Raleigh, NC

A Saturday in Raleigh, NC (Things To Do) | May 2021

Alyssa Atkinson

The full run-down with ideas for weekend activities.

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This past weekend, I decided to film a vlog style video for a day in my life in Raleigh, North Carolina. So, I thought that it was only fair to write up an article to go along with the video, since I know some people prefer reading to watching content (and vice versa).

In today's information age, everyone is consuming all kinds of content. My personal favorite content to consume falls into two main categories - food and lifestyle.

However, I also really enjoy learning new information that I can apply to work and/or daily life. This is why I love local content focused on fun activities and things to do in the area in which I live.

That is exactly what I plan to do today. With this little rundown of a Saturday in my life, I hope to give you guys some ideas and inspiration for fun activities to try out in your free time.

If you also have weekends free from work, this could be especially beneficial for you. So, let's get into the full rundown.

The Early Morning

Yes, even on the weekends, I am an early riser. I truly cannot help myself. I just love getting up early with the sun. On this fine Saturday morning, I went running at around 7:30 AM, and the weather was gorgeous.

After that, I came back, showered and headed out to run some errands. I was searching for a few different things I needed, but came back mostly empty handed.

I did manage to pick up a bag of coffee. It was the donut shop blend from the New England Coffee Shop brand. I have never tried this brand before, but I am hoping it tastes delicious!

Breakfast Time

I got back home at around 9 AM, and decided to make iced coffee and breakfast. I mixed some almond milk with my freshly brewed coffee and added a bunch of ice. Then, I made a chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal that was absolutely delicious (see picture below).

After that, I did a few hours of computer work, and time truly flew by. By around 1 PM, I was hungry for lunch.

Lunch Time in Raleigh

For lunch, I whipped up a super quick sweet potato salad bowl. It was simple, quick, and delicious. I ate it extremely fast, because I had a hike planned with my little sister later in the day, and I wanted to get a bit more work done before I left.

Raleigh Hike Time

After lunch and a few hours of work, my sister and I drove to our hiking destination. We then hiked for about an hour, and drove home. By the time we got back, it was almost time for dinner.

Taco Night

My sister and I decided to make tacos for dinner. We cooked and ate them together, and then decided to watch a few movies. Part way through, we stopped to make some delicious dessert. We ate it while watching our second movie, which is honestly one of our favorite things to do.

That pretty much concludes my entire rundown of what I did on a Saturday in Raleigh. This wasn't a super eventful weekend, but I got work done and got outside quite a bit. I love spending time in nature, and I was happy that I was able to do so this past weekend.

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Final Thoughts

Even getting outside to enjoy a single source of entertainment or activity on the weekend can help you shake things up and bring more joy into your life. While the typical work week can be boring and difficult at times, the weekend is the perfect way to dedicate time to doing what you love, giving time to yourself and your relationships, and getting outside for some fresh air.

If you would also like to see a work day in my life in North Carolina, definitely leave a comment letting me know, and I will try to make it happen!

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Ohio U XC/Track alum. I love to run. I blog about food, health, fitness, lifestyle, etc. Personal Blog - nomeatfastfeet.com | Electrical and Computer Engineering Grad.

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