Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Review: Celebrating Life

Saturday: Stairmill, ArcTrainer, weights
Sunday: 8 mile run outside

 Friday I was able to spend half of the day with one of my best friends who is in town from Texas.  We shopped, talked and laughed. And we had so much fun we decided to make reservations for dinner too.
We went to one of our favorites WG Kitchen and Bar

See that plate? That's a honey and ricotta jar and absolutely to die for.
I haven't stopped thinking about it since Friday night.
And as you can see it was a gorgeous night so we sat outside.
We each had a wine flight of our choice as well. All of our food was absolutely delicious!
WG has not disappointed us yet!

Saturday morning we hit the gym, then I met Sarah and her mom for lunch.
That evening we headed to my bro-in-law and sis-in-law house to celebrate Kelly's birthday.
Kelly is my husband's sister who passed away last September. She would have been 39 on Saturday.

All 17 of us wrote notes to Kelly and attached them to the balloons to be taken to Heaven.
It was a beautiful tribute to her and it was so great for the family to be together on this day.
Some of the kids even drew faces on the balloons.
The balloons on their way to Heaven
Sunday morning I went for my "long" run.
Only 8 miles, but I think it's the longest I've run since the Flying Pig Half Marathon in May.
I felt pretty good after the first 2.5 miles. I headed to the park behind our neighborhood and ran on the bike path. Just an out and back course, but I haven't run on the path in a while so it was nice and felt different. I added a loop in the neighborhood on the way back to hit 8 miles so of course the last 2.5 miles were rather hilly! 
Thankfully it was only 58 degrees when I started! It certainly didn't feel like late July, but I'll take it!

Sunday afternoon we got to celebrate the birthday of my friend's (from Texas) son and a couple of his cousins as well.

And I forgot to mention my brush with fame on Friday!
One of my favorite bloggers shared my story on her FB page!
Her story gave me hope so by sharing my story, maybe I can touch someone's life too.

1 comment:

  1. That's a beautiful way to remember Kelly. I can't believe it's been a year already.