A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up

 

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.
Here's what we were up to...

I woke up to a dreary day. Iced coffee and Morning Joe were on the morning to do list!

The dreariness and lack of plans made me feel blah. It's not like I was dying to have plans, but it's always nice to have something to do.

I ran 6 miles in the rain, then I spent entirely too much time on the internet.

Then it was onto a puzzle. 




Later, cards with Paul. 


And even later, trying to watch The Keepers on Netflix but we stopped because it was so slow moving.

I went to bed super early so I could get up and run on the AT with my friends Kristen and Anne the next day.


Paul and I met our friends Kristen and Anne for some Appalachian Trail fun! Kristen and Anne were doing 30 miles total (15 miles out, 15 miles back.) Paul and I parked at mile 10. I ran miles 10-20 with Kristen while Paul hiked alone. 

It was so fun to catch up with Kristen and babble away. Anne was doing her own thing, but I got to chat with her in the beginning. Anne is my friend I ran my one and only 50 miler with. She is a STRONG runner and a WONDERFUL person. She and I could talk forever. So could me and Kristen. Kristen is also a very strong and determined runner. She is training for a 100 miler! Not her first, of course. She went to the dark side long ago.


After our run/hike, Paul and I went home and cleaned up. Then we had some more outside time because we met my family at Pinchot Park to celebrate Clark's 2nd birthday!










He's a big, big boy!!!
I decided to run a trail race today! It was the Chobot 15k in Birdsboro (Rustic Park). I was pleased with my performance and ran faster than I had planned. I planned to just run relaxed but I got a little annoyed before the race, so I had some energy to burn off. (Recap tomorrow!) I finished in just under 90 minutes. It was mostly single track with 5 creek crossings!



When I got home, I saw that Paul broke out some birthday decorations! I turned 36 years old today!


I took advantage of being sweaty and did some yard work. I forgot there was a birds nest in one of our bushes, and when I went to trim it, a couple birds flew out and scared the shit out of me!

For dinner we cracked open a bottle of cranberry wine we got in Vermont and ordered junk food from a pizza shop. We ate while watching Seinfeld. Doesn't that sound like the perfect birthday meal!?


I went to bed early because unfortunately as the night wore on, I started to get a headache and a major sore throat. I hope I didn't catch something from that dirty lake on Saturday!


Fun Fact: I woke up in the middle of the night to turn our side porch light on (pictured). When I did, the red balloon popped. Then I realized I didn't finish my blog for this morning, so guess who was typing her final paragraphs at 1:00am? This girl. There may be typos... more than normal. I still feel crappy and am eager to get back to bed, so this is going to be it!
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, my friend! Here's to at least 36 more wonderful years of your adventurous life! xo

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  2. Happy belated birthday!! It looks like you had a fun weekend, I would totally take pizza and TV for a birthday dinner, what really matters is what you're with people you love anyway (I'm not fancy). Glad you had a great run and trail race and got to spend time with family. It looks like you guys had wonderful birthday celebrations all around.

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    1. Thanks Amy! We were going to get sushi but I was tired and starting to feel sick, so staying home was perfect.

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  3. Happy birthday!!! It sounds like you filled your weekend with all the things you love most, family time, running, wine and cats! I'm not much of a drinker but I did drink a lot of wine this past weekend. I think I was channeling you in honor of your birthday!

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    1. What kind of wine were you drinking?

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    2. Moscato... always moscato :) It doesn't taste like alcohol which is why I like it haha!

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    3. Ooh Moscato is good! You would like Buddy Boy Winery in Duncannon, PA. It has all sweet wines!

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  4. Happy 36th birthday girl! That cranberry wine sounds tasty! Looks like you are really making the most of your summer. I'm going to try to be more active this month!

    I cant believe Clark is 2 already!

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    1. I know he is such a big boy!!!! :)

      The cranberry wine was VERY refreshing. It tasted like a cross between wine, sangria, and just a sweet summer drink.

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  5. Hope you didn't come down with anything. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a great birthday (or otherwise) dinner to me!

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    1. I'm sick today unfortunately. :( But at least I was okay for most of my birthday and I got to run that race!

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  6. Happy birthday! What a fun weekend... and look at you, running a race on your birthday!

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    1. I know, I'm like a REAL RUNNER now lol. :)

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