This weekend was all about enjoying the beautiful weather, enjoying the idea of slowing down and relaxing, and enjoying time with my mom for Mother's Day.
Saturday started off with a run with Jason. It was warm, but not terrible. Wind was directly from the north and slapping you in the face. Though, as I started to get warm, it actually was welcomed. Jason dropped off at the house at 6.25 miles. I was planning to hit 8 miles since I had already done my weekly 10-miler on Thursday.
As I set off to finish my run, I realized I was feeling really good. My legs were itching to keep on running. I was just enjoying the beautiful morning. So I ended up with another 10-miler. I almost went on for 11, but decided it'd probably be in my best interest, or my foot's best interest, to reel myself in. I've never done two double-digit runs in a week before.
After getting cleaned up, I studied a bit for my ISSA Personal Trainer Certification before heading out to meet my mom for lunch. I wanted to take her to YaYa's. They have really good food and a nice atmosphere. I knew she'd really enjoy it.
I regret that I didn't get a picture of the two of us though. But we had a fantastic time. We sat and talked for nearly an hour after we had finished our lunch. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Sunday I did a weight workout for back, triceps and legs and then a tabata DVD. I had really wanted to run so badly, but my foot had other plans for me. Sometimes the hardest thing about being a runner is knowing when to hold off. But, I did get in a good workout thanks to Cathe.
The rest of the day was spent outside. I weeded flower beds, deadheaded roses, and sat and finished a book. To cap off the day, we grilled pizzas and enjoyed dinner outside as well.
All in all, a perfectly balanced weekend of relaxing, enjoying with enough productivity to make you feel less guilty about all the relaxing and enjoying ;-)