date weekend in SC

October 14, 2014
We traveled to Newberry, SC for a wedding this weekend.  A close family friend — one of Josh’s childhood playmates — was getting married, and so 6 of us (Josh’s parents, sister/brother-in-law, plus us) made the trip up to celebrate.
On receiving the invite, I initially thought NO WAY, because it was fairly short notice and kind of logistically far away (a 2 hour drive from the closest airport in Charlotte, NC).  However, we ended up going and making a bit of a date weekend out of it — our first trip away together in over a year.  It was only 40 hours sans kids, but it was enough time to a) enjoy a fun date weekend and b) get to miss them a little 🙂 .
Our amazing nanny (and her husband!) watched A&C, and I brought the pump to mimic C’s twice daily sessions.  And we enjoyed a weekend-long date.  It was refreshing and lovely.
Friday night dinner at petit rouge
(almost as good as durham’s vin rouge.  almost.)

exploring the main drag in newberry and gawking at giant pumpkins

modeling my rent-the-runway dress (it worked out!)
(it was on a farm, so we were instructed to wear boots)
A&C enjoyed multiple meals out, pool time, and lots of attention and love from our nanny and her family.  It was a really great weekend and just a nice, palate-cleansing BREAK from reality.  I definitely think that a little couples trip each year is something I want to continue — and this super-short one worked perfectly this time around, since the little ones are so . . . little, currently.
Next year:  3 day weekend in Napa!  (one can dream . . .)
Workout report: half marathon training week #1/16, 10/6-10/12
Monday: 30 minute barre3 online session
Tuesday: Tempo:  1 mile warmup (~9:30/mi), 2 miles @ tempo (8:39/mi), 1 mile cool down (~9:30/mi)
Wednesday: 2 miles easy on the treadmill + 25 minutes of Jillians Michaels strength (No More Trouble Zones)
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Intervals:  4 x 800m.  1 mile warmup, then intervals (paces: 7:43/mi; 7:51/mi; 8:00/mi; 8:22/mi — unfortunately in that order!), then 0.7 mi cool down.  ~90 second jog recoveries between each interval.
Saturday:  2 mile quick jaunt around the neighborhood (8:57/mi average) + 10 minute strength routine (squats with press, lunges, pushups, abs, plank)
Sunday: Nada — was supposed to be my long run, but my (overambitious) plan to run before leaving from SC fell through because — well, TIRED.  However, I did it this morning instead (see below) and it felt great. 

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