Productive Weekend

I am feeling a little bit better about things today… maybe I’m slowly getting out of my funk that I mentioned last week… I feel like my weekend was productive, and while not totally successful, it’s a step in the right direction.

Friday night, when I got home from my work trip, I had a bunch of girl friends over and we had a crafting party to get our wedding invites made.  We didn’t quite get them all completed, but with a bit more work on Saturday night, we were successful.  Now I just need to get them all addressed, and then I’ll put half in the mail, and the other half in my fiance’s backpack for bike delivery this week.

Saturday, I spent most of the day watching my fiance’s daughter play softball.  It was fun just to sit on my blanket on the grass and do nothing… quite relaxing.  Then, as I mentioned, we worked on the wedding invites and got them finished up.


Sunday morning I ran my half marathon.  I knew based on my training the past few weeks (or really lack of training), I was not going to make my 2 hour goal.  However, at the beginning of the race I gave myself two goals:

  1. Run the first 10k of the race in under an hour.  (my other running goal for 2015)
  2. Beat my time of last year (2:30:56)

I am happy to report that I managed to successfully do both.

  1. My first 10k came in at 59:33
  2. My full time came in at 2:24:50

So, while I haven’t finished my 2 hour half marathon goal yet, I am quite happy with the results.

After the run on Sunday, we had some friends over for a BBQ lunch.  One of my girl friends from school was visiting from the states with her boyfriend, and my old roommate was visiting from out of town with her boyfriend as well, so we all hung out on our back deck for most of the afternoon, drinking wine and eating burgers and snacks.  We also shared some bubbly as we were celebrating my girl friend getting her professional engineers designation in the US, my old roommate finishing up her masters, and I got the results from my exam in April – I passed!!!

This week feels a bit like the calm before the storm… June is a pretty packed month, July won’t be any less busy, and August… well that’s wedding month… so I’m sure it will be just insane… So, I’m going to try very hard this week to get organized and be productive in all aspects of my life.  Time to get some decent routines going again, get some to-do lists written, and get out of this funk.

How was your weekend?  Did you feel productive?


4 thoughts on “Productive Weekend

  1. Dang, I can’t believe you hosted a BBQ after running a half-marathon! I’m super impressed.

    Congrats on hitting your race goals and on passing your exam – and your wedding invites are too cute 🙂 Enjoy these next couple of months before the big day. The time goes so quickly, and then you’re just like, what just happened???


    • The BBQ was just burgers… nothing too fancy or anything… and my fiance did the actual cooking… so it was pretty easy for me. And I was tired… but I wasn’t sore until the next day (and the 3 days following that…)

      The time does pass so quickly. We had my bridal shower on the weekend, so things have started!! I’m sure the next couple months will just fly by. Hopefully I can practice living mindfully enough to really soak it all in.


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