WHAT a weekend, let me tell you folks. Friday started out awesome, when my pal, Jen invited a Meghan, Mary, Cindy and I over for dinner to see her new house-- or so I thought. Upon arriving at Jen's come to find out, they were throwing me a surprise Wedding Shower!! Here I am walking in the door to a festively decorated surprise (with a very concerned Cooper, who was there to play with Jen's dog, Iggy).
As I walked in, the gals shouted surprise and I found out they had planned a Mexican fiesta to celebrate my impending nuptials. I was so humbled and surprised that these women who I've known for just a few months through our healthiness journeys together would be so kind and thoughtful to throw me this shower, it meant so much!!
No Mexican Fiesta is complete without a Pinata, and here I am as Mary and Meghan give me a spin before I took a few good whacks at it.
The pinata was full of healthy treats, yum! (Do you like my socks???!)
I could not have asked for a better night, you ladies are awesome, thank you so much!!
After such an exciting Friday night, how could the rest of the weekend top it?? Well, it was equally amazing, I ran 11 miles with my pal Wendy (and Meghan joined us for a few), in preps for the Minneapolis Half Marathon in a few weeks.
I also had my first facial this weekend thanks to a gift card to the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, I thought I would try it out before the wedding, and let me tell you, it was awesome! I didn't take any pictures, but I found it better than a massage. Lately, I've been using massages to help me with sports injuries, so I'm grimacing a lot through them as my muscles get worked, a facial was just like having someone scratch your back for an hour (I love having my back scratched after a long day, or even a short one for that matter,, so that's my comparison on relaxation), so relaxing and just puts you in a half sleep that feels so nice. Plus, my face felt amazing afterward! I highly recommend trying one.
I attended to great area restaurants this weekend, that I will give you a review of later this week, so check back if you're looking for a new, fun local place to try (best part: one in the north metro, one in the south, something for everyone!)
Also, don't forget the LaraBar giveaway that runs until tomorrow, enter now to try some of their yummy bars.