My Weekend= What?! Babysitting. Long Run. Inside Picnic.
Sunday: 6 miles @ 9:00 pace on treadmill
Monday: Body Pump
Tuesday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill/ Pilates
On Saturday, we had the privilege of babysitting our niece, Addy. On our way there, we saw this motorcycle at a red light…
What the?! There’s a little dog in the back, a lady with her XL soda, the driver and a freakin blue and gold macaw! How random and odd is that? The bird ducked behind the windshield when they started moving. Insane.
After coloring some Dora The Explorer pictures, it was time to make dinner. I brought over stuff to make English muffin pizzas because I used to love making them when we were kids. My mom had fun things to make smiley faces, like olives and green pepper, but I stuck with cheese and turkey pepperoni, haha. At first, Addy didn’t want pizza. Once we started making them she was all about it!
She wouldn’t stop eating the cheese and pepperoni. Who can blame her? I popped them in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes and dinner was ready! We paired these with a side of broccoli for some green. Aunt Heather always has to make things a bit healthy 😉 Then we piled on the couch and watched Frozen.
You know Addy and I were belting out the songs. Todd was amused that I was getting into it as much as Addy was. What can I say? I’m a kid at heart.
On Sunday, I did my first “long run.” Six miles baby! Woot woot! I was going to do them outside with a few cool ladies, but after a late night and still not much running outside, I decided it was probably better for me to do them on the tready. Less stress on my body. The temp was 78 with 91% humidity at 7AM, so I think I made the right choice.
I ran in these Injini socks for the first time and LOVED them. You totally can’t tell your toes are separated. The run went really well! I tried to do the last 2 miles at an 8:40 pace, but I only made it one mile before bumping the pace back up at 9:00 and I’m OK with that. Coming back from nothing is hard and I’m just trying to enjoy the ride 🙂
Later on Sunday I went over to Christina’s place for an inside picnic! It’s way to darn hot/humid to sit outside and actually enjoy yourself, so we had one in the AC and watched Orange is the New Black (which I’m now obsessed with!) We even sat on the floor like a really picnic. We had a honey/rosemary baked brie wheel, candied walnuts (that Christina made!), cucumber salad, strawberries and chocolate and chocolate peanut butter bars…
Everything was so freakin good! We also had some wine along with the yummyness. Moscato, which I hadn’t had in forever and have missed so much, and Lambrusco, a new to me sweetish red wine with a bit of effervescence. Good wine and good food usually leads to over consumption of both, haha.
This plate times too many… We ate way too much and that’s OK. Sometimes you just have to indulge. And yes, we drank out of solo cups. It was a picnic! I’ve mentioned Christina a few times and technically she’s my boss (she’ll love that) but more so, she’s my awesome friend and running prodigy 🙂 You can read more about her on her blog love.RUN.music!
I got to spend time with Ashley while we watched Zach’s (her hubby) hockey game, like I occasionally do Sunday evenings. I missed their house warming party because we were watching Addy, so I was glad to be able to hang out with her and catch up like BF’s do. As you can see, I had a pretty killer weekend. Good times with great people 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week so far!