Ahhhhh Monday again. Why are the weekends flying by so fast? We have been super busy lately, so that might have something to do with it.
Big news… my parents got a PUPPY!! They have been searching for the perfect rescue for two years now since our sweet yellow lab Sally passed away, and they finally found this little angel. Her name is Greta and she is a 4 month old cocker spaniel mix, but she looks absolutely nothing like a cocker spaniel. Dixie loooooves her and so do we! We stopped at my parents house to play with the puppy for a little while after we got off work on Friday.
After getting some quality puppy time in, we headed over to Greensboro because my mom had one of her paintings display at an art gallery there. Thomas and I and our friends Stephanie and Scott went to support her and check out all of the other great artwork there. She is so talented… I wish I had even an ounce of her artistic ability!
We had so much fun doing something out of the ordinary. This was definitely Thomas’s first art gallery experience but he really enjoyed it!
Afterwards we grabbed some dinner at Crafted in Greensboro. I’m not going to lie, none of us were impressed by this restaurant. The food was bite sized, way overpriced, and didn’t taste very good, but we got good drinks and enjoyed each other’s company!
I was still hungry after my 4 inch spring roll that I had for dinner, so we all decided froyo was necessary. I promise I didn’t just get a bowl of toppings and that there is actually frozen yogurt under there…
Saturday = long run day! I woke up around 8:00 (wayyyy too late) and drove to a place I like to run in Winston-Salem. There is nowhere to run long distances around my house unless you want to do 15 laps around my neighborhood, which can get pretty boring, so I drive a little ways to do my longer runs.
It was hot and I started too late, but I managed to get in 6.6 miles before I just had to stop for some water. I was really overheated and feeling kind of weak so I ate a gel and hydrated during my drive home. As soon as I got home I leashed Dixie up and we did 2.4 miles around the neighborhood to make it 9 miles even at somewhere around 9:15-9:20 pace. Thomas even joined us for our last lap after he finished his boxing workout.
Saturday afternoon we headed up to the mountains for a couples shower that Thomas’s family was throwing for us. I seriously feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing people that want to celebrate our marriage with us. Thomas’s aunts did a great job putting together a fun “I do BBQ” for us! We even played the newlywed game with our parents and it was hilarious.
The food was delicious and it was just so fun to be surrounded by so much love. We feel so lucky that we have two amazing families that are filled with really great people. Not to mention our friends who traveled to make the day even more special for us. We just have been feeling SO blessed lately.
After the shower we headed up to Blowing Rock with the puppies.
Our friends Morgan and Sam just bought a house in Blowing Rock so we went to check it out and then went downtown for a few drinks.
On Sunday we met Morgan and Sam for brunch and then took the puppies for a fun little hike. The total hike was about 3 miles, but they made quite a few swimming stops along the way.
To conclude our weekend we had to get some ice cream, of course. Kilwin’s in Blowing Rock, NC has the BEST waffle cones and ice cream!
Here is my running recap from last week. Not the best week, but I’m only 3 weeks into training and I’m ahead on my long run, so I’m not stressing about it!
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:50 pace
Wednesday: Not my day
Thursday: 5 miles @ 8:55 pace
Saturday: 9 miles @ 9:15 pace
Sunday: Cross training hike!
Total: 20 miles
Tomorrow I will be giving away a pair of JayBird Bluebird X wireless headphones, so be sure to stop by!!
What is one fun thing you did this weekend??