Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, friends. It’s rare, but I had a pretty busy weekend full of seeing friends – which I loved, of course!

Friday afternoon I was lucky enough to hear Jeff Galloway speak. If you’re a runner, you surely know who this man is! An Olympian & the mastermind behind the Galloway Method: run/walk/run which has helped so many people lead a healthy life & for me, helped ease me back into running after injury.

Friday evening was Light up Night. I have never gone until now, but it’s a tradition in Pittsburgh that welcomes in the holiday season. Trees get lit up, there are free concerts, & people EVERYWHERE. Hence why I usually stay away. This year though, my friend Katie invited me & I couldn’t say no!

I met Katie & a couple of her friends up at Packs & Dogs on Mt. Washington for dinner. It’s a laid back bar with a bunch of coolers full of so many different kinds of beers. I settled on Troegs Dreamweaver (what’s up hometown!) & enjoyed chix fingers & fries. Yum! After dinner, we took the Mon Incline down the mountain.

We stopped by PPG Place to see the tree & then headed over to Olive or Twist for a drink.

We killed some time at the bar before the fireworks were set to start. Fireworks in Pittsburgh are hands down the best around. The show is always amazing. They started around 9:45pm & they didn’t disappoint!

After the fireworks, we headed back to the incline to head home. It was nice to have a night out!

Saturday afternoon I got up & headed to Pro Bike + Run for their Full/Half marathon training information session. It was nice to see people since I haven’t been to many runs recently. Afterwards, I met Jessie at Panera for lunch so she could catch me up on her life. We spent over 2 hours chatting about blogging, running & wedding stuff.

Saturday evening, I met my friend Rachel for dinner at Cadillac Ranch. We decided earlier in the week that a non running girls night was so needed.

After dinner, which was really good, we went & saw Fantastic Beasts which was also really good! No Harry Potter references except for Hogwarts which I expected, but overall I liked it.

 

Sunday morning I woke up to this:

The first snowfall of the season. Not a fan. I’m still in denial about the it’s-almost-the-end-of-2016 thing. I spent the day at my friend Nick’s bowling tournament about an hour & a half away from the city.  Then we went to Kraynak’s to see their Christmas display!

I’m still not 100% in the holiday spirit, but I’m sure once December 1 hits, I’ll be ready to crank the holiday tunes. Happy 3 days of work week! 🙂

Linking up with Holly & Tricia

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Recap

  1. Heather says:

    I agree with the Holiday Spirit thing… I’m never in the mood until Dec 1st. Our 50 degree mornings have really helped it feel like fall though. Those displays are beautiful!

  2. Rebecca Jo says:

    … did my other comment not post? I’m having the worst trouble with my comments today. UGH!!!

    Anyways – thanks for the heads up on Fantastic Beasts. I was wondering if non-potter people would like it. (my husband – not me – I’m totally 100% a Potterhead)

  3. HoHo Runs says:

    What a fun weekend! I must admit, I’m already listening to Christmas Music. {If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?} As a huge fan of Margaritas, that one has me salivating at the moment. I haven’t met Jeff Galloway but would be really interested in hearing him speak. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking, Ciara. I hope you’ll make it a habit!

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