It has been such a good day! I love nothing more than to have full days with flexible to-do lists but no real agenda. I took today one step at a time and accomplished most of my list but also managed a nap… So I would call it a success!
Catching up after yesterday’s post, I continued to tinker with the blog and social media for hours… mostly while also catching up on Scandal (what a crazy season!! Can’t believe I let myself fall so far behind!). I’m slowly learning how this all works and I am loving the process. I also poked around in our garden for a bit. I am amazed at how quickly everything is growing! I literally cannot eat the kale, spinach, and butter lettuce quickly enough. The radishes and carrots are also out of control but I leave that to Adam to thin out. Our corn is FINALLY growing (third time planting was apparently the charm!) and I sent photo evidence of its progress to Adam in Florida. He told me to talk to it… Apparently his farmer background is full of juicy tricks! I pretty frankly told him that the corn would have to wait until he got home for their chat. Can’t imagine what the neighbors would think about that!
Dinner was pasta and ground turkey, pretty heavy but I have been so hungry lately! After dinner the boys and I went for a walk.
It was beautiful out! All three of us enjoyed the blue sky and warm weather. It was easily the highlight of my day. Even when they are being crazy and pulling me in every direction to sniff all the things, I love seeing the boys so happy. They love our walks so I love our walks. Ok, enough gushing!
I finished my night with halo ice cream! Chocolate almond crunch is SO GOOD. No regrets.
This morning started off with another 7:30am OrangeTheory class. Our gym has a new coach and this morning was my first time meeting her. She was awesome and I am so excited to know that the team is growing and bringing in talented and motivating coaches. We had an ESP workout (endurance, strength, and power) and it really pushed me! As I mentioned in my last post, I struggle to get my heart rate up on the bike but I had no problem getting 19 splat points today! I was a sweaty mess by the end of class and it was such a good feeling!
I took my breakfast outside to the backyard with the pups. We all love the morning sunshine and it made the mid-60s temperature manageable even for this Florida girl. Breakfast was a green smoothie with kale, an orange, a banana, and strawberries. I also had sprouted berry bread from Trader Joe’s with crunchy peanut butter. Delicious and just what I needed.
After breakfast I showered and got ready for church. One benefit of not having Adam in town, I am on time to everything! Ha! I actually made it to church a little early (don’t tell him I said that) and had time to fix my makeup and grab some of the free coffee before service. I had to push myself to go to church today, I am an introvert and being in situations where I don’t have “backup” or know many people fills me with anxiety. But I know it is important to push myself outside of my comfort zone, perhaps just as important as it was for me to go to church. So I went and I am so glad I did! It was an important message and I hope to keep it with me throughout this week.
After church I ran some errands before heading home. I was hungry again so I prepped lunch: kale (from our garden!) chips and egg salad. The egg salad was very simple, two full eggs, two egg whites, about a quarter cup of greek yogurt, two tablespoons of horseradish mustard, some white onion chopped small, salt and pepper. It was easy and delicious! I wrapped some in butter lettuce and put the rest on one slice of whole grain toast.
After lunch the boys and I hung out while I watched some tv and took a nap. That’s the advantage of having a lazy weekend, right?? I love a short cat nap next to an open window!
Then the boys and I went to the dog park. Our city has a huge dog park! It is really the best I have ever seen. I always enjoy bringing the boys there so Rooster can run crazy, Brenner can play fetch, and I can walk a couple loops around the park to get some quick low impact steps in. Win all around! Brenner was exhausted in about 20 minutes of playing fetch. Rooster took a few minutes longer but soon they were both hanging out in the shade of every tree they could find! Brenner is already acting a little stiff. Poor old man! But they will both sleep well tonight.
Once I got home I decided to do a quick run through of my closet to purge some unnecessary items as I transition into summer. My mom called during this process and reminded me of the success she has had sending clothes to ThredUP so I decided to give it a shot! I organized my piles into “donate” and “ThredUP” depending on the level of wear. Fingers crossed they agree on the quality of my clothes! It feels so good to get rid of the clutter. My closet might not look that different to anyone else but to me it is practically empty! Such a good feeling.
I did a quick trip to Hy-Vee for a few last minute groceries and then prepped dinner. Ravioli and Morningstar buffalo nuggets. I’m prepping for a long bike ride tomorrow after OrangeTheory. I am coming to terms with the fact that I need to stop running for a few months… and hopefully this injury isn’t a chronic problem but is just taking A LONG time to heal. I will focus my energies on OrangeTheory and cycling in the meantime. At least I am not feeling any pain with those activities! I know others are not as lucky when they have a running injury (or any injury).
Finishing my night with this post and watching Blacklist. I am pretty behind on Blacklist (as in seasons behind…) but it is entertaining and Adam decided he didn’t like it so I watch it when he isn’t around. I hope you all had a beautiful Sunday!
Some thoughts for tonight:
- What is your go-to breakfast on the weekend?
- Recommendations on a good TV show to start once I wrap up Blacklist?
- Anyone else suffering some bad shin splints or a similar injury?
– The Curly Girl