Happy Friday! Isn’t it amazing how short weeks often seem the longest? I, for one, am very happy that Friday is hear and am excited about another jam packed weekend!
- My very first Run Commute! I ran home from work on Wednesday, and while the run was pretty…awful, the views were fantastic. I would definitely love to invest in a good running backpack and see if I can do this at least once a week. Have you ever tried to run to / from work?
- After work today, I’m headed to Atlantic City! One of my very best friends from law school is getting married this fall (actually many of my friends are getting married this fall!) and to celebrate, a few of us are heading to Atlantic City for her bachelorette! I’ve never been to AC as an adult and I’m pretty excited for a girls weekend. Follow me on instagram for photo updates – but what happens in AC stays in AC (haha, I’ve always loved that phrase!).
- This is my first weekend as a fantasy football player and I have high hopes for my team! I’m not really sure still how it works, but luckily I don’t have to figure out much besides who is on my lineup for games. Are you doing fantasy football this fall?
- On Thursday, my good friend and I explored the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It’s located in the NE quadrant of DC, near Catholic University. The Basilica is “the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.” It is the 50th Anniversary of the Basilica and they were offering tours of the tower – which they don’t normally do. It was a beautiful and peaceful building and it was fun to go inside a place I often see. Also, the views from the tower were absolutely incredible.
- After a tough and demoralizing run on Wednesday, I got up this morning hoping for a better run. I taped both ankles, took an advil and slathered some icy hot on my legs. It was chilly when we started (at about 6am) and I welcomed the chill after a summer full of humidity. The first mile felt tough as I acclimated myself to the run and my ankles got into rhythm. When I hit mile 3, it all started to fall in line. I felt my form correcting itself and my arms were pumping and I just felt strong. It was a much needed great run – by far the best I’ve had in the past two weeks. I had been feeling so bummed about my injury and feeling like it wasn’t improving and to have a good run really helped my mental state. I was also pleased to see that I ran negative splits, with my last mile being the fastest at 9:30! This is the motivation I needed to keep up with my PT exercises and to keep pushing. I’m so grateful for runs like this!
What are you up to this weekend? Don’t forget to link up your Friday posts!