Helloooo! How’s everyone doing today? Did you have a good week?
Mine was really crazy – work is incredibly busy right now and I’ve been trying to do too many things at once and wind up doing none of them very well. I can feel myself making stupid mistakes because I’m trying to juggle too many projects, and for the first time in possibly my whole life I’m not meeting all my deadlines. Hellpppppp!
Needless to say, this weekend couldn’t come soon enough.
At least my boys made me smile a lot this week when I finally got to head home and relax!
I especially love this picture from bed time the other night. 🙂
Anyway, let’s take a look at my workouts this week!
Saturday, July 15 – As I mentioned, on Saturday morning I took a very slow, easy-going yoga class with my friend Jojo at Lincoln Park in D.C.
Although it barely felt like a workout, it was nice to get outside and relax my mind a bit!
Sunday, July 16 – Rest day! We spent Sunday helping Diane and Alex prepare for the baby, who will be here before we know it! (Still no sign of him yet though..)
Monday, July 17 – On Monday, I took Jack for a steamy three-mile run. This week has been super hot, and both of us were feeling the heat. By the end of the run, Jack was lagging behind me a bit, which almost never happens. Poor guy! We definitely took it easy on our speed and will continue to do so until the weather cools down a bit.
This time we had Emily as our instructor, and she was great! Our workout included lots of unique and challenging exercises, and she was very efficient when telling us which stations to go to and what moves to do at each. There wasn’t a ton of time spent standing around listening to instructions, which I loved!
Here I am post-workout demonstrating one of the moves we did – kettlebell squats!
The hardest move she had us do though was pull-ups on the TRX straps. For this, she had us sit on the floor with our legs out in front of us and then we had to pull ourselves up using the TRX straps. It was so, so hard (much harder than a pull-up with bands) and my arms were sore for days afterword. Awesome workout!
Wednesday, July 19 – On Wednesday, I joined Anne again and our buddy Kathleen for a bootcamp class at our favorite spot, Urban Athletic Club. We had Graham for our teacher, and his workouts are always really hard (in the best way).
At one point he had me doing hanging knee raises, and he then he came over and put a 10-pound medicine ball in my lap. As if hanging knee raises weren’t hard enough!
Thursday, July 20 – Thursday was a rest day, and I enjoyed sleeping in and snuggling with Jack and Fabio for an extra hour and 45 minutes. 🙂
Friday, July 21 – It’s Thursday night as I’m typing this up, but tomorrow morning I’m planning to take Jack for a one-mile run and then complete an interval workout at the track. It should be a good one!
As for other highlights this week, I had a fun happy hour/dinner with my old coworkers – Jojo, Claire, Shriya, and Brittany – on Wednesday night at Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Georgetown waterfront.
I started off with a delicious cucumber cocktail and then ordered the crunchy tuna roll for my meal. We also got tableside guacamole and chips!
Yum! It was a really fun night with my girl friends, but it was also super hot! We sat outside thinking there might be a breeze since we were by the water, but no dice. Ordering cold sushi and sipping an icy cocktail helped though!
We also enjoyed a bunch of Blue Apron meals this week.
On Tuesday evening, our neighbor knocked on our door and offered us a free Blue Apron box. Apparently Blue Apron made a mistake and sent him two boxes of the same thing (he only ordered one), so he offered the extra to us. YES!!
We hadn’t had Blue Apron in ages, and it was really nice to have a bunch of meals ready to make without me having to think too much. So far we’ve enjoyed pasta with basil, zucchini, tomatoes, and Parmesan, and steak with potatoes, homemade pickles, and more zucchini. And we have a corn and chicken dish still to make! Woohoo! Best neighbor ever. Haha!
Alright friends, that’s all I have for you today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Question of the day: How hot is it where you are?