And a new week begins again! This past weekend was the epitome of balance. Plenty of time at home in my sweats, some fitness, wine, good food, outdoor play and catching up on my saved TiVo shows.
San Francisco Uncorked Wine Festival
The highlight of the weekend was most definitely this day. On Saturday early afternoon, Dave and I ventured out on a very rainy day to head into the City for San Francisco Uncorked Wine Festival. Uncorked is an annual festival that takes place on the Bay in Ghirardelli Square. And although most outdoor events would be ruined by the weather, this one went off without a hitch. This was the 11th time the festival has been held and our first time going. We had planned to meet up with Jill and her man, Paul, and we all arrived right about the same time on foot. The four of us had so much fun together!
There were tons of Northern California wineries present pouring their latest and greatest varieties, food trucks with nibblies for purchase, live music and some beer (which made Dave very happy). All you had to do was pick up your wrist-band and plastic wine cup and then go from vendor to vendor for your unlimited pours. Not too shabby! We started at one end, went upstairs to see the beautiful Square on top of the Ghirardelli store (and yes, it totally smells amazing — like fresh milk chocolate — all the time) and almost made our way around the whole event area.
You could also purchase wines and check out some local crafts (Jill and I used the most luscious lotion from a vendor, by the way). We liked a lot of the new wines we were able to try and all picked a loose favorite, which was this Syrah by Frey Vineyards, which is organic and has no sulfites…
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see I posted a video from the festival, which was my first time using Boomerang app. Seriously, if you don’t have it, get it now. Videos played back and forth? Love it!
By the way, if you’re interested in attending Uncorked in the future, tickets go for $60 per person and you get unlimited pours. Thanks to the Uncorked folks for inviting me and providing complimentary tickets for our group! We sure enjoyed ourselves.
After a few hours of soaking up festival fun (and a lot of wine!), Dave and I knew we needed to start heading back over the bridge so we could be home on our couch and ready to watch the Warriors playoff game. We took an Uber to the BART and walked home from there, successfully covering well over our allotted 10,000 steps that day.
At home, we made a nibble picnic spread of cheese, crackers, shrimp cocktail, hummus and nuts as a platter dinner and relaxed the night away.
Want to know something funny? On Sunday morning, Dave woke up early, taped his feet, packed his bag of snacks and gear and drove off to the soccer field for his weekly game. He warmed up and stretched all by himself, thinking it was totally weird that none of his teammates arrived. Well don’t you know they had the week off, and he somehow missed the memo. Ha! He came shortly after. Rudy and I laughed at him, then we worked together on tons of chores and Sunday to-dos. You know, the usual. Sheets, laundry, food prep, groceries, blog, you name it. We also went out to lunch at Yalla Mediterranean in Walnut Creek for this spread…
And that was the weekend. I’m heading off to L.A. again first thing Monday morning for a work trip, which I am incredibly excited about. Check out my Instagram if you want to see what I’m doing! This week will be full of work, workouts and preparing for a visit from one of my amazing Florida girlfriends on Thursday night! YES!
My weekly workout recap
As always, let’s take a look at all of the workouts I fit in last week…
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography)
- Monday: Took a 45-minute FlyBarre class
- Tuesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMPclass
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class
- Thursday: Did 1 hour of weights
- Friday: Took a 1-hour flow class at CorePower Yoga
- Saturday: Did 30 minutes of weights
- Sunday: Rest day
How did this past week of workouts go?
This past week I fit in one big cardio session (BODYATTACK), three good resistance sessions (BODYPUMP and two on my own), a light barre class and a great flow yoga class. Overall, I’d say that line-up made for a totally balanced and full week, with a rest day, a few tough workouts and a few on the lighter side. My main goal lately has been to ensure that I fit in three weights workouts after only doing two-a-week for quite some time, and it won’t be easy, but I’m striving to stick to it.
And that’s all I’ve got for you today, folks. Here’s to a fabulous week!Check out this San Francisco fun and a #workout recap. Click To Tweet
P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
What was the best workout you did last week?