The Perfect Weekend Combination

by ashleyd on March 2, 2015

Man did we need this weekend more than we realized. There wasn’t one aspect of the weekend that made it stand out but instead, the overall combination of the 48 hours. There was a perfect mix of relaxation, fun, productivity, workouts and sleep!

After a manicure & pedicure, I headed home to spend the evening on the couch catching up on our favorite shows while sipping our way through a bottle of Italian Valpolicella wine and a lamb dish which I’ve already requested be repeated.

braised lamb

Saturday morning I headed out for a much-needed solo run. As I mentioned in last week’s training recap, my training has felt out of sorts due to illness. I needed a run to clear my mind and build some confidence. Luckily Geneva delivered sunshine, blue sky and empty running paths for Saturday morning’s run. I was feeling so strong after the run that I ended up running two more miles later in the day.

Running in Geneva

Bo and I then had some fun in the kitchen together, whipping up a new breakfast recipe, whole wheat protein pancakes. Filled with protein, these were fluffier than I expected and the perfect healthy breakfast option for weekends or weekdays. Next time I want to try adding blueberries or bananas to the batter!

Whole wheat protein pancakes

With these pancakes to serve as fuel, we turned on a fun playlist and spent the next five hours deep cleaning our apartment. We’re talking vacuuming and mopping under furniture, dusting, and organizing until dripping with sweat. Deep cleaning is hard work, but so gratifying afterward!


Our reward for the hard work was a double date with Lauren and Ryan. Most of our friends were out of town this weekend due to the recent snowfall, so it was a pure last minute coincidence that we both found ourselves in Geneva with no plans Saturday night. Lauren and I enjoyed introducing our gentlemen to Kytaly, an Italian restaurant that recently opened in Geneva.

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Since Saturday was plenty productive, our goal for Sunday was to relax. We didn’t set an alarm, we didn’t change out of pajamas until our afternoon workout, and we didn’t leave the house all day. I finished the final 100 pages in Big Little Lies in between sips of a homemade cinnamon latte. I loved all the twists and turns in the book. We peeled ourselves off the couch later in the afternoon for two back to back DailyBurn workouts, Inferno Power and 5/10 in Nine, for a total of 45 minutes of moves that left us super sweaty and VERY sore!

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We cooked together Sunday  night, experimenting with kale and making a great dinner including this warm kale salad and roasted cauliflower. Last but not least, we ended the weekend watching Birdman on the couch. Birdman was, how do I say it, interesting and deserving of many awards but not exactly my type of movie.

Oh well. Luckily the rest of the weekend was better than those two hours. This weekend was the perfect combination of what we needed before lots of travel!

How was your weekend?

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