Friday night Eric’s mom called and said they had tickets to Saturday’s Thunder game against the Knicks. Eric asked if I wanted to go – actually, he said, “Hey, my parents want to know if we want to go to a Thu-” and I interrupted with a resounding “Um YES!”
I believe we have already established I am a fan.
Bob (Eric’s dad) said the seats were pretty good and he wasn’t kidding.
Eric and I usually sit in Loud City – the (very fitting) name of the nosebleeds. It’s really not bad up there and we always have a blast, but let me tell you – Club level is pretty nice! Our view was awesome and several times I elbowed Eric with a “Oh my gosh Serge Ibaka is right there!” or “I can’t believe I can actually hear Harden!” I totally geeked out. I even recorded part of the intro:
That part always pumps me up! The game started out a little slow, but before long it was a runaway. Final score was 104-92 but at one point we were 32 points ahead! As usual, there were some awesome plays…
… and I had a blast hanging out with these guys.
I had so much fun, although I did get a little spoiled. Loud City will feel so far away next time! 😉
We got home from the game around 10pm, and unfortunately I had a killer headache. I have been getting headaches almost daily and Eric really wants me to go to a doctor. I think it’s just a combo of stress and needing new glasses, but I guess I need to do something because I can’t keep taking BC Powder and ignoring it (yeah, I go old school with my pain killers).
Anyway, I wasn’t feeling up for much, so we just chilled on the couch and watched a new (to us) show on Netflix. Have you ever seen Stephen Fry in America? If not you should! He travels the US, hitting about 8 or so states in each episode. It was made for the BBC and I find it really interesting to see the perspective as it was shot for British audiences. We took several big road trips when I was a kid, but most of my adult travels have been via flying. I’ve always thought it would be a blast to take a big road trip with my significant other (take note, Eric!). I think a month-long historical road trip would be amazing, starting in the deep south and traveling up to the Boston/Plymouth Rock area – timing it just right to hit New England as the leaves are changing in the Fall. Or maybe a Wild West road trip (similar to one I did with my ‘rents when I was 14) – white water rafting in Colorado, camping in Yellowstone, touring ghost towns in Wyoming, fly fishing in Montana… ahhh, I need a trip!
I woke up feeling much better. Eric and I had a lazy Sunday morning of oatmeal, coffee, and reading. I decided to go to put off weightlifting for tomorrow and stretched instead. My new goal is to stretch for 20-30 minutes on the days I don’t work out (I stretch those days anyway). Stretching, for me, is much harder and more painful than working out. I lost a lot of my flexibility when I had my back surgery (yeah, eight years ago) and never gained it back – or course, I’ve never really tried. It’s harder to motivate myself to do it but I really believe that, more than cardio or weight lifting or anything else I do, flexibility will be key to me having a healthy and strong body for life – and for avoiding future back injury. So, it’s time I make it a priority!
Of course, it hurt at first, but it’s amazing how quickly your muscles open up. If you haven’t noticed yet, I am obsessed with Katie’s blog, Sweet Tater, and I love her yoga/life posts. She talks a lot about how yoga teaches you to breathe through the pain and relax your muscles, even when your body’s natural inclination is to tense up. I kept that in mind as I stretched, and by my second rotation I could stretch several inches deeper without nearly the pain I felt in the beginning. It felt so good!
Ella even got in on the action.
For now, though, we’re off to a coffee shop for more reading/blogging/resume-polishing. Pretty fantastic weekend indeed!
What about you guys? If you could take a huge road trip (or any kind of trip), where would you go? Do you like the thrill of the open road, too, or prefer the friendly skies?