My favorite part of this weekend by far was Sunday morning.
And it started at 5:50am.
That’s when I woke up and urged myself out of bed. Not that I could have gone for more time with my head on the pillow.
But the women’s marathon was underway in London. And given that the track events are my favorite (a close second being anything involving the men’s swim team), I needed to be up to cheer on the team.
And sure, the USA ladies had a rough time of it. But it was still so mesmerizing to watch. These women work so hard all year long, every year to build up to an event that is still so exhausting and mind blowing-ly hard. Even though I’m sure I will never run a full marathon, credit needs to be given to all the girls that were out there running 26.2 miles as fast as they could in the dreary weather they had to deal with.
The word “inspirational” seems ridiculously cliché.
So I won’t use it.
But you know what I’m thinking.
And it may have been in the back of my mind while breaking out my yoga mat and doing my standard free weights with Jillian directly after.
Because the day was 10x more gorgeous than the one before, it was a lovely stroll to meet up with my friend for brunch.
Other than the woman at the salon who
tortured my face waxed my eyebrows, he was one of the few people I interacted with in person all weekend.
When I said ”low key weekend necessary to reset“, I really meant it.
My friend is a guy I went to high school with and was in town doing media coverage for Lollapalooza.
Lucky duck, right?
So I lived vicariously through his weekend and he recounted the last few days of events and craziness.
It was like I got the good scoop on everything without the rain and mud soaked misery. And without the hangover.
And even though my long run the day before was crappy, this made it totally worth it.
And now it’s Monday. I loved my quiet weekend and am sad for it to end. But now my awesome roommate is back from her weekend trip, I’ve got plans of a social nature this week, and I’m getting ready to head out to a job I love doing.
Things could be worse.