Monday, November 26, 2012

Life Lately!

I'm helping to co-host the Life Lately today! It's one of my favorite Monday linkups, so I'm excited to share with all of you. Write about your lives in some way and linkup below!
So, my weekend this weekend felt like it lasted from Tuesday until Sunday. I wish they all did. That would make for a short work week. But I've already done a few posts about what I've done over Thanksgiving and what I did over the weekend. I don't want to repeat myself, so I'll add other details and share new pictures.
Tim and I were in Chattanooga all week visiting my parents for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful trip, and it was so good to see my family. I miss them so much seeing that I live in Florida and they're in Tennessee. I'm hoping to allot some of the money I won't be paying towards car payments towards plane tickets to go visit them more frequently in 2013. 
My sister and I are grown adults and we decided we wanted an Olan Mills style photo session after everyone left for Thanksgiving. I'm sure that's completely normal.
Friday night was very low key. I can't even pinpoint exactly what we did. All I know is that my mom cooked food that was unrelated to turkey and dressed, because we were all getting a little turkeyed out.
Saturday was a big day...
I ran 18 miles. That's my longest run to date. I'm running the Disney Marathon on January 13th, and it will be my first time conquering 26.2 miles. I'm right on plan, and I will readily admit that these are just as challenging (more mentally than physically to be honest) as you would imagine they would be. Your mind can only handle what you're putting your body through for so long. Then it becomes a fight between heart and mind. On Saturday my mind won.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing and doing my other favorite Saturday activity: watching football with Tim. 
Alabama had a major win over Auburn! Roll Tide. And Tim's Florida Gators made sure to pave their way to the Sugar Bowl. Now we (Bama fans) need a big win in Atlanta this weekend at the SEC Championship so we can show Notre Dame our stuff in the National Championship game. It's going to be a great game between Alabama and Georgia! I can't wait to watch.

On Sunday Tim and I came home to Tampa. We were so thankful to one of our friends for coming to pick us up at the airport, and we stopped on the way home at Mellow Mushroom. Yum. I got a small Greek salad and a small Magical Mystery Tour pizza. It was delicious; I've never had a pizza with jalapenos in it, but I will definitely be having it again.
Since then I've been doing work around the house and catching up on life. I'm looking forward to Christmas break where I can do a few things that I've been neglecting being out of town and busy at work. 

This week I'm looking forward to putting up the tree, putting away fall decor and getting out Christmas decorations, and a cookie swap on Sunday! I just need to pick out some cookies. 

I'm also looking forward to getting onto the clean eating train with my Elf 4 Health Challenge (starting with meatless Monday tomorrow) and staying on my workouts to earn my Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge points. I need the motivation right now to cross train and to eat healthy. I'm putting in too much time training for my marathon to waste it with bad food.

What did you do this weekend? What are you looking forward to for the week? 
Linkup your life update posts below and follow the hosts and cohosts! We're excited to have you!
I'm also linking up my post with Leeann and Molly! If you're hopping over from there feel free to linkup below!

14 comments:

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

ohhh my gosh Mellow Mushroom is my FAVORITE! I ate there on my 21st
Birthday in Tallahassee and have not been back. I NEED to have it soon!

So glad you had such a great weekend and got to spend time with your family, I live far away from mine as well so I know how important it is to get that special time in while you can!

and you are so lucky your hubby's team won. I got a huge noles fan for a fiance and our house has been in shambles for the past 2 days;)

Betsy said...

love these kinds of link-ups! it's so fun to get a snapshot of someone else's life :)

Sarah said...

Go you with your 18 miles!! My mind almost always wins out when I'm running but I am trying to work past that!

Chelsea said...

18 miles!? Are you kidding me girl!? Teach me your ways! That is AWESOME!

alongobucco said...

It sounds like you had a great few days...I commend you for running! I brought my sneakers home with the intention of lacing up, but I never did :( I did however, cut down (and put up) my own Christmas tree, so I'm counting that as physical activity!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Lindsey said...

18 miles!?! I ran 8 on Thursday and was about to die. I'm impressed. Good luck in your marathon!

Jelli said...

That pizza looks amazingly yum! I'm visiting and following you from the hop. Have a great week!

jennifer said...

Girl, your running forever amazes me! :) Keep up the awesome progress!!!

I posted my linkup to my 10k recap post; hope that's okay!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That pizza looks amazing!!

Glad you got to spend time with you family and have a nice Thanksgiving break :)

Thanks for linking up with us!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great weekend! I love, love, love the Mellow Mushroom...and that pizza looks delish. Just what you need after a long run :)

Kat @ S and F said...

what a lovely trip that looked like! I LOVE the Shitake mushroom pizza at Mellow!!

Sarah Hulbert Style said...

Hi, Meghan! I'm Sarah, one of your co-hosts from the Life Lately link-up. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Looks like you had a great holiday. Happy Monday!!! ~Sarah

Lauren said...

Looks like an awesome Thanksgiving with family :-) We also watched the big game this weekend & I could so go for some Mellow Mushroom pizza, yum!

F.... said...

Olan Mills Style?! HAHAHA That's awesome. New follower from the link up!

Falen
www.upwardnotinward.com