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Failure

My alcohol induced weekend was a lot of fun.  Except it kept me from my post yesterday.  Which means I am a NaBloPoMo failure.  Oh well.  I will continue to do my best the rest of the month and see what happens.  Anyone want a recap of my crazy weekend?  I do…ha ha!

Started out on Friday with a LONG day at work.  I guess no one got the memo that we should secure early on Fridays.  I didn’t get out of there until almost 6.  A friend was in town for the weekend, so once I get home and showered, I met up with four friends and we went downtown Carlsbad for the night.  LOTS of beer later, I stumbled into my apartment and proceeded to fall fast asleep.  But for some reason I watched Fridays episode of Days of Our Lives first.  I totally love that show and am addicted.  Any one else?  It is getting REALLY good now too.  Okay, tangent over.

Saturday, I slept in and then decided to go shopping.  Seriously, I was looking for something specific which means I bought NOTHING.  I believe it is a scientific fact that when you aren’t looking for anything, you find EVERYTHING to buy and when you want something specific, you find nothing.  Then I watched “The Proposal”.  That is one funny movie!  I really enjoyed it and recommend it.  Then, met up with some of the same friends from Friday night and we made our way to San Diego for the night.

Have you ever been the only girl out with three guys?  Hysterical.  Tons more beer was consumed and we played the LBD game.  Haven’t heard of it before?  Well, that is probably because I came up with it on the way to San Diego.  Basically, we counted the number of girls wearing “little black dresses” that we saw throughout the night.  I think the final count on the way out-of-town was 94.  Watching the guys scream “74!” while point to a girl across the street was a blast.  I took a “nap” on my friends couch and finally drove to my apartment around 5 this morning.  Needless to say, I slept in again today.

After some cleaning and some more movie watching (“The Ugly Truth” was really cute) I decided it was time to purge all of the weekends festivities from my system with a run.  I had a six-mile run on my training plan scheduled for today and that is what I did.  Just and out and back and I felt really good.  I was slower than my long run last week, but I ran the whole time and felt good.  My knee is pretty sore and I have already iced it once.  Will probably do that again later tonight.

Now I am off to meet up with friends for pizza and some Rock Band.  Yes.  And no beer.  At all.  Are you bored with my weekends ramblings?  If you are still reading this, bless your heart.  I would have been bored after Friday.  🙂

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I love the start of a new month.  There is a feeling in the air of newness.  Like you can start all over.  I don’t like to wait until New Years to start fresh.  But I feel like starting something new on the first of a month is special.  But before I get into my plans for the month of November, I HAVE to share about my night last night.
Lion King

Yup, I saw “The Lion King”.  I know many, many people have seen it already, but this was my first time.  This was my second Disney show I had seen, however.  I saw “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway when I was in high school.  This show was INCREDIBLE!  The costumes alone were enough to see.  I must admit that going to see professionals “dress up” on Halloween is much nicer than dressing up yourself!  And we had AWESOME seats…fourth row in the center.  Just amazing.

Menu

I went to show with my friend Drew and we had dinner at The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego prior to the show.  They had a fixed priced meal available suited around “The Lion King” and that is what we both got.  Three courses, plus a glass of wine for $40?  Sign me up!  I had the Warm Green Asparagus Spears Salad with Green Asparagus Coulis, shaved Parmesan Cheese and Lemon Sabayon for my appetizer.  My friend would only allow me to take a photo of the menu and not my food…he said I was embarrassing him…ha ha!  For the main course, I had the Prime Beef Tenderloin with Yukon Gold Potato Espuma, Shallot Jam, Port Wine Pearl and Rossini Sauce.  Holy yum!  At this point, I was in foodie heaven.  Seriously.  Finally dessert was an espresso, because I just can’t say no to an espresso at the end of a good meal and my dessert choice.  I chose the  Coconut Parfait with Lime Shortbread, Lemongrass Reduction and Pineapple Sorbet.  All in all, it was a great night.  There is something so fun and special about getting dressed up, having a fabulous and special dinner and seeing an amazing show.  Not something I do often, but something I quite enjoyed.

Journal

Okay, now onto my love of the first of the month.  I start training for my half marathon tomorrow (stay tuned for my training plan).  So to combine with this, I have decided to make November “Body Awareness Month”.  I weighed myself this morning (something I don’t normally do) and saw a number on the scale I am not a huge fan of.  I fit in all my clothes perfectly, however I would feel better if I could lose a few pounds.  I have realized lately that my body reacts to foods in a certain way.  I feel different after eating different foods.  And I don’t know why.  Mainly because I am not in tune enough with my body to understand these things.  Therefore, I have decided to journal all of my food and exercise for the month of November.  I will include how I feel physically throughout the month as well.  I want to be able to make a connection between the food I eat and the way it makes me feel.  I am going to essentially be more mindful of my body and its cues to me.  Hopefully I am able to learn a little about myself along the process and I feel better by the end of the month.

Egg in a Hole

This morning started off great with a delicious breakfast.  I have always wanted to try out making an Egg in a Hole.  So I used my very cool Halloween spatula and did just that this morning.  It was delicious!  Paired with a small glass of milk and some hot tea (it is freakin’ cold here this morning…Southern CA my butt!) it was a great way to start the day.

Happy November!

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