welp i’m for sure a bit late on the “let’s recap our 4ths” posts, but i’m jumping on it anyway, mmmmkay?
so glad our country has a birthday right in the middle of the summer, so that we can have a fab excuse to have a long weekend and celebrate the wonderfulness of being an American. God bless Americaaaaa. in my world, this means more time to spend at the lake with fam and friends.
three of my girlfriends and i escaped the city for the long weekend and headed upstate to my parents’ lakehouse, aka a lil slice of Heaven…and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather or a better all-round naturey weekend. allllll the boating swimming bbqing kayaking laughing fire-ing firework-ing s’mores-ing board gaming wine-ing eating running imaginable. all of it.
this is my fave pic from the weekend. it’s nice to have friends who take lovely pictures.
we went out to watch the Brazil-Colombia soccer game on Friday when it was a bit overcast and had these amazing Arnold Palmer and vodka drinks in mason jars that i feel like i need to recreate. in the mason jars, obvi. only way to do it.
i’d have to say this was one of the nicest, most enjoyable-in-an-entirely-comfortable-and-relaxed-sort-of-way, nights that i’ve had in quite some time. to be lakeside with some amazing people under a perfect sky and watch fireworks explode over a lake, by a fire, is pretty much as good as life gets.
amidst all the fun, i did manage to get in some good weekend workouts:
Friday: hit the gym in the morning with my bro and one of the girls for a strength sesh and ab workout.
Saturday: i managed to eek out a long run on the beautiful morning, covering 11 miles of hills that left my legs really sore but made it that much easier to wear a bikini for the next two days. trade-off.
hope you all had wonderful 4ths, friends!
and just one cute pic to leave you with — received this in a text message last night and the America ref is too apropos to not share in this post. kinda love this.
Best parts of your weekend?
On a scale of 1 to America…how good have your workouts been lately? 🙂 Any long runs?