I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and got to celebrate America’s Birthday! I figured I’d share a glimpse in the life type post to share some of the adventures and eats I enjoyed over the long weekend. After my triathlon last week I decided to take a week off from workouts before I start training again for two more tri’s this summer and marathon training starting in August. I like to take at least 2 complete weeks off per year to let my body completely recover and rest. I did make sure I had active walking and other activities like wedding dancing to not become a complete sloth, haha.
Pat and I kicked off the long holiday weekend on Thursday night at the Phillies game. While the Phillies suck this year and they were playing the Brewers who equally suck we enjoyed watching lots of runs and hanging out with our friends Jim and Kat. Plus it was a fireworks game and baseball game fireworks are usually awesome. These were no exception.
Friday morning we slept in and I actually took the whole day off which is shocking. We had a wedding later so since I knew my day would be cut short anyways I decided to enjoy it and be productive. I made an appt for bridesmaid dress alterations and then went and got my hair trimmed and blown out.
We headed to the wedding of two of our good friends- it was a beautiful outdoor ceremony in which they wrote their own vowels which was such a sweet touch that made it even more personal and special. After a fun night of good eats, dancing, and being with friends we headed home laaaate night.
We slept in on Saturday morning (first Saturday in months I slept past 8am and didn’t get up for a long workout in foreverrrrr!) It was nice to catch up on more sleep. My husband and I had planned to go kayaking at a nearby lake in the morning… the morning was cloudy and didn’t look promising but we decided to venture there anyways. Sure enough as soon as we got there it was raining hard so we decided to skip it. By then it was 11:30ish so we decided to head to Victory brewery for lunch and beers.
We headed back home after lunch to finish some pre party preparations. Our friends down the street were hosting a party so we agreed to bring my homemade cucumbers mojitos and a quinoa veggie salad. Total Dietitian move to bring the healthy dishes but everyone loved the mojitos- so refreshing! The party included lots of delicious food, fun and catching up with friends!
Sunday we slept in yet again- no wonder I was so tired Monday morning when I woke up at 6am. We headed to Baltimore for the day for a belated 4th of July picnic with my husbands extended family. I always love visiting Baltimore since I had lived there for a year and had grown to love it. And of course a Maryland trip means crabs and Old Bay <3 You haven’t lived until you’ve had fresh crabs-definitely one of my favorite summer foods.
A long and wonderful weekend that ended with the USA Women’s Soccer win! Perfect ending to the Fourth! What did you do and eat!? Any fun trips or parties!?
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