The weekend is off to a great start. Good food, killer workouts, friends, yoga and the farmers market. It’s so nice to be in town and back to the normal weekend routine.
I really enjoyed my Friday. I spent the morning shadowing/observing personal training sessions before coming home for lunch.
Lunch featured the leftover Grit Yeast Gravy. I can’t get enough of this stuff. It’s addictive. I layered brown rice, sautéed spinach and broccoli, a scrambled egg and leftover tofu in a bowl and topped it with a generous helping of the gravy.
I headed back to the gym after lunch to train one of my favorite clients. She had to take a few months off from training but we’re back in the swing of things now and I’m thrilled to be helping her get ready for her wedding! I spent the rest of the afternoon attempting to get caught up on email. It was overwhelming. I asked the Twitterverse for advice on effective ways to manage your inbox and got some great suggestions. I’ll write a post if I figure out a system that works for me. Pray that I do! My issue is my iPhone. I quickly scan emails on it and then promptly forget I ever received them.
After three solid hours of sitting in front of the computer, it was time to work out. I missed a tough endurance WOD on Wednesday so I decided there was no better way to kick off my weekend than tackling the “Small” hero WOD.
Three Rounds for Time:
1,000 meter row
50 box jumps
400 meter run
It took me 47:35. I am not a great rower and it’s really tough for me so I was expecting the row to be the worst part. I was surprised to find that the row was manageable. It was the burpees that killed me. I love burpees but there is nothing fun about doing 50 consecutively. And the strategy for this WOD is just to keep moving at a steady pace because it’s going to completely burn you regardless so stopping in the middle of the burpees doesn’t help. This is a great benchmark WOD to measure improvements in endurance. My coach was able to shave 20 minutes off of his last Small time. Incredible!
I was SO ready for a fun dinner out with friends after that workout. I met some of my favorite girlfriends at ZINK for drinks and dinner. It was great to catch up because all four of us had been traveling the last couple of weeks so we had tons to share. We started out with the spicy feta spread with housemade pita.
I chose a salad with grilled salmon for dinner. I repeat this every so often but I do not share on the blog every single bite that goes in my mouth. For example, before CrossFit I ate a bunch of nuts, after CrossFit I ate cheese and crackers and at dinner last night I also shared a side of mac and cheese and bites of dessert with my friends. This is not a food diary but rather a look at how I eat. Just a reminder!
Speaking of not photographing everything I eat, I ate a cupcake for breakfast this morning. 😀
I subbed a hot yoga class and took a hot yoga class this morning – heaven…opportunities to teach and practice have been few and far between these days! I was literally wringing sweat out of my tank at the end of class and in need of caffeine. There is something about iced coffee that doesn’t appeal to me but I couldn’t even think about drinking something hot so I went with the iced version. It reminded me how much I dislike iced coffee but I still polished it off.
It’s been weeks since I’ve been to the market because of travel and the fridge was seriously lacking on the fruit and veggie front. I restocked with heirloom tomatoes, a mix of cherry and grape tomatoes, green peppers (3 for a dollar!), chard, blueberries, eggs, peaches, cucumber, squash and sweet potato.
Lunch was leftover veggie pizza that I made for dinner Thursday but never blogged about. Ranch for dipping…guilty pleasure! I made a little salad on the side with tomatoes, avocado, basil and salt.
Plans for the rest of the day include cleaning, baking blueberry crumb bars and a manicure. Not bad, huh?
Hope y’all are having a great weekend too!