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Monday, March 16, 2009

Her Weekend Retreat

I am back! My weekend retreat was a BLAST! Thanks for all the kind wishes:) Twas a great time of reflection and relaxation. I got to know a lot more ladies at my Church and spend some wonderful quality time with God. One thing I really loved was the one hour we had to spend in silence! I so needed this, I could have done 2 or three hours!

I did run 13 miles on Saturday at 5am along the beach:) Almost 90% of the run was in the dark, so I tried to stay as close to lights as possible. There were a lot of wonderful trails, sometimes I wish I lived at the beach! What am I saying, I ALWAYS wish that I lived there. The last 2 miles of my run the sun started coming up, so I took this picture.

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On the retreat I didn’t take any pictures of food. I just enjoyed everything, but the SWEETS, and there were ALOT of them. Here are some pictures of some of the fun:

GAME NIGHT!

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WE DIDN”T WIN

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SHOPPING

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Out to Lunch at the Nordstrom’s Cafe!

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Makeovers!

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How is the Prego Women beating these LADIES up the hill?!!

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The Retreat Ranch

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Kelly, my roomy for the weekend!

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Late night N’ and Out RUN!!!! At least we walked there:)

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What a blast! I hope that I can take all that I learned and apply it to my life….

MONDAY EATS

Well I back to reality, it’s kinda nice, but I won’t lie I loved being pampered. I did get 8 much need hours of sleep.

After a weekend of not being able to control what I had a choice of eating, I was ready for a wonderful bowl of Oats and some YOGA!!!! I missed yoga two days in a row, and I can feel it. I did some Yoga Detox from yogadownload.com, and feel amazing! I also made some yummy Oats.

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I enjoyed breakfast outside, it was just to nice out NOT to! 

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I have fun to do list this week:

  • Hubby’s Birthday Tomorrow
  • Wednesday Meeting with Skinny Bride to go over wedding stuff
  • Write March Featured Fridge Post
  • Send out a goodie package to a fellow blogger
  • Put together Wild Wild West Relay team
  • Staring a TBL Competition, more details to come
  • Running a half marathon+ 5 miles on Saturday
  • Volunteer for the Pasadena Marathon on Sunday
    Question of the day: What do you like to do for your birthday, do you like having a party, keeping it low key with family, or heck just not celebrating at all????

 

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P.S Will be reading all your blogs soon, man I have like 200 posts in my READER!

40 comments:

Niki said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend!!

Since my birthday is on Christmas day,I enjoy spending it with family! We do go out to eat for my birthday dinner the night before but that is also just family! I don't remember the last time I had a big birthday party!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Glad you had a good time!

Katie said...

Looks like a wonderful, relaxing weekend. I'm especially jealous of your run on the beach.

For birthdays, I like it to be low key. I'd rather stay in with my husband or go to dinner with another couple or a small group of friends. I'm not in to all-nighters or big, crazy parties.

Tami said...

i love my birthday. having two small kids, they always want to have a party, we just celebrated their stuffed animals birthdays on Saturday, a special cake and everything. i love presents, cake and all that goes with birthdays.

HangryPants said...

The retreat looks wonderful! What a great opportunity to be with kind, supportive women.

I like to celebrate with my family and do something special with a few friends.

Lacey Nicole said...

hooray what a wonderful weekend! that's so cool you did your 13 along the beach!!! scary in the dark tho!

3T Heppenstall said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time on your retreat!

Since you were there on my birthday, you know that I just like to be with good people having some good old fashioned fun. I LOVE game nights!

Danielle said...

Looks a fun filled girls weekend! I'm also jealous of your view during your run!
My birthday is next Monday and I'm going out with friends Saturday night to celebrate, then Monday I'll go out to eat dinner with my family. Keeping it simple is my favorite way to celebrate my birthday. Oh and with Ice cream cake!

Mica said...

Looks/sounds like a great weekend, Bobbi! Love the run on the beach!

Meghann said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend away! So jealous of your beach run! :)

Happy early Birthday to your Hubby!!

On my birthdays I like to go all out! I mean it only comes once a year, might as well celebrate them up right :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

The retreat looks so beautiful!! And you got to run on the beach, so lovely! :D Glad you had a great time Bobbi, you totally deserved it!

Julie said...

Looks like a great weekend :) A lot of times I share my birthday with Mommy's Day haha so whatever she wants to do for her day I'm down with

D10 said...

Sounds like another great weekend. Silence is so nice for reflecting. I really enjoy Nordstrom's Cafe! I like to keep things low key for my birthday.

Melissa said...

AW, that sounds like an amazing weekend! Girls weekends are SO fun!

Birthday....hmm, I used to love going out but now I like being low-key and spending it with the hubs and family.

Jaclyn said...

Hey was your retreat in Seattle?! Looks like my neck 'o the woods :D
Glad you had a good time, ps oatmeal looked yummy!

just me said...

what a great weekend! i'm glad you had such a blast!

and birthdays are just kinda bleh for me...i had a party when i turned 23 and it was the last one i had before i was 10. haha!

greendogwine said...

What a fabulous weekend - glad you had such a great time!

Run Saraaah said...

What an awesome retreat! I haven't been on one since I was a teen and in youth group, but they were always such a well needed break from everyday life. For birthdays, I like family ones - intimate and relaxed.

Denise said...

Looks like the retreat was a lot of fun. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

RunToFinish said...

ohh why can't we all live at the beach?? looks like a fantastic time!!!

when did you say you need to know about the relay for sure?

Tina said...

I can't believe I haven't been eating oats every single day of my life. I've only eaten them every once in a while but I am positively addicted now that I have really gotten into it and started mixing in all kinds of fun stuff like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, PB, nuts, raisins... I've done this before too but never got hooked, now I'm in love with the stuff and super excited every time I whip out the oats!

Pearl said...

the retreat ranch is beautiful and it looks like you had SUCH a nice time :) isn't it nice to sleep in for 8 hours? i'm glad you got the rest and pampering that you deserve!

Summer Slim said...

wow! looks like you had a wonderful weekend full of lots of girly stuff! i love having days with my girlfriends like that!

Lauren said...

You're weekend sounds fabulous! So glad to see you had such a wonderful time.

My b-day is actually coming up in a few weeks and I have the perfect weekend planned. My husband planned a big party at the Melting Pot with all our friends on Friday night, Saturday morning we are waking up and going to breakfast at probably the BEST breakfast spot in the entire world. They make the most INCREDIBLE baked oatmeal that has to be one of the best things I have ever consumer. (Oh I can't wait!) And afterwards, we are doing a 10 mile hike.
Perfect B-day! :)

Have a great week!

Laurel said...

Looks like so much fun! Especially the In-N-Out stop! I need to head back out to Cali for some of that :)

Sara said...

The retreat looked like a blast! I don't know if I would be so brave as to run in the dark :)

good luck on the half +5!!

Toni said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend. As for birthdays I like to keep it simple with family and close friends. Just hanging out having dinner at home.

Marianne said...

I'm pretty low key about my birthday - I'll probably go out for dinner with a few friends, but thats about it. I think this year though, people just aren't going to let me be low key since it's the big 3-0!

joyRuN said...

Looks like the retreat was so awesome!! Glad you had a great weekend :)

Fitnessista said...

looks like so much fun!
your upcoming week looks wonderful too :D
for birthdays, i just like to have a party at the house
have a great day!

Sarah said...

Your retreat looks so refreshing!!

I love celebrating my birthday with family & friends. The cake is always a super important part of the day... my mom starts planning a few weeks ahead of time what to make. This past year she made me a Guinness Chocolate cake!

Amy said...

aw looks like fun!

healthy ashley said...

Your weekend looks fantastic!! You are amazing for fitting int hat long run! Thanks for sharing the great photos.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

OMG Im so jealous! Looks like fun!

I need more girl friends...

aron said...

looks like SUCH an amazing weekend!!!! so fun :)

I looove celebrating my birthday :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks so fun bobbi! I think that's one of the best things about church or being a part of some group that meets regularly.
I am so low key on my birthday it is annoying.

livelovelaugheatlearn said...

Awww it looks like you had such a great time on your retreat! Your run must have been so beauiful!

For my b-day I like to have a dinenr with my immediate family and then just go out with a few friends for some drinks. Nothing crazy. However, this year was my 25th and I may of overdone it! :)

skinnyrunner.com said...

looks like a fabulous weekend, great pictures! and you got a run in?!?! amazing.

snackpak said...

hey bobbi! happy belated to your sweetheart. question: i noticed your hubby doesn't necessarily eat as healthy as you do, which is fine of course. i'm just wondering how you manage to resist the temptations. my boyfriend eats whatever he wants in huge proportions if he wishes and that quicko metabolism just makes it all disappear, and it's hard to not snack with sometimes. advice? thanks! =)

IE Mommy said...

Hey Bobbi! Great photos. I am so glad that you were able to attend and also had a great time. You were an awesome secret sis and I appreciate all the wonderful notes. They truly made my weekend. I have the retreat photos downloaded at my blog...swing by and check them out: http://iemommy.wordpress.com/retreat-photos/

Oh, I told the twins about "making" peanut butter and they are so jazzed. Thanks!!!! :)