Greetings, friends! Welcome to another week! I hope your weekend had a good mixture of fun and relaxation. Mine sure did. Weekend recap and fitness recap coming your way …
Dave and I were very excited to get a last-minute invitation to the ESPN party at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on Friday night, held as part of the festivities for the Super Bowl. Dave was already in the City that day, so I took the BART and met him in the midst of the “Super Bowl City” craziness in the Financial District of San Francisco.
We elected to get away from the crowd and took an Uber over to North Beach for dinner and drinks. The first few places we tried were full, so we stumbled on Ferry Plaza Seafood and had a seat at the bar (for my locals, yes, it’s called Ferry Plaza, but it’s in North Beach). We’d never been there before and were totally impressed. We shared some delicious and surprisingly well-priced appetizers and drinks before taking another Uber over to Fort Mason for the big event.
Prawn cocktail, shrimp/avocado toast and some fresh warm bread? Yes!
We got to ESPN The Party right at 10 p.m., when the doors opened. Dropped our coats at the check, went inside and were immediately taken aback by the huge venue. There were definitely hundreds of guests in attendance. We walked around, enjoyed some totally delicious drinks and nibbles and socialized. Dave had some people to visit with for work, and we also met up with Nichole and her man, which was fun. Although rumor had it that there were plenty of celebrities in attendance, I didn’t really see any. Dave recognized a bunch of athletes though. Nick Jonas was the main act of the night as well. Needless to say, it was a pretty crazy outing for a Friday night, and we stayed out much later than usual, but it was worth the effort to dress up, show up and partake. Good times!
Loud music. Cold air. Lots of people. The perfect scene for a fancy party and for one of my first ever ladies’ room selfies to date. True story.
Not much to report about Saturday, as I used it as a catch-up day on all things blogging, email inbox, housework and world’s busiest grocery shopping trip and a trip to the groomer for little Rudy. Dave worked at the Warriors game that night, and Rudy and I watched far too many episodes of “DCC.” I can’t get enough. If I had my life to do over again, I would try to make the team. But I guess I’m too old now. Right?
Sunday morning included food prep, and these are the fruits of my labor.
On Sunday, in the early afternoon, Dave, Rudy and I went over to our friends’ house to watch the Super Bowl and hang out. We all chipped in on food, and as always, I was assigned the healthy dish. I brought a big Southwest salad for the group, which was tasty and a good complement to the rest of the typical game food. And that was the weekend! A good one! Now on to the fitness …
My weekly fitness and workout recap
Every Monday, I share my recent workouts, so here they are …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Did a 30-minute CXWORX core workout at home, took a one-hour gentle flow yoga class
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Thursday: Took a 30-minute GRIT Cardio class
- Friday: Did a 20-minute full-body dumbbell workout, foam rolling
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week, I got in five good days of movement and two full rest days. I took classes as a student, I taught a class as an instructor, and I did my own solo workout in the gym with weights. What was the best part? I took a yoga class at lunch-time at my office on Tuesday, which is a regular offering for employees. Pretty cool, right? A totally balanced week in fitness.
What could have been better about my workouts?
This past week could have used an additional resistance session, which seems to be something that I’m striving for each week. But all in all, in light of the changes in my schedule with the new job, I’m not complaining.
That’ll all I’ve got for now. Have a GREAT day, my friends! (As always, thanks to Meghan for hosting today’s “Week in Review” link-up.)Super Bowl weekend and fitness. Check out this #WeeklyWorkout recap ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
What’s your favorite workout of your week?