Party Animal!

Well, my weekend plan worked out almost exactly the way I wanted it to.  

I didn’t get down to the fabric store or the button store so that’s still on my list…but it’s something that I really should do when the weather gets a little bit less nice… 

We did however get to Trader Joe’s on Friday night.  I picked up a few essentials (since Friday night is usually when this party animal goes to Costco!) and then we went to Target and I got a pair of long (incredibly difficult for tall people to find!) bootcut jeans that were on sale for $13.  They’re about ¼ size too small yet but I couldn’t pass up the sale and by the time it’s jeans weather again, they should fit perfectly.  I also bought a super cute Champion Layered Tank and then a couple plain technical tanks… Target has cheap awesome workout wear! 

On Saturday I did get my pedicure and enjoyed my time with my friend… lots of laughing as per usual and then I did some fruitless errands and went home and had a nap. 

On Sunday I got up at 6am and was out on the Seawall running by 645.  I decided the night before to go much earlier than 8am because I knew it would be too hot to only be starting at 8 and I actually wanted to go to church at 11 so the earlier start was better.  I had also decided to go all the way around the park, which is 6miles or 9.8km but then once I was out there and it was already scorching at 7am, I decided I would only run half way around and then turn around and run back because I started on the cool shaded side and the second half is where the sun lives… it would have been completely unbearable.  So I ran from the yacht club (which I know means nothing to you) all the way to the underside of the Lions Gate Bridge.  When I stopped to check my pedo, it turns out that is exactly 3 miles so I just turned around and ran back and voila!  The goal of six miles while still avoiding baking my body and brain in the sun!  I ended up running the first three miles at 32m 17s, which is pretty much right on pace with the 2.5 mile runs I’ve been taking in my neighborhood.  Then I walked (very very slowly… I was just so out of juice!) the fourth mile… and then got cranky because it was taking too long and I realized that I didn’t get up at the crack of dawn on a weekend to take a leisurely walk… so I ran the last two miles back and came in with a 2nd half time of 39m 51s… which means that I must have run the last two miles faster … anyway, however you work it out, I need better timing equipment and I finished a 6 mile run (with a mile of walking) in under 1:15, which was fine with me! 

After my run I went and got a coffee at my friend’s café, came home and made breakfast and then took a post shower nap.  When I got up I decided to go to the mall and spend a Lululemon gift card I’d found and see about getting a watch battery fixed.  As I was driving home that’s when the whole weekend sort of went to hell and I drove over some accident debris and ended up with two flat tires… flat beyond repair… the tires on my car are the original ones from when it was made seven years ago so they’re bald, dried out and have cracks in the sidewalls… the tire guy said even if they could patch the holes, it fails their standard for putting a car on the road so my only option is to now purchase four new tires for a car I’m not all that interested in keeping… That about pushed me right over the edge of the stress cliff  and I decided that the best thing to do about it was to ignore for now… so ignore I am! 

Other than that, I guess no news is good news… the weather remains beautiful and in celebration of it tonight, I will paint my fingernails a completely obnoxiously bright coral color and go to bed early!  Because that’s what party animals do!


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