Friday was not my best day. To make me feel better, John took me to dinner & then to Parnassus & bought me a book. Having recently finished
The Casual Vacancy
, I wanted something short & light, so I got
. I've heard great things about it. We'll see...
I got up early on Saturday & went to the flea market with my parents. I found this ottoman in the first 5 seconds of being there & bought it. It was just $15! This is it's true color, no Instagram filter. It's an orange-red. I'm not sure if it's leather or vinyl. Probably vinyl. Oh, & the lid comes off & you can store things in it. It smells like basement & Linda won't leave it alone, but I love it!
I found a stack of these huge "@" & almost bought one. They weren't priced, but letters of similar size were around $60. They had a smaller size for $35, but I think I like the bigger one. In my mind, I would paint it black & hang it somewhere in our house. But I couldn't decide, so I didn't buy it.
After the flea market, I ate lunch with my parents, then went to Green Hills to pick up my new Equipment top!!! I'm going to love that shirt so hard.
On Saturday night, John & I went to the Belcourt to see the new Peter Jackson documentary,
. Since I read
Life After Death
, I've been a little obsessed with the West Memphis 3. I watched the 3-part HBO documentary,
West Of Memphis
is a nice, kind of, final installment. It shows a lot of new info not included in
, particularly about the stepfather that a lot of people suspect actually committed the murders. The movie is at the
through Thursday. I highly recommend it.
In preparation for the Oak Barrel Half in 2 weeks, we ran the
yesterday. I've run the 5.8 many times, but never the 11.2. I was more nervous about this training run, than I've ever been about a race. Everyone said if I could run the 5.8, I could run the 11.2, but I had my doubts. Plus, as you can see in this pic, it wasn't exactly ideal weather.
Well, I did it. I ran the 11.2. I didn't start my Garmin in time, so it's off by a half mile or so, but I assure you, I ran it. Thank you to everyone who lied to me about how many hills are in this route. I was already freaked out & had I known that I would basically be running uphill (in the rain) for oh, NINE MILES, I totally wouldn't have done it.
This is the hardest route I've ever run & I'm super proud of myself. And I ran the whole thing! I would stop & walk for the few steps it took me to shove some energy chews into my mouth, but I ran up every single one of those insane hills.
I listened to music yesterday, which I never do, & that helped. I ran with water & my Stinger energy chews, but it wasn't enough. It kept me alive, but I didn't have as much energy as I usually do. For the last 2 miles, I couldn't even talk, which, for those of you who have ever run with me, you know how rare that is. But I did it! Afterwards, we (me, Lana, Heidi, Jaime & Melanie) treated ourselves to brunch at Le Peep.
I burned about 1,700 calories (seriously) running yesterday, so I told John we could have hot chicken for dinner. We've been wanting to
now that we have the secret ingredient, Slap Ya Mama.
We were calling it Hot Chicken 2.0: Fry Harder. It was definitely hotter. It was on the cusp of being too hot for me to eat. I always get the mild at Prince's & John gets the hot. He said what we made last night was probably the medium. Lawd. It didn't feel medium. But it was delicious!