Friday night I decided I would head to the gym and knock out my weekend 5 miler because rumor had it that I would not feel like running after Pure Barre on Saturday. Well, the rumor was true. Guys, I spent Sunday being so, so sore. I will say though that Pure Barre was an absolute blast! I'm not sure what I was expecting (I guess I was thinking more graceful movements with calming music), but it was completely different than I could have imagined. It was upbeat and a huge butt kicker. I can't remember the last time a workout burned the way that one did. It was no joke! I really wish the classes weren't so expensive, because I would love to be able to go on a more regular basis. Unfortunately, they just don't fit in the budget right now!
The rest of Saturday afternoon wasn't too remarkable. I cleaned a little, read a little, and napped with my pup a little. No complaints there! In the evening my nice friend came over. We don't really celebrate Valentines' Day, but I had a gift card that we had been meaning to use for a while at Rock Bottom, so we figured we may as well have date night. When we got in the car it wasn't snowing at all, but as we made our way over to the restaurant it came down harder and harder and the wind was making it a real pain. (Remember I live in an area where we don't really do snow--I know you folks in Boston are laughing at our "dusting.") At that point we figured we may as well just eat since we were almost there anyway, but by the time we left the roads were a mess. I'm not sure why DC can't seem to pretreat roads, but I was not a happy camper on the way home. Since we made it home alive we decided that yummy pizza and beer was totally worth it though!
|I felt obligated to drink this beer because they donated|
some of the proceeds to firemen.
On the way home there is a big hill and we decided to be smart and avoid a slippery, icy slope, but I guess a lot of people had the same idea. When we tried to turn out of the little neighborhood onto the road leading back to my place there was a huge back up. We opted to leave my little car in the neighborhood instead of sitting a quarter of a mile from home and ventured out into the wind. We ended our Valentine's with lots of blankets, some good beer (Frostbite Black IPA ha!), and Harry Potter on ABC. All in all, not a bad way to spend Valentine's!
We spent a lot of Sunday bumming around waiting for the roads to clear up enough to retrieve my poor car. I knew it was safe in the quiet neighborhood, but I always feel better when it's closer to home! By late afternoon the sheet of ice coating the roads finally melted. Poor Maddux didn't get much of a walk because of all the salt on the sidewalks and the crazy powerful winds. I'm really thankful we have a little dog run close by! He just kind of wanders around, but my weirdo dog refuses to do his business in our yard, so it was good that we have a salt free area for him to take care of it in.
|Pretty sure he doesn't mind napping.|