Last weekend was Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend, one of the much-needed long weekends we get every year. I feel like this year is flying by already, and I don’t know where the time has gone! Finding balance with writing, half-marathon training, and spending time with friends & family has been a challenge. The long weekend was JUST what I needed to get back on track.
I started Friday off baking these Valentine’s Day M&M/Chocolate Chip cookies
thanks to an awesome recipe from Averie at Averie Cooks. She has some of the most delicious-looking food pics I have ever seen!! Packed up a couple to take to my amazing Pilates teacher, and I was off for my Pilates session at 3.
Ending the evening with a little bubbly and the yummy Champagne & Cheese Fondue that I posted last Monday. You can see the hubs hard at work making sure the cheese doesn’t stick
Kicked off Saturday with a 4-mile run to prepare for Sunday’s long run
and then headed down to Kula Sweet in Los Altos to visit with Courtney and do a little shopping
Image courtesy of Kula Sweet Boutique
Ended the evening with dinner at Palo Alto Sol with Jason. Basically had to roll ourselves home, but it was SO good!
Sunday aka Long Run Day with Jason, Andy, and Courtney. We’re all doing the Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon in just a couple of weeks (gulp!) We all did a half marathon last year, but I haven’t kept myself in top training shape since then. This will be my first time to Palmetto Bluff, and I’m really looking forward to staying at The Inn and exploring the area.
Planned to run 9 miles through & around Stanford campus. Weather was gorgeous and luckily we had Andy to weave us around the most interesting parts of campus and keep the run fun. BTW, no filters used on this pic – it was this clear & this blue!!!
After the run, we had a great and well-deserved brunch at the Coupa Cafe at the Stanford Golf Course (yep, still eating!) I was thinking about the French toast I was going to order during the ENTIRE run!!! Gotta stay motivated, right? LOL
Ended the day with a quick shop for dinner at home and a nice soak using the Aches & Pains relief bath salts that Village Naturals Therapy sent me.
I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to walk on Monday after the long run, but these soaks did the job! So happy that I wasn’t stiff the next day.
Monday, last day of the long weekend (sigh), but I guess it had to end … Took a MUCH NEEDED rest day from the past couple of days of training. Last big ticket item on the long weekend agenda was a drive up to San Francisco to meet Audra, Jonathan, and Parker for dinner! My first time meeting this little guy!!
He is a doll & hilarious! Definitely kept the waiter on his toes :-))))
All in all, it was a great weekend spending time with the hubs, laughing while catching up with friends, keeping up with half-marathon training, and of course eating along the way
What did you do over the long weekend?
Was it action-packed or did you take a much needed time-out?