So, I was kind of planning to do fewer weekend recap posts, but then that was all I was in the mood to write about last night so, that’s what you’re getting! Hope you don’t mind
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you I spent the majority of my weekend reading the Selection and the Elite. I started the Selection Saturday morning and finished the Elite Sunday afternoon (I’m a fast reader). Davida recommended them when I shared my nerdy reading list, so I blame her – not for the unexpected use of my weekend, but for not telling me the third book still wasn’t out! This is serious. How am I supposed to make it until May waiting for the final book?! I’m very distraught. Needless to say, I’ve already pre-ordered so it will auto-deliver to my Kindle the second it’s available.
I don’t know what it’s like where you are, Saturday was the first really warm day of the year and it was glorious. John and I took advantage by going for a run. It was just three miles, but my pace was a little quicker than it was on my run two weeks ago. I’ve only run a handful of times since late summer, so I’m happy to be quickly working my way back to where I was.
It also meant it was finally warm enough for some outdoor yoga!
Just a quick pose, but I was still super excited about it. Soon my whole practice will be out on our deck again and I can’t wait.
Saturday night, in a rare move, we went out to dinner! John and I tend to be… how should I say it… budget conscious. But we’re decided a night out once a week is worth paying a bit more for a meal.
We went to the Bridgeview Tavern, where we’ve been once before, and I had the harvest salad, which is heaven! Mixed greens, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and mint walnut vinaigrette. Drooling.
I also ambitiously ordered a sangrita (sangria with some fun extras) – which I ended up having to share. Then we split a brownie sundae for dessert.
Guys, this was possibly the best brownie of my life.
Sunday was mostly catching up on work, but for my workout I had an amazing Ashtanga yoga practice. It was a slightly shortened version of the Primary series (to squeeze into an hour) with Kathryn Budig (she’s amaaazing), on yogaglo as usual. Ashtanga is an incredibly rigorous, highly disciplined practice.
I knew it was physically demanding, but it still surprised me. I’ve been very curious about Ashtanga so I was excited to try it out. Ashtanga yogis solely practice Ashtanga, so I’m not sure it would ever be the right fit for me (I like to mix it up), but I do think I’d like to include it at least once a week.
Sunday night was the premier of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson (such a genius! *swoon*).
Fun fact: I have two science degrees. How I got from science to law is a long story, but I love science more than I love almost anything. I love the law, but science will always be my first and truest love, and I miss it every day.
I was so excited… and then promptly had a meltdown over my life decisions. Not to worry, this is a roughly bi-monthly occurrence, and in the end someone always talks me down and we conclude that law school was the right choice. Don’t tell John, but I have secret plans to still go after a PhD someday.
Questions: Any outdoor fitness adventures for you this weekend? Did you watch Cosmos? Anything exciting happening in your life this week?