Trumping for Charity
The weekend is once again coming to an end. Right before I started writing this post, I was thinking back to Friday afternoon before I left work. I said, “at least it’s Friday!!” to a co-worker when he said he was feeling kind of grumpy. And you know what he replied to me? “Yeah…two days closer to Monday.” At the time it made me frown upon his pessimism, but right about now, I’m starting to agree with him! haha – I kid, I kid
Seemed like this weekend went by in a fury, though! That tends to happen when they’re full of plans:) At least our Friday night plans got cancelled and we got to stay in and
be lame relax 😀
Saturday after my lovely six miler I ran at the gym, I stopped by the local healthy food joint (Naturally Yours) and the big corporation taking over food joint (Wal-Mart) for the groceries for the week. Was stoked to see that Kombucha was still 2 for 5 at Natty Yours!
When I got home, I was about to chew my arm off from hunger, but decided on this instead:
A baked sweet potato and some lentils?? Well…kind of, but in wrap form!
I sautéed the lentils in maple syrup, tamari, and rice vinegar before smashing everything in a Flat Out wrap.
After wolfing my lunch down, I scrambled into the shower as the hubski was telling me we were going to be late for the euchre tourney we were in that day.
Got there to see there was tons of food and drinks to be served up!
I eventually had both, but stuck to my Kombucha until about the fourth game before popping open a brewski. I learned my lesson from starting too early during the last tournament 😉 Plus, apparently I had to be sober to serve up my mad skills, because I ended up getting third place! Not the big winner like last time, but ah well. Besides, this time, half the proceeds went to Big Brothers Big Sisters, a charity that I used to be a part of, and about which I’m very passionate.
Shane and I ended up staying and hanging out after the tournament ended. While the Euchre tournament started at 1:00, we didn’t end up leaving until almost 11:00! We were having too much fun playing drinking jenga:
Love Rock Band
Anyway, we finally made it home and instantly crashed.
I woke up this morning having good intentions of making it a super productive day, but some things happened, and I didn’t get out of the house and to the gym until 11:00 (about 2.5 hrs later than I usually do.) I had a scheduled 3 mile recovery run, and I also did a quick run through of a training plan for a new client I’m meeting with tomorrow, and got out of there in a little over an hour.
Lunch was an exact replica on Saturday’s lunch, just not in wrap form, but equally delicious. It was also eaten in a fury, because I had plans of driving into my hometown today to visit family and friends. Unfortunately, I only got a little less than halfway before I decided the snow/ice/rain mixture wasn’t worth the risk of driving on the highway and turned around. That’s all right though – I had plenty to fill my day!!
So instead, I came home and worked on some paper work, got some training forms created, and procrastinated on Twitter, Facebook, and reading your blogs
Snacks a long the way:
Juicy Bartlett pear with cinnamon
crack in a container
Kashi and granola w/ coconut milk
Plus some pictured kale chips. It’s no2 7:00 p.m., and my appetite has yet to make another appearance, so those snacks just may have melded over into dinner territory.
Kitty Clarabelle joined me in feeding her face:
(We have to
put her bowl on a chair when it’s time to eat, otherwise Niko steals it. She loves cat food!)
While Niko Kept up with the Kardashians.
(Second cushion to the left)
And the hubski worked on scripting and coding on his work laptop in the basement. I think in the past three days he’s put in 35 hours. Yikeesss.
Speaking of Shane, he just called up to me to see if I was ready to watch some 24 and I think I just may be. My brain needs a break. Feels like it’s friieeed. Ever have those days where something else is in the back of your mind, nagging at you, thus not allowing you to fully concentrate on anything else? *Raises hand* It’s one of those days.
Don’t forget to enter my THRIVE Fitness book and Banana Keeper giveaway! It ends tomorrow night!
What charities do you volunteer at or have volunteered/donated to in the past? If you don’t currently, what charities might you consider helping out in the future? I volunteered as a “big” for BBBS for a few years until it got to be too time-consuming, and unfortunately, I had to bow out. It was a tough decision, but the right one for me. Now I just volunteer/donate to the local humane society consistently, and inconsistently for other random charities throughout the year (St. Jude, BBBS, Haiti, etc)