What a beautiful Labor Day weekend! We squeezed A LOT into this four day holiday weekend. On Friday, we headed down to Falmouth to visit with my Grandma one last time before she heads home—I can’t believe that it’s been two months already!
We stopped off along the way, so that I could run (and Clarke and the boys could hike) in Beebe Woods. It was a gorgeous day. We got there right before it started to get too warm. I got in a few hill repeats while running laps on the main loop.
As a reward, we treated ourselves to cupcakes from CupCapes. This time I tried the Chocolate Covered Blueberry cupcake (chocolate cupcake with fresh blueberries mixed in and topped with blueberry buttercream frosting). I also snuck a bite of Clarke’s Bahama Mama— divine!
On Saturday night, Clarke and I headed out to dinner and Waterfire with family that was visiting from Germany. We went to Local 121 for an AMAZING dinner and then walked downtown. I couldn’t resist a chocolate éclair from the Italian pastry cart there. Yum!
Sunday brought a surprise 70th birthday for my husband’s uncle. It was a mini Morrison family reunion. We all had a great time catching up and ended the night with a bonfire and s’mores.
We had to end the weekend with a bang, so we decided to head up to Pulaski Memorial State Park in Chepachet, RI (right on the RI/CT border). What a beautiful spot! Clarke and I swapped exercise time and child watching responsibilities.
The trails at Pulaski are marked very well, so it was easy to navigate my way. I opted for the 4.25 mile trail which was pretty challenging. It was true trail running: lots of nice climbs and single track trails. I loved every minute of it! I started the run in Rhode Island and finished in Connecticut!
My legs were worked in a good way afterwards, and I can’t wait to do it again. I would like to work up to doing the loop twice before my first trail 10K, which I think should be doable. I still can’t believe how beautiful it was to be running through the forest. It was nice and cool in the woods, and I only saw another person once on the trail.
I am sad to see the weekend end, but at least it will be a short week! My oldest has preschool orientation on Thursday, and then it’s back to school next week!