Three-day Weekend

Yeah for 3-day weekends!!

That third days make such a difference in how much I can get accomplished! πŸ™‚

My weekend has been busy but good nonetheless.

Saturday morning Craig and I both got up bright and early to a bone-chilling -12*F! Those temperatures sting!

(I apologize for the incredibly bad/blurry pictures in this post.)


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I cooerced Craig to come with me to Great Harvest.


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It may seem odd to be going to Great Harvest at that time of the day, but we wanted a free loaf of bread!

I got an e-mail saying that Great Harvest was giving away a loaf of bread in honor of Martin Luther King Day!

All we had to do was complete a MLK quiz.

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Craig is the history buff, so he filled out most of it. πŸ˜‰


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Our free loaf of Unity Bread!


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Then it was time to go for a my Saturday long run.

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Don’t worry, it had warmed up to a balmy -8*F by that time.

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Boy oh boy was it cold!! I only ran 5 miles, but even after 3 miles my legs started to hurt and go numb.

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Craig met me a few times along my route to check in on me because it was still very dark, and I was running a different parts of Anchorage. It was cute.

This is a picture looking into downtown. (Yes, it is a small downtown.)

I eventually came up that hill.

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Here I come! Surprisingly my hands actually get warm enough that I have to take my mittens off, but they can only stand a few seconds of being out in the fridgid cold temps before I have to put the mittens back on.

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My final destination: the coffee shop to meet Craig and warm up!

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Post-run recovery food: decaf coffee, water, and toast with almond butter and raspberry jam.

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The rest of Saturday was busy with running errands, cleaning, and checking things off my to-do list.

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On Sunday morning I went for a one mile run and then headed to yoga at Anchorage yoga for a warm flow class. I liked the intensity: challenging but nothing over the top.


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For breakfast, I had this packet of instant oatmeal from Bakery on Main. It was good. . . .I added banana slices and walnuts to it.


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I was impressed with the ingredients.

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I also liked the nutrition stats.

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After showering and getting ready, it was off to church, and then I met up with a friend at Kaladi Bros.


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Sunday night was nice and low-key because I didn’t have to work the next morning! πŸ™‚

So what does one do when it is below zero out. . . . .?


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Why go and get frozen yogurt of course?

That’s my “why am I doing this” look.

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Even though I already had ice cream earlier in the day, I told myself that this was “yogurt” and not ice cream. πŸ˜‰

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While at Yogurt Lounge, we played Bananagrams! Craig won again, but I only had two letters left; I was proud of myself.

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I don’t think I ever warmed-up, but it was still fun.

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After we got back from Yogurt Lounge, we watched the movie Friends with Benefits. It definitely had its moments of vulgarity, but we still thought it was cute.


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This morning (Monday), I got up and made my way to The Dome to do a speed workout.


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I completed the following workout:

1.5 mile warm-up

2 x 800 meters

4 x 400 meters

1.5 mile cool-down

Total: 5 miles

It was a really good workout. I felt good, but sometimes I have to tendency to push myself too hard, so I hope I don’t feel too sluggish the rest of the week.


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After my workout, came my favorite breakfast of a Banana Protein Smoothie and a bagel with peanut butter. πŸ™‚ Seriously, what is it about a bagel that makes is so much better than regular bread?

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Then it was off to my Rolfing appointment. I’ll be honest, Rolfing hurts, but I definitely notice a difference after she is done. My muscles/joints move better and more fluidly. I’m hoping it will help me with my running.


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After that, my day flew by and now it is time to go to bed. 😦 I am always sad to see the weekend go, but I am thankful I got everything done I wanted to! πŸ™‚

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8 responses to “Three-day Weekend

  1. Sounds like a great weekend yes I had Monday off too but ended up working for 5.5 hours so not really, but worked from home. Now it’s cold here about 1* today. I pick up S & V tomorrow they will be cold because it’s going to be below 0 tomorrow. I will bring them their coats.

    I agree on the 3 day weekends with you love them.

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