Sunday, October 21, 2007

Snowy Sunday

Wowee. It is snowing here in Denver. Big, beautiful, wet flakes. And I'm sitting on my couch, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and deciding what I'm up to this beautiful Sunday morning. I know I have to hit Whole Paycheck and stock up on healthy groceries for the week, and my sister and I discussed a possible yoga class. All I know is that I need to get back on the healthy eating track this week - starting today!

Since the half marathon last Sunday, I've pretty much given myself free reign to eat whatever I want, and in all honesty, it hasn't really been that bad. I got on the scale this morning and was up a little less than 2 lbs, but I think with a couple of days of getting rid of some bloat and chugging water, that should go away. Which reminds me, I do have a race report to get out, and I hope to get it out tonight.

We got back from the mountains on Thursday afternoon after an amazing, relaxing time. I got a massage and a fantastic pedicure, which I sorely needed after running 13 miles in the freezing rain. I also experienced some hot/cold therapy, going from cold showers to a hot sauna, and came out feeling so rejuvenated. I'm actually going to try that on my own at home sometime - the cold is really hard to bear, but it just gets your heart pumping and feels so great on your muscles. I really recommend it - after a particularly tough workout, try a cold shower (for just a minute) then immediately hop into a sauna or steam room if you have it, then end with the cold again. You can do the cycle as much as you want, as long as you're feeling good, according to my massage therapist. Fantastic! (*I know I don't have to tell you I'm not a doctor, etc. so please be careful if you try this).

I've spent the past couple of days since getting back from the mountains just enjoying being lazy, including visiting the brand new Nordstrom that opened up in the Cherry Creek Mall and picking up some adorable flats with a buckle on the toe. I can't find them online right now, so you'll just have to trust me that they are super cute.

I also babysat my friend's 3 month old twins for the afternoon yesterday, and I am officially not ready for children. Not yet at least. Maybe when I hit the big 3-0, but even then I'm not sure. It was fun babysitting, but also fun leaving!

Okay, I'm off to get through my day. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are enjoying your Sundays! Look for a race report tonight!


Alea said...

Snow in Denver! Better pack some warm clothes then... :)

Cory said...

I wish it snowed here. I love snow....
Wow, it takes babysitting for you to figure out you're not ready for kids. It takes me visiting my sister for 2 hours. I don't even have to be left alone with the kiddies! LOL

Nancy said...

Haha, I wrote about the snow too! I was excited about the first snow. Unfortunately it did not snow enough up north. Oh well. Glad to hear you had a nice time in the mountains.