Middle of the Day Date & Apple Picking
brookdale fruit farm

What a fabulous weekend! My weekend unofficially started early on Friday with a special treat on my lunch hour, and lasted throughout a weekend of CrossFit, running, apple picking with the fam, and a lot of relaxing!


So that special treat on my lunch break? I was whisked away from work to go on a mid-workday date. The guy I’ve been dating for the past month was going away for the weekend, so he had asked if he could take me out on my lunch so he could see me before he left. So sweet! To all my single ladies out there… do not settle. Wait patiently until you meet someone that you are absolutely crazy for. I am so glad that I kept going on first date after date until I felt magic on the first date. The past month has been absolutely fab, and I am really excited to see where this goes.

Since Friday nights have typically been reserved for the man, I enjoyed a Friday night free, and of course spent that time going shopping.


Lazy Saturday mornings catching up on blogs in bed is one of my favorite ways to start the day. I hate that I’m relying on an electronic device to read, but reading in bed is just so relaxing, plus, I don’t feel rushed to get through blog posts as I do during the work week.

I headed to CrossFit for the 9 am class, which looked so gross once I got there. So many wall balls, ick!

crossfit wod

This is how I felt on the runs with our group of 6.short legs running

2 hours post workout, my ass was on fire from all of the running and wall balls. I had wanted to get a fartlek run in that afternoon, but my feet were throbbing, and I think it was from running in the Nano 4’s. I really don’t know, but it was just so painful to walk, almost like plantar fasciitis. I’ve never had that before, so I don’t even know what it feels like, but the feet are throbbbbbing!

In the early afternoon, the family went apple and pumpkin picking in Hollis at Brookdale Fruit Farm.

brookdale fruit farm We started our day by venturing into the main store/gift shop area. I just love these little stores. Browsing the fresh fruit and veggies, drooling over all of the homemade goodies, and stumbling upon local made candles, artifacts, candles and much more.

brookdale fruit farm

Apple cider donuts. It was SO hard to not buy a bag. The boy and I are going to the fair this coming Friday night, and I’m hoping we can find a donut there to enjoy!

brookdale fruit farm

After a bit of browsing inside, we headed out to purchase two pumpkins for the front steps. I <3 fall!

brookdale fruit farm

Once we had our pumpkins in the truck, we headed towards the apple orchards to grab apples. I actually can’t really stomach apples raw without having really bad stomach problems, but I did steal a few bites from several different types of apples. Nothing better than biting into a crisp, fresh apple off of a tree!

brookdale fruit farm

I asked my Dad to take a picture of me picking an apple. He took 3 of me that didn’t even have the apple in the picture. This picture defines the picture taking process perfectly.

brookdale fruit farm

A lazy Saturday night was spent under the blanket and on the couch. I felt utterly exhausted, and just wanted to get some rest so I could get a training run on Sunday morning.


Woke up to a rainy morning, which is the perfect weather for lounging on the couch and allowing your body to wake up. A little before 11 I headed out for a run since there was a break in the rain. Sadly, 2 minutes into my run, the rain started coming down, and it kept coming down even harder. This week of training calls for an extra 3 minutes of running added on, and it was a difficult run. Not every run is supposed to be easy, and I’m glad that it took to the 12th week of training to really have just a wonky run.

rainy run

After barely surviving my run, I spent a good amount of time baking the afternoon away and getting food ready for the week. Love lazy Sundays!

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How do you get over a crappy run?

Have you gone apple/pumpkin picking yet?

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