Hi guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I know I sure did. Mine was filled with running, winery fun with friends and the hubs, and grilling out!
Even though it was pretty warm and humid when I woke up Saturday morning, I still opted to take my run outdoors rather than being stuck inside the gym. I aimed for 5 miles but cut it short at 4.5.
In hindsight, I should’ve brought my handheld with me. Live and learn! I’m happy my runs are beginning to feel easier and that my pace is slowly but surely getting back to where it was before my race. After my run, I hydrated with tropical Nuun.
Saturday afternoon, Brandon, Rusty and I headed to Stone Tower Winery in Virginia with some friends! Yes I’m aware I was just at a winery a few weekends ago, but what can I say? I love wine. Brandon and I were pleasantly surprised by the wines–they were really tasty and pretty reasonably priced.
We bought a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to share with friends, along with some snacks we brought. I contributed some Manchego cheese, bourbon fig jam, watermelon, hummus, and crackers. We had ourselves a nice little feast!
After the gym, we hit up Lot 38 for some iced dirty chai lattes, and I enjoyed mine alongside some chocolate protein oatmeal. Al fresco, obvi.
After breakfast, Brandon and I decided Rusty was due for a bath. We actually only give him a bath like twice a year, but he was feelin a little greasy and his eau de dog scent was a little too strong if you get my drift. We soaped him up and hosed him off in the backyard. He was thrilled.
There aren’t a whole lot of things Rusty dislikes, but baths are one of them, along with walking on top of sewer grates, rain, and the mailman. Brandon and I always crack up when we’re finished bathing him and he immediately licks himself for like fifteen minutes.
The rest of our Sunday was spent running errands and grilling out! I love grilling in the summer time. Brandon picked up filets at Costco and I prepped a salad and fresh corn.
Share your weekend highlights!
How long does it take you to feel like you’ve gotten your groove back after a running break?
Favorite summer dishes/foods to grill?