Monday, January 30, 2012

weekend in pictures {and instagrams}

This weekend was all of relaxing, eventful, and too short. The short seems to be a recurring theme, but between an inaugural Tampa blogger meetup and Tim having the whole weekend off, it was full of wonderful.

Friday night, nine Tampa bloggers met up at Fly Bar for dinner and drinks. A few had to go early, and I didn't get a picture until later in the night. It was a lot of fun, and it's so nice to see familiar faces from online actually in person! I look forward to next time! And thanks to Becca for letting me borrow a dollar when I mentioned that I ran a toll coming down because I couldn't scrape up the change.

Also...if you're a Tampa blogger and we don't know it, let me know! Nichole made a page for us and I can send it to you and also ensure that you know when the next planned event is.

On Saturday morning, Tim and I headed down to the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete with our friends Austin and Debbie. I love the market; you can find so much stuff there: produce, plants, treats, food trucks, and delicious homemade food products. We left relatively unscathed, but I did pick up some delicious homemade pickles that are no longer in our possession (I love pickles). The foods were yummy, and if I hadn't withheld we definitely would have come home with jellies, pastries, and several of the crafts I saw.
 Now a continuation of the day, but also an explanation of the pictures below. After the market we went to Dick's sporting goods to use a $25 off any purchase coupon that was expiring, and I scored two of my favorite Camelbak water bottles that I posted about as a workout essential for $4.97! It's the little things sometimes I tell you. Normally they're quite a bit more. 

We then headed for burgers at Burger 21, where I got sweet potato fries and a cinco burger with jalapenos and guac. Yum. And some of you may have the same problem as me, but I view many types of food as a vehicle for condiments. One of the reasons I love burger 21 is because of their amazing ketchup bar. The yellow one is scotch bonnet mango ketchup, then there is Thai ketchup, honey something or another (like honey mustard), and of course the old standby.
The middle picture is a bit out of order. I stole a picture of us at Burger 21.

The two bottom outside ones are from Sunday. We went to breakfast after my long run, and I was so thankful to have Tim for two days in a row off work on the same days as me that I wanted to capture another picture. I have no idea the last time it happened we had two days off in a row together. I'm so thankful for him, and I don't think I really make that clear around here that much. And the last picture? It was my amazing 12 mile run Sunday. I felt fantastic; I think it was a combination of new music, a few rest days this week, pasta that I had Saturday night, and a mentality of just letting my body do what it wanted rather than holding it back to a pace.

Oh, and a sneak peek for an upcoming post. Tim actually snapped a few outfit pics of me while we were at the market! I'll post those soon.

How were your weekends? And random question if you feel so you love ketchup or other condiments? 



Meghan said...

The only condiment I love is mustard:)

Congrats on your long run! Awesome time!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

looks like a fun weekend! so jealous of what looks like great weather! congrats on your long run- im impressed! i love ketchup, ranch dressing, mustard, bbq sauce...the more options the better. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Great meeting you too! I will post the pictures I have tomorrow I forgot to upload mine yet :-( Looks like you had a great rest of your weekend too, I love ketchup!

Lane R said...

Too bad you can't see the Tampa sign. I guess that's what happens when you have old ladies take your picture :) I am determined to go to St Pete Saturday morning market next weekend!

Running in Pearls said...

I love honey mustard as much as you love ketchup! I have to have it on EVERYTHING haha

I think I need to make a trip down to Tampa for a meet up!!

Jennifer B said...

Friday was so much fun! I'm stealing your picture and posting about our night too, btw ;)

I can't wait for the next one! And OMG Burger 21 is one of my favorite places!

Nicole Marie said...

that burger looks sooo good!!

Sarah said...

It looks like ya'll had a wonderful weekend!!

Britt+Whit said...

lover this re-cap! so fun. I love doing blogger meet-ups! Great for networking!

love from San Francisco,

Jen said...

Ketchup over here! lol 12 miles! Wow!

Cheryl E. said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! So jealous. I will make it next time.

Jessica said...

Love your pics!! I forgot to go back and buy some of the pickles. Bummer....weren't those cupcakes amazing??? I wish I could afford the calories for them! Great job on your 12 miles!!!

Nichole said...

I've been to that market once and am planning to go this coming Saturday, I want some fresh veggies for the guac I am making for SuperBowl Sunday! Had an awesome time Friday night!

Ashley said...

dang you packed your weekend full!

blogger meetup - FUN!!! looks like a great group of girls!

Marshall said...

wish I could go to a blogger meet-up.. though there's not too many out here on an island! ha. I'd go with ketchup (:

newest follower (:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

FUN weekend! I love that flower instagram - beautiful!

And yay for blogger meetups. I'm going to a huge one in San Diego this weekend with 60 women. Kinda nervous but excited!

As far as ketchup, love it. AND aioli :)

Megan said...

Looks awesome. Can't week to meet some Florida bloggers when I move there this Spring!

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