Since I have off every Thursday and Friday until the middle of August, I am using the long weekends to spend time with my family. This past Thursday (and the few before that as well) I drove to my hometown to spend the day with my sister and my niece! Each week we will either go for a walk or run and we laugh and talk about babies and life. It really makes me appreciate having my family relatively close by! This week I walked a bit with my sister and a friend and then ran for 30 minutes with the jogger on the Spring Lake/Belmar NJ boardwalk. The boardwalk is brand new (replaced after Sandy) and so smooth! It was a great run.
I spent the remainder of my weekend at my in-laws’ house with a nasty cold! It hit me out of nowhere and stopped me from exercise for the remainder of the weekend. My 10-week half marathon plan was changed to a 9-week plan :/
I told myself I felt ok enough to make the drive to Atlantic City on Saturday night for my friend Lyndsey’s bachelorette party! I decided to go down for dinner only (was not feeling well enough to party at a club, dammit). We went to Dos Caminos for dinner (at Harrah’s) and I ate so much guac and cheese and had a couple of absolutely amazing margaritas.
I said goodbye to the girls and met up with my friend Alisha, who happened to be there for the night as well! We gambled a bit (I lost as I usually do) and then we ate more food and passed out while watching “The Other Woman” – I have to finish watching some other time because everything I saw before falling asleep was hilarious. I woke up at 5AM and I was unsurprisingly hungover as shit (12 months of barely drinking will do that). I pumped and drove back to my in-laws. My first night away from Jennie was a success (minus the wretched hangover) but I really missed her! I found myself telling the blackjack dealer about her and basking in the fact that he said I didn’t look old enough to have a baby 🙂 He lied to me to make me feel good and in turn I gave the house all of my money.
I spent the remainder of the day on the couch (and napping). We went out for a bit to the park to fly a kite! It was really windy and much harder than I remembered. I left a bit later and went to my parents’ house for dinner and so I could shower while they watched the baby! I took 2 really long showers this weekend while each set of grandparents were watching Jennie. It is so unlike me (I hate showering) but it was so amazing and appreciated.
Lots of driving this weekend, all worth it!
I absolutely love spending so much time with my family (mine and Fizz’s)! Another great summer weekend in the books!
I hope everyone had a nice weekend as well! What were your weekend highlights?