Week in Review…Productive Rest & Travel

Hello and Happy Monday! I had all the best intentions of having a post ready for Thursday, but it didn’t happen because I took a last minute trip to visit some friends! It was just so wonderful. Being with dear friends just made my heart so full and happy. Unfortunately, we are all absolutely horrible at getting pictures together. On a happier note, we tend to really enjoy our time together since we’re not on our phones. Can’t have it all I suppose.

Something I’m really happy about with this past week is that I would call it “productive rest.” It sounds kind of like an oxymoron but let me explain. It was that perfect balance of being social and being alone, speaking and being silent. It was a rejuvenating type of week. It makes me realize that I need to include some of the things that I did this past week in every single week. Let’s look at what I did!

On Monday I went with my family to a museum exhibit. It was pretty interesting, and just a really good way to get everyone out of the house.

Tuesday was a productive day for me. Did some reading, went to the dentist, filled the car with gas, and got a great five mile run in on the treadmill. It was a cold, rainy day so treadmill was way better than outside. I also made dinner for my family: roast chicken, green beans, and some leftover potatoes from my family’s New Year’s dinner.


Wednesday I was up and ready to catch a train to Richmond, to meet my friend who was driving me down to Chapel Hill (to visit our other friend). I got to read a lot on the train, and then had an amazing lunch with Meghan at a place called Kuba Kuba. I got this amazing sandwich with shredded, tender beef, onions, and Swiss cheese. The best part though was the fried plantains that were on the side. Drool.


Photo does not do this sandwich and plantains justice.

We then embarked on the 3 hour drive down to North Carolina and met up with our friend Jill. We spent the evening talking and catching up and got some dinner. It was so good to spend time with people who make me so happy. I’m sad that the visit couldn’t last longer, but Jill had to go to work.

On Thursday, Meghan and I got a delicious brunch at a place called Carolina Coffee Shop. It was such a cute little place, and the coffee was delicious and endless (the way it should be). I had a sausage and cheese omelette, with fruit and a biscuit.


We then set back off to Richmond and spent the rest of the day there, hanging out and then meeting up with our friend Emma for dinner, and a dessert place called Shyndigz. Oh my goodness.  A dessert only restaurant. The three of us shared  salted caramel chocolate cake, red velvet cake, and mixed berry cobbler. The cobbler was my personal favorite. It was such a cute and hip little place!


Look at the cute little mason jars for water!

Friday was a travel day, but Meghan picked up some donuts from a  famous place in Richmond, Sugar Shack! YUM. After taking a train ride back, I just had a relaxed night at home. It started icing and snowing and by Saturday we practically were in blizzard conditions (aka Virginia isn’t so great at handling snow). I did get to church Saturday evening, and my aunt came to visit which was lovely.


So now, writing this on Sunday, I’m happy to say that I’ve already read two books this week, did some Instagram posting for my sorority, organized myself, and just recharged. We all need weeks like that. I have to say 2017 is off to a good start.

Linking up with Clean Eats Fast Feets for Week in Review!

Best thing you ate all week?

Last place you traveled to?

Feelings on snow?


9 thoughts on “Week in Review…Productive Rest & Travel

  1. Lyss says:

    sounds like you had a nice week 🙂 I love productive rest- such a great feeling! and yay for finishing two books! I’ve only finished one so far this winter break- I need to get back into reading! Have a great monday love ❤


  2. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets says:

    Rejuvenating type weeks are some of my absolute favorite. A good mix of social and recharging…it sounds like perfection. Plus all those delicious plates of food. I could eggs for days and I would never kick a donut out off bed. 🙂

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.


  3. mylittletablespoon says:

    Doesn’t the WIR just make you feel so damn good!? Looking back on this week must have given you some real good feels. You managed such a great balance of connection and socializing with others, AND personal productivity and down time. Damn! Let’s have all weeks like this.
    As much of an introvert as I am, there is no denying how wonderful connection with others is and how spending time with close friends or family can lift our spirits. Especially if it involves endless coffee and brunch (that omelette!)


    • lifeofendurance says:

      Oh there were lots of good feels this past week! As a fellow introvert, it can take a lot for me to get out and be social but I never regret it 🙂 And I agree, endless coffee and brunch are a great way to connect and lift the spirits!


  4. Miss Polkadot says:

    When you can’t have everything time spent socialising definitely wins over social media use. You made the right decision there. Your week sounds amazing, packed with catching up, good food and fun.
    Which books did you read? I’m in dire need of new ones but can’t for the life of me decide which ones to get.


    • lifeofendurance says:

      It was a great week! I read The Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty) and Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov). Neither were anything to rave about (for me), but I just finished Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel), and I would highly recommend! A quick but charming, quirky, and interesting story!


  5. Ellie says:

    Hmm, the best thing I ate last week was probably the new cupcakes I’m learning to make in my microwave. Seriously a lifesaver!
    My thought on snow is this: it’s pretty and at least its’ not ice. Right now, the roads are sheets of ice and there is freezing rain. All I can hear are sirens and I pray everyone is ok.
    Hope you have a great week 🙂


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