Weekend in Photos

Oh Monday, you tricky tricky devil.

I’m actually in a pretty good mood this Monday morning, considering it’s Monday and all. I got a surprisingly good amount of sleep this weekend (though nowhere close to the 9-10 hours per night I desire. I really love my sleep, people!) and for every barbecued piece of meat I ate this weekend, I also got in some good exercise, despite high temperatures of 97 and 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Not too shabby!


Kicked things off on Friday with Concerts in the Park! Every Friday night during June-July, Cesar Chavez Plaza turns into a free mini music festival of sorts, complete with local bands, beer and food trucks. In the above picture is Lindsay Pavao, who was on The Voice a couple seasons back. She’s from Sacramento and apparently works for Radio 94.7 now! Fun fact. Another fun fact: I did not get sunburned this weekend! Major victory. Thanks to my team of sunscreens that come with me everywhere.


The headliner on Friday was !!! (Chk Chk Chk). We saw them last fall at Launch Festival and they’re really fun to see live. Here’s an example of their music, super up beat and fun! There was a huuuuuge crowd there, since !!! is probably one of the most high profile bands they got to play this year.


I woke up around 10:30 on Saturday morning and decided to go for a run…it was already 80 degrees outside. It was in the mid-80’s by the time I got out there. I was only going to run about 2.75 miles, but then I saw that they were setting up for the Womens Fitness Festival 5K at the Capitol. I immediately felt guilty for not signing up [the race ran right by my house on Sunday morning!], and for some reason decided I would be running my own 5K…….in the 88 degree heat. Thankfully, I survived.


A few hours later, we went to our first BBQ of the weekend at Mikhail’s house. It was Mikhail’s birthday weekend (hi Mikhail!!) and T-Man found himself manning the grill, as per usual. Delicious!


The rest of the evening was spent at the Xoso 5th Anniversary Pub Crawl. The dress code was to wear a Xoso shirt…I clearly have plenty to choose from. I ended up hacking one up into a crop top so I wouldn’t die of heat exhaustion.

Fun times as always! Not pictured are all the selfies I took of me wearing my friend’s stolen Raiders hat after I got home. It seemed like a good idea at the time…

There is this gem though:

Clearly we could use some practice on taking effective photo booth pictures.


Sunday was barbecue day at Kickball! I opted for a hot dog this time. Also, upon lugging a 17 pound bag of charcoal while biking home from the store I think I finally realized, “Maybe I should get a basket for my bike”.


After 6 grueling innings of kickball (we were shorthanded so everyone got plenty of at-bats), I called my parents and practically begged one of them to come pick me up so I could hop in their pool. Of course, no visit to my parents’ house is complete without some of my mom’s pasta and homemade sauce! I also spent some time admiring her yearbook (my mom is the yearbook advisor at my high school). When I got home, I prepped breakfast (overnight oats) and lunch (a veggie-loaded salad) for today.

What did you do this weekend?

Hot dog or hamburger? (or for vegetarians, tofu sausage or veggie burger? :-P)


15 thoughts on “Weekend in Photos

  1. pickyrunner says:

    So many fun things going on this weekend for you! I have to say, I’m partial to burgers. The temps this weekend were insane on both coasts apparently!!

    • I think I’m with you on the burgers πŸ™‚ There’s no end in sight for our crazy warm weather! Hope you’re luckier than us!

  2. I’m still astounded that you ran in this crazy heat!! I’m definitely a hamburger girl. I don’t think I’ve had a hotdog in AT LEAST 10 or 12 years. They freak me out!

    • I’m pretty astounded as well…I’m hoping to get another run in this week, and it’s looking like the coolest days are going to be “only” 91… sigh. And that’s kinda funny about hot dogs. I don’t blame you!!

  3. Florida heat was so hot too, I couldnt imagine running in that every day! This weekend was 70s here, great running weather! And funny you write about hamburgers and hot dogs, last night I had a hamburger and about 20 min after that I went back for a hot dog (without the bun though) so I had both, I just couldnt choose one!

    • Haha! I actually contemplated doing that on Saturday, but I decided I was going to reserve that space in my stomach for beer instead πŸ˜‰

    • It’s pretty good! I like it because I found a version that has SPF 20…so for the first time ever, I can actually go outside and get darker without getting a sunburn πŸ˜› The smell is not great, but not too bad!

  4. I love your weekend recaps.. you’re always so busy doing fun things! I have to admit.. your tweets (probably IGs) with #chkchkchk had me very curious about what that meant. So I’m glad you explained it haha. Based on the music, I’d imagine they’re awesome live.

    I’m definitely a burger girl. Unless, of course, I’m at a baseball stadium, in which case I will ALWAYS choose a hot dog (it’s really the only time I eat hot dogs at all).

  5. Sometimes you just need a little BBQ and mass amounts of grilled meat in your life. ESPECIALLY if the weather is asking for it. There is seriously nothing better than grilling on a warm summer, of wait a beer in your hand? Oh yes much better. Props to you for running in that heat! I still have an internal struggle to run when it is the least bit windy here in Santa Barbara. The struggle……

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