On Friday night I went to happy hour with a couple of coworkers that I used to work with. We hadn't all been together in over a year so it was great to get together and catch up. That night I was in bed by 9 pm reading.
On Saturday morning I was up bright and early for a run with my club. It was the first official long training run for Twin Cities and my 10 mile run went great. I ran with someone new to the club so it was fun to get to know someone on the run. It was a beautiful morning and when we finished the run I said, "Gosh I love Minnesota." That sense of thankfulness for being back in a place I love has not worn off and maybe (hopefully) it never will.
|Our 10 mile route took us through my neighborhood which is one of the prettiest areas of Minneapolis in my biased opinion.|
I swung by Phil's before running errands to check on Oscar. I could tell he was pretty lonely after spending his first night alone, so I played with him lots. It's tough to get him to stay in one spot long enough to take a non-blurry photo but I captured a couple to send to Phil.
After running several errands, I took advantage of the beautiful day and read on my balcony while snacking on watermelon.
|A cool drink + watermelon + a good book + a view = perfection|
|I still heart stripes!|
On Sunday morning I woke up early without an alarm and enjoyed breakfast on my patio.
Then I was off to my first open water swim! The lake I swam at is 6 miles away so I biked over there so that it would sort of be a brick workout. I got to try out my new triathlon outfit that I had purchased the day before.
The open water swim went pretty well, aside from a little snafu with leaking goggles that resulted in me *almost* losing one of my contacts... I guess it's time for me to buy some new ones. I swam about 0.75 miles and was definitely glad to be done at the end!
Sunday afternoon and evening were very low key. I did a lot of reading on my balcony. I can't remember the last time I sat and read for several hours so that was nice and very needed. In the evening I tried a new recipe that I had printed out a long time ago.
I am glad I liked it as it yielded quite a bit - although I am sure Phil would not turn down some leftovers. I was going to try to reduce/eliminate my dairy intake this month but the last two recipes I've made were cheesy ones so that's been a bit of #fail. Maybe next month I'll do better!
How was your weekend? Was the weather beautiful where you are?