Weekend in Photos

Hello and happy Monday! My last weekend of “funemployment” is in the books, and it’s back to work for me on Wednesday!

I’m excited to start a new chapter in my professional life. On my birthday this year, I reflected on what I called my quarter life crisis, and about how I’ve decided to start putting myself first and cultivating my own happiness. I didn’t know then that I would be losing my job just a month later. Instead of wallowing in self pity, I saw it as a blessing in disguise, and an opportunity to finally shift my career focus to what I have always wanted to do. Compound this with the fact that I’m running further and faster than ever, and have a great group of friends (& blends!)…I am just one happy panda right now!

Alright, enough of that mushy stuff. Here’s what I did this weekend:

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I had a few dollars left in my grocery budget (and a coupon for Ménage à Trois that was about to expire!) so I did some grocery shopping on Friday night. Yes, I am that cool. I redeemed myself by heading over to my trusty Alley Katz (closest bar to my apt) to watch the Kings beat the Magic, drink some strong ass IPA’s and play pool. #SuccessfulFridayNightAfterAll

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Not too many IPAs, though, because we had a long run to conquer in the morning! I was really excited that my friend Chris agreed to join me for my long run this week. He was a trooper and said he’d go as far as I wanted – I was aiming for 8.5, and we ended up going 8.7! It was a welcome change to have a running partner, and definitely made it feel like it went by faster. Plus he picked up my pace at the end- check out our splits for those last couple of miles!

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After a Farmer’s Market trip and some sober NFL playoff watching, I roasted up a bunch of veggies for dinner and cozied up for a night in with a classic movie- The Princess Bride! #inconceivable!

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Then it was up bright and early Sunday morning for some brunch and football! We hadn’t had a bottomless mimosa brunch since well before Christmas, so we were long overdue. Kupros definitely didn’t disappoint- look at those glasses! And the Niners won! Pretending to care about football is fun when the local team is kicking ass and champagne is involved 😉

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I came home to another dead goldfish… oops. #anotheronebitesthedust

Then it was off to game 1 of our new Sunday dodgeball season! And anyone who knows me knows it’s not a complete dodgeball outfit without funky socks 😉

That’s all for now, folks! Hope you all have a great week 🙂

Do you prefer to run alone or with a partner?

What’s your favorite weekend night in routine?


17 thoughts on “Weekend in Photos

  1. Seems like an awesome weekend! I did some of the Saturday night partays but love my movies and pjs too much. Sadly I feel like I have a quarterlife crisis on the daily. All about finding good blends and friends and running for me 🙂 best of luck and Happy Monday!

    • I definitely agree! There’s something really calming about running by yourself and being able to focus on your own thoughts. However, running with a guy I wanted to impress proved excellent motivation to challenge myself 😉

    • Aww thanks Carly! Yesss I hope we find a way to get together! We should have another picnic in the park…I think we’re approaching the one year mark from our first picnic outing!!

  2. olivesanwine says:

    You have SO much coming your way!! I can’t wait to hear about your first day on Wednesday. Oh and chocolate, peanut butter and wine with the few extra $$ in your budget? We’re sou lmates. I knew it 😉

    • I haven’t discussed it lately, no…I work in politics around the State Capitol, so I try to keep that messiness separate from the blog 😉 My most recent job was as an assistant to 2 lobbyists, and I’m starting at a Public Affairs firm tomorrow doing PR/Communications work!

  3. Ashley @MilesonOats says:

    Brunch looks SO fun!! Mimosas for the win! 😉 So lucky you have a good farmers market, it’s been slim pickings in AZ in both the stores and markets because of the cold weather affecting our produce shipments 😦 Not even broccoli…I mean really?! haha

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