This weekend was another weekend at home for us, and it was so great. This year has been incredibly busy, so weekends that we both have at home are few and far between. We make sure to pack them full of relaxing, exercising, quality time together, and time with good friends. I always thought that after I graduated college and got married and moved away that I would have this crazy amount of free time. Ha. Such a silly, silly thought.
On Saturday, I woke up with intentions of knocking out my long run first thing in the morning. Then that didn’t happen. Such is life. I partially blame the dog and the comfort level of our couch. I ended up not starting my run until almost noon, and come to find out it was in the mid-80’s! AH! I headed out to my favorite trail by the river, and could only muster out two miles before I decided I was too hot and would just finish up at the gym. So, off to the gym it was! I finished up the last 7, while mixing in a few rounds on the bike to keep things interesting. I don’t know what it was about Saturday, but I just could NOT make myself run more than 2 miles at a time before I was tired and over it! Anyone else ever have those days? All in all, I went 14 miles, 9 of which were ran. Not a perfect long run by any means, but I got my miles in and will have a much better long run next time! I basically would run, bike, lift, run, bike, run. Or something like that. I was determined to grit out 9 miles one way or another, and 14 total will do!
I actually really enjoyed my mis-matched long run though, if you can even call it a long run. It was more of a party with myself at the gym. But it was fun to mix in different things, and I felt like I got in a full body workout. And you guys, strength training is addicting! Am I right??
I actually managed to find two new (to me) spots during my brief outside miles. I will have to revisit this section of the trail once the leaves change.
The rest of Saturday I spent either cleaning, catching up on Biggest Loser, or working on my dad’s website that I commissioned myself to take charge of. A website from the mid 2000’s needs some serious updating! When it’s finished, I’ll be sure to share the before and after.
Saturday night, I accompanied two of my favorite guys to Little Rocktoberfest. It’s exactly what you think it is. Little Rock’s version of Oktoberfest! Although, not quite to Germany’s extent, and with not nearly as many Dirndls.
The event was packed, and the line just to get in was completely wrapped around the stadium in the parking lot. I was very impressed that the event offered DD tickets, which I bought, and was happy to see lots of cab drivers outside the stadium as well. If there’s one thing that makes me angry, it’s drinking irresponsibly.
The sun was setting right as we walked in, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for a night spent outside. And even though I didn’t indulge in anything, I think the guys had fun trying local flavors from around the state, mingling with the vendors, and socializing with other attendees. If you live in Little Rock, this is an event you must go to at least once!
Sunday, we went to church, had lunch at Chipotle, lounged, and since Adam had to go into work for most of the afternoon, I headed to small group later that night solo.
Now, it’s back to the grind. Literally. It’s National Coffee Day! And you better believe I’ve had two cups already! Be sure and check out Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, and McDonalds for a free cup!
I’ve got a review of super comfortable leggings coming up tomorrow! Check back!
How was your weekend? Did you have a long run? How are you celebrating National Coffee Day?