So you may be thinking I’m crazy, but with only a three day work week, I couldn’t be more excited for the week to begin! I had a pretty awesome weekend so I’m linking up with Erin for Weekend Recap, Tara for Weekend Update, and Katie for Marvelous Monday to tell you all about my Marvelous Weekend.
Although the weather was somewhat subpar all weekend, I feel like I was quite a busy bee, but in the good way. I hate when weekends fly by in a flash, but when they’re filled with great friends, family, and RUNNING(!!) I can’t complain.
Backing up to Friday, after work I met up with my friends from my lifeguarding days #Memz. It was awesome to catch up. I really miss spending my days on the beach, working on my tan, hanging out with some of my closest friends, and getting paid for it. Those were the days. Or years. A lot of years actually. 8 to be exact.
Saturday I got up, attempted to run a few easy miles to shake out my legs for Sundays race. By the time I made it to the end of the block, I knew it wasn’t happening so I turned back around and did a pilates workout, got my haircut (bye bye 4 inches) and cleaned my apartment. Hello productive morning. After that, BF and I went car shopping – and it was successful! He is now going to be the proud new owner of a Jeep! Woohoo! #Twinz.
I met up with my friend Izzy for lunch at Granola Bar and had THE BEST smoothie bowl – The Shrek (spinach, kale, banana, apple, almond milk, almond butter), tope with house made granola, strawberries, and blueberries. If I could eat this every day, I’d be a very happy girl!
Saturday night was spent eating, dancing, celebrating BF’s dad at his surprise 60th birthday party! It was absolutely gorgeous and such a fun evening. In terms of surprise birthdays, I don’t think they could be done any better!
Sunday…Fairfield half marathon, also known as D-day. Long story short, my legs felt great, my stomach was not pleased as I ended up stopping three times throughout the race. I ran without music (thanks Spotify), but the weather was absolutely perfect. I removed all “pacing” aspects from my watch and without music, really ran according to how my body felt. I finished in 1:37:07 (official clock time), my watch time (not timing the stops) had me at 1:34:49. While I’m not exactly thrilled with my time, I’m pleased that I was able to finish. And in all honestly, finish faster than I thought. After three weeks of minimal running (15 miles woof), I am happy with the result. There’s always time to get back into shape, and NYCM training starts TODAY! I will have a full race review of Fairfield posted this week.
The past two years, friends have taken the train in from NYC to run. Last year we were able to go to the beach and celebrate afterwards, but with the blah weather yesterday, we settled for a feast of lunch at Sign of the Whale. I had a yummy green salad and a side of brussel sprouts (duh). It was a great and relaxing way to refuel. Sunday night was spent making pizza for BFs family, which they loved!
Still thinking I need to open my own bakery/pizzeria… I think it wouldn’t be a weird combination at all : )
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and have a great start to your week! Short week here we come!
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Anyone else have a short week this week?
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