A Relaxing Weekend (Finally!)

When you live in Portland you don't take the summer weather for granted. Things have been pretty action packed around here. We have been camping, to festivals, had visitors twice, visited the farmers market multiple times and tackled various house projects. I've been feeling pretty burnt out. Thankfully, we didn't end up doing much this weekend.

We went to the gym, read, grilled and spent a small fortune at the ADIDAS employee store. Tried this new Larabar and it was awesome! It has pea protein powder in it and was also much more filling than a regular one. The crunchy peanuts gave it a really nice texture. Unfortunately, they are much pricier than the ones I usually get so they probably won't become a series regular in my diet. 
Our biggest event was to the annual Soap Box Derby on Mt. Tabor. It was a lot of fun, but one of the first rounds of racers had a pretty serious accident so that put a damper of things. I tried to get photos but they were going too fast! Managed to snag one of the "Wack-A-Mole" themed car which was a crowd favorite. This was such a "Portland" event and once again make me appreciate our weirdness!
Ialso watched a fair amount of trashy tv and finished reading Revenge Wears Prada. Being a big fan of the first book and the movie I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, it was pretty disappointing. The whole book felt forced and the main character, Andy, didn't seem to connect with the character from the first book.
I also started reading The New Rules of Lifting For Women. If you are into fitness books this is a winner. The author does a great job pulling together current research regarding nutrition and exercise and manages to do it with some humor. Alex is reading Lou Schuler's most recent book right now as well. Can you say fitness geeks?

So how was your weekend? What did you do?


  1. I've always wanted to attend a soapbox derby and never have!! So cool (though sad to hear someone was badly injured). What trashy tv did you watch? I watched a Scandal marathon on Saturday night and couldn't have been happier.

    Also, I CAN say "fitness geeks"!! But I like it.

  2. I actually didn't see the crash but things were delayed for about 30 mins for the ambulance :-/ This weekend I watched Camp (bad), Dance Academy (awful) and rewatched Gossip Girl (will always love).