I had such a great weekend! How do they go so fast? I mean, I love my job, but I’d love three-day weekends on the reg(ular).
On Friday, I ended up meeting Sloane and Cass for happy hour. Although, I would like to point out that $4.25 for a draft of Angry Orchard is not too happy for me. Regardless, it was good to see them and to catch up for a bit.
I inexplicably was wide awake at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. I was so relieved to check all of my weather apps and realize that the lowest predicted current temperature was nine degrees. Thank you, God. I puttered around a bit, and was out the door by 7:30. The first mile was a little cold, my hands kept going painfully numb. Once they warmed up a bit, they were mostly fine. There was a little bit of a headwind on the way back, which was sort of tough. My face just hurt from it. However, I did see a family of deer. I had to stop and snap a picture.
If you look really hard, you can see them! Ha.
I created this new 15 mile route a few weeks ago and I really like it. An out-and-back loop is much better for my brain than repeating the same circles. Also, there is a real bathroom right around the halfway point, which is reassuring for this temperamental stomach.
I ran a few errands, including a trip to Target, in which I mysteriously spent $80 and somehow have a new running shirt (which I REALLY OBVIOUSLY needed). Also, why are cards SO expensive? I spent $8 on two cards and they aren’t even that great.
I then briefly met with our florist, which was fine. She seems great and very laid-back, which I appreciate. I don’t need anything ridiculous.
After running around all morning, I spent most of the afternoon being delightfully lazy. I finished my book, and vacuumed the stairs and took a nap. It was so nice!
Tim and I decided to bundle up and walk the half mile to dinner. It wasn’t so bad, and I enjoyed a cranberry basil margarita as my reward.
The food was good, and we had a nice time. It’s hard to believe the wedding is only six months away! Ah. After dinner, we stopped for one more round before we headed home.
My alarm was set for 6 a.m. on Sunday, so we called it a night after that. Yikes! I ran over to meet Jill by 7, and together we tackled eight miles. It began snowing pretty early on, and we had snowflakes stuck all over our eyes and in our hair. After our first eight, we picked up the rest of the crew for our second eight. The run flew by. It sounds ridiculous, but it went by so quickly. Company makes a world of difference. A total of 17 mile for me on Sunday. Not shabby.
It’s funny, I was just telling Tim on Saturday that I feel like my stomach has gotten significantly better. It’s far from perfect, but I hadn’t had a really bad stomachache in a while. Then of course, yesterday, it totally freaked out. It was sort of bothering me during the run, but by the time I got home, I was forced to spend a chunk of the day in the fetal position. It hurt so bad. I wonder if I accidentally ate something with gluten on it at dinner the night before? I am not sure. I have been pretty good about avoiding gluten, and we really haven’t gone out to eat in a long time. Tim pointed out that when we last ate there in December, I was really sick the next day too. I don’t think it’s the place, I think it’s my stomach.
Regardless, I am just happy I got my run in!
I took a wonderful nap, and spent the rest of the day cooking and doing work and reading my book for book club.
It was a really great weekend.