Happy Monday! Didn’t you just know that I would start the post in that way? I hope you’re coming off of a good weekend, because I certainly am. It was nice to be in town all weekend, after a couple of trips away in a row. Today, I’m giving you a brief snapshot of my activities, then talking about my most recent workouts.
Friday night sushi picnic at the pool
Knowing we needed a night in, on Friday evening, Dave and I decided to stay in our comfortables and hang out around our place rather than dining out. I picked up sushi from Whole Foods, and we took that, along with some wine, beer and music, to our pool for a little picnic. Rudy loved it.
A smoky hike in Lafayette on Saturday
On Saturday morning, I joined a couple of ladies to do some leisure hiking. While we attempted to hike Grizzly Peak in Berkeley, we couldn’t find the right trail entrance, and it was really smoky over there from a forest fire. Therefore, we ended up heading to Lafayette Reservoir (a place I’ve visited with Dave before), and we hiked the loop for just under and hour. It was toasty and a bit hazy, but was just what we were looking for.
From there we went to lunch in downtown Lafayette at Cooperage, a place that came highly recommended. While our waiter was good and it was nice to sit outside, my salad was just okay, and there was a bone in the chicken that I discovered mid-bite. Totally disgusting experience, if I do say. I sent the salad back and the manager asked to “see the bone in my napkin,” which I thought was pretty gross as well. Nonetheless, we weren’t going to wait around for them to prepare and bring out another salad, so I ended up making a second lunch when I got home rather than getting another dish at the restaurant. But the company sure was good! It was nice to have some girl-time and be active and in the sun.
In the afternoon, I went out for a little shopping (still looking for a new swimsuit and hat in preparation for Hawaii) before coming home to shower and help Dave give Rudy a bath. Good times!
Saturday night out in Walnut Creek
Saturday night usually means a restaurant visit for us, which is why on Saturday night Dave and I went to Havana in downtown Walnut Creek and sat at the bar. There was great Latin music, excellent mojitos (I ordered mine made with Splenda) and good food. We shared a few plates and really enjoyed ourselves. They gave us some coupons to come back again one day and get $10 off of our meal, so I think we just may have to do that.
Ladies and gentlemen, our weekly date-night is basically the only time I do my hair. Dishes shown above include tuna tartare with spicy plantain chips, a mango chicken salad and steak with black beans and rice.
When we got home, we played endless amounts of fetch with Rudy, had some dessert and hit the hay nice and early — way before “Saturday Night Live” had even started.
Sunday workout, chores and Rudy time
On Sunday morning, I decided at the last minute to head to the gym to take a BODYPUMP class, and I’m so glad I did. It was nice to be a participant and not the instructor for once — because it reminds of me what I love so much about taking group fitness. I was set up right next to a few members who normally take my classes, which is always fun.
The rest of Sunday was spent doing household chores (not fun, but needed), a trail walk with Rudy (far too hot out), a doggie date for Rudy (so cute when he got to play with other four-legged friends), blogging (as you see here), having a FaceTime date with some of our favorite Florida people (love those and hi Amanda!!) and a delicious grilled dinner at home. Overall, it was a great weekend — full of food, fitness and of course, fun.
Enter the fitness equipment giveaway today
In case you missed it, I’m currently hosting a giveaway of a prize package from Merrithew featuring all sorts of good fitness stuff like a foam roller and a massage stick. This giveaway closes tonight, so enter today for your chance to win big.
My weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every single Monday, I like to go over my most recent week of workouts. So here we go …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Took a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, took a one-hour gentle yoga class
- Saturday: Leisure one-hour walking hike
- Sunday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week, I completed some great workouts. The highlights? Hitting another personal best while sprinting in an Orangetheory class, as well as taking BODYPUMP as a participant. I’m happy to say that I picked up weights four times this week for some resistance training in both Orangetheory and BODYPUMP, and I also did cardio three times. I had an active recovery day with a leisure hike as well as a full yoga session, so this past week was complete with plenty of tough workouts and light ones.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
I’m very happy with this past week of workouts, especially because I spent more time working with weights, as I have been slacking on lately, so no complaints here.
That’s it for today! On tap for my Monday? I’m teaching at Orangetheory in the morning and then teaching BODYATTACK later tonight. Here’s to a great week!
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What’s something cool you’ve accomplished recently?