Before we get started, I wanted to show you what one looks like after hot yoga…
I know, I know…hot right? Hot as in temperature hot. I got home from Columbia around 1:30 today and decided since my hubby was going golfing, I was going to hot yoga. I am so glad I did. It was just what I needed to wind down a great weekend. (By the way, if you want your hair to look this good, don’t brush it for about 24 hours…works wonders.)
So I mentioned that I went to Columbia…well before that, I played in a bocce ball tournament yesterday at the Aiken Mini Bluegrass Festival. I had definitely never played bocce ball before yesterday. So yeah, we were totally in it to win it. I played as a member of our Young Professionals group–and money from the tournament went to a good cause (United Way), so I didn’t mind getting roped into this.
After I wrapped up at the Bluegrass Festival, my cousin, aunt, and I headed to Columbia for a quick little girls’ trip. Our aunt had been dying to escape the reality of motherhood and really needed a break from the pre-teen and toddler woes. Megan went to school in Columbia so she wanted to take us to her favorite sushi place. Oh and did I mention Megan worked as an intern at a hotel while she was in school? Hellloooo free hotel room. I holla atcha.
We hitched a ride with the hotel’s free (cha-ching!) shuttle and headed to Sakitumi. I wasn’t very crazy about their sushi…probably because I’m used to eating flash-fried rolls. However, we did order some saki. I’m not sure how you are used to drinking saki, but this is the biggest thing of saki I’ve ever seen…
That’s a carafe full of saki. Wow. After dinner, we headed to Tin Roof and ran into some friends from home. I wasn’t even gone from home for a full 24 hours but it was a great little getaway. One night is about all I need…I do tend to miss the hubby (I’m a total sap).
Okay, now it’s time to break the bad news to everyone…I have a half-marathon to run in 6 weeks! Have I started training? Ahhhh, nope. Am I starting to get nervous? Ahhhh, yep. Can I still get my butt in gear and make it happen? I think so. For some people, 6 weeks may be plenty of time. But it isn’t for me. Between work, home life, family, and teaching spin, I typically only have time for 2 runs a week (when I actually stick with it), one of those being a long run. So it’s time for me to get down to business. I have just kept telling myself “it’s okay, you ran two of these before…you can do it again.” I also trained for the first 2. Duh. I was really hoping the race I was supposed to run last week was going to give me my kick-start into training mode. But we all saw how that turned out. In any event, it’s time to get to work. Have you ever had to train for a race in a short amount of time? Help me tell myself I can do this.
Now…I’ve had my hot yoga, dose of Wal-Mart, and a plate of Matt-made nachos. Time for Boardwalk Empire…annnnd guess what else is back? Eastbound & Down!! Night made.