Refreshed Weekender

Happy Monday!  I am feeling refreshed after an awesome weekend with my family.  After feeling really burned out last week, I am super excited that this is race week!



Friday night was Chris’ battalion fall festival with games, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house, costume costume, food, and a movie under the stars.  I ended up helping out with the food while Chris and Em hung out.  I am kind of a bah-humbug mom and decided not to spend money on a Halloween costume for Emmalyne and instead just put some cat ears on her.  Chris tried to take it further with some whiskers.  Pretty good right? 😉


Emmie the Cat

At least he tried 😉  We had a great time hanging out with our friends and getting to know the other families in our unit.


I got up bright and early for my last long run before the Savannah Rock-N-Roll.  Leslie Ann and Heather met me at my house and we did an easy 7 miles around my neighborhood.  I did it in exactly 1:10 for 10 minute mile.  My breathing felt good but my legs were tired.  On top of it my foot and and ankle were pretty sore and bruised after.  BOO.  I put this photo on Instagram:

Injured Ankle

Thanks for all your comments of concern.  I am feeling much better today.  I have a genetic malformation in my ankle that stress fractures with overuse.  I don’t think I did that this time but I iced it and elevated Saturday just to be sure.


My mom, step-dad, step-sister, and brother-in-law all came into town.  My mom and step-dad go to one city with their friends a year to explore the US.  This year Savannah was the winner so they spent their whole weekend touring.  They fly home to Phoenix today but spent yesterday and last night with us.  Kelsey and Jason are getting ready to PCS to North Carolina and were up there house hunting.  Savannah was on their way home so they stopped in too.  We had a great afternoon playing outside with Emmalyne.

Then we went to Fish Tails for dinner.  It was an absolutely beautiful evening on the water.  The food was pretty darn good too 😉  We had coconut shrimp, fried banana peppers, and fish tacos for dinner.  We also hit up frozen yogurt after!

Sunset on the Pier

Tasty Dinner

For me healthy living is all about balance.  I am happy to indulge in some yummy appetizers and fro-yo.  Life is too short to cut things out completely!

Fro-Yo for the win

Overall this weekend was exactly what I needed.  I avoided most social media, stayed off my computer, and relaxed with my family.   Seeing my mom and getting my back scratched helped a lot too haha.  I am ready to tackle another week and feel much more energized.


How was your weekend?  If you’re in the North East stay safe!  Thinking about you!


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11 thoughts on “Refreshed Weekender”

  1. That sounds like a good weekend! Your little girl is so cute! I hope your ankle stays ok for your run. Yikes. (And I totally agree on the indulging! Froyo is my go-to!) :)
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