Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Long weekend.

Cross post from my Sparkpeople.com blog. I'm not in the mood to rewrite.

I love holiday weekends! DH and I spent Saturday just vegging since I was still recovering from my overkill workout on Thursday. Saturday night we decided to go into SF in the morning and tour the SF MOMA.

We arrived in the city for lunch and headed over to DH's favorite cafe Chez Carla, but it was closed. So were the next 3 suggestions he had... not many tourists in the financial district where he works on the weekend so nothing was open but subway (even a quiznos was closed). Since we were there for something different, we walked back to the Ferry Bldg and had lunch there. Our favorite cafe there had closed for good. It's sad that the costs were too much for them to stay but maybe they reopened elsewhere.

The weather was foggy - no surprise there - but by the time we had eaten, the sun had come out and it was getting really warm. DH asked if I still wanted to go to the MOMA but on a day like that who wants to be inside wasting it? Not me. So we did the touristy thing and hit Pier 39 and had ice cream overlooking the boats.

We did lots of walking and saw some great photo ops. My favorite was the panorama I took featuring the Golden Gate and Alcatraz. I don't think I'd ever get bored of SF.

I just realized that tomorrow is ASH Wednesday, the start of Lent. I grew up Catholic but haven't been practicing since college, for reasons that are my own. I always loved the whole atmosphere of Lent, focusing on renewal and growth. My parents always taught us it wasn't about denying yourself anything but of challenging yourself.

For Lent this year, I'm going to focus my eating, not just mindlessly eating but making choices. I'm also going to switch up my exercise routine more. Hopefully, the gym here will reopen on time (end of the month) after its remodel and I can get back into switching it up with my dvds. As much as I love my DVD collection, it gets boring. The warmer weather also means I'll be outside more too.

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