Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Whew! This weekend was jam packed full of stuff.

First, we got actual rain on Friday. Now that may not seem like a big deal to the rest of the world, but here in the desert, we get excited about rain like the rest of the world gets excited about sunshine.

View from my desk.

Friday night, I went over to Tara's house for a get together and all around tomfoolery.

Tara and her boyfriend have a chalkboard wall and after multiple glasses of booze, we decided to play our own version of Taboo which was something a lot like Pictionary.

I love my new phone apps...
I did not partake of any alcohol because we had to be up at 4AM to be at South Mountain Park for a 10 mile run at 5. It was brutal. We stayed up too late and the rain made for very humid weather.

Okay, so not my most flattering picture...
I definitely learned the importance of running hills this weekend. I've shown up for half marathons with little training and have not been as sore afterward as I was yesterday. My body was aching all day. My hips hurt and my calves were on fire. But we did it! We ran 10 miles up some ridiculous inclines.

I asked our coach, Susan, how I could get in a good hill work out on a treadmill, and she said to do 90 second repeats at a 6% incline with a 2 minute recovery period. I guess I have my work cut out for me...

Sunday, I went to the barn to see this handsome gentleman:

Don't let his sweet and innocent look fool you...

I rode him this morning and he seems mostly recovered from his little accident on Monday. I still need to medicate him for another week, but he's doing pretty well. I'm pretty happy about that.

I helped Kristy take care of the horses this evening and then sat around drinking wine and eating gluten free pizza. All in all, I'd say it was a pretty productive weekend!


  1. That rain looks glorious!! I guess it is a good thing I live in Oregon since I really do love the rain!

    That handsome man looks pretty darn charming. I'm pretending I'm petting him right now!

    Pictionary meets Taboo - brilliant!!!

    1. We definitely don't get enough rain here. And it's so hot that by the end of summer, I'm generally pissed off at the sun, lol! And thanks, I love my pony. :)


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