Hello friends, and happy Monday!
I fully intended to blog more last week, but although I had topics written down, I just couldn’t find the mojo in order to write a coherent post, so I gave myself most of the week off. Instead of blogging, I’ve been spending time on the IKEA website, trying to figure out if I want to make some updates to my condo. I’ve been quite deliberate with my spending for the past year so I’m a bit hesitate to spend a significant amount right now, but I also recognize I could make my condo much more useable. Stay tuned…
This past weekend I gifted myself a 3-day weekend. Thanks to the amount of time I’ve been at my current job, I received an additional week of vacation this year, so I’m lucky to have the opportunity to use for random extra days off.
I kicked things off with a massage on Thursday. I’ve mentioned before just how much I adore my massage therapist, and this week was no different. I then proceeded to pour myself a glass of wine and cozy up on the couch for some TGIT. There’s something about not needing to set an alarm that’s just glorious.
Friday I took a relaxing morning. I had considered a barre class, but my legs were quite sore from my massage, and rest days are also a good thing 🙂
My mom would be arriving later in the afternoon to go to Chris Stapleton, so I tidied and got ready for her arrival.. We had decided to go out to eat and walked to Trolley 5 for dinner and beers before the concert.
My mom and I were supposed to see Miranda Lambert in 2015, but her concert was postponed because of her split with Blake Shelton, and neither of us could make the rescheduled date, so it was fun for us to finally take in a concert together.
Saturday was my typical run club date and my mom also joined for the 14km long run. We picked up coffee from Rosso on the way home and then quickly changed and headed to Last Best for brunch. We each ordered the breakfast nachos (so good) and I tried the Kombeercha (a collab with True Buch) and it was amazing. I may need to acquire a growler of it for later.
My mom headed home after brunch and I enjoyed a nap on the couch before tidying a bit more and putting myself to bed nice and early.
Sunday Emily messaged me bright and early (thanks to Charlie I was awake at 6:30) to see if I wanted to go for a run.
I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve ran on back-to-back days and I’m so pleased with just how well my legs are going (thanks barre!).
We got in a nice 6km before I meet with Laura to go to Barre & Brunch at Trolley 5 (yup, Trolley 5 twice in one weekend). The brunch (2 for 2 on brunch in one weekend is pretty awesome) was fantastic and the avocado toast was to die for. I considered taking a few slices home, but thought that might be in bad form 😉
And now here we are on Monday. I always feel much more refreshed after a 3-day weekend and ready to tackle the week ahead.