Weekend in Photos

Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving week!

Sorry for the brief hiatus…suffice it to say, there have been a lot of changes in my life lately. Luckily for me, said changes have actually resulted in a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders. Thanksgiving is coming at a perfect time for me – I feel very fortunate for everything I have right now. And I’ve only got good things coming! How’s that for vague? ๐Ÿ˜‰

We are hosting Thanksgiving this year because Thursday is my dad’s 60th birthday! My mom and I are cooking Thanksgiving dinner for {almost} my dad’s whole side of the family. That’s 14 people… BRING IT! I’m so excited to cook for and be with the family on Thursday! Not to mention I’m doing Run To Feed the Hungry (my second 10K) that morning. Am I overachieving? Maybe… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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On to the weekend! It started early for me when I went to Jamie’s Broadway Grille for lunch on Friday with Dave. I had never even heard of this neighborhood gem, which has been on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. We had amaaaaazing French Onion Soup (See above, the photo doesn’t do it justice! It was SOOOO good!) and split a steak sandwich, which was cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to check out a classic Sacramento spot!

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That evening, I watched Catching Fire with Yvette, Lisa & Kristin. No pictures of that…because we were so ENTHRALLED by the movie! It was seriously good! I read all three books and don’t remember being as satisfied and impressed with the first movie. I thought it was excellent all around. Definitely recommend!

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After the movie, we met up with friends to grab drinks. At one point Yvette and I were super awkward and decided to hide beneath our jackets/scarves to avoid being seen by people we knew. Haha. Is anyone else there really weird about running into people they know in public? No? Just me? Ok.

The night ended with the most glorious piece of pizza from Luigi’s. Just look at how adoringly I’m gazing at that thing. Glad Kristin insisted on pizza, because it soaked up the IPA’s I drank and allowed me to wake up the next morning feeling well enough to….

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…run 6 miles! Who am I?! I wanted to get one last really long run in before my 10K on Thursday, and that I did. I have been switching it up lately with my route and running to McKinley Park (~1.5 miles away) instead of Capitol Park (.5 miles away), which has forced me to increase my distance. I’m feeling great going into my 10K, and really hoping I can break 1:00:00!

I’m also only 9.8 miles away from my 40 mile running goal this month, so with a 4 mile run tomorrow and my race, I’ll achieve that goal!

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On Saturday night I stayed in and cuddled up with Love Actually and a cup of tea. It was a much needed relaxation night…just to be met with an epic brunch at Limelight on Sunday morning! You can’t beat $7 bottomless mimosas… Especially when you and your 4 friends are apparently thirsty enough to require the server to just leave the carafe at your table ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, can I just point out that I finished that entire plate of food? Both habanero-chicken sausages, both eggs, both pieces of toast, and all the potatoes. I pretty much wiped it all clean with the toast. I must have still been hungry after my long run the morning before?! I felt like a bottomless pit!

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The weekend ended with a dodgeball tie (waaah!) and more TV on my iPad. Consider this picture this week’s installment of “reasons why you should be glad you’re not my friend on Snapchat”….

Enjoy your Monday!

What are you contributing to Thanksgiving dinner?

Are you running a Thanksgiving/Turkey Trot race?


10 thoughts on “Weekend in Photos

  1. Sounds like such a good weekend – pizza, Catching Fire, Love Actually, and brunch – I’d be thrilled with a weekend like that! Good luck with Thanksgiving.. that’s a busy day, but so rewarding!

    • Yes! It was totally a well-balanced weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily my mom has work off this week so we’re going to start our prep work tomorrow…Hopefully the big day won’t be too stressful!

  2. olivesanwine says:

    Omg, you had so many delicious eats this weekend! And $7 bottomless mimosas??! #jealous Today, Kyle’s aunt just called me to see if I’d bring a dessert to Thanksgivukkah on Saturday. Looks like I gotta figure out something to bring!

    • Um if I were in your family, I would INSIST on you bringing a delish dessert to every single family holiday meal, Becky!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sounds like the PERFECT weekend. Catching Fire was amazing, and I’m drooling over that pizza. And any weekend that includes Love Actually is a great weekend!
    I’m running our local “Gobble Wobble” 5K on Thanksgiving, so I’m psyched for that. And I’m on dessert duty! Haven’t decided what yet, but it’ll have to be chocolatey.
    Happy start to your week!

  4. Love the vagueness! Such a fun little trick ๐Ÿ™‚ HA my dad’s 60th is Friday, too funny. I am actually cooking the turkey this year, my mom just had surgery on her knee so she is going to train me to cook the bird. I’m super stoked to learn her ways in the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck on your Turkey Trot! You have been seriously racking up the mileage lately so I’m sure it will be no problem!

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