Good Morning! How was your weekend? As always, I’m a little sad it’s over and now I’m getting ready for another day of work. Luckily, I enjoy my job, but who would rather be at work than relaxing on a weekend? Not any sane person.
Friday night, I went over to Nick’s mom house to have dinner with his family while we waited for him to get in town! I made some delicious banana oatmeal cookies to share with everyone and they turned out better than the first batch I ever made, so that was pretty exciting! I used them as a breakfast cookie and then later on as a post-workout snack. They were officially gone by Saturday!
On Saturday, I woke up for my Girls on the Run Training! I have been so excited for this program. I originally heard about it from Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers and enjoyed checking in each week as her enthusiasm for the program grew throughout the season. I can’t wait to meet my co-coach and meet our girls in a few short weeks. I hope this is an empowering program for them and a beautiful continuation of ending obesity, teen pregnancy, and diabetes in Mississippi.
I’m currently waiting to hear back from my co-coach so we can set up a time for us to get to know each other and plan out our first couple of lessons.
After training I met up with Nick’s family for lunch at Piccadilly’s and it was delicious! I had never been, but I got an assortment of different vegetable dishes and the most wonderful Mexican cornbread!
I may have mentioned that Nick is running in my place for the Mercedes Marathon. After lunch, it was time for one of Nick’s training runs – the longest run he’ll do before the actual marathon. So we set out to do 15 miles – him on foot, of course, and I decided to ride my bike with him to keep him company and help him out with water & snacks throughout the run. He finished the 15 miles a little over 3 hours so I have no doubt he’ll survive the marathon in under 6 hours! Now he’s focusing on stretching and endurance. I look forward to seeing how he does! Since he did so great on the run, I treated him to some Japanese that night – he loves sushi!
Sunday was pretty low key around here – I went and hung out with a friend and her daughter then Nick and I headed out to Engine 2 Graduation! Nick has done excellent on the Engine 2 Challenge and lost almost 10 pounds with it. He plans to continue it until the marathon so the weight loss will help him run easier. I also didn’t do great on the last week of the diet, so I’ll be sticking to the diet for another few weeks during the week day, but I’ll splurge a little on the weekends due to being out of town and such.
Mary Lindsey did such a great job on the dinner and in true bad blogger fashion, I forgot to get a great picture of the meal, but I did happen to snap a picture of the delicious chocolate cupcakes she made. Seriously, how can you call this a diet when you can eat wonderful things like this?!
Switching gears here…. this is my workout schedule for the week:
Monday – Leg Strength Training, Stretching, run 1/4 mile
Tuesday – Arms, Abs, Stretching, run 1/4 mile
Wednesday – Pilates Reformer (my first time!)
Thursday – Leg Strength Training, Stretching, run 1/4 mile
Friday – Arms, Abs, Stretching, run 1/4 mile
Saturday & Sunday – I’m going to do a 1/2 mile each day and see how my knee feels!
- Have you participated in Girls on the Run?
- What workouts are you doing this week? Trying anything new?