A Blue Ridge Weekend

Remember that time I was really nervous about moving to the mountains (i.e. the middle of nowhere)? Well, it was so pretty here this weekend I don't even care if I hate it for the rest of the year. I'm not usually one for weekend recaps but since I actually did more than just watch Netflix and clean my house, I thought it was just too good not to share.

It's a good thing last weekend was birthday week because that (and all of your sweet birthday wishes!) was about all the week had going for it. When it finally came to an end I was more than ready for a relaxing night on my couch catching up on Scandal. But I told you I actually did more than that, so let's move on.

Since I know you're all on the edge of your seats waiting to hear about my PR quests, I'll go ahead and tell you that Saturday morning meant a long run. Only this long run was actually my shortest one in 3 months. Yes, friends, I have run 11-17 miles every weekend since the beginning of July - no wonder I've been going crazy. So I ran 10 miles Saturday morning, and it was partly glorious because it was 50* outside and I averaged my fastest long run pace ever, much faster than I need to for that sub-2 hour half...and it was partly not glorious because I ran faster than I should have and it was hard, and it was super windy, like almost knocked me over sometimes windy. But mostly it was glorious.


The next highlight was Saturday night when we went to one of Ben's high school friends wedding. Since we recently moved the wedding was only a 45 minute drive for us instead of 4.5 hours. The reception venue was a very cool rooftop space overlooking the mountains, the bride looked like a pretty pretty princess, and we had a good time despite not knowing anyone else there.




And the weekend wasn't even over yet! Sunday it was beautiful outside again, so we took advantage by having an outdoor lunch date complete with pumpkin beers, and then we took Bane on a family hike! We found a trail about 10 minutes away that's only a 1-mile loop so it was perfect for a little break for a family activity.



We also worked a little bit on a project we've had going for the last couple of weeks...here's a sneak peak - hopefully I'll have more to write about it soon.

Also I had Starbucks for breakfast Sunday, and then to finish off my very fall weekend I had a salted caramel mocha and pumpkin spice muffin for dinner. I'm not even sorry about it. 

11 comments :

  1. A perfect weekend, indeed! Love the family picture :) And now I want a pumpkin spice muffin... yum!

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  2. What a beautiful weekend! I live in Asheville and it was so very pretty here this weekend too!

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  3. What a great weekend!! I still love your purple dress and you look great in it! All your fall activities on Sunday sound so fun :) I'm loving this weather!!

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  4. ... Are those beer bottles? You have my full attention.

    Also, I ran a 10K this weekend and the weather was spectacular! *Phew*
    Good for you for "only" running 10 miles! ;)

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  5. aw what a cute picture on your hike. i'm all about weekend recaps when there is more than netflix and sleeping involved. this weekend all i did was read, like i'm not exaggerating, that is all i did. hmmm i am intrigued to find out more about your project! and congrats on your long run awesomeness!!

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  6. You might have moved to the middle of nowhere, but it's sure beautiful!! And 10 miles is a major accomplishment! It was the Twin Cities Marathon this past weekend, and I myself didn't get too many miles in, but I did enjoy facebook stalking all my friends who ran this year :)

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  7. This looks like the perfect fall weekend-- hasn't this in-between hot and cold weather been so amazing?! I'm glad you guys had a good time at the wedding, your dress looks great!

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  8. Perfect weekend! I hope you had a great birthday week!

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  9. Sounds like a great weekend of fun and relaxing stuff!!

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  10. Oh hell yes to the salted caramel mocha! I get probably a little too happy seeing these babies get some love over the PSL. ANYWAY. Girl, you are incredible with those running stats! You're making up for my being a terrible runner and not even attempting to lace up while I was away all weekend. Oh and that dress is perfect for that wedding! Super cute picture. I want to know some more about this project!

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