I have felt out of sorts all week and I attributed it to being stressed out about a million things but I think it was mainly because I hadn’t worked out in six days. I’m a fairly solid 5-day a week worker outer, so missing almost an entire week just made me feel off. I didn’t go all weekend because I was so busy with wedding stuff and then yesterday, we had something big to take care of (more on that in a second) and afterward, I fell asleep on the couch. I meant to sleep for a half hour but ended up sleeping for an hour and a half and when I woke up, it was too late to go to the gym.
So the big news – we signed a contract on a house yesterday! It is the house that I wrote about a week ago, the one in Tucker. For the Atlantans that didn’t know where Tucker was, it’s basically a little bit northeast of Decatur. It’s either off Chamblee-Tucker on 85 or Lavista on 285. We went back and forth with the seller all weekend. Or rather Jason did and reported back to me since I was in DC. Yesterday, we settled on a price and signed the contract! Tomorrow we have the inspection so if everything goes according to plan, we’re going to be homeowners at the end of next month. Housewarming party, anyone?
All this excitement was a little much and I really craving some normalcy tonight, so I made dinner and went to the gym. For dinner, we had Bean, Vegetable and Feta Bake. I had this recipe saved on my work computer. I get to thumb through a lot of magazines at my job and I often copy down the recipes into word files on my computer.
This was just okay. I ate it and will eat the leftovers tomorrow but I probably wouldn’t make it again. It just was sort of blah and I didn’t understand the point of the bread crumbs on top. They didn’t really add to it and got soggy when everything mixed together on the plate.
After dinner, we finally made it to the gym. I did 4 miles in 44 minutes. I took several walk breaks. I walked 3 minutes, ran for 17 at 6.0, walked for about 2 at 3.5, ran for about 8 or 9 at 6.4, walked a quarter mile and then ran .75 mile at 5.8. Or something like that. Since my half-marathon a month ago, I have been totally slacking on running. I always say that I’m not going to slack off after I do a race, and then inevitably, I do. I’m running a 5K on Saturday and I have no idea how I’ll do. I am still going to shoot for a sub-30 minute, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it.
I feel so much better now. I definitely sweated some of that stress out! It’s my birthday in an hour and a half!