On Friday night, we started off the weekend with the not-so-fun chore of bringing Oscar for her vet appointment. She is a nice kitty and loves Phil and me, but she is not a fan of strangers. The vet was fast and efficient, though, so we were out of there quickly. She got a clean bill of health but the vet did say she's 1-2 pounds over weight so we'll have to start giving her a certain amount of food every day to keep her at her current weight. After the vet appointment, we had some leftover chili and then walked up to a local malt shop for dessert, which was delicious! Shortly after we got home from our dessert outing, 4 friends came over for a 6-person game of hand and foot, which is our favorite game! It was a late night as we didn't finish the game until 11:45 pm (I'm usually in bed by 10 on Fridays since I'm so tired at the end of the week!). My team lost but we had a good time.
On Saturday morning I slept in! I have not been sleeping well when I was sick so I needed a night like that! After getting some stuff done around the house, I headed to body pump at the Y. It felt AMAZING to return to working out! Body pump is one of my favorite classes and I was so happy to make it through class with minimal coughing and no pain in my hip, aside from when we got into child's pose at the end of class (pretty sure yoga is a thing of the past for me - my PT and surgeon are not fans of it for people with hip issues).
|All smiles after a great strength training workout!|
On Saturday evening, I went to church, we ate the crockpot Thai Stew, and then we walked up to our church's fall festival to check out the festivities. We finished off the night by watching an episode of "Bloodline" on Netflix, which is a new show we started watching upon the recommendation of my sister-in-law Emily (thanks for the rec, Em! We are really enjoying it!)
On Sunday morning I woke up WAAAAAY earlier than I needed to be awake,which was frustrating as I was up earlier than I get up for work! It gave me a chance to cozy up on the couch with my latest read and coffee, though.
My friend picked me up for the Minneapolis Bike Tour around 7:30 and we headed downtown. It was a GORGEOUS morning for a long bike ride! It was so fun to be back on my bike. My hip felt great and I didn't cough much so I was able to do the 25 mile route, which took us just over 2 hours. It was great to spend the morning with great friends on the beautiful parkways of Minneapolis!
|The beautiful view of the Might Mississippi at the end of our ride|
I got home, showered and rested for a bit and then headed to my friend's son's 3rd birthday party. The theme of the party was Wild Rumpus, which comes from the book, Where the Wild Things Are. It was so fun to see some of my college friends and their kiddos!
On Sunday night, I video chatted with my good friend Kyla. We hadn't caught up in so long so had lots to talk about! After our chat, I watched some of the Vikings game with Phil and we chatted about our days (he had spent Sunday at his mom's). Then it was off to bed for me as I was EXHAUSTED.
So not the most relaxing weekend but it was great to be more active and spend time with Phil and several different groups of friends! And the weather could not have been better as it was sunny, warm and beautiful!
How did you spend your weekend? What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? It was 82F and sunny yesterday so was a gorgeous day!