April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend

Hello! Happy Easter!

This weekend I realized that Easter might very well be my favorite holiday. I had a long, but great weekend.

Friday, we got out of work a little bit early for the weekend and I headed to Reagan to catch a flight home to New Jersey. Everything was on time and I landed just after 7, headed to catch the train, which I missed because NJ Transit decided to park the train at the station without opening the doors. Luckily, my cousin Jen was on that train and decided to get off and wait around with me before taking me to my mom's house for Good Friday fish dinner.

After an amazing feast of fish and a lot of desserts, I headed to bed.

It amazes me, no matter how comfortable my bed in DC might be, I always sleep like a log when I go home.

Saturday, I woke up and my mom made a fantastic breakfast for me, her and my grandma. Then, it was time to get to work! We headed into her sewing room and I got to see how my wedding dress is coming along!!! It was the first time trying it on that it actually started to look like what my dress will look like...even though it's only one piece right now.

After my fitting, it was time to pack up and head back to the airport after a super short trip home. I think I was home for a grand total of 15 hours.

While I was at the airport, Ally texted me to let me know that she had decided to ditch London for the weekend to see her honey. Knowing that you can't get barbeque in London (never mind good barbeque), I took Ally and her Italian sweetie to Hill Country BBQ for a feast.

Sunday, The Pilot and I got up and headed to church. We went to a Mass said by the priest who will be marrying us and it was awesome...definitely one of the best Easter Sunday services I've ever been to. 

After church, we headed into DC for brunch at the place where we're having our wedding reception. I had heard great things about their brunch but hadn't been yet. It was exceptional. On top of that, when our waitress came over, she said, "First of all, let me congratulate you. Take these mimosas compliments of myself. So, the big day is in September, right?"

Umm what?! We had no idea how she knew! It was awesome and the food was just exceptional.

When we got back home, it was time to lace up our shoes and head out for a run. I had 10 miles on deck and The Pilot agreed to join me for the first 5. I didn't feel great...my knee was twingy the entire run, but somehow I still managed to push for an extra mile and go for 11. I felt like I would feel better going into this weekend's Half with 11 under my belt, rather than just 10, even if they didn't feel great.

Post-run, we vegged out, made dinner and watched a movie.

It was a long weekend and work was super busy today, but it was a good weekend and I'm glad to have gotten home for a little bit of it! This week, I'll be taking it easy until Sunday when I toe the line for my first half marathon in almost a year! I'm nervous, but excited and I feel good about yesterday's 11 miles pushing me through the finish!

Any tips for a one week taper?
How was your Easter weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! I have been to Hill Country a few times and finally ate some food (normally just drinking!) and yummmm.

  2. After yesterday's boston marathon you must be pumped to race this weekend!! hope your knee holds up. Good luck!

  3. It sounds like you had quite a nice weekend overall. I loved going to church services with the pastor who was going to marry us--it made it all that much more special :)
    Hoping we can still meet up this week...assuming I'm not falling flat on my face of exhaustion haha

  4. How awesome that you got such great service for brunch!! I can't wait to hear how you do on Sunday--I think you're gonna rock it!! :-D

  5. I'm still dreaming about that BBQ! It was so good to see you and The Pilot. I miss you guys bunches!!


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