Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Recap - Running, Cycling, Enjoying Life

I never really know how well-received weekend recap posts are, but I thought I'd do one anyway. I don't have any fantastic pictures to share, but I did have a pretty fantastic weekend. It was mostly about enjoying life, taking in the little things around me, taking in some amazing weather.

It started Friday evening when my sis came over with her kiddos to stay the night. They were crazy excited to stay with us. Jason played in the pool with C for a solid hour (maybe longer). I think they were both worn out.

While they played in the pool, I played Sorry with my sis and niece. I haven't played a board game in ages. I literally had to dust that one off. I'm so glad I've kept them all these years though. It was really fun playing with my niece. She's pretty competitive. I have no idea where that comes from ;-)

What was the most fun was seeing her really open up and just be silly and have fun. She's very much like me and often reserved and holds back. So to watch her open up and just be herself was a treat for me.

Saturday morning was a surprise with the temperature. We went from "lows" being mid-70's to 60 degrees. I couldn't wait to get out and run. The sky was that perfect Fall sky - pure blue, crisp air. Simply perfect. I had planned to do about 7 miles, but was so excited about the weather, I ended up with 9 miles done.

Sarah and the kids had to pack up and get back home, so we didn't really get to spend much time together Saturday. I did have a client to train though. We decided to take the workout to the park, and I'm so glad we did. She seemed to really enjoy the workout and being outside.

After doing several loads of laundry and dishes, I decided to sit out on the patio and read. I had no desire to be cooped up inside on such a gorgeous day.

Sunday was another beautiful day. Jason and I got in a 38-mile bike ride then indulged ourselves at a pizza place we enjoy. They've got really good pizzas, but also a nice patio to sit out on. The rest of the day was pretty lazy after that point. And I was completely ok with that. I made some homemade bread and pressed tofu to use during the week.

How was your weekend? Did you get to enjoy some incredible weather by chance?