Weekend in Photos

Another beautiful California spring weekend is in the books! I’d say it was worth it to brave those 1-2 weeks of rainy weather last month, because we’re definitely making up for it now with more than a week of 80+ degree temps, and more on the horizon!

I got to enjoy the weather a bit, but mostly kept to myself and finally knocked a few things off that To-Do list I didn’t tackle last week πŸ˜‰ So get ready for a weekend recap full of awesomeness…. (this is one of those times where I need a sarcasm font!)

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See what I mean? On Friday night, I stayed in to do some spring organizing – I cleared out my closet and dresser in an attempt to create some more space.

Then, I started re-watching last season of Mad Men to brush up before the season premiere while bookmarking recipes in my last couple of issues of Cooking Light!

At age 25, I already have the Friday night routine of a middle-aged spinster -_- Oh boy…

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As is the norm, I went for a long run on Saturday morning. I learned from last week’s mistake and made sure I was out there by 9am to avoid overheating! I powered through and went for 9 miles, thanks to the Spark I ordered from Becky (which was delish!) and also thanks to the fact that I knew I’d be eating my body weight in baseball food later in the day πŸ˜‰ If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is!

I finally tested out my new top from Fabletics… the material was perfect for running on a hot day- super breathable and comfortable!

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Afterward, I did a small amount of grocery shopping — I’ve been overspending a bit on food so far this month, so I only bought the [super healthy!] essentials: greek yogurt, spinach, fruit, and beans………. and then I saw wine and mang-o-ritas on sale. Well, I tried… πŸ˜›

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After seeing how many clothes I got rid of on Friday night (and pinning like crazy to my Fashion board), I was inspired to go shopping for some spring clothes. I had a few Macy’s coupons, and ended up scoring everything above (5 tanks, a sports bra, green jeans & pink shorts) for just under $100!

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Later, a group of us rode over to West Sacramento, where we had some pre-baseball game grub at Broderick. It was 80 degrees and sunny at 4:30 when we rode over… However, when we finished our food and hopped on our bikes to ride to Raley Field for the Rivercats game, the sun had started to set and the wind was blowing. I was FREEZING in my tank top and shorts that had seemed like such a good idea earlier.

I made it until about the 3rd or 4th inning before I had to suck it up and buy the cheapest XXXL shirt I could find at the Rivercats store. I looked extremely cool. Guess that’s what I get for not planning ahead!

P.S. You may recognize this locale as the location of the starting and finish line of my half marathon! It was fun being back πŸ™‚

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We intended to practice frisbee on Sunday morning, but plans fell through so I decided to be productive instead!

I recently took on more responsibility at work and I’m anticipating less time to go home and eat lunch, so for the first time in months, I did some food preppin’!

I made PB/oat/quinoa energy bars (and put them in a muffin tin), boiled a pot of quinoa, chopped up veggies for salads, and tried my hand at cold brewing some coffee. Operation: don’t eat out for lunch is definitely underway this week!

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The evening’s activities consisted of dodgeball, followed by a trip to my parents house to watch the Mad Men premiere and do laundry. Apparently, productivity was the name of the game this weekend!

Have a great week!

Do you have a baseball team in your area? (Ours is the Triple A team for the Oakland A’s and they’re super fun to watch!)

Which chores do you save for the weekend?

Weekend in Photos

Soo I realize I’m a little late…but better late than never, right? I took so many pictures this weekend anticipating posting them this morning, but alas, I got to work and before I knew it I was dealing with crisis after crisis, and the day got away from me. I didn’t even have the energy to work out at lunch (allergies have been cray cray lately so I may or may not have been zonked out on Zyrtec)…

OK, I definitely was. But they wore off in time for a post-work workout πŸ˜›

Anyway, here was my weekend:

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Um so unfortunately, my weekend did not start until 8pm on Friday night. Our new attorney and I were busy putting together the book to pass out at our Legislative Symposium this week. It went to the printers this morning – WHEW!

I was so wiped out that I went straight home and enjoyed a dinner of crackers, cheese (Boursin 4 eva), and wine while catching up on Parks & Rec. Most of the time, that is the #1 dinner I crave by the time I get off work on Friday nights!

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Saturday was spent hanging out with the fam in Santa Rosa. My uncle recently bought a 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook – that thing is SWEET. Once they got it running, we each took turns riding around the block. And in true Katie fashion, I terrorized my cousins’ pup, Mollie. ilovedogssomuch.

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Back in Sac that evening for a Girls Night with Kristin and Kim, two friends from high school. We had SUPER gingery Moscow Mules at Pourhouse. Good thing I love ginger!

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Apparently I missed a really hot day in Sacramento on Saturday, but I definitely felt it on Sunday. We parked downtown and walked across the bridge to the Rivercats game – it hit 85 degrees! And I’m proud to say I didn’t get a sunburn πŸ˜€

{side note: the Rivercats are the AAA baseball team that feeds to the Oakland A’s}

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We were there (with a bunch of friends) for our dodgeball league’s Beer Run. Before the game, we all got 4 beer vouchers and got to run (slash walk) around the field and trade in a voucher for a beer after each lap. We actually jogged the first lap, then took a leisurely stroll for the remaining 3 laps while sipping our beers. Drinking and walking is hard work, man!

Also, check out that friggin HOT DOG!

One word: Amurrica.

So that was the weekend. Already looking forward to the next one πŸ™‚

What is your favorite Friday night meal?

Which sport do you prefer to watch in person?