March 23, 2015

Weekend Thoughts

I really needed to unplug this weekend. I needed to just spend sometime alone and do my own thing this weekend. I got home Friday from work, poured myself a glass of wine and made myself some dinner. I watched some TV, straightened some stuff up around the house and called it a night.

Saturday morning, I set an alarm for 8:30 so that I could get up for yoga and not rush. I got a glorious 9 1/2 hours of sleep and felt amazing when I woke up. I made some coffee, whipped up an omelet, took Peyton for a quick walk and had an awesome yoga class. I felt great afterward. The sun was starting to peek out so I took Peyton for a nice, long walk around the neighborhood before heading to the farmer's market to pick up some stuff. 

By the time I got home from the Farmer's Market, I had already done 12,000 steps for the day...and it wasn't even 3:00! Naturally, I decided to go for a run. I laced up my sneakers and headed out for an easy 3 first run post-race. I finished the 3 miles, but my knee started hurting 3/4 of a mile in, which was really unnerving, especially after taking a full week off post-race.

I came back, stretched, whipped up a green smoothie and took Peyton out to the backyard while I sat and read my book for awhile.

I came back inside, did a few more things around the house and took Peyton for another long walk. just as the sun was setting. It was starting to turn into a gorgeous night and she loved being outside.

While we were walking, I came across a Little Free Library. Do you guys know about these? They're little book libraries people put in front of their houses. The mentality is "Take a book, leave a book." I love it so much and there are a bunch of them in our neighborhood. I can't wait until we have a house of our own and I can build one!

I picked up this thriller, which sold me based on this sentence alone "...a vividly evocative love letter to London"... and will definitely be reading it soon.

After our little walk, I roasted up some brussel sprouts for dinner and had myself a "Scandal" bingefest before calling it a night.

Sunday morning, I got up, took Peyton out and spent the morning watching "Friends" on Netflix while meal prepping for the week. I had just bought some dates (which I had never used before) and basically put them in everything I made. I did a lot of stuff around the house, finished my taxes and then spent most of afternoon hanging out in the backyard before heading to church.

It was a perfectly refreshing weekend. I didn't really do anything spectacular, I just spent a lot of time doing things that I wanted to do and it was just what I needed. Going into this week, I feel nice and refreshed and I'm ready for a great week!

Do you ever take a weekend to just disconnect in order to reconnect with yourself?
What's the best thing you did all weekend?


  1. Glad you had a chill weekend, it sounds a lot like mine. Lots of chill out time but still getting stuff done. Woohoo for yoga class, I need to join you for one of them, they sound awesome. And dates are my new favorite things on Whole30. They are so sweet, like candy but still good for you. That's awesome you are enjoying them too.

    It was a nice weekend for enjoying sunshine, happy you had a good weekend.

  2. Hi Christy! Cheers to 9.5 hours of sleep on Friday night. That is GLORIOUS. You probably felt like a whole new woman after that! I love the concept of the Little Free Library. My condo building has one of those in our fitness room, and it's an amazing resource. I've picked up some incredible reads just by perusing what was shared.

    Incidentally - I was in DC last weekend and I also ran the RnR DC Half Marathon! Wasn't that rain unbelievable? But congratulations on your finish and way to push through! I wish you a speedy recovery from your knee pain!!!

  3. Sounds like a great and relaxing weekend! I've never heard of the Little Free Library. That is such a cool idea!

  4. that does sound like a perfectly relaxing weekend - I can't wait until our seasonal Farmer's Market is back for the summer and fall. One of my favorite weekend activities :)

  5. Sometimes a "do whatever you need/want to do in order to feel good" kind of a weekend is exactly what you need. A good weekend isn't always one where you're super busy. I'm glad that you were able to get caught up on rest, puppy time, tv shows and some reading. Sounds like a great weekend to me!

  6. Christy, this sounds like a FABULOUS weekend! I'm so glad you were able to take some time for yourself and enjoy so much outdoor time with Peyton; he was one happy camper this weekend, right? I bought some dates this weekend, too; I need to figure out what to do with them now! Well, other than eat them straight from the bag - ha! I'm delighted that you found a Little Free Library; we have a few around town and I think it's such a cool idea! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; hope your week is off to a great start!

  7. Little Free cute!! i saw one for the 1st time last year when I was runnning....i mean walking a hill in the Baltimore half last year. Totally adding it to the 'honey do list' when we get our 1st house!

  8. Sounds like you had an absolutely fantastic weekend. We all need to unplug every once in awhile.

  9. Sounds like a great weekend! You had me at 9.5 hours of sleep and brussel sprouts!

  10. I've seen those "free library" things all different places. We have one at work, I've seen it at my yoga studio. Such a great idea!

    Nice blog! I'll be following...

  11. Oh I love this!! I spent a lot of time to myself this weekend, and I even let myself sleep in with no alarm on Saturday--usually I will set an alarm so I can get up and do stuff, but I had nothing planned for this past Saturday so I didn't set an alarm. I woke up at 8:30 and felt so refreshed, it was great!! I'm glad you had such a nice weekend :)

  12. There is a little library on my daily running route. I always assumed it was for kids (there is a fox painted on it). But, I'm going to stop and check! Those tulips are beautiful. Have a great week.

  13. I forgot farmers markets will be popping up in town again. I've seen a free library in the dupont neighborhood - I think they are so clever and cute. Jennifer @ Run Jenny Run

  14. That sounds like perfection. I need a weekend like this sooner than later!

  15. The little free libraries have been around my area for many years. Today the St Paul Pioneer Press has a full story about the origins, which you may be interested in reading. Turns out we have a man in Wisconsin to thank, and there's a Happy 5th Year celebration going on today at a Minneapolis library!


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