Happy Monday! Anybody have today off? I have a feeling today is going to be very quiet at work, but I can use that time to start prepping a little bit to get reports ready. July is a quarterly reporting month, after June month-end is complete, and after last week was constantly busy from Tuesday through Friday, I hope I can take advantage of the quiet.
This weekend was low key, but it's what I wanted. After a 4-day weekend out of town, and busy at work, I was looking forward to not having much to do. I needed to recharge after the week, and this picture is a good reflection of my weekend.
I started my weekend by first stopping by the running store I went to on Wednesday to return the Mizuno Enigmas. Things weren't getting better, and I didn't even want to try them on a treadmill run. I should look forward to testing out my new shoes, and these didn't feel good at all. There was no sense in trying to get them to feel better. I always feel bad whenever I have to return shoes, and the sales people apologize. It's not their fault the shoes didn't work out.
Friday evening was spent watching my second favorite movie. Daniel Day Lewis announced he's retiring from acting, and I love the Last of the Mohicans. I've only seen DDL in two other movies, Gangs of New York and Lincoln, but Mohicans is by far my favorite of those 3. Top two overall of all movies I've seen.
I went back to Boulder Saturday morning, to Boulder Running Company. I think I should've gone here before. The other store didn't have any of the shoes I wanted to look at in stock, but BRC did. I tried on the New Balance 860v7's, and the Mizuno Inspires. Both shoes felt really good, but the 860s had a little something that decided they were for me, so I'm staying with the 860s for now. The 6's were great for Bolder Boulder training, and I hope the 7's are good for Vegas training. Since I'd already done my run on Saturday, I'm looking forward to another treadmill run on Tuesday.
Speaking of my run Saturday... it was ugly. My first run after I take a break is always ugly, and I'd taken slightly more than a month off. 1.5 miles was all I could do, but I hope it's out of my system, and that Tuesday's run will be better. They usually are. I need to shed any rust during that first run, so it's usually short (but not sweet).
Sunday was generally a lazy day. I slept until 7!, then finished up my errands. I didn't do strength training since I'd done a good version Saturday afternoon, and I was a little sore Sunday morning. DOMS started settling in during the afternoon, which is always a kinda good feeling. It means I did something, but I still have to deal with the soreness.
I did celebrate a little bit this weekend too. Since I made it to fiscal year end, I also realized I passed my 6-month mark on the 27th. I started my job at CU December 27th. It doesn't feel like 6 months have passed, but as I Friday, we are halfway through 2017.
Coppola makes their sparkling Sofia in bottles and cans, and I love the cans. They're single serving and perfect when I want a little bit, but not a whole bottle. Champagne bottles don't seal like regular wine does.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up, with guest host Kim at Running on the Fly.