Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was pretty awesome from start to finish. Saturday morning we snoozed in a little bit (thanks Mary!). The weather was perfectly cool and crisp with a gray cloud cover. I threw on some shorts and a light jacket and got a nice long run in. It was the perfect finish to a really solid running week. I finished off at 48 miles for the week and was feeling fantastic.
I wanted that last solid run to get me through the weekend because we quickly headed out to pick up Rock from the airport. He had been out of town for work and I knew that we would be making the most of our weekend. Mary got all dolled up to see dad in a frilly pink dress and Uggs. She loves wandering the airport and saying hello to everyone. She even ran up to a gentleman once and hugged him. Between her waves and hello’s, she was quite the hit!
As soon as we hit the car I was ready to kick off my weekend. We stopped for gas station snacks that we typically save for long road trips. Diet sodas and chips were consumed on the ride home. We then had a blast playing in our yard.
After Mary went down, Rock and I settled in and watched 2 episodes of Stranger Things. I am so totally addicted to and freaked out by this show! It is incredible. Rock is a huge Steven King fan and has been really enjoying the similarities and crossover between this show and many books.
Sunday was my day off from running and I took that with one hundred percent seriousness. After a week of really awesome, healthy eating, we threw caution to the wind and started it off by making biscuits. One thing I learned to love in NYC is bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches. When I was in college I would get them from a cart on the street corner. They are one of my favorite splurges. We also ended up dining on our china because we forgot to turn on the dishwasher the night before and ran out of dishes. Talk about a fancy breakfast!
We spent the morning out in yard cleaning up leaves and clearing out our barn. We have a walnut tree in our backyard and the squirrels have been in full destruction mode. Let me tell you, we are not going to let the squirrels win this battle. I already woke up one morning to a red squirrel making a home in our garage!!
When Mary went down for her nap it was time for another episode of Stranger Things. Then we all got busy in the kitchen where Rock made a delicious Italian dinner. Mary refuses to eat mac and cheese, so I assumed she didn’t like noodles. But she proved me wrong and had several helpings of spaghetti. I apparently followed in her footsteps and piled on the pasta. Carb loading for life?!
We rounded the evening out with a little football and finished the season of Stranger Things. I might not be able to sleep for a few weeks. But it was totally worth it. If you haven’t watched this yet, I highly recommend. Very few shows really lure me in, but this was a winner. Now I can jump into the third season of Transparent, which is my other favorite.
As you know, I am a very active person. I take my active lifestyle and healthy eating pretty seriously. But there is also a lot of value in rest days, family days, and days to just enjoy life and food. Sure it was a day of splurging. But I knew that by this morning I would be back to my regular breakfast and hitting the pavement. Enjoying some fun along the way was absolutely worth every moment.
How do you like to spend your days off? Have you seen Stranger Things?