Weekend in Photos

Another beautiful California spring weekend is in the books! I’d say it was worth it to brave those 1-2 weeks of rainy weather last month, because we’re definitely making up for it now with more than a week of 80+ degree temps, and more on the horizon!

I got to enjoy the weather a bit, but mostly kept to myself and finally knocked a few things off that To-Do list I didn’t tackle last week πŸ˜‰ So get ready for a weekend recap full of awesomeness…. (this is one of those times where I need a sarcasm font!)

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See what I mean? On Friday night, I stayed in to do some spring organizing – I cleared out my closet and dresser in an attempt to create some more space.

Then, I started re-watching last season of Mad Men to brush up before the season premiere while bookmarking recipes in my last couple of issues of Cooking Light!

At age 25, I already have the Friday night routine of a middle-aged spinster -_- Oh boy…

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As is the norm, I went for a long run on Saturday morning. I learned from last week’s mistake and made sure I was out there by 9am to avoid overheating! I powered through and went for 9 miles, thanks to the Spark I ordered from Becky (which was delish!) and also thanks to the fact that I knew I’d be eating my body weight in baseball food later in the day πŸ˜‰ If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is!

I finally tested out my new workout top from Fabletics… the material was perfect for running on a hot day- super breathable and comfortable!

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Afterward, I did a small amount of grocery shopping — I’ve been overspending a bit on food so far this month, so I only bought the [super healthy!] essentials: greek yogurt, spinach, fruit, and beans………. and then I saw wine and mang-o-ritas on sale. Well, I tried… πŸ˜›

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After seeing how many clothes I got rid of on Friday night (and pinning like crazy to my Fashion board), I was inspired to go shopping for some spring clothes. I had a few Macy’s coupons, and ended up scoring everything above (5 tanks, a sports bra, green jeans & pink shorts) for just under $100!

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Later, a group of us rode over to West Sacramento, where we had some pre-baseball game grub at Broderick. It was 80 degrees and sunny at 4:30 when we rode over… However, when we finished our food and hopped on our bikes to ride to Raley Field for the Rivercats game, the sun had started to set and the wind was blowing. I was FREEZING in my tank top and shorts that had seemed like such a good idea earlier.

I made it until about the 3rd or 4th inning before I had to suck it up and buy the cheapest XXXL shirt I could find at the Rivercats store. I looked extremely cool. Guess that’s what I get for not planning ahead!

P.S. You may recognize this locale as the location of the starting and finish line of my half marathon! It was fun being back πŸ™‚

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We intended to practice frisbee on Sunday morning, but plans fell through so I decided to be productive instead!

I recently took on more responsibility at work and I’m anticipating less time to go home and eat lunch, so for the first time in months, I did some food preppin’!

I made PB/oat/quinoa energy bars (and put them in a muffin tin), boiled a pot of quinoa, chopped up veggies for salads, and tried my hand at cold brewing some coffee. Operation: don’t eat out for lunch is definitely underway this week!

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The evening’s activities consisted of dodgeball, followed by a trip to my parents house to watch the Mad Men premiere and do laundry. Apparently, productivity was the name of the game this weekend!

Have a great week!

Do you have a baseball team in your area? (Ours is the Triple A team for the Oakland A’s and they’re super fun to watch!)

Which chores do you save for the weekend?

15 thoughts on “Weekend in Photos

  1. We have a baseball team… They’re called the Cubs – Have you heard of them?! πŸ˜‰ #sarcasmfont Oh, and there’s also the Sox but no one really likes them, heheheh… Anyways! You seriously scored with those tops and shorts for under $100 – go Katie! And I’m glad that Spark got you through 9 miles. The stuff is amazeballs.

  2. Is it normal for me to realllly wish you lived in AZ so we could do our long runs together? You know there is a problem when the song “happy” comes on and you no longer feel happy to run, just saying’

    I still can’t believe you play dodge ball. Bad ass.

    Bahaha, I just scrolled back up to look at the food haul pic- priceless. I hope you instagramed that! πŸ˜‰

  3. Super productive weekend! I have very similar Friday nights like yours…nearly every friday night. It’s we are not old we just have THINGS TO DO SAT MORNING (you= long run, me= yoga). The real question: what did you think of mad men? We caught up on some old episodes to “prepare” ourselves, too. Thoughts?!?!

    • It was just OK! I am loving the time period they are in right now (1968 was awesome last season, 1969 will be even better- summer of love!!)… but the Mad Men seasons ALWAYS start off slowly so I didn’t have very high expectations!

  4. I live in Canada….we’re not really “baseball” people πŸ™‚ Heh.
    I do the majority of my cleaning on weekends: tidy, vacuum, mop, laundry. You know, all the fun stuff.
    Oh and naps. Definitely naps.

  5. I’ve been eyeing those mango-ritas for a few weeks now…as soon as the weather hits 70 that’s going to be my first purchase πŸ™‚ We have the Cubs, but it’s debatable every year whether or not they’re even a baseball team haha

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