Hi guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. 🙂 I entered my weekend coming off a rather interesting week with the underground electrical fire downtown and the gym, along with 2,000 other businesses and 5,000 people, was closed for several days. We still don’t have phone or internet (and therefore no music or TVs) functioning but we’re open! Needless to say, it was a quiet end to a week of not much work, but I still welcomed the weekend because – hey! it’s the weekend. 😉
Mikey and I had a date night and made use of a gift card to the movies and saw “Fury” – the WWII movie full of A-listers. 😉 It was good but not great – maybe wait for a rental. But we LOVE movies, so between the previews (Christmas movies are going to be good!), the experience of the movie and just being with Mikey, it was a great night. We went out to sushi and had such a good talk about life and change and reflecting on marriage together. I just love that man, I like him, I enjoy him and I love doing life with him!
We finally caught up with Mikey’s traveling parents, who are enjoying retirement exploring the US in their motor home! It was great to catch up and connect after they’d be gone for a little over a month, especially when catching up over homemade pancakes! Mikey had a quick meeting for work during which I snuck out for an afternoon run. It was beautiful outside and my leggins and tank top were too hot – a great problem to have in mid-October. 😉 It was a no-technology fun run in the beautiful sunshine.
(from Sunday’s run)
We followed up with our friend’s annual ping pong tournament and had such a good time reconnecting with friends we haven’t seen in ages! The champ was dethroned and Mikey gave it a good showing with a last place finish. 😉
And Sunday? More good time with my husband, talks with my mom and friend Anna in Austin (gotta love FaceTime!) and an impromptu 11.1 mile run around beautiful Nose Hill Park. You guys, if you’re visiting Calgary or live here and haven’t explored this park yet, it’s a must-see. We live downtown so this park is just a quick jaunt up the hill and overlooks the city in one direction and the mountains in another.
It’s a rather barren park, especially this time of the year, and has more of an “open sky” feeling than a treed park, but the beauty is so unique. I downloaded several podcasts (Earl Palmer sermons, Jillian Michaels’ podcasts, The Fit Cast sessions), plugged in, and ran. I ran, and ran and ran, with no plan except to move and process all the things I’d been thinking and mulling over in life and with Mikey this last week.
And that was, more or less, how I ended my weekend. Running and thinking. What a good way to end it! Classes are prepped for the week, I made some meat for corn tortillas or on top of salads so that’s ready to go, restocked my protein powder and finished the cookie dough that Mikey and I bought (and ate!) because we were “letting the night of Mike and Bon continue.” 😉 It was a great weekend, and I’m feeling refreshed from down time and significant chats with people too, all at the same time.
So many hills! I didn’t touch pavement the entire time – trails, trail and more trails. Perfect.
…thank goodness for self-timers! 😉
What was your weekend full of? Did you work, rest, play? Think, read, watch? And what’s the best park or area to run in your city? If I was to visit, where would you recommend I run?
Have a great kick-off to the week ahead, guys! (I’m checking in Sunday night and am READY for bed! Night!) Live well & be well, your friendly jumping personal trainer in Calgary,