I need to stop having such fantastic weekends because these Monday blues are getting pretty bad!
Weekend kicked-off on Thursday evening with the Ladies Night Event held at Philadelphia Runner. Such a great event - I enjoyed chatting it up with other attendees, as we all know I could talk all things running for hours. It was also a great opportunity to meet the folks at Philadelphia Runner – such good people. The event was sponsored by Brooks whom hooked us up with some socks, gels, koozies, etc., and also gave a presentation on their latest shoes. Tria served up some tasty apps and wines, Phila Massage was giving on-site massages, Excel Physical Therapy spoke about dynamic stretching, and Ali Shapiro (Board-certified holistic health counselor and Health Contributor for NBC 10) gave a insightful talk about women and their relationship with food. (I introduced myself after – she is so knowledgeable about her expertise, I had so many questions and could have talked with her for hours!)
Friday morning, Joe and I were up at 5:00 AM to hit the road to Cape Cod for our good friends, Tom & Chelsea’s wedding. Joe and I met when we lived out in San Diego in 2006. Chelsea was my roomie and Tom and Joe were great friends. We all started dating around the same time so we have lots of great memories together.
My most *favorite* part of the drive up to New England is this beautiful scene driving through Dirty Jerz. (I am totally allowed to knock the Jerz because we lived there for 2 years.)
After the 7-hour drive (!!!) we made it to Dennis Port, MA. We stopped for a well deserved bite!
We enjoyed some NE clam chowdah!
And a shrimp salad that hit the spot.
And some chardonnay in a plastic cup (awesome). I totally deserved this.
We checked in to An English Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast. This place was so charming. We were welcomed by the owners, Anita & Joe, an adorable older couple.
Tom & Chelsea’s wedding was Friday evening. She was stunning. I was pretty emotional when she walked down the aisle, as I think of her as my little sister. So happy for these guys!
Saturday morning we woke up a little groggy but headed down for breakfast! Anita & Joe had all sorts of soufflé options for us, but they were kind enough to make me my ideal breakfast: yogurt, fruit, whole wheat toast. And coffee.
We met up with some friends and enjoyed more coffee – and mimosas! We forgot how seriously San Diegans take their day-drinking. Hit the spot.
Then we headed to the beach for a bit…
After Thursday’s horrible intense workout, I knew I needed to take it easy running-wise for the weekend. So, Joe and I decided to go on an easy 5-mile run on Saturday. About 3 ½ miles in, we stopped for FroYo – which is, like, the best run ever. We walked/jogged the last 1 ½ mile. It was great.
Chillaxed a little more back at the inn…
Feeling rejuvenated, we decided to check out some of the fantastic seafood on the Cape. We headed to The Oyster Company for – Oystahs!
Joe had some crab-stuffed cod, and I enjoyed this seafood pasta, complete with a lobstah tail, mussels, clams, and scallops. It was perfect.
We even enjoyed an after-dinner coffee, and walked back to the Inn.
It was so nice for Joe and I to get away for the weekend. My body feels rejuvinated, relaxed, and ready to get in some good runs again. Thanks for everyone's encouraging comments on crappy workouts and recovery tips! An easy weekend of running and rest did just the trick for me.
Thanks for such an amazing weekend, Tom & Chels. Congrats!!!
What did you all do this weekend?
PS: Stay tuned for some new NaturaStride products coming this week! (we're excited...)