Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and amazing weather like we did. Chicago hit the jackpot this past week when it came to weather and temperatures. Between Friday and even today we have stayed in the 50’s to 70’s. I don’t know about you but this weather makes me happy and throws a revived bounce into my steps.
Saturday morning we enjoyed a group run that called for capris and long sleeve shirts. I think this was just what our running team needed to get a bit more into the half marathon mood. Everyone did a great job and those that didn’t take off to hit the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade joined my husband and I at a local Irish pub for an early brunch and a few drinks (sparkling water for me please!).
We had a great time and while we were there we noticed that the place sold MDA Shamrocks. This was perfect because we are MDA Team Momentum, the official charity for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. So we of course had to buy a few shamrocks. Don’t forget to buy one if you get the chance!
The rest of my Saturday involved my favorite thing to do after coaching an early morning long run, napping. I did it like a champ and was out hard for a bit. But after that we took the dog out and strolled the neighborhood for a nice long walk. We seriously couldn’t get enough of the weather. Whenever spring finally hits I always feel like I could walk for hours. It just feels so great to be back out in the mild fresh air.
Sunday was a repeat, if not even better version of the days before. We took a few more walks and then Rock rode his bike alongside me so that I could get in an amazing eight mile run. It felt absolutely great and if the wind hadn’t been a howling I felt like I could have gone forever. I think every runner loves when a run goes like that.
We ended the evening with family for a St. Patrick’s Day buffet dinner. If there is one thing a post long run hungry pregnant runner loves most it is a buffet! It was delicious and wonderful to be with the family. We even got to enjoy some live entertainment; bag pipers and Irish step dancers. The perfect end to a perfect weekend.
How was your weekend? Wonderful weather where you were?
Don’t forget to buy your MDA Shamrocks!
A big congrats to Zach for running his third half marathon this weekend. He set a new PR at the NYC Half Marathon. Way to go!