RFM’s Weekend Recap: Fall Edition
This weekend was a long one with it being “fall break” aka two days without class and although I’ve been hashtag chillin’ real hard lately, it was still exactly what I needed. I hung out with some family, made some money, and took some time to myself and I hope you all were able to do (kinda) the same!
With all the heavy posts lately, I thought it would be nice to give y’all a peek inside my life and get real about what the heck I do with my free time rather than preach about body love and self-acceptance for a sec. I’ll get back on that soon enough though, don’t you worry.
I came down with a cold on Wednesday following a 6AM November Project workout full of running and burpees. I decided to take the rest of the day and Thursday easy and mostly hung around the house, read, and cleaned. My cold solutions included a hot bath with a podcast, a healthy amount of Nyquil, and some sort of bone broth + ACV + turmeric + lemon juice + ashwagandha mixture. Tasted pretty bad but I think it did the trick? Maybe it’s just a placebo effect? Anyways.
I worked at a yoga studio Friday morning and followed that with a haircut and lunch. I chopped off about three inches of hair thanks to a $20 Groupon and though it wasn’t what I expected, I feel a heck of a lot lighter and am kind of loving having shorter hair for the first time since high school. Right after I finished that, my friend called me up and we went downtown for some poke bowls at Fighting Fish. The only other poke I’ve had was in Seattle and I’d say this was definitely comparable. Give me anything in a bowl and you bet I’m into it!
I worked at the medical campus’s gym later in the day so I hit a workout there before clocking in. Some friends showed up and we had just enough time to run out for some Hawaiian food before I had to get to work. I got shoyu chicken, sticky rice, and macaroni salad. Bottomless pit right here!
After work I fell asleep extremely early because I guess I’m a forty year old at heart. No shame in my bedtime game.
I woke up around 8AM on Saturday and was feeling pretty dang energized! November Project was hosting an event with Pure Barre and I was really considering skipping out since all of my friends were either out of town or working, but I ended up going solo and am SO glad I did. We ran, we burpee’d, we tucked, and we enjoyed free juice and Health Warrior bars, so that’s a win in my book. I learned it’s always better to do something by yourself than skip out on it just because you have to do it by yourself-you get me?
After the workout I drove to Charlottesville to hang with my brother, sister-in-law, and her mom. We headed downtown for burgers at Citizen Burger Bar and it was so fab. I got the Citizen burger with swiss, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli, caramelized onions, and a fried pickle on top and let me tell ya, 10/10 would recommend.
From there we headed to Carter Mountain Orchard for some good ol’ apple picking in basic fall fashion. The verdict: it was hot, the apples were scant, and the people were everywhere. It was definitely a good experience and a beautiful day, but if I were to do it again it would be on a weekday earlier in the season.
But wait, there’s more! We stopped by Keswick Winery before heading out. It was my first time at a winery being that I’m underage, but regardless it was absolutely beautiful. We hung outside until 6PM eating cheese and chatting; it was so peaceful and ended the day perfectly.
I drove back and met my dad for dinner in Richmond. We ate at Graffiato and shared the burrata, potatoes, and a pizza with sundried tomatoes, smoked ricotta, and spinach. It was delish and so good to see him. All around, probably the most eventful day I’ve had in a while (is that sad?) full of family and fun. Goood times.
Sundays are for getting your life together, so here I am. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend that filled you up and that you stay that way throughout the week. Happy Sunday!