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Weekend of Enjoying

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 ;-)

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