sounds like a lovely weekend – though bummer about the fitness center. The universe clearly wanted you to just relax!

    • myrunningthoughts says:

      I guess it was the universe’s way of telling me to relax and finally read my book 🙂 Although it felt good to get back in the gym yesterday!

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