This weekend was a rare occasion where Casey went out of town without me. He went to a concert in Atlanta and I wasn’t sure what my work situation was going to be when we were deciding if I could go or not. So that meant after dropping him off Saturday, I was on my own.
I went straight home and hit the road for my 7 mile run which was amazing. I truly enjoyed all of it, at 1:30 in the afternoon on August 2nd! The weather was “crappy” all weekend by everyone elses’ standards but it was idyllic for a runner! It rained off and on the whole time and it felt incredible.
When I got home, I jumped in the shower, then on my bike to head downtown and do some tax free shopping!!
I went shopping for two things: Casey’s birthday and navy tee shirts for me to wear to work. Casey made out like a bandit. Quicksilver was doing 2 shirts, shorts, flip flops and sandals for $99. Considering the shorts I was going to get him were $65 alone I just went for the whole shebang. I can’t even believe that was a real thing, I save $154 on what I got him. He made out way better than I did, no navy tees for me. What a simple thing to not be able to find.
When I got home, I spent some time sitting on the porch reading my book and letting the dogs run outside in between the rain. I watched our friends dog yesterday and today it is always good when Scar and Cho get some time outside.
Today held a lot of the same, except my 14 miler and some yoga. I was so worried about this run after last week being such a disaster. I was getting really nervous if I was just super out of shape and if my fall marathon may not happen this year. Before I headed out I spent 20 minutes doing some deep stretch yoga. Thank goodness I can say that my concerns were quelled after a flawless 14 miler. I went over the bridge into old mount pleasant, out to pitt street pier (where there were sooooo many people out) and did a loop on back home. It went so well. Again it was cloudy and misty and about 80 degrees, night and day compared to last week.
Once I got home and showered I ran out to do some errands and came home to do the final piece of my Casey-is-out-of-town-weekend: cleaning, baking and laundry. I took some of the cookies I made to meet the new neighbors (August 1st is the move in date around Charleston so we literally have 25 new neighbors).
These turned out way better than I anticipated so I will have to get the recipe added!
So I would say I definitely took advantage of my life and my weekend alone. It was wonderful, and it still isn’t over. The rest of the night I am trying to finish this book I am reading, it is amazing. Review to come.
Hope you had a great weekend and great long run as well!