Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great Weekends...

It's amazing how quickly time flies when you're having fun!  Last week was a lot of training, a lot of day-job work and freelance work and life work.

This past Friday, I took my first "rest" day in two weeks.  Two weeks!  I'm so proud of myself.  That kind of fitness is a streak I need to keep up.  And I say "rest" day since it wasn't so much intentional as it was that a great friend of mine is getting married soon, and I am her maid of honor and it was her bachlorette weekend!  So, the dancing, drinking, eating, laughing, gossiping good times started Friday afternoon and ended Saturday afternoon after a relaxing morning spent chatting and enjoying the roof-top hot tub and pool deck.  I came home Saturday afternoon, showered, unpacked, and promptly collapsed onto the couch.  I felt so old; I don't go out like I used to, and don't drink like I used to.  But despite my surpassing my normal 10 - 11 p.m. bedtime by several hours, I think I managed to hold my own and it was great spending some time with the girls.  We all agreed we don't do that enough.  I did miss getting in gym time on Friday and I really missed my Saturday long run, but it was definitely well worth it.

So thoroughly rested, this morning we got up before the sun and went to the beach for one of E's favorite traditions, the sunrise Easter service.  I'll admit, given my early morning workouts, I thought this would be the year the pre-dawn wakeup call would not see me stumbling around, bleary eyed, clutching my redbull can like it's my only tie to consciousness, but I was wrong; it was exactly like that.  Maybe next year I'll manage to be chipper.

After the service, we came home and rounded up our bike gear.  E had a three hour ride on the agenda, while I was planning on doing around 25 miles, followed by a short run.  I know I need to start getting my legs used to moving after the bike again.  And let me just say, today's bike was awesome.  I pushed it over the bridge, keeping my speed and cadence up, and enjoyed the rest of the ride.  My goals for myself today were to work on things that I'm not too great about on the bike, namely taking in nutrition and water, and also getting really twitchy at busy traffic crossings because they make me so nervous.  I'm proud to say I was good at all three!  I was very proud of myself.  I got back to the car, got in a little-over-a-mile run/walk and then got to the best part of the morning (well, maybe not best, my ride was pretty awesome), throwing on my swimsuit and hitting the beach.  It was a great, relaxing way to end a wonderful weekend.


  1. that sounds like a very fun weekend! i definitely hear you on going out these days - not able to stay out and drink like i used to at all. but i think sometimes the company you keep helps! hope you have a great week too!

  2. I'm so jealous of your WARM beach. we have plenty of beaches but it's still below 50 degrees and raining here. it snowed on saturday. AND the water never gets warm, it just gets slightly above frigid. have I mentioned I want to move south? sigh.

  3. What a nice weekend you had!!! I love the pic of the beach

  4. Wow! That sounds like a perfect weekend day. How lovely. Wishing I was on a beach...

  5. fabulous weekend, and that photo looks like a postcard : )