What a great weekend! I really hated to see it end. My Saturday morning WW meeting was great and although I used my no weigh-in pass due to the pizza we had for dinner Friday night, I enjoyed seeing everyone and sharing great tips for the week ahead. On Saturday after some necessary running around, hubby and I spent some quality time together in the afternoon and went out for ice cream in the evening before hitting the hay early. We had an early wake-up call of 4:40am to run 7 miles!
This time, my InstaGram / Facebook friend Angelina met us out at Memorial Causeway to run with us. Angelina and I have been virtual friends forever, after sharing a common love of WW and running. We’ve run several of the same races – Women’s Half, Gasparilla, Iron Girl – and she is training for her first marathon also. We decided it would be fun to run together and I am so glad we did. She is so sweet and that 7 mile run just flew by with all the talking we did throughout. We already have plans to run together again in two weeks, this time in her neck of the woods, downtown St. Pete.
Hubby was also a super sport and ran the 7 miles with us, which is his longest run to date. I am so proud of him. He does not love to run like I do, he struggles with it, but he enjoys the time it allows us together. I love having him out there with me, watching out for me in the dark, and he makes sure I drink water. he is the best and I am a lucky girl. He has also been working hard, going to the gym very early in the mornings and I have to give him major credit for that. It’s certainly not easy to do.
After that fabulous start to the morning, I had a breakfast date with my fabulous friend Caitlyn. I met up with her in Tampa and we went to Oxford Exchange for breakfast and coffee. So much goodness there! It’s a beautiful building across from the University of Tampa. They have a delicious restaurant, a cute little coffee bar, a tea bar with loose leaf tea, a gift shop, and a book store. I was in heaven and I’m quite sure Caitlyn and I could have sat there for hours chit chatting.
After breakfast, we went to lululemon in Hyde Park. I’ve been past this store many times and I have dreamed of their adorable workout clothes for quite awhile now, BUT this was my first time ever to go in the store. I told Caitlyn she was corrupting me. I ended scoring a great yoga towel mat on clearance and I will definitely go back again. I still want a running skirt….
We also made a quick stop at Trader Joe’s for a couple of necessities and we ran into Steph while we were there. Small world!
Such a fun weekend and I am so sad to see it end. But, it’s time to tackle Monday and work. I am focusing on the positive this week and feeling determined to make things happen!