Weekend Recap / Welcome Monday!

Hello, and holy crap it’s Monday again. Hope your weekend didn’t fly by as fast as mine did.It was a busy few days off for me. Time with family, friends, and doing fun things. Saturday my legs were still uber sore from running, yoga, and cycling last week. My original training plan was 20 weeks long, but I added 2 weeks on to give my body time to acclamate, and to make sure the training ended exactly on the date of the half.
I give you this backstory because I decided to let my legs have a rest this weekend and just have a couple of days off. I was still active — some biking, walking, and a (tiny bit of) cardio activity during a human foosball game I played Sunday afternoon. I also ate delish food, but tried to be good. This includes this yummy charcuterie I made Friday night before we went out:
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 Saturday started out superbly, with my first visit of the season (FINALLY!) to the Saturday Market, my fave.
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We took an empty backpack to fill with delish local produce and such, but only ended up leaving with a baguette, which we enjoyed during the leisurely stroll up and down Main Street. I always love the Saturday market, and look forward to making a list this week to pair with recipes and food prep for next week. Also, how is it not tomato season yet?! It’s June! Ready to see those yummy purple and green heirlooms and fat, juicy red tomatoes on my plate.
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The Market was followed by lots o’ walking in the West End, for the yearly West End festival. It was a neat little gathering of local artists, food demonstrations, restaurants, and vendors from the West End. And of course, this allowed for drinking in the street. Always fun to take in the local fests with a cold beer in hand.
To be 100% honest with you, I’d planned on doing 3 miles Sunday morning, then this happened:
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I felt guilty for about 10 seconds, then decided to enjoy a rare lazy Sunday morning in bed for an extra 30 minutes. With my fave oh-so-good-for-me food for brunch. It was actually exactly what I needed.
On to a new day, which is already off to a great start. On my way to yoga in my car at 5:15 AM, I was wondering why the hell I’m still waking up at the ass crack of dawn to teach yoga, nearly 4 years in. But my students were awesome, positive, and always make waking up before the sun worth it. Leaving class I felt grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga and help people feel good.

Some of my goals for today:
  • Stay positive.
  • Clean out work inbox and kick ass professionally.
  • Treat others with kindness, even if they suck.
  • Do not get sucked into an Instagram and/or Facebook wormhole at any point. (e.g. Stay focused and productive until bedtime!)
  • Don’t eat pizza.
  • Do stay hydrated.
  • Yoga after work.
  • Sunday food prep on Monday.
  • Solid night’s sleep.
Alright, time to finish my much-healthier-for-me-than-cold-pizza oatmeal breakfast and start marking things off of my goal list. Cheers to another week! Hope your Monday is already off to a great start, too.
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Happy national relaxation day!

Did you know that today is national relaxation day? It’s a good thing I’d already decided to take a half day and have some much needed me-time.

The weather is supposed to be very nice today, so the pups and I are going for a hike, then I will celebrate this wonderful national holiday (is it a holiday?) next to my pool with a cocktail. Ahhh…. that will definitely be a relaxing way to spend my Friday afternoon.

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I’ve had another really great week. Truly, each day I feel happy to wake up to a new sun rising. I took a moment yesterday to just stop and enjoy this beautiful sunrise and soak in some gratitude and happiness. Lately I’ve been focusing more on staying positive and just not giving a f#*! about other people’s drama or negativity.

It makes such a difference in my day when I choose to let negativity float by, rather than reach out and grab it and let it affect me. Life’s too short. It’s a great way to live! Like Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Hope you find some time today to unwind on national relaxation day. Can I get a shout out for the weekend? Woo!

xo