This past weekend was probably one of the better ones I’ve had in a long time. Friday started off with a great November Project workout at the UW outdoor track. Sprints + burpees + pushups + squat jumps = death. I loved it anyway.
After NP, I went to work for my 9am-12pm shift, and promptly crashed when I got home. (Shouldn’t feel this tired after only working for 3 hours, seriously.) I actually took two naps on Thursday (my day off) so I have no idea what’s going on with my circadian rhythms right now.
Later on Friday, one of my best friends and I (the one I ran the 10k with) went to free outdoor yoga at Lake Union Park in Seattle. The class was accompanied by a live DJ which was pretty cool, but the music was definitely more “workout” than “yoga” style. We had a great time nonetheless – Friday was one of the hottest days so far this summer, but the sun had started to set by the time class started and a really nice breeze blowing off the lake kept us cool. When I got home that night (~9 pm) I ate a late dinner and then collapsed on my bed and slept for 10 hours. Glorious.
Since Saturday was forecasted to be super hot, I had been hoping to squeeze a run in early in the day, but between some IT band problems I’ve been dealing with and wanting to just sleep, I skipped the run and went for a long walk with my mom and dog. By the time we got back around lunch, it was almost 85 degrees and we were drenched in sweat!
I was on call for work from 12-6pm that day, so I couldn’t schedule anything or go very far in case I was called in for a rush. I parked myself at my favorite coffee shop downtown and worked on a few more job apps. Thankfully I never got called in, but it’s a bit frustrating that I had to give up such a large portion of my day and not get paid at all. I would love it if the Department of Labor started cracking down on “on call” shifts. I’m lucky in that I don’t need to find childcare ASAP if I get called in, but I know there are many working parents out there that do, and not knowing if you’ll get paid or not for that day really sucks. I keep reminding myself how lucky I am to have a job, though – it might not be perfect, but it’s still a job.
After my “on call” shift, I quickly ate dinner and then headed to a barbecue at the house of a fellow NP tribe member. There were about 15 of us from NP there, plus a number of her and her husband’s other friends. It was such a great night getting to know my tribe members better (and to see what we all looked like without workout clothes on!). The temperature had also cooled off by then so it was really comfortable to be outside.
I woke up Sunday morning and went swimming at the gym (my IT band was still acting up). After I got back, I unwittingly fell asleep again and woke up just in time to make it to my 1-7:30pm shift. It was a quiet day in the cafe and so I was able to actually get out on time, which almost never happens. There were some leftover grilled veggies waiting for me when I got home, so I whipped up a bowl with rice and lentils for dinner (and avocado, of course!). Followed by Luna and Larry’s Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge (one of my favorite flavors!).
The weather here is supposed to be pretty nice for the rest of the week. Looking forward to sunny NP workouts on Wednesday (NP SEA’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY) and Friday! Hopefully the AC at work won’t crash again – pulling espresso shots when the room is 80+ degrees isn’t fun.
Have a great Tuesday!