I feel like it has been forever since we last caught up because after 5+ years of telling you way too much information each day (twice a day sometimes too;) it always feels weird when I go longer than a day without filling you in.
-My Monday workout involved my spin bike while Brooke caught up on her Netflix shows for 35 minutes. I didn’t want to think too hard about my workout so I kept it simple with a warm-up and cool-down and this in the middle:
3 minute hill climb (1 minute in the saddle, 2 minutes out) where I increased my tension every 30 seconds of the 3 minutes and then a 1 minute sprint in the saddle with tension equivalent to a flat road. I repeated this 7 times.
-My Tuesday workout involved the stair climber while getting to talk with Kristi for the first portion. She makes the time fly by.
I did a similar workout to one of Megan’s for the stair climber and holy cow it got my heart pumping.
10 minute warm-up
1 minute level 8, 1 minute level 9, 1 minute level 10, 1 minute level 11, 1 minute level 12, 1 minute level 13, 1 minute level 14, 1 minute level 15—> I repeated that sequence 5 times.
10 minute cool-down
All done while watching music videos on Youtube.
-I sent this to my mom for an idea of what to get me for Valentine’s Day.
-Brooke loves to make believe/pretend. The last few days she has been all about ‘playing family.’ What this means is that she is the mom and I am the kid and then she bosses me around. It’s really fun.
-Dream team meal the Monday night of chicken tortilla soup, waldorf salad and sweet potato fries with fry sauce from Guru’s. I was craving a bunch of different things so I just decided to go with them all.
-Does anyone else check out the what’s new page on the Trader Joe’s website frequently? Other new products that they have this month that I am dying to try—> Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burgers, Cocoa Dusted Truffles with Toffee Bits and MOLTEN MACARONS (chocolate or salted butterscotch). But I might just make the drive up north just for these beauties:
-I heard that the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes were on sale at Costco and so we made our way on over. If you ever get the chance to try these… DO IT.
-My niece let me know that their Berry Syrup is incredible so we picked that up too. Looks like we are having pancakes for our next 10 meals.
-Just some deer hanging out in my parents’ yard. We keep getting more and more snow in the mountains which brings all of the deer down to eat.
-I still love watching Wheel of Fortune with my mom. A thing we’ve done together for a very long time.
You can check out some of my favorite quotes lately that are perfect for our running setbacks and successes—> HERE!!
Foot update—> it is doing a million times better this week. I’m getting closer to running again but I also want to wait until things are 100% for a few days. I’m real excited… maybe it will be my body’s birthday present to myself:)
Tried anything new (or new-to-you) at Trader Joe’s lately? Thoughts?
What about Costco… any finds there that you are loving lately?
What have your workouts been so far this week?
At the gym—> what cardio machine (besides the treadmill) do you think is the hardest?
-Stair climber and the rower.