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Monday, June 25, 2012

Scenes from my weekend - Asheville








First of all, thank you so much for your incredible comments on my post on Friday. After a frustrating week like last week, I was so grateful to read your kind words and encouragement. I mean, I know that we all struggle with balance but to actually feel the support from everyone? Unbelievable. I think that people at the airport thought that I was crazy as I teared up several times as I read each comment as they came in. 

This weekend was just want I needed to reset. We've had so much fun exploring Asheville, NC. It's a charming place. Incredible beauty all around with lots of rivers, mountains and waterfalls to explore. Music pouring out of every other restaurant or bar and musicians strumming on street corners. It kind of reminded me of that episode of the Gilmore Girls when the Stars Hollow troubadour makes it big and leaves town and would-be troubadours invade the town to take his place. Idyllic. There's a prominent local food culture here too and we've been enjoying delicious meals (so much food!!). Best of all, we've had a chance to properly catch up and chat. I'll share some of our fun adventures from the weekend throughout the week.


I'm also really excited about this idea that Melissa from Live, Love & Run had to start something called The Weekly Chase - about connecting bloggers with other bloggers to help each other reach our goals. Every week, bloggers will post one or more goals that they would like to chase down that week. The goal(s) can be anything that you want to achieve that week - fitness, nutrition/eating, home/organizing, etc. Won't you join us in The Weekly Chase?



My goals for the week are:
  1. Finish off the Green Smoothie Challenge!
  2. Go swimming at least once this week.
  3. Do my physical therapy exercises EVERY DAY. Lately, I've had a hard time doing them lately and have been skipping them some (most?) days.
What are you goals for the week? What fun things did you do this weekend?

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40 Comments:

At June 25, 2012 at 12:12 AM , Blogger Katie McFarland said...

OMG! I love that picture of the waterfalls. GORGEOUS! My goals are all over the place. I need to get them organized! Thanks for the reminder!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 1:34 AM , Blogger Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean said...

That scenery! Those waterfalls! The green!!! SOOO pretty!!! :-D

 
At June 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM , Anonymous MizFit said...

ASHEVILLE is one of my FAVE places on earth.
I love NC.

 
At June 25, 2012 at 6:15 AM , Blogger Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

Asheville has been on my places to visit for awhile now. Looks beautiful and yes, I did think of Gilmore Girls, too!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 6:26 AM , Anonymous Kierston said...

I've never been to Asheville! Looks like it was loads of fun!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger misszippy said...

Asheville looks pretty inviting when I look at your pictures! I've always wanted to check it out.

Good luck with the goals this week. Mine is to be as productive as possible while kids are in camp this week! (and maybe catch up on all the blogs I am behind in reading--yikes!)

 
At June 25, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Anonymous Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run said...

SO glad you had fun, Christine!!! You definitely needed that, and I'm hoping you feel refreshed and ready to conquer. It looks like it was beautiful!!

Herrick, the kids, and I went camping in the backyard this weekend. :D It was super fun, but unfortunately, we were somewhat on a lumpy hill. We all kept rolling toward one end of the tent! (Yay for sneaking back into the house! lol)

Thank you so much for the support in the Weekly Chase project.<3 (Don't forget to add your link to the end of mine today so it's included in the bunch!)

 
At June 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Tara Burner said...

I haven't been to Asheville in like 4 yrs :(

 
At June 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM , OpenID Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I am so glad you had a great weekend - It sounds like it helped you decompress from your tough week last week! I love the idea of setting goals for the week. For me, I want to time one of my 1-milers that I have been doing during the run streak. I have no idea what my "fastest mile" will be - but hopefully this week I will find out!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

SO glad this weekend away gave you a chance to reset and refocus and unwind and unplug. Sometimes just a few days is all it takes to feel back to "me" again, huh? Ps I love your goals for this week - you can dooo it!!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Gorgeous pictures! I've heard Asheville is a great spot. My goal for the week is to make myself practice open water swimming!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 10:36 AM , OpenID liverunloveyoga.com said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I LOVE your photos!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 10:37 AM , Anonymous Michele @nycrunningmama said...

Gorgeous photos, Christine!! I spent a weekend in NC right before AJ was born with a gf and had a wonderful time as well. It was just so tranquil and peaceful - just what I needed!! =)

 
At June 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Stefanie Mockler said...

Ah, I love Asheville! And I love your photos. :) The weekly chase is such a great idea!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

I knocked out a new PDR running on Saturday-- 14 miles! Wooo hoo!

I've heard such good things about Asheville--looks really pretty!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Mindy Bobe said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great weekend! And great goals...I really want to try a green smoothie one day...I just haven't gotten the guts to try it yet!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Jolene said...

SO glad you got the reset you needed!! It's amazing sometimes what a difference a few days, and some support from friends, can do, isn't it? I love your goals for the weekly chase! And I keep eyeing your green smoothies and want to try one. Come make me one? ;-)

 
At June 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

What did I do this weekend? Let me see...I drooled over the photos of your food! That made me want to hit Asheville alone but then the pictures of the outdoors...I should just book my plane ticket now. I can't wait to read more about your adventure. So glad it was sooo good for your soul!! xo

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:21 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It was pretty amazing and gorgeous. We saw so many waterfalls and swimming holes. Would love to go back and explore some more.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Yes! So gorgeous.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Christine said...

I LOVED it! I had heard so many amazing things about Asheville. So glad that I got a chance to visit.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM , Blogger Christine said...

haha! Another Gilmore Girls fan? Asheville had been on my list for a while too. Kept hearing such great things about it. It was a lot of fun to explore.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It was lots of fun. A great place to visit for sure! So many things to do and such great food!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Christine said...

I think that I have the same goal - need to make the most of the time that the kids are at camp! Asheville is a pretty neat place and so many amazing outdoor adventures nearby.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It was definitely what I needed. It was great to be outside in such a gorgeous place, to spend time with my friend, eat delicious food and SLEEP! haha! I love your camping story. Thank you for starting the Weekly Chase. I think that it will be pretty amazing.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Hopefully a visit in the near future?

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It was a great way to decompress after last week. i definitely needed it! That's a great goal for the week. I want to know how fast you run! :-)

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM , Blogger Christine said...

I feel so much better after the weekend and I'm so grateful that I could have a weekend like this. I can't wait to hear about your trip!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Great goal!! Good luck with the open water swim!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Whitney!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Michele! I haven't really spent any time in NC so was really excited to have the chance to explore. Also made me realize that I really do know nothing about the rest of the U.S. outside of the Northeast. So sad!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Stefanie!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Congratulations Heather!! That's awesome! Asheville is pretty cool. I too had heard so many good things about it and was excited to finally have a chance to check it out.

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:47 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Mindy! You should try a green smoothie! You can start just by adding some baby spinach. Honestly, you can't even taste that it's in there. I was pretty intimidated at first but once I started drinking them, they are great!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Christine said...

I would love to come and make you a green smoothie! Yes, it was really really good to reset and relax. Thank you all for your amazing support!

 
At June 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Christine said...

hahaha! Love you Kristen. You should visit. I have a feeling you'd love it.

 
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