Monday, October 19, 2009

Adirondack weekend.

My weekend away was great. Relaxing. Fun. Full of laughs, food, drinks, and a (very, very) hilly run.

It was something I'd been looking forward to for ages. Some friends and I had talked about doing a "girls weekend" for years and it just never happened. Then, this summer, we talked about it again and, by some stroke of luck, actually made it happen. And I'm so glad it!

There were six of us who left our kids and husbands at home while we enjoyed a perfect fall weekend in the Adirondacks. Two nights for the moms!

We stayed in on Friday, just hanging out. On Saturday, we walked around the village and did some outlet shopping. Like the true moms that we are, we mostly purchased stuff for our kids. I had visions of finding that perfect winter running jacket but instead I found the perfect pea coat for my toddler. That's the way it goes, these days.

That afternoon, I hit the roads for a run!

Although I had wanted to get in an 8-miler, I only managed 5 because the hills wiped me out a bit. Wimp! The views during my run were striking. The leaves, the lake, the mountains . . . all oohs and ahhs. I wish I had been able to capture the beauty a little better, but I was running and the shots were quick.

Here are some views from my run:


I'm glad I made time for the run. After spending Friday night eating, drinking and staying up late and then spending Saturday eating and shopping it would have been easy to bail. And don't think I didn't consider it! But, the runner in me beat out the lounger for an hour Saturday afternoon and I'm happy it did.

That night, we went back in to the village for some yummy Mexican food (and drinks). Here's the group:

A little later, after a few rum-aritas:


See? I wasn't kidding about the laughter -- the weekend had lots of it! To me, that's proof of a good weekend with good friends.

One of the best parts of the weekend, though, was when I got home and Owen told me that he and Conal had an awesome day together on Saturday. I guess it is good for everyone when this mom gets away for a bit!

I hope everyone had a super weekend!

~ Felice

21 comments:

Marlene said...

Look at those views! Going for a run is such a great way to take in the scenety.

So glad you had a wonderful time. Definitely looks like fun!

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow what amazing views!!!! Perfect for a fall run. Sounds like a good mix of exercise and fun this weekend for you.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Fun fun!! Wow pretty pretty pictures. Think I will take my camera on my 3 miler today.. you know how I feel about hills..

So funny looking for you and buying for your kiddo.. I am the same way.. Mommy DNA..

Meg Runs said...

It's so good for everyone when mom gets away for a bit, even the dads love it! Sounds like you had a blast and thanks for the pictures...we don't have a true autumn here so I live vicariously. Thanks!!

Suzy said...

Love the pictures! The fall color around here is amazing. And...you aren't a wimp, you are a realist.

RunToTheFinish said...

girls weekends are the best thing ever...ok one of the best things!

Twincerely,Olga said...

great pics! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Molly said...

My in laws live in the Adirondacks, and this is my favorite time of year to be up there. Sounds like a great weekend on many levels!

The Reeds said...

I wish I had those views!!! (Dramatic sigh).

J said...

The adirondack hills can be killer! I used to run there in the summer at my aunts camp and it would kill me! Sounds like a fun weekend! How were the fall leaves? From the pictures - it looks beautiful!!

busyrunningmama said...

The pictures are beautiful!!! I am so glad you got a chance to get away for a few days!!!!Looks like you had tons of fun!!

Denise said...

How nice! Looks like you had a great time.

I Run for Fun said...

It's great that you got a weekend away. Good job on those hills! I'm impressed. Such gorgeous views.

Diana said...

Sounds like such a fabulous time! What a great weekend :)

joyRuN said...

Looks like a beautiful place to run! And same here - I usually try to go shopping for myself but end up getting a bunch of stuff for the kiddies instead - their outfits are so stinkin' cute!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

beautiful photos!! glad you had a good weekend escape

Oz Runner said...

looks like a beautiful area, and sounds like a fun girls getaway..

lindsay said...

sounds like a great weekend escape :) loved the run-shots! gorgeous.

B.o.B. said...

I love a girls getaway. Looks like you had a great time AND the run looks gorgeous. Welcome back!

Quix said...

It would have been sad to miss that run! Gorgeous! And, it sounds like you had a lot of fun, so a great weekend all around. =)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love the changing of the leaves :) Looks like a fantastic weekend of fun! Need those!

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