Hello and happy Monday! Happy MLK day and if you are not working today I hope you are a) relaxing b) rocking out or c) a little of both.
This morning’s classes at Sweat were a little lighter than normal due to people having the day off, but a decent number still showed up to work out at 6 am which is pretty impressive! I was able to lead the warm up today and then took the class at 8:30 and left tomato-faced and dripping. I hate having to put my winter coat on after finishing a workout. Does anyone have any tips on that or am I doomed to slide into my coat after class?
This weekend was very uneventful (minus the Packers losing) which I love. It warmed up into the high 30s, so Neil and I took the time to go on one of our long walks around the city. One of our first sights to see was this dog who apparently is trained to sit patiently outside while his owner got his donut on. He wasn’t tied up to anything and didn’t break his gaze when we tried to talk to him. I think he’d do well in Britain.
We walked north and eventually stopped for lunch at the Bountiful Eatery. Although it’s no longer a requirement of mine, they are a gluten-free restaurant and everything looked amazing! I settled on the warm pesto bowl: spinach, tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, chickpeas, and fresh pesto. I added chicken to mine as well and I think that really made the dish. I was put off by the color of the pesto and the fact that it didn’t really taste like pesto. It was a decent meal, but Neil’s bison burger and whipped sweet potatoes looked more tempting.
Neil and I split up for about an hour and I wandered into all sorts of random stores:
And another one when Neil and I snuck away from a wedding:
But ok, here is Saturday’s bookstore:
After we met up again, we walked to Jeni’s Ice Cream so we could sample some other flavors. This ice cream is amazing and it had better be for $13 a pint. I needed lots of samples.
We settled on pistachio & honey, dark chocolate, and toasted brioche with butter & apricot jam. Neil has a very limited sweet tooth, so I knew I had to pick flavors that I would eat because I would be left eating 90% of this cup. I have no problem with that. There were so many good flavors, but I will have to have them at another time.
Sunday I did a 5 mile treadmill workout that I will share with you guys tomorrow. I had never noticed the view from the building gym until yesterday. Not too shabby.
I was torn between watching the Kardashians or the Travel channel, so I picked a treadmill in the middle. Divide and conquer. I preemptively taped my knee yesterday because it has been feeling off and I don’t want any injuries before the races I am planning this year.
We settled in to watch the Packers game and I am not even going to discuss it. Next.
The rest of Sunday was errands around the house and working on some blog related things. So far the week is headed in the right direction and fingers crossed that the weather stays manageable!
- What’s your favorite kind of pizza?
- What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
- What did you do this weekend?