Saturday, February 19, 2011

Foiled Plans

It's the WEEKEND!  Are you as happy about that as I am?? 

I went to OM for a power yoga class Thursday night, and even did a hand stand (sort of), when my teacher made me at the encouragement of my teacher.  I do not have much upper body strength and I think it's something I'll really have to work on if I ever want to feel comfortable attempting hand stands.  I don't know how you guys feel about it, but for me upper body work-outs have always felt like a lot of work for not much "result".  My case and point is that in high school I took weight training for an entire term (season), and by the end I could kind of do ONE pull-up.  I also don't feel like I ever get those really defined "Michelle Obama" arms or anything, so it's not like I even have visual results.  It's not to say I don't think upper body weight training is important, because I know that it is.  I just think for me, I have to put in A LOT of work and don't see a huge result.  On the other hand, when I'm running a lot, I feel so accomplished seeing the miles tick by and I can see definition in my legs.  It's just more rewarding for me in that way.

Anyway, I plotted out my weekend and here was the plan.  Greg was supposed to come home again last night, just for one night.  So far the company is giving him a random day or two off here and there because he kind of doesn't have a set schedule until next month.  With the random days off, all he can do is try to come home at the last minute, which is proving to be a challenge.  I'm hoping things get easier next month since he's got a set schedule then, but we were looking at it last night and I think it's going to be challenging as well...  blah.  Welcome to the world of a commuting pilot household.  Sometime I'll go into why we choose not to live where Greg's based, but that's another post for another time.

My plan was to stay home Friday night, hang out with Greg, and then leave for Hilton Head today to spend a girls weekend with my mom.  My dad is up in New England visiting my grandfather, so I figured I'd keep my mom company and take the opportunity to do some girly things we can't do when the guys are around.  About mid-morning yesterday, Greg finished his trip and checked the flights to come home.  No go.  They all looked terrible, and he decided he shouldn't risk not being able to get back since he has a flight scheduled Sunday.  :(

I almost went to Hilton Head last night instead of waiting til this morning, but then I talked to my mom and we both decided I'd just stick with the plan and come today.  I hadn't packed yet anyway, and I actually got a lot done last night. 

I ran some errands...

Buying cupcakes is an errand, right?

I ran four awesome miles in the gorgeous mid- 70 degree temperatures!

Plus, walked a mile with Clyde while I cooled down.

Then I made stir-fry for dinner with:

red pepper
soy sauce
Seeds of Change Quinoa/brown rice

Yum :)

Ok, I'm off to pack and head to paradise for the weekend :)


Kelly said...

I hope you have fun! I think one pull up is a big deal, I've never been able to do one and that's particularly challenging for most females who do weight train. I'm going to be husband-less the weekend of March 18. We should have a girls weekend if you're without husband too. :)

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

add this cupcake place to my list!

Jen said...

I've never been able to do ONE pull-up!I have huge shoulders (from rowing and now swimming) but zero upper-body strength so I just look like a freak.

So sorry about Greg's plans being changed. I cannot imagine how frustrating that is for you :(

Have a great time in HHI!

Anonymous said...

Every time you mention going to Hilton Head I get a little jealous. :) I love that place and would love to go more often. I d get to go last week for the half marathon. :) have a great weekend!

Alaina said...

Upper body is wicked tough for me too. I don't know if I'll ever be able to do a decent push up. I have almost no core strength either.

Have a good weekend with your mom!

Ashley said...

i LOVEEE your daily widget that tracks your miles!!! i need one asap! how do i get it?!

YUMMama said...

Have fun!! Hilton Head is a very lovely paradise indeed. I've only been there a hand full of times, but I'm hoping to go a few more.

alison said...

I have a friend who has the best arms in the world. If I was her, I would live in florida like she does...just so I could wear tank tops year round. I saw a picture of her at age 5 and her arms had definition!! All I hope to do is minimize the arm waddle.
I hope you have a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

Okay, the ability to do one pullup is badass! That is on my fitness bucket list.

Carly said...

Hope you're having/had a nice weekend! I know how it sucks when things don't work out.

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