We had the most amazing (and too short of course) weekend here in Atlanta. Casey and Scar got in late Friday night so we didn’t do much other than have some dinner and hang out for a bit.
Saturday morning, while laying in bed I decided that I was not going to spend 2 of my Casey and Scar filled hours not with them so I could go run. I was going to just let this long run go this weekend and no one was changing my mind about it. Once we got up and had some breakfast we headed out for a long hike in the beautiful weather.
By the end we were all pooped but it was so much fun and there it was not just a stroll on a path kind of hike. There was some definite climbing going on. I was unsure how Scarlett was going to do with some of the places we ended up but she just skittered right along making Case and I look slow.
After getting home, we showered up and headed for a well earned dinner. We went to a place in Decatur called Leon’s Full Service and I had what was probably the top 10 greatest meals I have ever eaten.
Casey had this huge pork chop with something that resembled couscous but wasn’t quite the same which was also good (but I think I won the ordering prize this time). After dinner we took a stroll around the downtown area of Decatur. It had the cutest square and so many restaurants; the area was bustling with people. We were trying to find some dessert somewhere but ended up just walking around before going and getting a red box movie (Captain Phillips, that movie stressed me out but was very good) and coming back to the house to relax for the night.
Today we lazed around all morning with the terrible weather before going to get brunch at Folk Art which was maybe one of the best brunches I have ever had. Charleston better watch out, Atlanta is on it’s culinary heels in my book. We got two different things and shared: chicken biscuit with sausage gravy and over easy egg and this Roasted Pork and Chili Verde thing.
Unfortunately after breakfast we came back to the house, saw a few friends of his and it was already time for them to get on the road. Every time we have to leave I think it is going to be easier and it just isn’t. But I guess thats a good thing, if it wasn’t miserable I guess it wouldn’t mean I didn’t love them so much.
After they pulled away I decided I would get my long run in that I had planned to skip after all. I was so bummed out a run would be the perfect thing and it was just barely misting (actually wonderful long run weather). I had a 1:50 minute 3:1 run so the last 27:30 I was aiming to do a 7:55 pace. I ended up pacing that part at 7:37 and running a total of 13.15 and felt really good at the end. More importantly, I felt a lot better mentally.
Weekly Workout Summary
Running: 37.02 miles
Strength: Push Up Challenge x 3 days (with added squats and abs)
Yoga: Big Fat 0…whoops