it's only 11 am on a saturday morning, and i already feel defeated by a to-do list that is way too big for just one weekend day. and that is sad. after 10.5 hours of sleep, i should be feeling relaxed and contented, not beaten-down and anxious! as i write this, i realize that nothing catastrophic is going to occur if our apartment isn't exactly picture-perfect by monday morning. while none of the tasks are particularly noxious (i actually don't really mind cleaning, as long as good music is on and i'm not pressed for time), i am going to put a goal of being relaxed and peaceful above all of the others. i will get done what fits into the day, and i will relax and do something fun tonight. after all, as r. kelly reminds us,
"it's the freaking weekend, baby! i'm about to have me some fun."
words to live by.
workout: 40 minutes on the elliptical at varying intensities and 20 minutes weights:
- 2 x 10 pushups on inverted bosu ball (these are HARD!)
- 2 x 12 plie squats with 12lb weight
- 2 x 12 bicep curls balanced on bosu with 12 lb weights
- 2 x 12 tricep push-downs, 25 lbs
- 2 x 8 out-and-back single/double lunges with 8 lb weights
- 2 x 12 lat pull-downs, 45 lbs
studying: 2 hours while at work (clinic was cancelled and i had nothing else to do) reading about general internal medicine, cardiology, and endocrine (obviously the best part!). it had been a long time since i have thought about heart attacks!
cuisine: no cooking last night. we had planned on going out, but josh is on call today so he opted for takeout and an early bedtime instead. since he is working at wake med in raleigh this month, we decided to take advantage of his proximity to what i believe to be the best pizza place in the triangle, lilly's pizza. he brought home the famous (well, in our household, anyway) tofu salad, which contains (from their website): "organic baby spinach, organic basil, freshly grilled tofu, sundried cherries, roasted pecans, toasted almonds, fontina cheese, and homemade croutons" which are basically soft, freshly grilled pieces of pizza crust. of course, we had pizza too -- the decadent "The Buddha", which features "extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic, organic baby spinach, sharp white cheddar, roma tomatoes, organic zucchini, kalamata olives, parmesan & feta." the best part is that there are 5 slices still in our fridge waiting to be devoured! i am definitely planning on one for lunch after my long run today. the only sad part is the glaring lack of wine with this dinner -- i am on backup call, so i have to be alcohol-free this week. you can see my pager in the background of the pizza! fortunately, it didn't go off.