For the first time in a while, we were actually in Rhode Island for the weekend! It was nice to have some time back at the homestead, but it was a busy weekend.
I began Saturday with a nice four mile run in the rain. I can’t remember the last time it was in the 60s when I ran here. The rain was very welcome (I LOVE running in the rain!) and it kept me nice and cool. I added in a few strides in the last mile—the first time doing them with my Merrell Pace Gloves. Since I have switched over completely, I am not really focusing on speed, but it felt fun to hit the gas pedal!!
Saturday afternoon was a super fun birthday party for one of J’s friends. It was carnival-themed, so there was a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, popcorn, and a live band! The boys had so much fun!
On Sunday, I had all intentions of going to cheer on the Rock n’ Roll Providence half marathon runners, but I slept in for the first time in a LONG time (which means I woke up at 8:30 ). After waking up, we decided to check out Ryan Park in North Kingstown. My husband wanted to take the boys on a hike, and I decided to hit the trails.
I did three laps of the smaller pond and netted 3.5 miles. I forgot how much fun trail running is! Stepping over tree roots reminded me of doing the tires in an obstacle course.
The only casualty of the trail run was my iPhone—I managed to completely crack the screen when it fell out of my carrier. Oh well, it was partially cracked anyway! Now I just have to find a place (other than the Apple store) to get it fixed.
The run itself was beautiful, albeit slower than usual due to the terrain, and I will definitely be hitting the trails again as soon as possible. On Sunday afternoon we went to the Paw Sox game and Fan Fest, thanks to the tickets we got from McDonald’s Eastern New England.
Right as we were walking into the back gate (late due to naps), a foul ball came flying out of the stadium and rolled through the parking lot. I ran over and scooped it up for J—he was SO excited. Fan Fest was great too. There were bounce houses, free ice cream, and lots of other fun stuff.
I’m actually excited that it’s Monday because I will be heading to the Lululemon showroom tonight for a fit session and my Vibram KSOs will be arriving via UPS tonight. Woo hoo!
How was YOUR weekend?