Running of the Bulls, Walking of the Dog and Kat says "I Do"

Good morning! 

I hope you are having a great start to your day! I am really excited to tell you about the weekend I just enjoyed. I may still be recovering from it, and catching up on my sleep. I didn't have time for sleep.. I had too many fun things to do! 

My weekend started very early Saturday morning in Durham, NC for the "Running of the Bulls" 8k!  For those not as familiar with race distances, 8 kilometers is just about 5miles. My best friend Caroline and I signed up months in advance and had been looking forward to it for quite a while! Side note: the race shirts this year are pretty awesome!

 Really nice dry-fit material!

Really nice dry-fit material!

 We stuck together for the whole race (challenging during a road race) and we really enjoyed the finish in Bull Durham baseball park. 

After rehydrating (it was REALLY sunny and about 80 degrees) and taking as many free chia bars and fresh fruit as possible from the post rest celebration tents,

we took a lap around the Farmer's Market and made our trip home.

 

Just hours later I left on my second adventure of the day, a hike with a beautiful Golden Retriever. Meet Darcy, this is Kat's baby! I agreed to watch her during the weekend. Kat stayed in a hotel in Durham with the wedding party and unfortunately Princess Darcy (as she is nicknamed) couldn't stay with her. I loved having this big beautiful dog to play with this weekend! It really made me miss having a dog around, and I look forward to having one of my own.

Darcy and I had a great walk around some of the trails in Chapel Hill. We also had a second companion with us. Meet Alex. He is.. well he's my boyfriend. So he may be showing up on here from time to time from now on :)

 Before I knew it we had to head back and get ready for the main event of the weekend, Kat's wedding! This was one of the most beautiful ceremonies, wedding venues, and brides (obviously) I have ever seen! It was held at the Angus Barn in Raleigh (also close to home!) I am so happy I was able to watch Kat say  "I do" to Nate.

Kat is definitely one of my closest friends. We talk and/or see each other almost every day! We support each other in Pure Barre, our blog development and pretty much in every other aspect of our lives. I always look to her for support and advice. I am so sad that she is moving to Nashville next week, but so happy for her and excited for her to start the next chapter of her life and her next big adventure! 

But back to the wedding: the music was great, the food delicious and the company was perfect! Alex and I had a great time dancing with all of our friends and the new happy couple.

The night ended with a beautiful sparkler sendoff! 

Picture perfect right?!

Sunday was a little more relaxed. I had brunch at The Root Cellar (one of my FAVORITES as you already know) with Alex and a couple of new friends before teaching 2 Pure Barre classes in our Durham studio. I basically crawled back to my apartment and slept SO so well on Sunday night. 

My legs are a little sore, and I may be a little tired.. signs of a weekend well spent! I don't usually have such packed weekends. But every once in a while why not? That's what the weekend is all about! Breaking out of the work week routine and enjoying as many experiences and relationships as possible :) 

I hope you find some fun this week! 

Hannah