Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Labor day weekend for most 24 year olds consist of drinking copious amounts of beer, staying out late partying and eating lots of food. The only part of that I adhered to was eating a ton of food. This was my weekend:

Friday, September 3rd

Phil and I both got out of work early so we decided to go for a swim to kick off the holiday weekend.

last weekend the pool at our place is open :(

After our swim we went out to dinner and then called it a night because we both had to get up and ride in the morning.

Yes, you read that correctly. We were IN BED at 10:35 on a Friday night of a holiday weekend.

Saturday, September 4

I was up and out of the house by 7 am to drive to Nokesville, VA for my first Team Z group ride. I was excited to meet other Z'ers and have some company for a long ride. I chose the 40 mile option. It was beautiful! Nice rolling hills (some steeper than others...) and amazing scenery. I met several people, but rode the whole 40 miles with Nikki. It was nice to have someone to chat with during the whole ride. Nikki owns a bike rental and touring company in DC called bike and roll. She was able to give me to pointers on my pedal stroke and cycling in general. It was awesome. This is Nikki and I after our 40 mile ride!

After the ride I attended a clinic put on by Team Z that discussed the 5 muscle groups that are weakest in triathletes. We even did "tests" to see how strong we were in those areas...I failed every single one. I have a ton of strength training to do! And here I was thinking I was pretty strong... womp womp.

Saturday night consisted of grilling some burgers, stretching, and relaxing on the couch. Then we decided to go to bed early because both Phil and I wanted to run in the morning.

Yup, 10:23 on a Saturday night. Don't laugh. Ok laugh...its pathetic.

Sunday, September 5

I was at Fletcher's boathouse at 8am ready for a nice long run. The weather was amazing and the trail is shaded which equals an enjoyable run! I met up with some Z'ers for the run and wound up running the whole 10 miles with Amanda. We ran at the same pace and had alot in common so it was nice to have someone to talk to. I am meeting alot of friends!

sporting my favorite running hat!

After my run, Phil and I went out to brunch with a few friends. Then we came home and took a nap by the pool. Then we woke up and went out to dinner (Are you seeing the theme here? Sleep. Eat. Workout. Eat.)

Jared and Karl enjoying sushi and bento boxes!

After dinner, I was determined to stay up until midnight to make myself feel like less of a loser...I was even going to take a picture of it as proof! Except...I fell asleep before 11 and did not take a picture. :(

Monday, September 6

I slept in today. Until 10:30. 12 hours of sleep. AMAZING. Phil on the other hand got up and rode 60 miles. What an over achiever! The remainder of the day consisted of taking Brizzy to the dog park and then all three of us falling asleep on the couch for a while.

You cant tell in this picture, but Brizzy is laying on Phils stomach. It makes my heart melt when I see my two loves snuggling :)

All in all it was a good weekend! I had a great time meeting some other Team Z'ers, spending time with the boyfriend and getting some miles in on my bike and legs...even if it meant that I was asleep before 11pm every night of a holiday weekend. Speaking of which, time for bed- swim practice in the morning! :)

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