Today is the last day of school...I can't believe it! My room is 99% packed, so I just have a few things to throw into one last box & I am finished. It will definitely be a bittersweet day. I don't think it's really going to sink in until August, though. Enough about that! Here's our weekend wrap-up! Oh, here's my dreary, empty classroom...
After school on Friday, I took my bike out for a little 7 mile ride. I had a blast! I also didn't realize it was about to storm...whoops!
Jake got home & we got ready to go to a graduation party for our friend Katey - she just graduated with her master's!!! We are SO proud. After her party, we were meeting my family for dinner so we could see my grandparents who were visiting from Florida. We decided to try the Harvest Restaurant in Rogersville - wow. If you haven't tried it, check it out!!
We started with a salad and brussel sprouts - they were both amazing.
I got the ravioli dish...it was INCREDIBLE. Obviously. I had to use SERIOUS self-control to not lick my plate...this meal was maybe NOT the best choice for my long run that I had in the morning, but it was worth it! More on the run drama later. Eye-roll.
My Grandma had the rabbit plate & it was awesome. This wine was also phenomenal. I loved everything!
And then the dessert - they brought this tray around as an after dinner treat. Grapefruit chews & a lemon meringue bite. YUM. The atmosphere of Harvest is perfect. We had a blast! The menu changes every week, I believe, so you might not see these same items on the menu when you go.
Then it was up at 3:15 to meet a group for a long run. I needed my BCAAs on this run. I was not feeling a run & once we started, things got even worse. I almost broke off from the group a few times, had a mild panic attack because I couldn't catch my breath, & had some stomach issues due to the rich food, which I'm just not used to eating. Jake was really good about helping me through certain low points of the run & knowing when I just needed to be on my own to get my mind right. Overall, the run was not a good one, but I got it in & that's what matters.
It rained on us the WHOLE time. I put my hair into a braid, thinking that would help keep it from getting tangled. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. This took me forever to untangle...
I got 15 miles in, which is the longest I have done in about 3 years. Like I said, I REALLY struggled with this run, but I was thankful for the group that kept me going.
Jake needed 23 miles, so he was going to run home to get his miles in. I drove straight home & made a recovery shake with this goodness.
Jake got home & hopped in the shower because we were meeting my family for breakfast. I made the mistake of laying down on the bed to cuddle with Aspen. It was REALLY hard to get back up. We were both banking on taking a nap later in the day.
We went to Vespa Kitchen again! Mmm. Jake tried the burrito this time. I think his favorite was still the rancheros that he had last weekend. I got the Eggs Benedict again. YUM.
After breakfast, we went to my parents' to help them hang some paintings my Grandpa had done for them. This was quite the process & I was thankful that Jake, my Dad, & my Grandpa were the ones doing all the hard work!
Lu got to come with us & she was in heaven hanging out with the guys. If Jake or my Dad would go out into the garage, Lu would sit by the door and cry. She just loves them.
How amazing are these? My Grandpa is SO talented. He just started painting about 10 years ago. They look PERFECT!
Lu found my sister's dog's bone & hid it all over the house - usually behind pillows on beds. My grandparents found it under their pillows Saturday night when they went to bed. She's a mess.
After we (Jake) helped hang the pictures, we sat around chatting for awhile. Before we knew it, it was after noon & we decided we probably wouldn't get a nap in. Some of our friends were going to Mother's, so we decided to meet Jake's Mom & some friends at Coyote's for wings - I was CRAVING them, then go to Mother's to meet up with everyone else. I was so thankful the rain stopped!! These pretty girls are some of the best friends anyone could ever ask for!
This is what happens when you ask Jake to take pictures...
We had a blast hanging out with everyone & enjoying the weather!
This also happens when Jake has my phone...
After Mother's, we went to The Pitch for pizza with everyone. Jake & I shared the Taco Pizza. It was SO good. Then it was home to bed! We had been up since 3:15, so we were pretty worn out.
We slept in a little, then had a quick breakfast. Burritos & fruit!
After we ate, Jake left to go on a 35 mile ride.
And I went to the grocery store. This happened. The big bottles were GONE. I was so sad.
Then I got a short run in & finished just as Jake was finishing. We changed, then hopped on bikes again to meet our friends Kallie & Jeremy at Brew Co. I think we ended up getting about 16 miles in after riding to & from Brew Co., so Jake got 50 in for the day, which is exactly what he needed.
After Brew Co., we stopped by Jake's Dad's house to chat, then Jake ran out to my parents' house (he needed 7 miles) & I drove so we could say goodbye to my grandparents. Yes, he is crazy. But I am SO proud of him & his dedication is so inspiring.
Side bar: Since today is my last day of school, I got to change my alarms! I like these new times quite a bit better! ; ) I will still run with Jake in the mornings, so these times will change after this week because he has to be at work earlier, but for now, I'm going to enjoy sleeping in a little.
As we were driving home from my parents', we decided we needed Chinese. We hadn't had any in forever & we were both craving it. It was SO good. We had kind of a cheat weekend, so it's back on track today.
The girls were SO ready for bed.
Jake had some orders to put in for his ambassadorship & I had some emails to respond to, so we got to work on that after dinner.
We both slept in this morning - it's our rest day & I think it is MUCH needed. I might go to yoga after school, but I'm not going to run or ride today. We had egg scrambles with mushrooms & spinach, Ezekiel bread with honey, & some fruit. Then I headed out the door for my LAST DAY OF TEACHING.
One year ago today, I had just finished a half in Chicago. I'm so glad Jake went on this trip with me - we had a blast!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!! It's going to be a gorgeous day!
Teacher friends, happy LAST day!
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