My idea of a perfect weekend includes: doing something fun, relaxation, football, and baking…and this weekend included ALL of those things!!
Friday I had to work until 6 pm so we didn’t really do much besides supper and relaxing. Saturday we woke up bright and early so I could take Baylee to the dog park and Chad could go to the gym. After that we drove to where Chad’s dad lives so
we they could go golfing!
I’ve only golfed twice in my life and HATED it…it is such a frustrating sport to me! I actually hit the ball at one hole yesterday and after missing the ball a handful of times and hitting it in the water 3 times, I quit!!! LOL
The course we went to was seriously adorable. It’s out in the country and it’s actually an old farm that they turned into a golf course!
I’m currently trying to talk my parents into doing the same thing with their farm when they retire :) Yes I hate golfing but a) it would make their son-in-law (aka Chad) VERY happy and b) I just think it’d be cool!! 😉
Chad and I with the GORGEOUS day of weather!
I just got a new handheld water bottle for running (which I LOOOOOOOOOOVE) and thought taking it along golfing would be the perfect opportunity since it was 80*+ outside and we were walking the 9 holes.
Again, I LOVE it and it is my new obsession!!! It is so comfortable and grips so well that you don’t even have to really hold it! The link can be found here! Seriously, best thing ever! I can’t wait to use it on walks, roadtrips, and RUNS! (P.S. I also used it on our 8-mile run this morning and loved it just as much!!)
Chad and his dad:
After golfing, we went back to his dad’s house for some Beanbag Toss and a cookout. We just got a new set of baggo boards from a friend….of course they had to be Milwaukee Brewers!!! :) Aren’t they cool? One is blue and one is white.
Chad and his dad unfortunately kicked everybody’s butt :( 4 games in a row!
Chad and I partnered up for a round though and actually dominated!!!
We had to head back early because Baylee had been in the crate all day, plus I needed to head to bed so I could get up early before my last long run before my Half next weekend!
Jennifer and I met early this morning and did 8-10 miles I’d say…we’re not quite sure because we didn’t have a Garmin and took a different route than normal. It went okay….I taped my foot with athletic tape (per Jennifer’s recommendation) and it worked like a charm!! Thanks Jen ;) I was finally blister free! I did still have to walk more than I liked though. Oh well. We’re just doing the Half next weekend for fun and not really for a PR so I’m okay with that. I also finally got to meet her dog, Izzy. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but I am seriously OBSESSED with Great Danes!! :) I couldn’t wait to meet Izzy! She is SO tall! LOL She’s actually a “small” great dane at only 90+ pounds, but she seemed so big compared to Baylee.
I love her big long nose! I’m so used to Baylee’s short muzzle :) I LOOOOVE big dogs! To me, the bigger the better. It’s my mission to one day have a huge Great Dane :) Chad says he won’t ever get anything but a Boxer though so we shall see.
I also made AMAZING muffins today!! I was talking with a Weight Watcher friend yesterday who for breakfast, always just has a low WW Point muffin and some yogurt. What she does is just make a cake mix and only uses water, and then makes it into muffins. That’s what I did and just kind of altered them.
- 1 box of Banana Cake mix
- 1 Banana (mashed)
- 1 cup pumpkin
- water (I think I used around 2 cups or so…just add until moist and the right consistency)
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed (!!)
Place in muffin tins and bake until a toothpick comes out clean (around 22 minutes for me).
These are SO delicious and moist!!!! Definitely a keeper!!! And only around 86 calories each so even better – delicious AND healthy.
We’re having some peeps over tonight to watch the Packer vs. Bears game so I also threw some PB and Chocolate chips in some to make them even fancier.
All day since the run I’ve just been cleaning, napping, baking, watching football, and laundry. LOVES IT!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well and are going back to work tomorrow rested and refreshed!
Almost time for us to watch The Packers beat The Bears!!!!
GO PACK GO