You're about to embark on a post not related to training whatsoever, other than the fact that I mentioned that I ran. Don't worry, I have every intention of telling you about my CEP compression socks that I bought and a training plan I was looking into last night.
So...here is the training part. I ran 30 miles this past week. Thanks to all of you who commented or talked to me in person about my poofy foofy run on saturday, because I should in all actuality be proud of myself for having run 30 entire miles in one week! This saturday we drop down in mileage again and will only run 12. Isn't that funny to hear/say? I only have to run 12 this weekend. Pffft.
After my 16 miler, I made the worst decision possible and drove directly to my parent's house in upstate NY. This was a terrible decision because I just ran in the rain, for 2 and a half hours, and did not stretch properly OR shower before sitting in a sitting position for 3 hours on the road. Owwwww. My butt hurt so much the next day! Regardless, it was a quick but happy trip home. Me loves me family! I wish I had had a little more time, but I already gave go mom go the heads up that training is taking precedence this year. She understands, mostly because the living room is being done and there was ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE to sit except for in the kitchen or laying in my parents bed. Just imagine 3 adult children and 2 adult parents laying in a communal bed together. I mean...it happens, whatever. How else were we going to watch a movie that I couldn't stay awake for?
Before we had a party in the USA, my mom made a spinach lasagna and treated us to NY wine from a winery in her hometown! Here is an aeriel view of the meal. My mom suggests using precooked lasagna for nights when you want to throw together a semi-quick meal although it does take about an hour to cook.
Ok, and here it is in another angle.
And lastly, here it is on my plate! Thank goodness I had leftovers for today and tomorrow's lunch!
Here is my brother enjoying his lasagna. He still looks like Jeremiah Johnson.
And finally, here is the FAMOUS go mom go, daddy-o, and brother indulging in deliciousness (my sister was at a concert)!
Lastly, here is a picture of me rocking my Chilly Half Marathon superstar shirt.
The next morning, we woke up early to head to Church for Easter service. Sadly, the eggs we had made for cracking (you know when you color hardboil eggs and you hit them together to see who's cracks first? Apparently its called Egg tapping and its a real thing. Read about it on Wikipedia here! Its kind of like when you leave your shoe out on St. Patrick's day and the leprechaun puts peanut butter in it. Apparently my family is the only one with these traditions???) were left out all night thanks to, ahem, Daddy-o. So instead, my brother and I threw them into trees and our garage to make them burst.
As for my easter basket....I GOT AN ELECTRIC ToOTHbrush from the EASTER BUNNY! Yes, he still visits me at the age of 27. I will never stop believing in him and Santa.
This is a picture of me on the way to church, showing you my pretty teeth. Fitflosser probably loves me for getting an electric toothbrush. My dental hygienist is always yelling, YES, yelling at me to get one.
Oh look, here is a shot of my sister and I. She's sitting on the computer and I'm kissing the chocolate easter bunny I gave her. She didn't love it. She will also probably really love that I put up this picture. You can see a close-up of THE courtney sister of all-time in my I love Courtney post.
What a wonderful time with my family. I misses them, and it was good to see my grandparents on Easter day as well. I didn't get a picture of the entire family because I forgot my camera existed between taking pictures of my teeth and my sister on the computer.
A highlight of the day was when a spider fell on my grandma's neck in the middle of dinner. No offense grandma, but I'm glad it wasn't me.
Happy Easter yesterday, nerds! Anyone else have super awesome holiday plans this weekend?