Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dining Alone & Running in 35C Weather!

Hey Loveys,

Happy Sunday! I just got back from seeing The Heat and doing groceries with C. OMG that movie was HILARIOUS!! I'm glad that we picked that movie to go and see, I needed a good laugh. I had tears in my eyes at times! Melissa McCarthy is just absolutely hilarious, her humour and straight face delivery just makes me crack up... even during the commercials for the movie lol!

This morning I went for a run and I did not check the weather before I went. It looked beautiful inside as I was looking outside from inside from air conditioned condo. I put on my running shorts, threw on a race t-shirt, tied up my hair and got outside before I could change my mind (and continue watching Gossip Girl... obviously). Well I got outside, turned on my GPS watch.. and "Low Battery" flashed across the screen. Perfect. So back up to the condo I went and traded in my GPS watch for my phone (which is not ideal because I hate holding my phone when running, my hand gets sweaty), and went back downstairs again and then hit the pavement for real this time lol.

Well, 500 meters into my run and I was sweating. I knew it was hot out, but all I could think of really was "Awesome, this is going to be so intense and I love it" and "Damn it, this stupid race t-shirt... I should have worn a tank top.". When I run, I usually run along the trails along the lake shore here in Toronto, but occasionally I like to run in the core of downtown because I like to see people and see things. Today I ran downtown mostly to avoid all of the people at the Toronto Indy Race that was happening all weekend. I navigate between the closest main street I live near, and the second (Bathurst and Spadina) closest and make my way gradually north. That means I run down some major streets here in Toronto. It's fun! There's always something to see! Today? Not much other than many people walking out and about while I dodged between them.

I cut my run a bit short (I was aiming for 7km but ended up doing 6km) because I was so tired and hot. I made it through 6km in about 40 minutes but I had countless walk breaks during the run because it was so hot that it was kind of hard to breathe. When I got to my building, I wanted to walk around just to get my heart rate down, so I walked around my lobby area inside because it was way too hot outside and I needed to cool down! On the way up to the condo I snapped a photo so you could see how sweaty I was!


Can you see how sweaty I was? When I got off the elevator on our floor, looked around to make sure no one was there and literally had to take off my shirt I was SO HOT. This picture was like 15 minutes and 4 glasses of water later and I'm STILL dripping sweat...


Yep. That's me in my sports bra. TAKE IT ALL IN! Haha.. I'm just kidding. But seriously... still sweating. I had a shower and got out and was still sweating. It was the weirdest thing. But it felt good! I actually looked up the weather when I got home and it turns out that it felt like 35 degrees Celsius outside. Probably silly of me to run but I didn't know when I started how hot it was going to be lol. Whoopsies...

I will admit I didn't get to workout on Saturday like I had hoped I would. On Friday night I was out
My friend Kim & I at Brassaii on Friday night! Vodka... so. much. vodka.
really late and had a touch too much to drink. Basically, vodka kicked my ass. However, I did dine alone for the first time!! C was out having drinks on a patio with his friend (I opted not to go because I couldn't stand the thought of drinking again in the hot sun) so I stayed home and was watching tv. I got really hungry and when I looked we had nothing that I wanted to eat or was willing to make to eat. So, I got this brilliant idea to go dine at my favourite restaurant here in Toronto called Rock Lobster. I called my good friend Nick because I thought he lived closer to me than he actually does. Womp womp. The good news is I got to talk to him for a while and I think he's coming out for my girlfriends birthday in a couple of weeks! He promised to text me this week so we can meet up for lunch or something sometime soon so that's super exciting!

I have never gone out for dinner by myself, so when I went into the restaurant I felt really weird asking for a table for 1 lol. He let me sit at the bar, so since I already knew what I was having (it's my fav restaurant... of course I already know what I'm ordering) I busted out my phone and crept Instagram and Twitter, like anyone dining alone would do. I ordered a drink (I felt a little peer pressure from the bartender who was judging me for not ordering a drink on a Saturday night lol!) and got a Rock Lobster Cesar... basically it's a normal Cesar but it comes with half of a lobster tail. Basically the best thing ever. Anyways, I ordered their famous Lobster Roll and omg devoured it like it was nobody's business. I think I've talked about how good they are before, and they just never fail me. I need to work there so I can eat them more often.

This is the Lobster Roll. Comes with chips and a pickle!!
It was kind of liberating actually. I used to be the type of person who couldn't do anything by herself.. I couldn't go shopping by myself, or for a walk and especially not out for dinner. I'm not sure why... I felt silly. But being in Toronto has kind of gotten me over all of that. It's super nice to be ok with just doing what I want, whenever I want. A lot of the things I enjoy doing isn't really C's thing lol. I like walking around aimlessly with my Canon camera... he doesn't like walking unless he's going to a specific destination. I like going to read in cutesy little cafe's and he likes video games lol. At first I was more self-conscious about it but now I'm good with doing stuff alone! It's great! :)

Q: Do you ever go out to dinner by yourself?
Q: What did you do for your workout(s) this weekend?

23 comments:

  1. Sarah, you crack me up..I do the exact same thing at times...Head out the door with a t-shirt, but thinking and knowing my head I will be too hot so I should have worn a tank..then want to turn around and change....I get the low battery and running with the phone..Yep sweaty hand for sure I am waiting for me to drop it on day {have not found a sleeve yet} I really don't recall dining alone anytime recently or in the past...unless having quiet time while the kids are in school would count :)

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    1. Lol!! Thanks Linda! I'm glad I'm not the only one haha. I made sure to charge the GPS watch for my run today - I hate holding my darn phone!! I feel like people are judging.. "Oh she can't even run without her phone".. !

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  2. good for you for going to dinner alone!! I've never done that, and I think id have a pretty hard time with it, honestly. I admire you!! that being said, I really enjoy shopping alone and actually prefer it to shopping with others! I just might have to try dinner by myself once just for the heck of it!

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    1. You totally should! It was definitely a neat experience. It's good to be able to, especially if you want to go somewhere maybe other people don't! :)

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  3. I dined out alone twice this week. I'm on vacation in Ireland and my husband was ill one evening and ad another commitment the other night.

    I eat out alone a few times a year. It used to be more often, but now it's mostly when I'm out of town for work. I enjoy it -- I don't have to worry if everyone else at the table is happy!

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    1. Aw I hope your hubby is ok! And it's totally true, you can just focus on you and order whatever you want!! :)

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  4. I also went running today and Holy Moley it was FREAKIN Hot out there!!

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    1. OMG I know! I wouldn't doubt that you were out there - you're so hardcore! :) xo

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  5. That lobster roll looks divine!

    I have eaten out by myself. Not often, but sometimes, you just have to do it. It's easier sitting at the bar.

    This week's workouts were mostly restricted to walking around Disney World. I started running again today, and I"m so excited about it.

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    1. OMG It's even better when you're eating it... trust me. I crave them daily haha! Good job with walking around Disney World... I've never been but I've heard it's MASSIVE!

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  6. I have eaten out by myself. Shortly after my husband passed away I forced myself to, and now I do on occasion just to get out and not eat dinner at home. Not often. I would prefer to eat with other people, but sometimes you just need to eat alone. I'm also on my phone or bring a magazine with me.

    This week is supposed to be in the 90s here and humid so I'll be running in super hot weather as well. I need to though since I have a quarter marathon coming up on the 27th and need to get ready!

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    1. That's really awesome that you got yourself out there after that. I commend you!! Good luck with your race girl!! I bet you'll do really well, just make sure to hydrate!

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  7. People have told me NOT to go see THE HEAT. But I am thinking I am going to LOVE IT!!!!!!

    And I loveeeee eating alone - AHHH HA HA ! It gives you time to think and people watch ;)

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    1. Hahaha - it makes me feel so intense to have sweat running down my face. I'm sure all the people I was dodging were thinking I was INSANE. Oh well!! And I agree - I'm a huge people watcher, I love it!!

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  8. You should have called me! I LOVE rock lobster (and you of course ;)) and would have been there in a hot second! Speaking of hot I was a sweaty mess on my run yesterday too! My face was beet-red for a good hour after my run. Loving the sun but this is has got to cool off!

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    1. Next time!! I now know how obsessed you are with it... like me! :) We can go for a walk too... it would be tres chic :)

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  9. That lobster roll looks so delicious!

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  10. I dined alone during my entire business trip to the States a couple of years ago. It felt pretty awkward, but I carefully chose burger joints, food chains and diners, so I wouldn't feel so awkward. Terrible for my diet though!

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    1. Nooo not awkward. I think it's totally fun!! You should try an actual sit down restaurant sometime. It's liberating. I promise!

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  11. Sounds like a hot run! Honestly, I've completely lost interest in running right now. Think its a two fold reason - after finishing the Half and all that training I feel like I deserve the break and frankly, this heat makes me feel like doing ANYTHING but running. Problem is I have Warrior Dash this weekend and haven't run since.. you know, MAY!.

    gulp.

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    1. I did the exact same thing after I finished my first half! Honestly, it wasn't until I went to the GoodLife Marathon and watched all the runners that I decided to start doing it again at a more serious level. Good luck with that girlie!!! I think you'll be fiiiine! :)

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  12. I have done dinner and a movie out by myself and it was SO NICE! I think everyone should experience that at least once.
    Funny thing about excess sweating - I have been wondering a lot this summer if it was just me because I feel like I am sweating so much more then past years! Maybe because I am drinking more water that I have more to sweat out? Gross but true-I don't know.... LOL

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