Earlier this week my best friend/office manager came to me with the most amazing news: I’M OFF WORK TODAY. Not that this should come as a major shock because it IS Good Friday, but still for some reason I was surprised. Probably because it was just snowing and I forgot it was April.
Anyway, there I was. Granted this amazing not-quite-random day off work and – please don’t judge me – Betty is still going to school. Any other day completely free of responsibility that I have ever had since I became a mom meant that I probably had a stomach flu or something equally as gross. This time I’m feeling great and I literally have nothing planned. No work plans. No mommy plans. Not even any fitness plans because Fridays are always my rest day anyway.
OH MY GOD WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MYSELF?
I’ll tell you.
First? I’m going to Starbucks. I know you are all very surprised and it probably won’t be the only time it happens today.
Next? I’m going to my happy place AKA: the running store. I’m finally getting myself a hydration belt. I’m not trying to attempt an 18 miler tomorrow without one.
Then? I’m getting a pedicure. I will probably have to tip the same amount that I pay for the pedicure because I feel so badly for anyone that has to touch my scary feet. It will be worth it.
I’M GOING WINE TASTING!! RANDOM!!!!
My mom and I are going to a local winery (Maryland has those!) for a little wine tasting in the afternoon. This will be my first time. I lived in California for a number of years and yet somehow I never went wine tasting even once when I lived out there and I’m still kicking myself over it. I think the last time I hung out with my mom by myself was when I was pregnant almost 3 years ago. Ironically we were in wine country and it’s not like I could go wine tasting then. I am SO EXCITED to spend this time with her!
After that, I will hopefully be relaxed enough to not completely freak out that I’ll be waking up at 4-something in the morning to attempt running 18 miles. I’m REALLY nervous about it and I just hope it goes better than my last long run. Still bitter.
Anyway, if you are my Insta-friend, I’m sure you will see lots of photos of my winey excursion today! I hope everyone has a Happy Friday, a Happy Easter if you are an Easter celebrator, and a Happy Weekend if you’re not!
What did you do with your last rest day? Have you ever been wine tasting?