Happy Monday friends! How is life in your neck of the woods? I hope you had a simply lovely weekend.
It has been ages since I have posted a Weekend Recap post. In fact, as I mentioned on Friday, it feels like it has been ages since I have blogged substantially at all! Part of that has to do with the fact that Maddy, as in Maddy the brand new puppy is currently succeeding in getting my attention by scooting herself across the floor using only her front paws to drag her body…..and it’s working :) I’ll tell you what, Puppy Fog Eyes are a real thing!
Another reason for my minimal blogging is something that occupied a significant portion of my weekend printing an absurd number of copies of our Peru itinerary, and making a ridiculous number of copies of various documents- but first, let’s rewind to Friday night.
Friday after a hyper-eventful week and a quick shower, I scooted over to my parents to have dinner with my dad and brother. I may be 20-something, but I love a relaxed Friday night. I find it interesting how many people I meet, my age, who also admit to loving nothing more than crashing after the work week despite putting on airs of maintaining their college-cool ways. Luckily, I have never suffered uner the illusion I was cool :)
Saturday morning, I was up early to beat the heat (yep…. it’s that time of year again…) to fit in my first longer run since the Rock n Roll Half last month. I ran 6 awesome miles at a 7:48 average page before grabbing my brother to finish out the last 4 at a relaxed pace.
After breakfast, we hit the gym for a little Tone It Up total body toning. Let me tell you what, there is nothing better than watching your brother work his inner mermaid.
After our sweat sesh, we had a rather eventful trip to Trader Joes. As I drove along the belt-line, Eric’s power steering gave out, causing our car to loose control of the steering. Luckily we were just fine and able to make our way to the repair shop. What a morning!
After our car scare, we grabbed Maddy, Whole Foods hot bar, and headed to the park for a picnic! Little Miss Maddy go to her first chance to splash around in a stream and love it!
That evening, I finally put to use, a cookbook I have lusted over since moving from Florida. My favorite restaurant in the world, The Columbia Restaurant, has a cookbook that I have meant to cook from for ages. Saturday night was the night! I made my favorite dish, Cayo Hueso, alomng with fried plantains and grilled lettuce. Ya’ll it might have been the best fish I have ever had in my entire life!
Sunday morning, I hit the road for an easy 5 miles at a 8:18 average pace that I rounded out with (all too brief) stretching.
Next it was on to typical food prep, and church before grabbing lunch at Panera. I spent the majority of Sunday afternoon double-checking my packing list, printing a few more documents, and finally finally finally, relaxing on the couch and typing up this blog post! Tonight’s dinner will be something ridiculously simple requiring absolutely no thought…. in other words…perfect!
There are precisely 5 days before Eric and I leave for Peru. I hope to check in once more before we leave, but CCR will go quiet until June3rd when we return and I have 1,000,000 adventure to share. Have a great week!
Have you ever had major car issues on the road before?
What did you do this weekend?