My Saturday started waaaay too early. We had gone out Friday night to celebrate my nice friend's sister starting a new job, so getting up to do my group run was a bit painful. I was glad I went, but maaaaan those hills kicked my butt! I know they'll make me stronger, but I was cursing our leader just a little.
|Maddux says sleeping on the couch is better than running hills.|
After a quick shower, I headed out to the mall to meet up with my cousin. We strolled around, got coffee, and did a little bit of shopping and it was great to catch up! We're both really excited because my mom and our aunts are coming to visit next month! I bummed around most of the night and caught up with my ABC shows I'd been neglecting.
|Can't wait to drink margs with the aunts on the east coast!|
Sunday was one of those run around days. I went to Target first thing in the morning and spent way too much time there. How is it so easy to walk out with so much stuff there? I had literally 2 things on my list. After Target I had to go to the grocery store, which also ended up taking a lot longer than I expected. If anybody knows where to find dried figs, I would love to hear your advice! So much for trying to meal plan! (Yes, I'm a little obsessed with my Runner's World cookbook!)
After whipping up some Coconut Almond Energy Bars (for those of you who hadn't tried them out of the RW cookbook but want to, just know that it makes a TON) I took Maddux to the park. It was gorgeous outside and I wanted my pup to get to enjoy the 65 degree weather, too! We had a great hour long walk and loved every minute of it.
|Not the same visit, but still a pretty park picture.|
By the time I got home, it was time to get ready to run. I don't know if it was a combination of running around and hills from the day before, but I was exhausted. I didn't leave enough time to do my planned long run (oops) and ended up only doing 5 miles. I was totally fine with my unplanned short cut though because the weather was amazing (shorts!! in February!!) and I got to enjoy some miles with my pup which I wouldn't have had I gone straight to my run. Plus, I saw a corgi on my run. Totally worth it!
To make up for my lack of plan following I ended up signing up for a few local races. I'm really excited for them and I think it will be a nice way to get a few long runs in.
Tell me something fun about your weekend! Anybody else sign up for races to make long runs more exciting?
Have a fabulous week!