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So I had a great Easter weekend. Friday I ran 10 miles, then I was supposed to donate platelets, but at the location I went to they said my platelet count was too low for them to take from me. Apparently if you're below a certain weight and height and do not produce enough platelets they worry about bursting your veins on your return or something... I don't really understand it (honestly I don't want to, the thought of my veins bursting is a bit unsettling and if I dwell on this I may just switch back to donating whole blood), but I rescheduled at the location I usually go to (which has different machines that can apparently handle me just fine) and carried on with my business. With two hours to kill before a lunch date with my sister, I went out to Edmond to check out the Sunflower Market's grand opening. I spent $60 on a basket full of fresh produce, chicken and this most delectable treat:
|I first saw this on Katie's blog and boy am I glad I came across it, this stuff is like heaven in a jar!|
This stuff was freaking amazing. While I would definitely give this place a good review, for some reason I have no desire to go back, so I'm not sure if the reason everything was so delicious was because I was so hungry, or if it's because it was really that good. Possibly the reason I have no desire to return has something to do with the fact that I left feeling miserable. I got my fix and now I am satiated. Maybe the craving will strike several months down the line. My sister and I then went thrift store and grocery shopping and we started feeling better after walking around for some time. Friday evening I spent at home with the guys reading e-books and doing laundry while they watched TV and pretty much entertained themselves. Saturday was a day full of errands, cleaning and Easter dinner preparation. I spent nearly the entire day on my feet (burning 2800 calories which is about 600 more than what I burn on a day of doing one Zumba class) and my knees were definitely screeching their protest by the time I fell into bed. Sunday morning I got up early and went for a 5 mile run before guests started arriving. Then I spent pretty much the rest of the day cooking and cleaning (on my feet). By 4-5:00 I finally got to lay down on the couch and considered taking a nap, but I felt totally restless (probably wired from all the desserts I indulged in :-S), so I got up and got laundry going and practiced Zumba for the equivalent of about an hour. I had some new songs to get ready for Monday's class. Monday I taught my class including my new songs and class went pretty smoothly, my knees behaved and I only fumbled a tad. Then Tuesday since my knees had been doing well and it was the new Body Pump release launch I decided to go to classes for the first time in two weeks! I am SO glad I went! I had such a blast and I felt so great afterwards. My right knee started to hurt a bit a little into squats, so I dropped my weight and just did them with body weight and was fine after that. Here's a picture of us after class.
Then I stayed for Zumba, I really enjoyed taking someone else's class besides my own for the first time in two weeks. Zumba is fun no matter what, but there are different types of fun and it was nice to just follow again. My foot started hurting about halfway into class, but I got my new Zumba shoes last night so hopefully that will help. I intended to go to Zumba and then run 3 miles afterwards, but we ran out of leftovers Tuesday and I needed to go home and cook the boys some dinner. I also spent a couple of hours on my feet at work yesterday and my knee was acting pretty grouchy by the end of the day, so I really did not need my arm twisted. I'm so very glad I went home and cooked though because I made the most delicious dinner:
|Garden rotini with grilled chicken, spinach, fresh basil, tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives, garlic and feta with salad on the side.|