If I can keep my eyes open until I finish writing this post, that will be a miracle. My valentine and I spent the weekend doing what we love most: being active and eating good-for-you, satisfyingly scrumptious food.
With two consecutive rest days during the week, my body was prepped for a fun, fitness-packed weekend: 8 miles of outdoor running plus a two hour gym date now has me horizontal on the couch. Seriously, where’s the Advil?
Along with the exercise, P and I also enjoyed many tasty eats, including >>
take-out wood fired pizza on Friday night; Talenti (hazelnut!) gelato; creamy banana raspberry oatmeal with hemp hearts; Saturday runs to the farmers’ market and Costco (organic blueberries are restocked!); wild salmon and roasted veggies; Moscow Mules; Paleo almond meal waffles; kale smoothies; and grilled turkey (yes, turkey!) pesto sandwiches. #eatALLthefood
Workouts | Week of February 10
burpee’d out! last 2 rounds of burpees sans push-up
sore body; needed a rest/easy day
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Rest Day
I often beat myself for taking rest days, even when I know better. Here’s a great reminder for those that do the same >> Improve Your Workout Regimen with a Rest Day
Saturday – 2 mile run + the ultimate Dirty 30 workout at the WREC
30 reps each >>
- bicep curls @ 15lb. dumbbells
- bench press @ 20lb. dumbbells
- kettlebell swings @ 35lb.
- lunges @ 20lb.
- back squats @ 35lb.
- squat cleans (15 @ 45lb. // 15 @ 55lb.)
- toes to bar
- box jumps
- atomic push-ups
- russian twists @ 15lb.
- Turkish get-ups @ 18lb.
P and I “snuck in” to our old stomping ground – where we met – for the ultimate partner workout. It didn’t seem all too tough at the moment, as it wasn’t a fast paced gym date; but, today, my upper body feels like it was run over by a semi truck.
post-workout homemade meal for two >> wild salmon with creamy avocado sauce // roasted balsamic Brussels and butternut with chèvre & pepitas
Sunday – 6 mile run
I can not remember the last time I ran six miles! So excited about this. P rode next to me on the bike (as well as for the 2 windy miles on Saturday). It was a beautiful, cloudless, sunny Sunday. So much for that forecasted rain.
My body could really use the Love Your Body with Yoga flow now!
Paleo-friendly almond meal waffles
SIX miles & sunshine!
P in his new Heart Day Ray Bans <3
post-run kale smoothies
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