Ways to run yourself down

Yes, quite literally.  OMG, do I need to slow down and take a break!  Working out was quite possibly the only thing that saved my sanity and freed my mind in the last two weeks!

Michele’s wedding was wonderful.  I was in SA Thur-Sun of that week.  I’ll post photos later if you aren’t on FB.  The brunch was fabulous, although I neglected to take any pics of the awesome food we made!  I kept her stress-free, although it wasn’t quite stress free for myself.  Worked out everyday I was there, which helped alot.  I even did  “last chance workout” with her on Friday morning (Sat morning was out for her, since she couldn’t wash her hair).  Did some pre-wedding destressing and did a long in Selma/Schertz.  Holy heck was it hot at 6 am!  So much so, that the shirt came off.  I NEVER run without a shirt, i’m way too self-conscious of my middle.

I came home, did laundry, and packed for Dan and I.  He was off to Canada and I was off to Corpus Christi for work.  Wow, has CC changed since i’ve been gone.  I’ve secretly missed it a little, but going back I know for sure I could never live there again.  While there, I picked up an alumni shirt, which was my first.  Yeah, i’m a little late on that.  My hotels “gym” was a freaking joke.  Seriously there was an out-of-order bike and a shitty treadmill.  I opted for outdoors but no beach.  The beach was nastier than normal and I wasn’t about to run in the dark on it.  The food while there was DIVINE!  Tuna steaks, shrimp-avocado, fish, etc.  Yeah, I ate seafood the whole time even when we had Thai.  Oddly enough, I didn’t eat it much when I lived there.

Got home from Corpus really late on Thursday, worked half a day on Friday and then headed up to DFW.  Somehow in those few hours, I also managed to pack for Dan and myself.  Got to FW and decided to take the long anticipated nap….WRONG.  Dan calls to tell me he missed his flight.  So I ran errands instead since he interrupted the nap, grabbed dinner, and did some stuff on my itouch,(since I didn’t bring my laptop).  Dan got there super late, I tried to wait up, but I fell asleep.  Should have crashed earlier, I stayed up WAY too late.

Saturday I ran Trinity Trails.  It wasn’t pretty.  I got a later start than I am used to and there isn’t much shade.  Even though I was wearing sunscreen, I was super paranoid about a sunburn.  I had a decent effort but it didn’t feel nice at all.  I had to make a stop to Target to grab some Gatorade to down and try to avoid dehydration.  Drove back to FW, had breakfast with Dan.  Then we got ready and had lunch with MMM, Robb, Robb’s Mom at Chili’s.  Not a fan of Chili’s but the other choice was Friday’s, which I also don’t like. I try not to say anything usually when we go out to eat, because then I end up being the “difficult one”.  And yes, there is a difference between what I CAN eat and what I WILL eat.  I can eat  and drink anything, I just choose not to eat certain things because I don’t like them.  

Amber’s wedding was lovely and we got to see many people we don’t get to see enough 🙂  I dug the food, had a giant plate of chicken, salad, fajita veggies, beans, and guacamole.  Tasty.   Yes, I ate cake (italian cream).  If the cake looks like awesome cake, the cake gets eaten.  I had half the piece with Dan, neither one of us was really in the mood for a whole piece (normal for him, not for me, lol!)  Rewind back to Michele’s wedding.  I tasted hers and didn’t like it, so I didn’t eat it.  Old Melissa didn’t waste cake.  I guess I didn’t waste it, I made my dad eat it instead, lol.

I didn’t go out with everyone after the wedding.  I was far too tired.  I crashed out as soon as I walked through the door at the hotel.  Attempted a workout at the hotel gym on Sunday morning before we left because I couldn’t sleep (how does that happen?)  That was the first sign i’d run myself down with no sleep and travel, I had nothing and a pretty crummy effort.  Ate breakfast with Dan and hit the road.  Lunch at Panera in Waco, which was nice, I never get to go there, although we just got 2 in town, they aren’t near us really.  Then Dan found out he has to go back to Canada Tuesday for work, fun! 

Run to HEB on the way home (which they remodeled in the last week, FUN!), get home, unpack, start laundry, take care of the kitties, try to clean up house, make lunch for work, make dinner for us.  Caved and made tatertot casserole, which I don’t make anymore.  It’s Michele’s favorite meal and I made it as a dish for her brunch after her wedding (that was Dan’s first time having it).  I like it, but I wish there was a better crispy alternative to tater tots.  I don’t care enough to experiment with that one, so I just made it normal.  If you aren’t familiar with tatertot NI, check it out sometime.  I know the first time I looked at it, it shocked the heck out of me.  Had no idea they added so much crap to the potatoes, same thing with most hashbrowns.  I make my own hashbrowns from time to time with fresh potatoes and EVOO, but I didn’t care to attempt tots.

I ramble when I am tired…can you tell I am tired?  Can’t wait to get home and maybe chill a bit after I finish the last loads of laundry and help Dan pack.   Oh wait, I have 3 suitcases from 3 trips and random assortments of crap all over my room.  Maybe need to clean that up BEFORE Dan has to pack, after we do the yard.  I think an early bed-time is in order for me on every day I can manage this week!

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