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. 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. 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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