Weekend Snapshots 01 - Day in the Life, January 1, 2017 - Run Houston Sam Houston Race Park

Happy New Year!!!  We all made it through 2016, so let's hit the ground running (literally) for 2017.  This edition of Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by the first of a series of five races as part of the Run Houston Race Series.  This post also kicks off a small change to the way Ariana and I are running the Snapshots link-up.  Last year, we had a separate link up for each week - that got difficult to manage because she and I are both busy ladies, so for this year, we've created just one linky that will get bigger and bigger as the year progresses.  That way, if we're running late (or if you are), links can be added at any time - you won't have to wait for us to get our posts up!  This first Weekend Snapshots post is also special for me because it coincides with my monthly Day in the Life project that I do over on Instagram.  I haven't posted any DITL posts here in a few months, so this is a nice way to start the year!!!

Saturday:  We planned a nice, relaxing day to say farewell to 2016.  So relaxing that I didn't even take a single picture - crazy, I know!  We took Den's mom out to a delicious lunch at a Chinese buffet, and then headed over to Den's BFF's new house out in the country for some hot tub time and fireworks.  We left early so I could get home and get to sleep because I had to wake up early to get ready for my first 5K of the year (and the country is a little over an hour away from us).

Sunday:  I woke up feeling like crap (even though I didn't have a single drop of alcohol to bid adieu to 2016) - Jack has a bit of a cold and was up and down all night and I was paranoid I'd sleep through my alarm and miss my race, so I dragged myself out of bed at 6 for some coffee.  I wasn't hungry.  I just can't eat that early and with that little sleep, but I packed some apple slices to snack on before race start.  I made it to the race at around 7 (things didn't start till 8:30, but I wanted to get good parking) and then back home around 10 - Jack was still asleep!!!  I didn't run a PR, but my time was faster than most of my other runs in 2016 - I was not expecting such a fast (for me, anyway) time considering how crappy I felt when I got up that morning.  The rest of the day was mostly spent in front of the TV while Dennis went to play Dungeons and Dragons with friends.  That evening, we had our traditional New Year's Day dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and black-eyed peas.

7 am
at the Racepark

8 am
watching people arrive

9 am

10 am
home and finishing Suicide Squad {afilliate} with Dennis

11 am
breakfast time

12 pm

1 pm
working on my Bullet Journal

2 pm
Ghostbusters {affiliate} - again

3 pm
Pirate Ship building

4 pm
into the oven

5 pm
adulting - also, Jack is napping (shock!)

6 pm
time to cook the veggies

7 pm
dinner is served

I didn't get an 8 o'clock photo because we were all too tired for me to remember.  Jack went to bed just a little after 9 and as soon as he was asleep, I went to bed, too.  We were all so tired!  But I'd definitely say 2017 is off to a pretty good start.

How did you spend New Year's Day?  Do you eat anything traditional to ring in the new year?  Tell me all about it and link up your Weekend Snapshots posts whenever you can!  Have a Happy New Year!!!

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