Monday, September 27, 2010

A productive day

Ever have one of those productive days where you get every thing on your "To Do" list completed? Well that was my day yesterday!

Sunday, I woke up really early and met Brian at church. For the past month Brian and I have been making the rounds on all the local catholic churches. It's not like we are picky we just wanted to find a place that we both liked. Picking a church has been such a hassle and more stress than it should be. The catholic church is pretty strict with its regulations - ceremony at a certain time, no aisle runner, have to be out of the church by a certain time - the list goes on. You would think the church would make it easier for people to get married there! We are both catholic although not super involved but we have decided on a church for our wedding so we thought we should start making semi-regular visits and get to know the priest that would be marrying us.

After that I went home and decided to attempt a run. My mom dropped me off 3 miles out and I ran back home. I felt really good, kept the pace easy and enjoyed the sunshine. My knee hurt on and off during the run but nothing like I felt last week. It wasn't sore or achy afterward which made me think that the pain was all in my head.

Later that afternoon while watching football I made a homemade birthday cake for Brian! His actual birthday is not until next Saturday but he wont be here over the weekend. Some of you may remember last year when I attempted to make a homemade red velvet cake and it didn't come out exactly like I wanted. This year I made carrot cake from an old family recipe and it turned out wonderful!!


This morning I got back into my normal routine and went out for a run in the dark! My knee hurt a little but that was nothing compared to my IT band! If it isn't one thing, its another! I am heading to yoga class tonight to hopefully loosen up my muscles!

Have a great Monday!

17 comments:

Marlene said...

YES, I love a good productive day!

Glad you've been able to put in a couple of runs - hopefulyl a good stretch at yoga will help with the pain.

Lacey Nicole said...

yay!!!! hope you continue to feel better w/ the knee. and productive days are my faaaaaaaaave :) feels so good. remember to keep icing!!! i will say that in your comments section forever and ever out of loooove :)

ooh i love carrot cake. i requested that for my bday 2 years ago. mmm. this past year i had a super decadent choc VEGAN! cake it was AMAZING and everyone in my fam became obsessed (and my sister made another one a week later, lol). and also a lemon-blueberry cake that was more like a pie but still delicious. i think i will have to do that again next year! (my mom made the choc one, my sis made the lemon-blueberry). all this talk about cakes... ahh! my bday is way too far away :) heh.

misszippy said...

Can you send me a piece? Looks so good. I hope your yoga session does the trick for you.

marathonmaiden said...

i feel like i get everything on my list done or nothing!

bummer about the hassle with the church! i've never understood all their rules either. but at least you found a church. wooot :)

and CAKE. yummy.

Monster's Mommy said...

Where is my cake?

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a productive day! That cake looks amazing! I LOVE Carrot Cake!

Indi said...

My husband would love if I made him a cake like that. Yoga will help and foam roll baby, foam roll!

Bethany + Ryan said...

that cakes does look good! hope wedding planning is going well for you! ours is in 8 months from today

Jamie said...

A very productive day indeed. I love carrot cake and that one looks delicious!

Amy said...

I love days when I get to cross a lot off of my list! That cake looks de-lish!

Nicole said...

I remember when you made that red velvet cake last year and i cant believe its already been a year since then! time flies!!! your cake looks yummy!

racing dawn said...

I need one of those days to happen this week! Fingers crossed... and mmmmm, cake...

Katie H said...

Good luck on finding a church! It will all fall into place :) The cake looks delicious! There is nothing like cake baked from scratch!

Laura said...

That is one amazing looking cake! I love those days where you get everything done!

Glenn Jones said...

Carrot cake! I'm on my way!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Mmmmm, carrot cake. Yum. I adore carrot cake!!

That's geat that you got your church picked out. I am sure that's a tough decision!

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for productive days!
I remember the hassle of picking a church. I was living in NYC at the time and ended up getting married in my hometown church but was so surprised at the number of limitations the catholic church placed on the ceremony. It was stressful! Thankfully, we had a terrific priest (who has since left the priesthood :-( ) who made everything after we picked the church great. I hope you have as good of an experience!!