Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Recap

It's been a busy past few days... with little to nothing in the area of running, biking, or swimming. So, I will update you on everything else.

  • Friday we headed off to the cities. We did some shopping at the Outlet Mall in Albertville... I was excited to find some nice back-to-school clothes for a reasonable price.
  • That night the family hit up the horse races at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. It was a beautiful evening and a lot of fun to do some betting on the horses. At least some of us had luck.... ehem.. Dad.
  • Saturday we headed downtown and ate a late lunch at Brits Pub. We have been to this restaurant numerous times and it is still one of our favorites. The environment (watching lawn bowling on the patio) and beer is wonderful! I highly recommend if you are ever in the area. From there we walked to the Metrodome to watch the Twins spank the Mariners. It was a pretty good game.
  • Saturday evening we did a nice dinner at Maynard's in Excelsior (suburb of Minneapolis). Another restaurant that I was extremely impressed with. I enjoyed my Canadian pan fried walleye...
  • Sunday, after church, we ran a couple errands, enjoyed some cake in honor of Dad's birthday, and headed home.
  • This morning I was able to pull myself out of bed at a decent time and got in a swim. I was ready to call it quits after 1200M. There were only 2 lanes up for lap swimming because all the water arobics classes were sharing the pool ... the small pool was closed for cleaning. Thus, the big pool for lap swim was heated and too warm. But, J pushed me to do 500 more meters when I was most definitely ready to be finished.
  • After a semi-decent swim, I headed into work and spent well over 8 hours there. It is going to be a very busy week with getting back into a routine and attending teacher workshops and staff development meetings. 6 days and the kiddos start back up!
OSN: 1700M, time.... very slow.

18 comments:

ChillyJ said...

6 days don't remind me!!! That friend "J" must really be a hardass to push you in the pool like that!

Borsch said...

6 days will fly by!

That sounds like a fun filled weekend! Happy bday dad!

J~Mom said...

Have a great teacher week! I used to love those. LOL

Danielle said...

I love Maynards...it's a great place to sit outside and people watch during the summer. GREAT patio (Brit's is fun too).

Kevin said...

Sounds like you had another fun filled weekend

Jess said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! My brother and sister-in-law live in Albertville!

L*I*S*A said...

I want to be able to do 1700 meters!

IronGambit said...

I think that I am going to a Cubs game on Friday... I am in Vancouver right now!!!

mangotriathlete said...

Fun weekend! But school is starting so soon, hard to believe. Good job sticking with the swim - training partners are great motivation.

D10 said...

Enjoy your last few days before the kids invade your classroom. From all your posts, it sounds like you took full advantage of your summer and enjoyed it.

Jess said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend with the fam!

Marcy said...

Girl, you are always busy. You social butterfly ;-)

sunshine said...

Looks like a great weekend! Good way to relax before school starts again! :)

Molly said...

Great job with the swim. I am working hard right now trying to push my mind farther...I found that is a big problem for me!
Sounds like a great weekend!
Take Care

Wes said...

Canterbury Park is where we play soccer here... hee, hee.

nice swim, chica! Time is not that important :-)

Viv said...

Totally exciting fun weekend! Way to still get in that 1200 swim with everything. Good luck on getting everything ready for the school year.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You and your weekends. You sure know how to live the life.

Erin Leigh said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend!!!!