Those 10 words sum up my Saturday perfectly.
It was an absolutely stunning day yesterday. When I left the house at 10 am for my 11-mile run it was a gorgeous, sunny 53 degrees. I knew I wanted to make a big loop around town, and I knew it would warm up some, so it was time to break out the ol’ “fanny pack”! (IT’S A FUEL BELT, MICHELE! FUEL. BELT.) There’s nothing really to say about the run other than it was what every long run should be. My legs, lungs, and heart all cooperated to make it a very enjoyable 1:57:59 (I’ll save you from doing the math: That’s a 10:44 pace.) I just started running and ran until I was done. I didn’t walk one step of that 11 miles and even ran fairly even splits. This run did make one thing quite clear though: SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Along with the pollen and the smell of freshly cut onions. It was a very snotty run. I had some very decorative streaks on my black shorts by the end of it.
Afterwards I met my sister (who is still truckin’ right along on her C25K program! Two weeks done!) for a girl’s day out. Neither of us had any money to blow, so we window shopped for a while, decided we were both starving, and went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. Seriously, what better way to refuel than hot wings and cold beer?????
The bar is right across the parking lot from the theater, so we walked across the lot (and a big shout out of THANKS to the waitress that chased me down to give me back my debit card I left on the table!) to watch a movie: Red Riding Hood.
OH. MY. WORD.
Let’s just say if I had known what I was getting myself into, there would have been a lot more beer beforehand. It was horrible! It was one of those movies that sucks so bad that it makes it almost funny. The cheese factor was off the friggin’ charts. (Yes, they actually used the line, “Grandma, what big eyes you have.”) If you haven’t seen it yet, DON’T! Wait till it comes out at Redbox. And only get it then if you have a promo code for a free movie. And NOTHING better to do.
When a bad movie is the worst part of your day, you know it’s been a pretty darn good day.