Feeling Like Myself – Date Night, Racing, Kid Time and More

I have to say, I had a great weekend. It included everything I love – family time, running, good food AND a date night. And, it made me really feel like myself again!

Friday, schools were closed, so I stayed home most of the day with the kids. It was rainy, so once again we entertained ourselves indoors.Saturday started bright and early. I had signed up for a ten mile race, which fit perfectly into my training schedule, and B, FW and LM dropped me off at the start and cheered me on along the way.It was actually a great race! Even though it was 40 and super windy, I still managed a PR and ran much faster than I expected.The afternoon included a trip to the West Side Market, coffee shops, some donuts and hanging out.That night, B and I had plans to celebrate our anniversary with a night out!We started the night with drinks at Bar 32, which has a great super high view of downtown.And then, we got dinner. We enjoyed some oysters, fish and split a lobster roll.

Sunday morning, we slept in (!!) and then it was time to take FW to a birthday party. He had a blast running around and playing with his classmates.

I have to say, it was a really, really good weekend. Getting to spend a night out with B was amazing. I felt like myself again. Enjoying a not-rushed, no meltdown dinner, grabbing drinks and not waking up early was amazing. AND getting in a 10 mile run by myself? Those combined were great and reminded me that I’m so much more than a mom.  I felt guilty at first, but had to remember to turn the mom-guilty off and remind myself that spending 5 hours (approximately how many hours of their waking time) away from my kids was a GOOD thing for all. Plus, we got in plenty of other quality time with our day off and the birthday party.

And now, I can’t wait until we can do it again!

Some questions for you:

  • Any races this weekend?
  • What do you do that makes you feel like YOU?

First Father’s Day Weekend

First off, Happy Father’s Day! To all the dads out there – especially my dad – thank you for all that you do.

A big Happy Father’s Day to my Dad.

my dad and me when I was about 6 months old

AND, of course, B. This was his first official Father’s Day!

Our Father’s Day weekend included:

A bunch of this … yes, the little man is somewhat eating real food these days!

And when he eats, we also do. Some Vietnamese food to kick off the weekend.

The weekend also included some outdoor runs. We got in 3.25 miles with the stroller at the park. The beach was looking great!

Saturday afternoon, B and I got some oysters at Heinen’s. They were sooooo good – I was surprised that I liked the Virginia ones so much; I’m usually more of a fan of New England oysters.

And for dinner, B made homemade pasta for shrimp scampi. I love homemade pasta.

Sunday morning started early, since I got up with FW while B slept in. We made French toast and then I got in a HOT run. It was 80 degrees out!

That afternoon, B, FW and I went for a walk to the lake.

Then, we headed out for some Father’s Day kickball. We missed most of the game because FW was sleeping but still got to enjoy a few innings.

watching kickball

And that night we enjoyed some steak, potatoes and ice cream for B’s family dinner. B’s parents got a new swing and FW had a great time breaking it in!

Some questions for you:

  • How did you spend your weekend?
  • Do you like oysters?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps.