An Almost Perfect Day

Happy Monday everyone!

The weekend flew by as usual and it’s back to business. Time to make the most of it and be marvelous! (Big thanks to Katie for the MIMM link up!)

Remember a few weeks ago I did a little “getting to know you” post? One of the questions was to describe your perfect day. Well, last Friday I had an almost perfect day. Ron and I both took the day off from work for a “date day.” The kids were in school so we had all day to do whatever we wanted. Of course I wanted to start my day off with a long run!

I got 10 miles in for Laura’s 5 and 10 Virtual Race Series for October. Last month I didn’t really “race” it. The dates fell in between an IRL race for both distances so I just used an “easy does it” run for the time. My plan was to run easy for the first 8 or 9 miles and then try to pick up to race pace for the last two.

It felt so odd to be running in the daylight, during the week. The Fall colors are in full swing so I picked a route that took me out of town a bit. At one point five turkeys ran across the road in front of me. I tried to get a pic but those birds are fast!

October 5 and 10 - happyfitmama.comOverall, I felt good during the whole run. I took the first few miles conservatively since I felt (and still feeling) like I’m catching a bug. For the last 1.5 miles I was able to get the pace down and feel comfortably uncomfortable.

Next up on the date day itinerary? A hike!

Since the kids have been born, hiking has taken on a whole different meaning. It’s no longer an all day adventure of high miles and scaling rocks. Slight inclines and within 20 minutes of the car is more of where we are at right now. It’s been so long since I’ve worn my real hiking boots that when I tried them on Friday, I found that they were too small. Thankfully, our planned hike wasn’t too technical and I have a very large stash of shoes.

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So peaceful. That is until we came upon the field trip of middle school kids. I forgot how loud and annoying boys of that age can be. πŸ˜‰

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Gorgeous Fall color. Reminded me of paint brushes.

Ron and I Fall Hike - happyfitmama.comCooper was very happy to be an only child for a little while.

It’s funny that we didn’t even realize we were both wearing orange till a hiker coming down commented on it (and that we were hiking the orange trail). Both of us just grabbed the brightest shirts we could find since it is hunting season after all. However, I find that the longer we are married, the more we’ll do stuff like that. Scary!

So I had an almost perfect day. The only thing missing was a yoga session and a deep tissue massage. There just wasn’t enough time in the day to do it all! I guess I’ll have to schedule a “mama” date day soon. Haha!

How would you describe your perfect day?

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33 comments on “An Almost Perfect Day

  1. You two are adorable all decked out in your orange shirts! I think it’s so wonderful you two decided to take a day off from work & get in some alone time. So many married couples with children will forget that spousal time is just as important to staying happy & in love <3
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  2. What a wonderful date day! And I hear ya on kids & hiking. Especially when they’re little, you just can’t do much. My hubs & I were so excited to do some kid-free hiking when we were in Maine. It was nice to leave the kids with grandparents & hit the trail together!
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  3. Gorgeous pictures – that view would be worth any amount of hiking!!
    I love date days – such a fun way to spend time together!!!
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  4. Sounds like a great day! I love fall runs like that — and turkeys? Crazy! You guys look so cute hiking together! Zac and I totally find ourselves accidentally matching all the time – it’s a little bit horrifying! I think our last perfect day was this last Saturday running Tough Mudder together – it’s the first real ‘race’ we ever did together and it was awesome to share the experience!
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