|Oh summer...I love you.|
This summer was the perfect combination of relaxing, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I even got to spend over a week with my sweet little niece aka my favorite person in the world.
However, it has FLOWN by, and here we are--another Sunday night, thinking ahead about how I'm going to have to set an early alarm tomorrow. Don't get me wrong--part of me is excited for the year to come, to meet my new kiddos, and to get back into the routine, but a very real other part of me is bummed that my days of sleeping in past 8, morning hot yoga classes, and afternoons reading or at the pool are long gone for awhile! I did squeeze in some fun things to celebrate my last weekend of summer.
My Friday nights are less than eventful these days as my wake-up calls are bright and early for Saturday training runs. I had to make a special trip to the grocery store Friday afternoon for pasta and bananas...going through a lot of those things these days! Then I laid out my clothes and gear, cut my rock tape, and settled in with a good book. I'm reading Tell the Wolves I'm Home right now, and I'm loving it. Really beautiful, but kind of sad. I don't think I'll have a book review ready for this Wednesday, but check back next week!
Saturday morning I set a new DISTANCE RECORD by running FIFTEEN FREAKIN' MILES! Check back for a whole post detailing it on Training Tuesday!
After my amazing 15-miler and visit to a French Farmer's Market, I quickly showered, threw on a bathing suit, and met a couple friends for a day on a lake in Wisconsin. Don't worry, I wore my compression sleeves...Obv.
I'm always hesitant to make plans for Saturday afternoons post-long run, but I'm glad I did! It was the perfect day for tubing, sunshine, and of course some Goose Island. Sweet summer.
By the time I got home, I was completely ready to pass out and was in bed by 9:30. I apparently moonlight as an elderly woman, hmm? Oh well. :)
Sunday, I met my cousin for lunch and a movie. We saw The Spectacular Now, which I liked but was kind of sad.
Seems like Shailene Woodley is in everything these days, but to be honest I have a hard time seeing her and not seeing Amy Jergens from Secret Life of the American Teenager...
That was followed up with some perusing of picture books, reviewing of lesson plans, and making a new affirmation sign to start my year off with. I'm so excited to share this one with the kids this week! I look forward to talking about "Being our Best Selves" all year long. (Read more about my affirmations here.)
And now I'm off to pack up my gym bag for an early morning swim tomorrow before heading over to my parents' for dinner and the season premier of The Great Food Truck Race. LOVE Food Network reality shows!
Have a great week! Good luck if you're heading back to school!
What did you do this weekend?
When do you go back to school?
Seen any great movies lately?