After my calm and peaceful Friday night at the Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop, I had quite a busy and active rest of the weekend. Despite my best attempts to sleep in, my body woke me up about 3 times while it was still dark and when I rolled over the 4th time to see that it was 7:30am, I decided to get up and begin the day by walking the pup.I had every intention of going to an oceanfront yoga class, but just wasn’t feeling it come Saturday morning. Instead, Ed and I decided to hit up the Little Italy Farmer’s Market, which is one of our favorite activities to do. It was a beautiful day and it’s always so nice to walk around downtown. We ended up only grabbing some cold brew coffee and beets. To be honest, I’ve never really given beets a try, but I’m excited to prepare them and see how I like them!
After that, we had a fun afternoon of SUP on the books! The only other time I’ve paddle boarded was in a bay, so I was pretty nervous to do it in the harbor where there are a lot more boats and waves. We reserved SUP through the Fitn, which I’m still in LOVE with. Yoga, barre, spin, Crossfit, SUP, and everything else under the sun for only $99 a month? Yes, please.I don’t have any pics of us actually paddle boarding, but we did take a waterproof camera out with us on the water, we just have to get the photos developed. It’s been at least 7 years since I’ve had to get photos developed – it seems like such a thing of the past!Suffice to say that I was right to be nervous about paddle boarding in the harbor since the current was pretty strong and I was thrown off my board and straight into the ocean at one point. I was pretty startled at first and upset, but I was determined to not let that ruin the experience.
After paddle boarding, we went to Pacific Beach to walk around for a little bit before going home to get ready for dinner in Old Town. Ed got a new job that he starts on Monday, so we were in serious celebration mode!
I seriously LOVE Old Town. The energy there is so amazing. While we were waiting for our table for dinner, we watched the band that was playing and the cutest older couple dancing to the music. Their dance skills were ON POINT and I hope to have half of their energy when I’m their age.
Dinner was fantastic. We ate ALL.THE.CHIPS. Seriously though, all of them – the waitress came back to ask if we wanted more to which we reluctantly said no. I ordered a bit of everything for my dish – one beef tamale, one pork tamale and one chicken enchilada. I couldn’t finish it all because I was so full of chips, so I was pretty disappointed in myself.It was a great night of celebrating!
On Sunday, we were determined to have a relaxing day once we got our errands out of the way. After our 8:15am spin class, we decided to grab coffee and walk down to La Jolla Cove.Perfect way to start a Sunday. After that, we came home to make breakfast before heading to TJ’s and Sprouts to do groceries for the week.The rest of Sunday consisted of meal prep. Look at all of that chicken! I promise there is an explanation for why we bought 10 pounds of chicken for 2 people, which I will explain later this week. After that, we parked our butts on the couch to catch up on the past couple episodes of The Walking Dead!
Favorite weekend activity?
Ever tried SUP or kayaking? Which do you prefer? That’s a tough question, but when I’m in the mood for more of a physical challenge, I prefer SUP. When I want to just relax and zone out, kayaking all the way.