Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Recap

After my workout on Saturday, my lover and I went out for breakfast and enjoyed a nice meal at Babalu on Montana Avenue. Then after a much too short visit on my couch, I went down to Carson, CA to the Home Depot Center to wait in line for a Coldplay concert. A good friend of mine was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to join her for the concert and I didn't hesitate to say yes.

I've seen Coldplay once before and it was a really good concert. (Nothing has topped seeing U2 perform live though). And I was really looking forward to this one too. I don't see enough live music, but everytime I do go, I'm reminded of why I'd like to make more of an effort. Despite the warm temperature and long long wait, we made our way into the Home Depot Center around 630pm (only about three hours of waiting outside the HDC) and waited (mostly) patiently for the show to start.

Unfortunately the show started much later than I had hoped, and because we had general admissions tickets, we spent a lot of time jockeying for a decent position and being all passive aggressive with basically every single person around us. I hated that part of it. Almost as much as I hated being on my feet for so long. At one point I just sat down and waited about an hour and a half. Even though the opening acts were doing there thing, I just couldn't bring myself to get back on my feet.

Finally Coldplay came on around 930pm and they put on a great great show. Despite the ahole two rows in front of me who couldn't keep her hand out of the air ALL NIGHT, it was an amazing show. I got some great pictures too:

I also got some great video and am going to include just one here. It's Coldplay's version of Billy Jean and was a fun deviation from their own stuff.

Despite being on my feet for more hours than I'd care to be, I had a blast and felt truly entertained from the environment, to the music, to the actual show they put on for the fans. I got home and fell into bed a couple hours after I uploaded all the music and pulled the videos off my Flip.

I had grand plans to wake up and do laundry, dust, vacuum and completely clean the house. But after getting to bed so late and spending so much time on my feet (I know Molly, shut up already), I wasn't sure how that would go.

On Sunday I had the smart idea to meet two of my friends at the Speak Easy- my favorite bar in Santa Monica- around 2pm. I considered it to be a treat for all my hard work throughout the week and over the weekend. I managed to get in six workouts last week and I did get up at the crack of dawn and did all the laundry (washed, dried, folded and put away), dusted, vacuumed and completely cleaned the apartment so it was spotless.

Unfortunately I didn't leave the Speaks until 10pm. Several vitamin water and vodkas later, I literally stumbled into Steve's truck (and out of it at one point, which would explain the bruises on parts of my body I didn't recall having bruises on), made a pitiful stop at McDonald's and then we went home.

Throughout the eight hour outing at the Speak Easy, I had a blast. I haven't been drinking that much at all. Since I'm trying to be all healthy and shit, drinking is a very easy thing for me to cut out. Plus I have very easily identified that when I drink, I make very poor food choices. Case in point, on Sunday we ordered in pizza and I also ate mini twix bars, cheese puffs and McDonald's at home so I wouldn't be too drunk the next day. It sounds so disgusting, but of course, at the time, it all tasted delish.

Needless to say, the next day was a difficult one to get through. How I managed to work a full day is beyond me. It probably helped that I chose to take a nap during my lunch hour instead of actually eating. But the crappy food intake continued as well so I could "soak up the alcohol."

I really did have a very very fun time. But I'm also happy to say that I'm in absolutely no rush to recreate that night for a very very long time. It's too destructive on my body and I'm doing such a good job strengthening this body of mine. A little fun here and there isn't going to significantly set me back, but I've got grand plans that do not include self-destruction.

Sunday was a scheduled day off, but today, Monday, wasn't planned. And all I can say is that not working out today is the best decision I can make for me. I'll be back at it tomorrow!


cari July 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

Cut yourself a little slack - your two partners in crime are supa-hard to resist!! Dust yourself off and get back on track - so you can keep inspiring me to do the same.

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