A Perfect Weekend and Plan For The Week

Happy Last Day of March Everyone 🙂

I gotta tell you, yes it’s always a bummer to wake up and start Monday morning — looking back on an amazing weekend tends to ease the pain just a bit.


Ashley’s Perfect Weekend

Friday Night:


The worlds BEST tortilla chips: Whole Foods homemade


Good cold beer


and a night with my BF, Leonardo.

{JK honey — but seriously.  Leo, call me}



20,000 feet plus on the slopes

A relaxing early evening in hotel including snacks + hot tub.

Then an evening out with friends until far too l ate with good food, good drinks, and good company.

{sorry I didn’t get pictures.  i was too busy enjoying the evening. . . happens sometimes}



A perfect ski breakfast with lots of healthy fats, carbs and protein.

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A quick circuit workout followed by a few more hours on the slopes


Tons of walks in the sunshine with the pup


An evening with another good friend, Will.


More peanut butter


Lots of coconut water + lemon to rehydrate

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a homemade pizza night with the hubby


With the final cap of the weekend being some experimenting in the kitchen.

This really was my perfect weekend, and yes I may have played and worked hard {and payed for it}, but my goodness it was an amazing weekend.

Zach and I went to bed right around 10 PM last night so by the time my alarm went off this morning, all of the rust from the weekend felt like it had been washed off.  Yes, I allowed myself to sleep in after an indulgent weekend.  BUT I did get in a good 20 minute yoga session, and have plans for an AWESOME outdoor run tonight to enjoy the weather.

Plan for the Week

I ended last week feeling strong and confident, and want to roll that into this week as well.  Here’s my plan to do JUST that :).

  • Monday: AM yoga + PM run
  • Tuesday: AM Strength session
  • Wednesday:  Speed work run
  • Thursday: Walk with the Pup
  • Friday: Hill/Interval treadmill run
  • Saturday/Sunday: SKI one day/Run one day

As always, I leave room for flexibility because, you know, life happens :).


I have a couple goals this week.

  • HYDRATE!  Never be without water and constantly be sipping.   This is always difficult for me — for whatever reason.  I get full easily and when I drink a ton of water, I get a “water baby” and am miserable until it goes away {a water baby is that slushy belly you get after drinking lots of water}.  With that said, I KNOW I feel better overall when I drink water, so I’m going to stick to it.
  • LESS PROCESSED FOODS:  I have gotten back into a bar kick lately.  Now, I’m not damning bars, but let’s just say the processed nature of most grocery store bars scare me.  So, I know I need to chill out a bit.  My plan for the week is to eat more real, natural foods — less prepackaged foods with ingredients I am not familiar with.  I’m starting this plan off with homemade granola bars that I’ll be sharing with you all soon 🙂
  • Continue the walks with Gus as much as possible! Gus and I both enjoyed our evening walks, and I want to keep this trend up as long as the weather is cooperating.  It’s great for digestion after dinner and just fresh air 🙂

alright my friends, that’s all I’ve got for you today :).  Hope you had a GREAT weekend and have a great Monday to start the week!

Question of the Morning: TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOUR WEEKENDS!  Did you run/race?  See friends? Tell me 🙂 ❤

20 thoughts on “A Perfect Weekend and Plan For The Week

  1. Sometimes I plan my workouts for the week and sometimes I don’t. But I always do better when I plan them…thanks for the reminder….now I’m going to plan this week out 🙂
    I ran this weekend with a little running group while visiting family…it was great. Me and three guys!

  2. It looks like you had an ideal weekend too! 1) I LOVE/am obsessed with those Whole Foods tortilla chips… not always in a good way, but particularly combined with their Hatchamole! 2) The hubs and I also watched “Wolf of Walstreet” and Leo really is a beautiful man. 3) I am going to make a baby arugula and basil pesto gnocchi inspired by your recipe last week. Here’s to another Monday after a great weekend!

  3. Looks like a great weekend! Ahhh, I remember being a DINC and having time to watch movies (that aren’t Disney). Haha! My weekend was pretty good too. Lots of running, yogaing, breakfast sandwich eating, and video working. Not too shabby.

  4. I ran my half as you already know 🙂 It was great but I definitely need to reign in on the excessive carbs, I cut loose before the race and it’s time to get back to normal.

  5. “JK honey — but seriously. Leo, call me” pahaha love you twin. Once I move out and have wine glasses (my parents don’t drink so our wine glasses are stored away until we have company), I’m going to drink all drinks Jara style- out of a wine glass. It looks way too fun and delicious. I’m going to Sprouts after work today and I’m pretty excited. Thought of you after I made that decision 🙂

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