Happy Thanksgiving Week!
I went to the grocery store a few times this weekend and the place was like a mosh-pit! Seriously, it was “every-man-for-himself” in terms of parking, grabbing a cart, picking out the ‘best’ looking veggies, racing to the registers… people were ruthless! I guess the Thanksgiving rush started early this year!
So many mixed thoughts/emotions from this week/weekend!
I headed back to my undergrad, Purdue University, for some fun Friday night bar action, followed by Saturday tailgating! Friday was great! I met up with some friends and we went to our old favorite–Pablano’s (Mexican) for some so-so food and GREAT chips and salsa! That’s really all that maters, right?
I decided to try relax and reward myself with some drink and settled on the simple but wonderful, vodka-water with lime slices! They were super-duper cheap that I just had to take advantage and get more than one…
We headed then to Purdue oldest and most well known bar, Harry’s Chocolate Shop where I stayed until a little after 1am. This is a HUGE deal since I am in bed most every night at 10. In fact, I don’t know the last time I saw the clock strike 1am….
I awoke groggy, hungover, and feeling disgusting on my friends couch. Boy… now I remember why I don’t drink like this any more. This feeling suckssssss.
We got ready to go tailgate in the coldest football weather I have ever been in. It was snowing. And windy. MISERABLE. My mom had free tickets to the game and so she drove up that morning to snag a Bloody Mary at a tailgate before heading in. I decided to watch with her (and she had feet/hand warmers…)
There were even people camping out in the heated bathroom…
Purdue is an awful football team. We didn’t always use to be bad. In fact, at the game Saturday was Drew Breeze, the Saints QB who wont the Superbowl a few years ago. He went to Purdue (our pride and joy!)
After surviving the game (yes, we lost.) Mom and I headed to Discount Den to get some cheap cheap Purdue shirts, Diet Coke, and random cards. At The Den people have trademarked their own drinks and write them on the wall for you to get (or you can design your own.) So fun to read the names…
Well guys…. I have tried to be mentally strong. I try with all my might. But this week was still just tough. I have just felt down-right disgusting and ‘soft’ and out of shape and jiggly in all places. Between eating a ton after the marathon… then eating really crappy food and drinking lots of alcohol on Friday and Saturday… and throughout this not dong ANY exercising…. I feel like a gross blob. I feel out of control, unhappy, irritable, and all other sorts. I even found myself Saturday completely regretting the weekend with my friends, saying it was not at all worth it to have fun with them because this “Fat Feeling” I had after outweighed the good-time.
I need to get my head on straight… I need to remember that I am 23 years old and things I consider important in life are really not…. I need PERSPECTIVE.
I went for that run I so badly needed…. and it was nothing short of wonderful. So needed…. I ran 8 miles at who know what pace. I haven’t a clue!
My mom and I then saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire! IT WAS SO GOOD!!!! I highly recommend it!
Have a great Monday! Thanksgiving is almost here for us to enjoy! 🙂
Ever suffered through an extremely cold/hot sporting event?
What movie are you most looking forward to seeing over Thanksgiving/Christmas time!