Happy Monday chickies! While I’m kind of bummed that I have a full work-week, I’ll admit that I am super stoked that I’m not traveling this week. First time in 2 weeks I won’t be traveling. Thank goodness!
I had a relatively low-key, but fun weekend!
Friday night started with a painful, but wonderful CrossFit massage. I used to think that getting your butt massaged at the end of a session was the best part, that was until I had a CF massage. I had to ask Lauren if she was jamming her fists or elbows into my butt to work knots out. They were her elbows. And I wanted to cry.
After surviving an hour of pure torture, a friend came over and had a movie night with me. I was pretty pumped when he instantly chose Silver Linings Playbook. Bonus points for not cracking one joke about the 30+ chick flicks I own.
Saturday started at the bright hour of 6:45 am, but forced myself back to sleep until 8:25. I enjoyed the next hour and a half relaxing and cooking breakfast, before heading to CrossFit Ad Finem for an hour of mobility at 10. This is my favorite way to start Saturdays because I get to spend a straight hour talking to my friend Kara, who also goes to 6:30 am with me. Love girl talk with her!
It was about 45 degrees out and so warm, aside from a little bit of wind, but I really wanted to take advantage of the nice weather on a weekend and run outside. My Garmin was at my parents, so I headed there to grab it and take a run around their neighborhood. One of the top reasons I’m excited to move back there in April is because it is THE best place to run.
3.3 miles. It was a super slow pace, but I ran lots of hills, against my preference. Running hills now will make race day hills easier. Be smart people! My only advice for running hills are:
- Just do it
- Don’t look up. Look 1-2 strides ahead of you. It’ll go my faster 🙂
- Don’t rush, slow down
The rest of my Saturday was spent running errands, throwing some chicken in the crockpot, and doing some blog/life work for several hours on the couch. I caught up on some of the Parks & Rec episodes I’ve missed. Coincidentily I found this on Pinterest and lololololol’d.
I stopped at Marshall’s to grab another jar of coconut oil, and made the mistake of walking through the women’s section. Before I even made it to the food aisle, I was in the dressing room. I LOVED both of these, but the pink top (Calvin Klein) was too big, and they had no XS, and the leather jacket (Guess) is soooo adorable and soft, but they didn’t have my size. I’m a sucker for leather jackets, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for my size.
From 6:45 until 10:30, Jenny and I spent the evening having a girl’s night at Shorty’s, a Mexican restaurant right near us. It was such a fun night, and she even convinced me to order tequila on the rocks, one of the drinks I’m allowed to have on our Paleo Challenge. It was incredibly strong, but it did make me laugh a lot! It also gave me the idea to set Jenny up with a guy at her gym that I knew. It actually worked. Tequila and jungle juice (for her) are good for idea making!
Sunday started bright and early at 7:45 am, where I headed down to the gym to get a short workout in. I ran 1 mile, then did a little kettlebell work. Moves included kb swings and overhead kettlebell lunges. My left arm is a lot weaker than my right, so I had to sub a 20 lb dumbbell on the left side. I typically use the 36# at CrossFit, but this had to suffice.
Later on, I headed over to David’s Bridal with my Mom to try on bridesmaid dresses for my brothers wedding. I had time to kill before I could get a dressing room, so naturally I planned my imaginary wedding. The dress is so not me, but I LOVE the suit!
Perfect weekend indeed!
What was the best part of your weekend?