I started my Friday off with my usual latte from Starbucks. Stripes + red shoes + a latte meant it was going to be a good day, and it was.
|I know it looks like I'm not wearing pants, but I actually am.|
The work day went by fast and I finished another spreadsheet tool I had been working on so it felt good to get that done! After work, I went over to Phil's. We ran 4 miles which were tough for me as it was so humid. Phil LOVES running in warm, humid weather while I prefer cooler temps. I was very glad when the run was over!
We were hoping to go to a food-truck-turned-restaurant that night but the wait was so long and I was super hungry so we went to a Greek restaurant instead. I got eggplant stuffed with sauted vegetables and topped with melted feta cheese. I am definitely going to try to recreate this at home as it was so good! Phil got Mousaka and I also said I'd like to try to make it sometime this summer. We finished off the night with a (super intense) episode from season 1 of House of Cards.
Saturday morning started off with the Friday Summer Shred workout (I'm shifting things around so I can fit my runs in). Holy batman, it was hard as you had to do 300 burpees combined with things like bicep curls, bench step-ups, and tricep extensions. I was a hot, sweaty, exhausted mess afterwards.
|This is my "did I really just do 300 burpees?" face.|
Saturday afternoon was spent meal planning, ironing, and grocery shopping. I went to mass at 4 and then came home and ate the crock-pot lentil curry that had been simmering away all afternoon. It was delicious and yielded lots of leftovers for the week to come.
Saturday night was spent reading and relaxing. I have barely read this month so it was nice to have an evening to read. It had been raining most of the day but the sky started to lighten up as the evening progressed. I just love looking out the window or patio door and seeing this view!
I ended my night with a phone conversation with Phil (he had family stuff going on that day so we spent the day apart) and crashed pretty early.
On Sunday morning, I cleaned and did laundry before heading over my friend Brooke's to see her family. I hadn't seen her kids since last September so was overdue for a visit. The last time I saw baby Wyatt, he was about 4 days old, so he had clearly changed a ton! It was so fun to hold him!
|Holding babies is my happy place. Being around kids reminds me of what matters most in life.|
After catching up with Brooke, I stopped by my brother's so I could give my nephew his birthday gift (he turned 9 last weekend!). After that I headed back to my place to plant some flowers in the planter that had been left on the patio by the owner. I don't have much of a green thumb but hopefully they survive!
|Grow, babies, grow!|
I finished off my day with a nice long bike ride which I'll tell you more about tomorrow because this post is getting entirely too long.
What were some of the highlights of your weekend?