I don’t know if it is this glorious everywhere… but here in Birmingham, Alabama the weather this weekend has been absolutely AMAZING!  For the past 2 mornings I have gotten up early to meet my friend Vero for quality runs.  Yesterday we did a 5 mile route through Southside & Avondale, and today we did a hilly route through Crestwood & Forest Park.   Vero loves to run in alleys, which is a very different perspective from running on the roads.  You almost feel like you are in the middle of the countryside on some of the back trails.  We also get up close & personal with a lot of rowdy dogs in people’s backyards.  🙂

This weekend has been a test on my diet.  Friday night I probably had one to many beers and Saturday night we had a party at our house with LOTS of yummy food.  With that being said, I think I made it through with flying colors.  I successfully avoided the Party Dip (aka crack) and snacked on whole grain options & fairly low-fat cheese.  The most important thing is that I had a good time and didn’t feel deprived at any moment.  I’ve found my happy place.  😀

Happy Labor Day!