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Thank God For Friday

I am so relieved to see Friday come to a close. It has been a really long week. I don’t have much going on this weekend and could not be more content. I’m kicking off the weekend on the couch with the Olympics and a bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and peanut butter. It’s pretty incredible. Ice cream makes me so happy…it’s the little things, right?

I do have some plans for the weekend. They include teaching some yoga (yay), taking a balancing poses workshop from a teacher visiting from Chicago and baking these cookies. I’m determined to master them. Yoga and cookies, I can live with that.

I made overnight oats for breakfast. I included peaches, bananas and blueberries for my fruits.

I was driving home for lunch today when I remembered the fridge was pretty bare. I had a major veggie craving so I did a u-turn and hit up the Earth Fare salad bar instead. One pound of veggies and a kombucha later and I was feeling much better.

I had a crazy, crazy afternoon at work and finally headed over to the new location around 5:30 to take the evening CrossFit class and help out around the gym.

The workout was just what I needed for a Friday evening. We started out by working our squat cleans so I got some strength in. The WOD was all running and bodyweight stuff and could easily be done at home.

Buy in: 1 mile run


5 Rounds For Time

10 push ups (hand release)
20 ab mat situps
30 air squats

I ran my mile in 6:50 (woooo!) and got straight into the bodyweight exercises.  I finished in 14:40. I was 7 seconds off of the top female finisher and I have no idea how I could have gone any faster to make it up.

I can’t even remember the last time I ate pasta and I had a major craving tonight. I sautéed some sun dried tomato and basil chicken sausage with eggplant, mushrooms and red pepper flakes and then mixed it in with marinara sauce. I served it over pasta and some spinach. I heated a slice of gorgonzola foccacia on the side.

This cuteness is demanding my attention. I think we’re going to head to bed!

Is it a low-key or busy weekend for you? 

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  • Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin August 3, 2012, 10:59 pm

    Gorgonzola focaccia?! Yum, that sounds like the best bread ever. My weekend is going to be low-key too, and I don’t mind it at all. I need to catch up on sleep and do some cooking/baking for the week 🙂

  • Gaylemarie @ GMRuns August 4, 2012, 6:14 am

    I am very jealous of your weekend downtime! After a 16 mile run this morning I need to pack up and I am heading out of town for a concert. It will be fun, I know that, but I am definitely craving more of a low key and relaxing weekend. Enjoy your down time!

  • Kim | At Home With Kim August 4, 2012, 6:55 am

    Glad to have found your blog and look forward to being a regular reader…. Love the link to those cookies. They will make a fun project to enjoy these last few weeks of summer. And your dog is precious! Too sweet!!! Happy Weekend….

  • Danielle @ clean food creative fitness August 4, 2012, 8:07 am

    Looks like an awesome WOD! I’m so jealous of your mile time! That is crazy fast! Amazing job!

  • erin mcdermott white August 4, 2012, 8:18 am

    We’re down at St. Simons this weekend and I’m making overnight oats for my family for breakfast!

  • robfiasco August 4, 2012, 9:25 am

    my weekend will be spent working 40+ hours between 2 jobs. yay me!

  • Julie August 4, 2012, 10:24 am

    I completely understand the long feeling week this week. Maybe there was something in the air? Lots of hot yoga and new recipes have helped me get through it. I was inspired by your mention of stuffed red peppers and made those last night (yum!!) and will be making Joy the Baker’s Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake later on today. It’s so the little things sometimes.

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets August 4, 2012, 12:16 pm

    Low key for sure. I got all my running and workouts over, showered and now laying on the couch with the Olympics on the tv. I don’t see myself moving all day.

  • Lisa August 4, 2012, 3:32 pm

    That looks like a fun workout!
    Yum, that salad looks amazing, wish we had that place over here!
    I’m working all weekend, I totally wish it would be low key though!

  • Erin August 5, 2012, 10:37 am

    I clicked the link for the cookies and immediately decided to make them for my friend’s cookout party. I had some leftover chocolate frosting from making cupcakes (these: http://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/2012/03/chocolate-cupcakes/) so I just frosted them with that.

    Everyone loved them, so thanks for the link 😀

  • jeannie August 5, 2012, 10:33 pm

    low key! i went away the past two weekends so i was looking forward to a break! can you post your recipe for overnight oats?

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