This weekend went SO quickly! Here’s the lowdown on all the happenings over in TresLaLa Land:
I did an hour of shopping at the Ann Taylor Factory Store (everything was 40% off!). I ended up with a seersucker blazer, 2 short faux-wrap dresses (1 navy & cream stripe and 1 navy & pink design), 1 long black & white stripe maxi dress, plus 3 dresses that I got for a friend’s wedding in Seattle this weekend and a pair of shoes to go with one of those dresses. But, I’ve since decided to wear my standby wedding attending dress… It fits well, matches a wrap that I have (Seattle’s going to be COLD!), and best of all, it’s free! So, returning 2 of the 3 dresses that I got for the wedding, and keeping one for my friend’s baby shower in May.
Then I headed off to Safire Bistro in Camarillo, CA for dinner. I had a Living Social deal for $60 off dinner. Woot! The table of 6 ladies (yay for Girls’ Night Out!) shared an appetizer of sautéed mushrooms with Parmesan and fried olives (holy yum!). I then had a field greens salad with goat cheese added and a sausage wood-fired pizza. The salad was good (of course), but the pizza was a bit runny. The piece de resistance, however, was the shared bananas foster for dessert. 2 bites and I was feeling really good.
I bailed on my personal trainer, and went to the grocery store, then home to clean, before we were having 3 friends over to carbo-load for our 10K the next morning. Yes. I know. No need to carbo-load for a race that short. But OH, was it good! I got some fresh herb & cheese tortellini as well as some linguine, and mixed up 2 different kinds of sauces – a red sauce and a pesto-alfredo sauce. Served with salad and my Mom’s famous garlic bread, of course. None of this (besides the salad, I suppose) is healthy. But oooh, so good.
Mom’s Famous Garlic Bread
1 loaf French bread, cut in 1″ wide slices — this works best with thick loaves, not the really thin ones
1/2 c Butter (1 stick)
2 tsp Parsley flakes (1 tsp if dried)
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Dill weed
Melt the butter & mix in the spices. Place the loaf on a “bed” of aluminum foil. Brush the mixture on each slice using a pastry brush; brush some on the top. Wrap the bread in the foil & bake for 15 minutes at 400*. Voila!
After dinner, we watched The Adventures of TinTin. Eh, not my favorite. I fell asleep a few times…
Up bright and early for the Great Race of Agoura Old Agoura 10K. I’ve done this race 5 times. Well, I’ve done the 10K 3 times, and one of the 2 (two!) half-marathons twice. I’ve since decided that 10K is really the furthest that my body will allow me to go. So that’s what I stick with now.
We parked at a local school, and walked to the starting line, which is in the middle of a subdivision. There were 2 heats for the 10K – we stayed in the 2nd heat because I wasn’t going to average sub-9 minute miles! The run was fantastic. Great volunteers with about 3 water stops. Cheering sections. Cops everywhere. Really well run. I really wanted one of the volunteer’s T-shirts: They were bright neon yellow and said “Run Great Race Great”. How fantastic is that?!?
Overall, I think I did fairly well for not really training. I’ve been doing a lot of Pilates and working out with my trainer, but not so much cardio. My chip time was 1:16:18.7 (works out to a 12.25 minute mile — considering the hills, that’s actually pretty good for me). I beat the hubby by 7 seconds.
The best cheer that I’d heard from a Volunteer?
Charlie Sheen would be SO proud of you… because you’re Winning!
Love! I definitely cheered after that one!
The after-party was fantastic. SO.Much.Food! The race is sponsored by Dole, so they had juices, orange cups, and bananas, but there were a bunch of other places out there too! Whole Foods did either pancakes or crepes made to order, Pizza Salad was serving up organic cheese pizza, Bruegger’s Bagels had… bagels, and Great Harvest was slicing up some great bread. Not to mention the probiotic yogurt drink and the Energy drink that I’ve forgotten the name of (but definitely stocked up on). Got my picture taken with the Lorax, and if I’d been a kid I would have LOVED the bouncy houses. There were like 5 of them — super fancy ones too!
All-in-all, this was a fantastic race. Didn’t help my cause that I’ve been sore all weekend (mostly in my core, which is super weird). Pictures will be posted on Thursday, so I’ll show you how awesome I look when running. (And my Lorax picture!)
Saturday evening Matt & I went out for Indian food, then went home and watched Water for Elephants. Really liked the movie, but the scene with the elephant and August was really hard. I started crying!
Up fairly early, super sore, and made breakfast – scrambled eggs (3 eggs, 3 egg whites) with spinach, tomatoes, and black olives. Read the paper, then headed off to pick up some friends to go to Ikea. They were buying some cabinets to make a bar, and I needed a few things. Unfortunately, the 2 things I really “needed” were both out. Booo.
Then at 5:30 they came over again, we had some appetizers, then headed off to see The Hunger Games. It was SO good. Really good. They did a really good job with it. But now I’m peeved that I need to wait >500 days for the 2nd one to come out. Don’t they realize that I’m obsessed?
Phew. Jam-packed weekend. And now I’m ready to tackle the week! And it’s a short one — we’re headed to Seattle for a wedding on Friday morning!