Weekend Recap: Hills, Treats, and Baseball

I’m squeezing in this weekend recap juuuuust in the nick of time. Good thing we live on the West Coast now – because back in our hometown, it’s already past midnight. 🙂 I hope that you had a terrific Monday! It was tough adjusting back to work today after a jam-packed weekend.

It couldn’t have started out on a better note. On Friday, I had the day off! One of the huge benefits where I work is that we have every other Friday off, year round, no exceptions. It’s such a treat, and it’s one of the reasons why our office is such a happy place – everyone has an extra day for balance. 🙂

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After sleeping in just a little bit, I ran two speedy miles and then took a Body Pump class. I’ve really been slacking on the strength training lately, so I was super super sore for the rest of the weekend and felt like a total weakling – it was a fantastic workout! I hope to get stronger and incorporate 2-3 regular Body Pump classes into my weekly routine.

I spent the rest of Friday cleaning, playing with Chase at the dog park, and blogging! After such a hard and heavy week, I was determined to spread some happy news. If you missed it, you can check out five positive news stories that are guaranteed to make your heart smile here.

Friday night was one of the highlights of our weekend – Chad’s first softball game in San Diego! When we first started dating years ago, Chad was in a work softball league with some really amazing teammates and friends. I have such fond memories of hanging out on the bleachers, watching him light up at bat, and cheering him on over the years. It was great to be back at it with his new team, a sweet group of guys from our church.


On Saturday, we hunted for our new home (no luck yet!) and took a break with some beloved Rita’s Water Ice. If you know, you know. Gelati for Chad, mango ice for me.


After a challenging and exhausting morning of house shopping around town, I went for a quick 5-miler with hill repeats to shake off some of the frustration. It was so refreshing, just what my soul needed. Running always seems to bring perspective, clarity, and peace…and funny sidewalk chalk musings.


This hill in our neighborhood is brutiful. Painful, steep, and brutal – but totally worth it for the beautiful Pacific views.

After the run, I came home to a package on my doorstep – this adorable tank from my friend Chelsy (but you probably know her as Fit & Faithful 🙂 Lately, I’ve been struggling with finding joy in all circumstances – no matter what life brings – so this fun purchase was both to treat and encourage myself. I love it!


Sunday was a funday! After church, we met up with some of Chad’s coworkers to head to the Major League All-Star Weekend festivities. How lucky is Chad to have his favorite sport’s biggest weekend in our brand new home? The actual game isn’t until Tuesday, but Sunday featured the Futures All-Star Game and the Celebrity Softball Game. It was so much fun! The highlights of the day for me were watching Chad keep score like the true baseball nerd he is, and witnessing Drew Brees hit a home run! I loved wearing our matching Phillies t-shirts (gotta represent home!) that my Dad bought us at Spring Training.


How was your weekend? Did you log any miles or take any trips? 

Have a wonderful week!


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