Happy Friday! Woo, this week went by fast but I am not complaining as I am always happy when Friday rolls around! Here is how my week shaped up!
The high of my week was seeing Phil on Tuesday after 5 days apart! It was nice to spend a quiet night in together. We went for a run and made dinner which is my ideal night!
The low of my week was finding out that Phil's mom had to put her cat down. Daisy was in their family for many years so it is hard on Phil, too. Losing a family pet is so sad. :( Plus his mom is a widow so I worry about how much more lonely she will feel without Daisy around to keep her company.
A book I am reading is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. I read and loved her first book, The Paris Wife, so I had to check this one out. So far it's been interesting and good!
A recipe I made was Southwestern Chicken & Rice Skillet, which is a weeknight stand by for us since it's so easy to make and requires things I tend to have on hand! It's an Iowa Girl Eat's kind of week for us as tonight I'm making her Vegetable Ragu recipe and on Sunday I'm planning to make her mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves to bring for lunches next week.
For my workouts, I rested on Monday since I was sore from the trail race on Sunday, ran with Phil on Tuesday and my club on Wednesday, did a shoulders/back strength training workout on Thursday, and today I will rest again. Tomorrow I have my last long run of 22 miles (GULP!) before tapering begins and on Sunday I'm hoping to fit in a bike ride.
The best money I spent was on the Pumpkin Spice Latte that I will treat myself to this morning on my way into work!
My plans this weekend include staying in with Phil tonight, running a ton of miles tomorrow morning, then dashing to a friend's baby shower afterwards. In the evening we are going to a friend's birthday party which is a brat and corn feed (how awesome is that?). On Sunday I am meeting a friend for coffee and will hopefully get a chance to relax a lot since Saturday is a packed day!!!
Are you planning to make any new recipes this weekend? What was the high of your week?