Left to my own Devices

David took a week off work last week and Thursday headed down to Cinci to visit some friends and his sister. I had a party on Saturday to go to and couldn't take off any work so I stayed home. David is the chef around here so when he leaves my nutrition goes down the drain. Thursday night became starch night with Pierogies and Sweet Potato Fries, Friday was a whole box of Mac and Cheese, and thankfully Saturday I had the party and got left over hamburgers to hold me over until hubby got back last night! Our fridge is seriously empty and I am seriously broke so I made do with what I had :)

I think I took taper a bit too seriously last week and didn't leave the house Sunday despite knowing that I should go out and top the week off with 5-7 miles to hit 80% of my max week. Meh I ran 19.5 Saturday and danced for hours Saturday night, that has to count for some miles right?

I did manage to catch up on laundry and most of the dishes as well as hand sew a huge tear in our good sheets. So you can just upgrade me from domestic dunce to domestic diva now ;)

The girls have come out of their shells and are running all around the house. They spent their first day outside the office alone yesterday while I was at work and seemed to have weathered it well. Both adore Monte and will sidle up to him and rub against him any chance they get. He doesn't seem to love it but he doesn't run away either and he is constantly chirping and meowing at them to follow him downstairs. We had tons of fun folding clothes and putting new sheets on the bed. Amenti unfortunately found out about the slow drain on the tub when she went on a romp and ended up drenched. She's recovered nicely though and Ihatetoast has pointed out that we may be able to convert her. Check out Just Keep Swimming, and Encore.

I am going to try and milk this taper. It seems I haven't had a really light week in quite awhile. I am feeling much better prepared for the 50 miler this year and I am hoping that means a quick and painless recovery :) We'll see. I've still got to do 30 or so miles this week and one more hard bodies class before the real light stuff hits next week.

Not too happy about waking up to snow this morning, nor coming home in the dark last night at 6pm. I'm hoping having joined the gym will help with my regular winter blues this year. If not it may be time to purchase one of those gadgets that emits natural light. I love my sunshine! Now I am off to the pool to milk the ridiculous fee I am forking over every month to get my workout on.

It's definitely time to clean out the closet.

They love new places to explore! All three of them got in on the adventure.

10 comments:

DaisyDuc said...

Dang, did I miss swim class this AM?

Awwe, the girls are so cute!

I think the energy you must have spent Saturday, more than entitles you to an easy day Sunday!

Backofpack said...

Where do I get me one of those chef-husbands? I got the runner-husband instead, maybe I'll trade him in for the chef version...

I had an enforced rest the week before last - after SF and being sick and travelling for work. I think it did me a world of good. I'm thinking we need to do that once in a while, so enjoy it!

B Bop said...

I think you live on the wrong side of town if you don't like snow ;-)

Enjoy the taper....

tony said...

backofpack...are you really my wife using an alias??? She wants to trade in her runner husband(me) for a chef, too...ha.

E...so many similarities!
1) I don't cook at all, but love to make and eat that box of mac and cheese, and frozen ravioli.
In case anyone's interested, I also can make tomato soup and grilled cheese, that's it tho!!
2) my cat...Dusty loves to play in / on sheets when making the bed or changing the sheets...fun!!
3) Dusty the cat again...loves playing in bath tub (w/out water) and in the closet!

Got some freebie orange glasses at NYC Marathon expo that brighten the dark & gray day a little! Not as bright as sunlight, but I'll send you a pair if you want?

Cassie said...

what a coincidence! My whole family on my mom's side is from Cincinnati, gotta love Skyline Chili, now that stuff is easy to make!

Irene said...

Enjoy your taper. It sounds like you need it!

IHateToast said...

snow? i love snow. (from a woman in the subtropics).

you're having too much fun with monte's angels.

Sensationally Red said...

Wow...I'm in awe that you hand sew sheets. You are the domestic diva! I wish I had a chef husband, although my husband does well with a few signature dishes. I wish he did it more often is all. Enjoy your taper.
I'm with you on the S.A.D stuff! Where do you get that light beam thing?

Cliff Tam said...

Looks like u got a feline buddy to help you...

RunBubbaRun said...

Dancing and running sounds like a ultra training day for to me..

I think I would just live on Pb&j if my spouse left me for a couple of days...

Snow, not sure I like the sound of that.