Saturday was the best rest day ever. I bounded out of bed at 7 a.m. after an awesome night of sleep and knocked out a blog post while I drank a green smoothie.
I finalized my playlists and readings and then headed off to Om Yoga to teach my Saturday morning hot vinyasa class. I LOOOVVEEE my Om yogis. They are so special to me. Reverent, eager, loving, kind, ready…they have it all! Class ended with one of my regulars giving me a huge teary thank you hug that made my heart so happy and reinforced for the millionth time why I love what I do.
After leaving Om I made a little stop at Nordstrom Rack to pick up a few items for spring. I would say that I do 75% of my casual (read non-workout) clothes shopping at Nordstrom Rack. It was a successful trip and I scored three new tops, a pair of white skinny Joe’s Jeans, neutral colored flip flops with a little gold rim at the toe, a new makeup bag and socks. You can never have enough socks. It’s mind bending to think about where mine go. They disappear at an alarming rate.
Shopping makes a girl hungry so I hit up Which Wich for lunch. I have a soft spot for corned beef so in honor of rest and treat day…corned beef it was. I loaded this sandwich up with all kinds of great toppings. Which Wich is the best! It’s crazy how much they can neatly fit in a sandwich.
I got coerced into cupcakes after lunch but how can you say no to cupcakes? I went halvsies on an almond vanilla and carrot cake cupcake. The almond vanilla was good but very wedding cake-ish. I’m a carrot cake girl for life. (Remember these Carrot Cake Cookies!? Swoon…)
Rest day concluded with subbing the Saturday evening hot class at Y2 Yoga and then a bowling outing with friends from the gym. I am a TERRIBLE bowler but it’s always fun to throw the bowling ball around (and I can really only explain my technique as throwing.) Beer, wings and nachos helped.
So that’s a quick recap of my Saturday rest day. It was pretty great.
Here’s a quick recap of this week’s workouts…
Chipper Workout – I did the workout that I programmed for my circuit training class at Metro. It was only fair after watching them suffer through it.
100 Double Unders
90 Air Squats
90 Sit Ups
70 Wall Balls
60 Kettlebell Swings
500 Meter Row
40 Push Press
30 Burpee Box Jumps
20 Pull Ups (Kipping!)
10 Turkish Get Ups
Took a little under 30 minutes. I was a sweaty, jello mess after.
Ashtanga + CrossFit
6 minute AMRAP
7 Dumb Bell push press
11 sit ups
rest 2 min
8 min AMRAP
partner 250 meter row/200 meter running sprints
3 mile run
Non-heated yoga, CrossFit
400 meter run
10 hang snatch (I used 55#)
10 front rack lunge (55#)
Finished in 16 minutes. Booty was sore from the lunges!
It was a light week but my body is feeling great! No injuries, no pain and lots of energy and motivation.
Where do you shop for most of your casual clothes?
What’s your favorite rest day activity?