Destructo Zone + Weekending + Mini Running Haul

Hey! Good morning.

How was your weekend? Today is technically my Sunday, so I wanted to recap what’s been going on lately.

You might be wondering, “Why is there no floor in that bedroom, Holly?” Well, it’s because we are redoing the floor in all three bedrooms upstairs. We took on this project after (impulsively) purchasing 37 boxes of laminate flooring last Monday, so now we can’t really look back!

In all honesty though we have been wanting to do this for a while. We were pricing out carpet vs laminate, and when we came across this screaming deal, it was hard to say no. So, we bit the bullet and then piled all 37 boxes in the back of my Jeep.

Yeah, I’m shocked they all fit in there, too! I don’t think we could’ve squeezed another one in, so it definitely made for a slow ride home as my suspension was… Well, not so bouncy, so fortunately we didn’t hit any bumps!

Ryan has been working away at laying the floor, and we got one bedroom finished yesterday. Oh, did I mention we are also painting the ceilings and replacing all the baseboards? Yeah, we are suckers for punishment I suppose. It looks great though (update to come)!

Now that I am working on Saturdays, my running schedule has changed. I would usually have Friday and Sunday as my rest days, but now that has switched to Sunday and Tuesday, with my long runs falling on Monday. We will see how it goes as I have never done my long runs during the week! I’m sure it won’t make a huge difference since it is the consistency and regular schedule that counts the most!

 

After getting home from work, I decided to use some over-ripe bananas and make some banana bread. I used half all purpose and half whole wheat flour, and also snuck in some chia seeds for extra fibre. Ryan doesn’t know, so the only way he will find out is if someone squeals on me or if he actually reads this post ; ) I also added chocolate chips, because a life without chocolate is a sad, sad life indeed and everyone needs more chocolate in their life!

Other Saturday night activities included helping Ryan lay some flooring (yeah, you could say I’m pretty handy), scrubbing the cupboards, taking out the garbage & compost (glamorous!), cleaning the kitchen, drinking tea, and watching tv. Oh, and my sister slept over which was fun, but by the time she got home after a dinner out with some friends, we basically crashed on the couch and showed each other funny memes on our phone before going to bed. That’s what sister’s are for, right?

I wanted to get a somewhat early start to my day yesterday as I wanted to pick up a new pair of running shoes. I have been feeling some pain in my hips after wearing my Asic shoes, so I went back to my tried and true favourites: Mizuno Wave Inspire 13. If you have followed me for a while you know that I had tried Asics before and promptly returned them to the running store. I’ve also deviated and gone with Brooks, but Mizuno will always hold a special place in my heart. My body likes them, they are supportive enough for me, and sometimes you just gotta stick with what works!

 

My little haul from The Running Room. I also picked up some watermelon Nuun hydration tabs, a salted watermelon Gu gel (which I’ve never had before – will report back!) and some socks, because you get a pack of three and they were 25% off. They also have a free Running Room magazine, so of course I had to pick that up.


Aaand that’s about it! I rested more yesterday, and I have my first athletic therapy appointment at 11:30am today, so I will be sure to recap how that went on the blog this week : ) I hope you all had a fabulous weekend – catch ya tomorrow!

 

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