Let me just start off by saying I loved Les Miserables! Yes, some of the actors weren't the greatest singers and couldn't hit the notes but their acting was superb! Anne Hathaway is SO talented. I had no idea she was such a wonderful singer. I already knew her acting would be wonderful and it was. I'm just sad Fantine's part was so short because she owned the stage.
Hugh Jackman did a wonderful job committing to the role emotionally!
Now....where did I leave off last?
After reading my last post, I could literally imagine myself running off out the door to get my run in but alas, reality doesn't work that way. I finished the post a little past 7:25 only to find my boyfriend stirring. I asked him to join me on my run and he said "Sure."
I got dressed and waited for him to get ready since he just woke up. I asked him, "Do you want to do elliptical instead since you are rusty to working out?"
He said "That's a good idea. I probably would just slow you down."
This exchange caused a slight delay on my own running (15 minutes to be exact) but nonetheless, the fact he was working out made me happy so I went on my way.
With the music in my air, I was happy to see there weren't that many runners out (yet) and the streets were empty.
I first aimed for 4.8 mile but by the 2.4 mile mark, I realized I could go further. I decided to run out a bit farther hitting 3.3 miles and turning back completing my 6.6 mile run. In total, it took me about 65-66 minutes but I timed the 3.3 mile run back and it only took me ~31.5 minutes. I'm happy to see my running foundation hasn't escaped me since winter break.
I'm going to work on consistency and improving the speed of course.
After I got home, my boyfriend informed me that he did 15 minutes on the elliptical followed by 15 minutes strength training. I gave him positive feedback telling him that it was wonderful he worked out. ....adding, "Now, just turn it into a habit!"
We wanted to catch the 10:10 AM showing of Les Miserables so I had a little less than 45 minutes to get changed and be ready. I got breakfast ready for the boys. Jumped in the shower but didn't wash my hair. I figured we'd be active in the afternoon and I can take a longer shower later.
I kept my make-up minimal during the movie because my sister told me to "Bring tissues." Besides sunscreen and BB cream, I also used my eyebrow pencil, liquid eyeliner and lipstick.
Since I wasn't concerned of messing up my make-up or anyone seeing me in the dark...I let those tears flow silently. Why hold back? I love watching a good tear-jerker.
The afternoon consisted of doing homework and studying with my brother. Afterwards, my boyfriend invited me to go the driving range to practice our swing. I reluctantly agreed because I was feeling lethargic after the long day (serves me right for waking up at 5 am!)
At the driving range, I shook off my tiredness and focused on working on my swing. I really should be more committed to a sport my boyfriend is so passionate about. I'm happy to report that my swing is decent! The wonderful thing about golf is that afterwards, I always feel less tense. You can't be tense and swing a club. You'll miss the ball, mess up the grass, hurt yourself, or a combination of the above.
I thought golf was hitting the ball as hard as you can like a baseball bat. I quickly learned it has more to do with relaxing and allowing the natural laws of physics to take over. It's a very zen sport where you need to empty your mind of random thoughts.
When we got home, it was already a little after 6 so I made dinner as fast as I could. Dinner included leftover lentil curry, tiger shrimp Thai curry, brown rice and an Asian slaw salad.
A minor victory of the day for me was definitely NOT having dessert. My birthday ice cream cake has been a siren's song luring me to the freezer.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'll be posting my lentil curry recipe soon. I swear it's such a mood and immune booster!