Back to the Blog!

Ciao, ragazzi!

Apologies for skipping a few days of writing – I kept turning off my laptop to go to sleep and then realizing that I hadn’t posted! Determined to write this evening.

When last I wrote, it was Saturday and I’d just had a great run. That evening I went to a friend’s birthday party and consumed my weight in margaritas and tacos – it was GREAT. πŸ™‚ On Sunday I knew I needed something low key, so I went to a power yoga class. We had such gorgeous weather that I intentionally went to the gym franchise about a mile away (vice the one a few blocks away), just so I could get in a nice walk to and from. It was a challenging class, but good.

(side note: I hate being the biggest one in my classes, especially yoga. I see my reflection in the mirror and lose any zen that I may have possessed.)

The rest of Sunday was spent cooking for the week. For my dinners I made two meals, one with shrimp and asparagus in a coconut/ginger/cilantro broth situation, and one was steak with vodka sauce and zoodles. Oh that’s right, I am on the zoodle bandwagon! I was so skeptical at first – I love zucchini, but the idea of zucchini noodles just didn’t appeal to me – but I finally caved and bought a $10 spiralizer and am now a convert! For my lunches I made a “mediterranean” chicken barley salad – so-called because it called for feta and eggplant. It’s good…very filling.

Monday was my rest day, so that was low key, then yesterday I took a fab HIIT class at the gym during lunch. The weights I usually use were already taken, so I went up by 2.5 lbs each – it felt really cool. πŸ™‚ Hard but cool! Then today I was supposed to run in the morning before work but defaulted to extra sleep, so I went after work and did a quick 4 miles on the treadmill, which felt fantastic!

Tomorrow night I have a gala event for Girls on the Run, so I must get my butt to the gym in the morning, no excuses! Technically I could go during work but I get so sweaty and gross – hardly in a gala state.

My love of podcasts continues…this week I’ve been catching up on episodes of a show that just interviews runners on their marathon experiences – I LOVE it! One of my favorite parts of runner blogs is the Race Review section, so this podcast totally speaks to me. This evening I listed to a recap from a guy who just ran the Paris marathon – so cool!

Ok, that’s all for tonight! I think tomorrow will be a late night so probably no entry till Friday – ooh, maybe with a pic of me from the gala, if I get a good one! Have a great evening. πŸ™‚

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