Yes, those 3 words pretty much sum up my weekend. So, today I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Recap.
On Friday, we got one last (please, let it be the last!) blast of winter with 35* rain/snow nastiness. Luckily, the ground was too warm for anything to stick and the kids went to school as scheduled. I managed to get out and run a super hilly three mile run where I realized one thing: the weather at RNR DC could have sucked even more than it did. I was completely wet and chilled at the end and quite happy I was only doing three miles.
Then we celebrated surviving a long week by going out to dinner at Mad Fox. Is anyone surprised?
Saturday was all about the cello. Jones had a 3 hour rehearsal in the morning, so I dropped him off, ran some errands with Shoo, and then picked him up again. During the break between rehearsal and the concert, I ran4 miles. In comparison to the previous day, I overheated in capris and a half zip long sleeve. I never seem to dress right in the spring, sigh. At least I totally rocked my run with mile 3 at an 8:43 pace and an overall pace of 9:30. (And I must admit, I’m totally in love with the Escape print. I have it in a skirt and skirt capri and will be buying the redemption capris as well.)
Then it was back to the concert venue where we got to listen to Jones and his youth orchestra play, with one song accompanied by musicians from the local symphony orchestra. After intermission, the older musicians played a selection of music to complement the youth music. It was lovely, but poor Jones was wiped out by the end of the day.
After dropping the kids at home, Beer Geek and I escaped for a couple of hours to World of Beer. As you might imagine, I enjoyed the beer. We do, however, always play the game of “how many of the other patrons are young enough to be our children” LOL. Yes, we’ve been married ALMOST long enough that we could have a child old enough to drink legally. Scary. ;o)
Sunday was my favorite kind of day: pajamas to running clothes back to pajamas. Yep, I never put on regular clothes. I ran 6 miles in a skirt and a half zip. My goal was to run at the pace I plan to do my 19 miler at, but I didn’t manage it. My average pace was 30-60 seconds faster than I want to run. I think I’m going to add in extra walk breaks to make that happen on Wednesday. I really feel like I need to slow my long run down if I’m going to survive back to back races!
So, yeah, this week is crazy: 19 miles on Wednesday, 15 miles on Thursday, rest on Friday, 11 miles on Saturday. Depending on how many other runs I get in, this will be one of my highest non-race weeks ever. Good thing I’m heading home for spring break on Saturday night!
How was your weekend? What was the highlight? Don’t forget that tomorrow we want to hear (and see!) your favorite race signs!
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I LOVED what you said about the kids being able to watch themselves
IM COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS.
just getting out sans sitter arranging 🙂
Yes, no sitter is a beautiful thing…
Sounds like a nice weekend. Great job on getting so much mileage in!! Those skirt capris are cute!
Thanks! It was a nice weekend.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday at the 17.75k!
love that print and your top matches perfectly. Sounds like you had some great runs!
I know. I love it when things I already own match new items.
I was in workout clothes until I showered yesterday afternoon and just threw on PJs. I didn’t have any where to go by that time so why not? They’re great for vegging while dinner cooks.
You are the BUSIEST mom I think! Love that you and your husband get away to enjoy each other and some beer together!
I’m always running somewhere and doing something. I don’t know how moms who work fulltime manage it. And we have to get out. It’s key to staying sane and happily married.
Whoa, you’ve got a lot of miles on your schedule this week – woo hoo! I know you’re going to do great; kudos to you for getting out there in the crappy weather last week. I really hope y’all are done with this mess. I did notice that our temps are supposed to be in the low-mid 30s this weekend (overnight lows) and I certainly hope if it heads your way it is not accompanied by any precipitation; you’ve had your share already! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; hope your week is off to a great start.
I’d like lows in the 40s and 50s, please and thank you. ;o)
Your Sunday sounded fantastic – pjs to running to pjs! That’s what weekends are for! Sounds like you have a good strategy for running back to back races – good luck!
Thanks – my main strategy = SLOW! LOL
You have some big miles going on! How awesome and lovely Escape print skirt! How fantastic that your son plays the cello. You must be so proud!
I’m totally impressed with my kid, mostly because I can’t carry a tune to save my life… He got the musical ability from his dad.
My highlight was meeting friends for lunch on Saturday. We have not seen each other in 4 years! It was great.
Fun! I love it when we get the chance to meet up with friends we haven’t seen in a while.
Those 3 things sound great except I would exchange the beer for wine 😉 This weekend was awesome- did a race in Chattanooga and it was such a blast!
I really wanted to do that race, but it just wasn’t possible this year…
My favourite days are the days that don’t require regular clothes 🙂
What a great Sunday!
Indeed. Slept in, lounged, ran, lounged some more. All good.
ahhh pjs to running to pjs again! I need a day like that STAT! sounds glorious!
It was pretty nice. ;o)
I love my boys but life became 100x easier when we could leave them home alone. Actually the first times I left them were when Chris was deployed – just an hour or so at a time while I went to the store or something close – sanity!!
That was a lot of cello in one day. Hunter has had a couple days like that and thankfully he loves it so he doesn’t complain:)
You have a huge running week – good luck!!
Yeah, being able to grab a beer without having to make arrangements in advance is awesome. And shopping by myself is bliss LOL.
YES! PJs to Running to PJs again is my type of Sunday! Maybe throw a hot bath in there and I’m set for the week! haha
I got a hot shower in. Does that count?
Holy moley, lots of miles this week. I’m really anxious to see how you do with all these races. And will you be putting in the miles when you come to Chi-town?
Nah, it’s a fall back week and we are only there two nights. I’m hoping my dad and I can get a run in on the lakefront though.
I too hope that we’re finally done with Winter. Snow on Friday was not what I wanted on the first day of Spring.
I’m just ready for some warmth too. Tired of so many layers all the time.
Boy, your mileage is really ramping up. That’s a lot of running scheduled for this week but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.
I know. It kind of scares me LOL.
Lots of beer!
I envy your sunday….pjs….run…pjs!!! awesome!!!
It was nice to not have anywhere to go after a couple of crazy weeks. So relaxing.
If I could live in workout clothes, I totally would! :[
Your skirt capris are adorable!
I do live in workout clothes. Good thing I work from home…
Sunday was the same attire for me. I love it when I don’t have to get dressed to go anywhere. I’m really liking the Escape print too! But, I don’t need another skirt, … do I?
The answer to the question “should I buy another skirt?” is always yes. Always.
That is a lot of miles you have planned! My hubby and I play the same game when we are out and we are not allowed out past 11 pm that is when the “parade” of lovelies start! 🙂
I love the blue skirt! Your fondness for beer makes me laugh 🙂
I am hoping it is the last snow too. I NEED WARMTH.
I have never been to world of beer but there is one about 30 min away from me…I’ll have to check it out – I love beer flights!
I do love the escape print! Sounds like a nice weekend! And I love PJ days!
Our weekend was good. Quiet but good. We needed a bit of calm here.