Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday Mentions: monday, you came fast.

How was your weekend, friends?  Ours was enjoyable and pretty laid back.  I got to visit with one of my mentors on Friday and I gifted her "One Thousand Gifts."  I'm guessing I'll gift that book fifteen times this year.  I love it and think everyone needs a copy. 

I've been working hard to keep my workouts up, as I'm getting ready for the Shamrock 15k in just under two weeks.  Since I started crossfitting last June, my long-distance running has become nearly non-exisitant.  But I got the itch to hit the road long and hard, and signed up for the Portland Shamrock Run.  Nothing beats the Shamrock Run!  It's my favorite run by far, and it has become an annual tradition of mine.  The great news is that increased strength has definitely made me faster.  I've cut 25 seconds off my average mile pace since I began crossfit.  I'm ecstatic!  Friday and Saturday I did crossfit and then Sunday, I ran six miles at race pace, while my sweet SIL biked behind me. 

Saturday night, we had a small gathering, which included BBQ, the males playing the game, Quelf, while the wives looked on, some humored/some not, friends down from Bellevue (near Seattle--and newly pregnant!) and me passing out on the couch with a pillow in my face while my guests were still present.  Wow.  That's embarrassing.  I blame it on the workouts. 

Sunday was extra fun as my SIL took the kids and I to see Yo Gabba Gabba live, with tickets she won from a local radio station.  Cotton candy, Kettle Corn, Rockstars and glow sticks are a few of the things that carried us through.  Not going to lie--there were some catchy tunes, a cool beat-boxer (who Husband tells me is extremely famous), and sweet moments as the kids danced and smiled the time away.

And then Monday came, and I realized I hadn't gathered any Monday Mentions, and I considered quitting blogging because I clearly can't stick to a schedule.  And then I realized you probably don't give a lick whether or not I blog Monday Mentions, so I went ahead and wrote this instead. 

What fun did you have this weekend?



emmy d March 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM  

Sounds like a great weekend! I think the best are when you have things to do to look forward to, but not too much to be overwhelming. My weekend too was happily family-oriented, a great change from the rat race of late! I need to take a look at that book you have been mentioning! It sounds like a great read and gift for someone.

Cassie March 9, 2013 at 7:55 AM  

Emmy- Yes, the book is both! I highly recommend. :) I hope this weekend is great for you and your family.

And then there were... March 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM  

Oh Cass! I just love reading your blogs and am so glad we got to spend some time together the last couple of times I was down! Can't wait to hopefully see you again soon in a few short weeks! Ps. You totally need to help me spruce up my blog! xoxox

Cassie March 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM  

Gaby--it is always so fun getting to see you and your growing fam! Yay! We should blog plan together. I need to spruce some things up, too. :)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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