I've had encouragement from friends and finally got pumped back up. I'm ready to get back to tackling my goals. It was a big disappointment to me to back out of my two races. I can not stand to let myself down. But the mojo lackage has been for a few weeks. I
Monday was a bad eats day for sure! BJ's Brewhouse has a quarterly beer dinner. We missed the last one and I didn't want to miss this one because they're so much fun and a good deal at only $30 per person. Five course meal and 7 beers to sample.
I'm not a huge fan of the shroom but these spinach stuffed ones were great. I think they stuffed them with a spinach artichoke dip.
A great watermelon feta salad.
Fish tacos!! Not as good as Berryhill. And Berryhill isn't quite as good as Gruene River Grill. Darn. Now I'm craving fish tacos!
There were more people in attendance than previous beer dinners. We had a great time meeting those around us. You always meet interesting people at these things. The girl in the white on the left is from Russia and hilarious. She did have me blushing quite a bit though. Here everyone is enjoying a black and bleu burger. It's a mini burger. All of the portions are smaller for these dinners.
Chuck found a handy app to keep track of how many beers we were served. Seems like a lot but these are small glasses.
We had a great time!
Tuesday was back to the grind. I DID exercise! Biked 12 miles. Let me just make an obvious observation: riding with properly inflated tires makes a world of difference. Wow. I was struggling last week and thinking it was just my legs were tired. Nope. Tires needed air.
Wednesday I met my mom halfway between our houses since she lives a couple of hours away. She keeps Rachel's dog and Charlie's lizard when we go on trip and since we have a trip coming up, she agreed to keep the zoo. Thanks, mom!
She met me with a hug and some gardenias from her place. They made the car smell so good.
I got home quickly, got a bite to eat then headed out to take Rachel to her last debate club meeting of the year.
While she was there I went exploring my favorite area.
It is so beautiful here with large live oaks and Spanish moss swaying in the breeze.
Unfortunately I had forgotten my yearly state park pass in the other car and I'm too cheap to pay the $5 to get in. So I went exploring the back roads instead where I saw pretty homes on land with gorgeous trees near the Brazos River.
I even came across an old wooden bridge. Cars still use it today. I drove across it a little nervously but she held up fine.
After the bridge the road becomes gravel. You know you're in the country when the road is made of gravel! I grew up down a dirt road. Eventually it was paved.
Even got to see a field of dinner.
Finally get home and it's time to exercise.
50 kettlebell swings at 30#
20 two legged glute raises
15 flying dogs
transverse abs crunches
Bosu ball crunches
front and side planks
90 wall push ups
90 chest pulls
But wait! That's not all!
30 minutes of Zumba
It was a great day. I'm so glad to be getting back to being me again and feeling like myself again.
Right now I don't have any goals or races set. So maybe I'm not 100% myself yet. ;) But better than it was.
Tonight Rachel has prom so I'll be a busy momma helping her get ready.
Thank you all for your words of encouragement. It means more to me than you know. You are all filled with awesome!