Do you have any plans for the long weekend ahead?
I hope to get in a bike ride or two and hopefully a run while I am away, though I plan on spending lots of time poolside if the weather cooperates.
Before taking off for the holiday weekend, I wanted to share my usual favorites from the week and link up with Heather, Jill, and Clare on their blogs as well!
I am trying to get back into a reading routine since I have more free time now that the semester is over and I just recently got hooked into The Boston Girl. I am absolutley loving it so far and have been reading it every free moment I have. I was hoping to read most of it while away this weekend, but I may finish it quicker than I thought! The story follows a young woman's life in the early 1900s. She is raised in Boston by her parents who are immigrants and it follows her journey through escaping her upbringing and making a life for herself. I cannot remember how exactly I stumbled upon this book, but it was available at the library so I checked it out and have been reading it ever since. I have heard that the author's other books are also really good so I want to check out those too.
It has been forever since I last visited a Salsaritas and I forgot how much I loved it. It is like a Chipotle or Qdoba as it has much of the same menu. After participating in a charity walk on Saturday, I went with my family as it was on our way to other errands we had to run and we were all more than happy with filling up with Mexican food. I ordered a burrito bowl with ground beef and a bunch of toppings. They also didn't charge extra for guacamole which always makes me happy. It was tasty and filled me right up after being quite hungry when I got there.
Confession time: I have been adding this syrup into my iced coffee in the morning and blending it all together and tastes so good. After a sweaty workout, I love sitting down to this iced coffee in the morning and enjoying a healthy dose of chocolate before getting the rest of my day started. I also have the mint chocolate syrup which is really good too when I want to switch up the flavor. I also love this syrup on my protein pancakes and banana "nice cream" too, so delicious!
This is really always a favorite, but more so this week since now that half marathon training is over I can get back to strength training a lot more than I was able to during training. I was happy with how much I was able to fit in with my running schedule, but I still did miss days when I could devote my whole workout to strength training. I am happy to be back, even though that does mean I spend more time working out indoors, but I make it up by running a route that leads to me the gym. Ah, it feels good to be back!
On Monday's post I mentioned that my parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and my brothers and I threw them a surprise anniversary party with their friends and family. I am still surprised with how we pulled the whole surprise off since there were a few times our story wasn't matching up with what each of us were saying. But my parents still didn't catch it and as soon as they walked into my cousin's home on Saturday evening and saw all of their friends and family there they were extremely surprised. It was a great evening celebrating their 30 years of marriage! My brothers and I got my parents a personalized wine bottle that has their names and wedding date etched onto the bottle and it turned out to be a really great gift. We ordered it from this site and were very happy with the quality of how it turned out!
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! <3
That wraps up another round up of my favorites from the week! Time to get my day going and head off to work before heading out. I will try to check in throughout the long weekend, though internet is always an issue where we are staying so I may (or may not) be quieter than usual on Twitter and Instagram, we'll see!
What are your plans for the long weekend? Are you travelling anywhere?