How is it half way through August? This is depressing that summer is almost over. And can we take a moment to discuss how I am now waking up to darkness? I miss the days when the sun was already rising when I woke at 5 something. Now I am back to walking out the door for my run and darkness. Wah.
I am sitting here Monday morning, with so much happiness after another lovely weekend and also with my second large coffee of the day. The struggle was real during my 6 miles this morning.
Although that might be more to do with the fact that I drank my weight in wine yesterday and was sweating out rose ;)
But anyways it was too great of a weekend not to recap!
Started off with a long run and almost dying. #dramatic #notjoking
I do all my runs fasted and without fueling. I woke to my stomach a little rumbly (looking at you Friday night wine) and took off – and about ½ a mile in I was hungry. I knew it was going to be tough. I ran a newish route and while it was gorgeous, holy hot one.
|No filter needed for that blue sky.|
I was saved a couple times.
First by this mirage that appeared at 6 miles when things were about to get bad (seriously wine the night before a long run is always a toss up, and stupid - I like testing the boundaries of a sensitive stomach + Crohn's).
|A beautiful sight. Seriously.|
And then the marina being opened at mile 8.
I have never drank a bottle of powerade zero so fast. Not to mention I hate the stuff usually. But coincidence that my splits dropped after some fluids? I think not.
But 11 successful miles in the books.
I showered, grabbed some foods and all the drinks and headed out to Long Beach for the day.
Recovery done right. #amIright ?!
Then dinner (errr dessert?) was this. Seriously – s'mores pizza. So wrong, yet so right.
Sunday was up bright and early and in the city for a day of Vineyard touring!
We stopped at Osprey’s Dominion, Duck Walk and Jason’s.
I shall let the photos speak for themselves. It was an AMAZING day. Okay, any day with wine and sunshine makes me happy but seriously; it was a well run tour and went pretty smoothly. I definitely recommend the Hampton Luxury Liner tour (the one that keeps popping up on Groupon/Living Social etc.) I would do it again!
|Can I live here?|
|Because wine on the bus when you have 5 minutes between Vineyards.|
And then, the weekend was over and Monday morning reality slapped me in the face.
Let’s just hope this week flies by because this weekend coming up is one I have been looking forward to for a year, Lindsay is getting married. And in honor of that I am sharing one of my all time favorite photos.
Happy Monday, hope you had a fantastic weekend!