This weekend was relaxing, active and filled with quality time with Ryan and Sadie. In other words, it was just what I needed and wanted! After a week away from Charlotte, I was ready for some downtime with my two favorites.
Here are a few of my favorite (weekend) things that just so happened to pop up over the course of this weekend:
- Extra Long Walks
Hiking is a favorite weekend activity of ours for sure, but this weekend icy trails kept us from visiting some of our favorite local spots. Instead, we decided to take Sadie on an extra long walk around the neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday. We ended up covering nearly seven miles on Saturday morning!
- Sunday Brunch
When Ryan and I lived in Orlando, we loved joining our friends for brunch over the weekend. Our love for brunch fell to the wayside when we moved to Ocala since brunch hot spots seemed to be more limited, but our move to North Carolina brought our love for brunch back into the picture. On Sunday, we treated ourselves to a casual early afternoon brunch at the Galway Hooker, an Irish-themed pub that offers lots of delicious brunch staples every Sunday. Ryan and I kicked off brunch by sharing the oh-so-indulgent Dublin fries that were ridiculously tasty… and, yes, served with gravy. I think we both felt full after digging into the cheesy fries before our main courses even came out!
- Lazy Couch Time
When Ryan and I have nothing on the calendar for the weekend, we love chilling on the couch and just relaxing. We spent the two hours before bed last night watching two of the final episodes from season two of House of Cards in preparation for the big season three debut this week. <— So excited!!! Ryan and I both got totally hooked on House of Cards last year and have been anxiously awaiting season three for months. We decided to re-watch the last few episodes of season two for a little refresher before we’re all in again on season three!
- Pizza and/or Sushi
If we stay in on a weekend evening, Ryan and I often don’t feel like cooking, so sushi or pizza have become somewhat of a tradition. Last night, I picked up a few rolls to go from Publix and we both dug in while watching House of Cards. Is it lame that sushi + couch time = My happy place? Oh, and pizza + salads from Brooklyn South definitely happened on Friday night. The best!
- Pure Barre
With my teaching schedule, I’m struggling to make it to as many barre classes as I used to since I’ve never been one to do the whole two-a-day workout thing. I like my 60-minutes-or-less workouts, which means on days I teach, I don’t usually take Pure Barre, too, so it felt great to get back in the studio on Saturday morning and feel the burn. Plus, I missed my barre buddies!
Question of the Morning
- When you have a weekend with no plans on the agenda, what are some of your favorite simple things to do?