Monday, May 30, 2016

Three Day Weekend Bliss

A run, a hike, a bike ride = my perfect three day weekend.  On Saturday, I planned to take a leisurely seven-mile run.  Having taught kids yoga most Saturdays for the last 2 months, my seven-mile Saturdays have been on hiatus.  I’ve been getting in my mileage on other days but I retired the long run for a while.  So I thought it was going to be wicked hard to get back to it.  I planned to just go the distance and not worry about time but in fact I finished it faster than I had since last summer!  I also got to see some friends along the way.

In case there was any doubt, the friends I encountered on my run were goats!
Greg and I managed to squeeze in a date night, dinner and a show on Saturday as well.  We hit up our favorite sushi place, Kishi.  Then saw the local high school musical, Peter Pan, on the college stage.  Many of my Room One graduates go on to the theater program at CHS. It is a delight to see them so grown up and doing what they love!

On Sunday, we went out to San Bernardino to visit some friends.  We had a lovely BBQ lunch followed by a hike into the picturesque hills that butt up to their backyard.  Though the incline was steep, I was stoked that we got to see a gopher snake wending his way through the yellow grasses.  The view from the top was breathtaking!

While I did attempt a short run on Monday morning, my calves were killing me from that steep climb on Sunday, so I returned home gritting my teeth and asking Greg to join me for a bike ride instead.  Sweet man that he is, he agreed. We took a lovely four-mile ride through the colleges.  Everything is blooming in the desert landscaping at Pitzer and all of the students have gone home for the summer, so we had the whole place to ourselves.  Though I had lots of end of the year schoolwork to take care of, we still managed some time in the garden and in the kitchen.  If only every weekend was a three day weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Isn't that the truth?!

    I'm glad you took time to enjoy your surroundings and extended time!