Happy weekend friends! I hope it’s been a nice Saturday for you.
Mine has been really good. I slept in this morning and skipped yoga. Nine hours of sleep will make you feel like a champion every time!
After spending the morning lounging around and drinking coffee, we met our friends Ashley and Lee for lunch. They are in town visiting family with their new baby, Henry.
We planned on brunch at Pewter Rose but the restaurant was slammed with Race for the Cure participants so we moved to plan b, 300 East. Henry joined us at the table but spent most of the time napping. 😉
I went with the same salad I always get at 300 East…it’s just so good. Mixed greens, beets, pears, pecans, blue cheese and dried apricots with balsamic vinaigrette.
After we successfully made it through our meals without any baby interruptions it was time to get some one-on-one time in with the little guy. Of course Brandon had first dibs. He is a total baby man. It’s super cute.
He is such a sweet baby. I am so happy that we were able to hang out with Ashley and Lee and meet Henry! Brandon has been friends with Ashley and Lee since elementary school and it’s crazy to be at the stage of our lives where friends are having babies!
After lunch I headed to an event that was on the opposite end of the spectrum from babies…a lingerie shower for Nicole!
The beautiful bride-to-be is getting married in Puerto Rico next weekend! Every bride needs some lingerie for her wedding weekend!
The shower was lovely and Nicole got some very pretty things. I helped myself to a post-lunch snack since I had a long run planned this afternoon.
Pimento cheese, spinach artichoke dip, pita chips, a mini quiche and a butterscotch scone. My lunch salad was definitely not substantial enough to get me through my run. I needed some carbs!
When I got home I spent quite a while procrastinating before finally heading out. My goal was to get at least 8 miles in. The conditions were perfect. Sunny and 60 degrees but there were some very strong wind gusts. I did the first three with Sullie and then dropped her off. I proceeded to overestimate the distance I was running and found myself 9 miles in and still 3 miles away from home. A 12 miler? No thank you.
And then I had an epiphany. I was close to the grocery store and we needed a few things for dinner. I called Brandon and asked him to meet me there. (I never do long runs without my phone…this is why!) I did get a few stares as I came jogging up to the entrance with my fuel belt! 😉
I ended up covering a little over 9.5 miles and it felt 100% great!
Post-run recovery involved a really hot shower, a beer, a hoodie and fuzzy slippers. It’s in the 40s here tonight! Brr!
Details on tonight’s delicious feast tomorrow. Off to plan my Sunday morning hot class!