Happy Monday, I hope every one had a wonderful weekend! My weekend started out Friday night with going to see Oz and heading to bed early, it was perfect! Saturday my gfs were hosting a brunch and served up some amazing baked stuffed french toast and then mounds of bacon and fruit salad. My kind of meal! After brunch we headed out to meet up with more friends and did a little St Patrick Day day drinking and I was in bed by 9. I got to see a bunch of people I haven’t in a while so I was a happy camper.I woke up bright and early Sunday unaware that the clocks were changing. I made a nice breakfast hash of sweet potatoes and broccoli to go along with our eggs. Also in this photo collage is a batch of smashed cauliflower and my new desk chair!! For the cauliflower mash I boiled a large bag of frozen cauliflower for about 5 minutes. In the blender went 1 tbsp butter, 1/4-1/3 cup chicken broth, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. It is delicious! Now for the chair, that was all amazon : ) After breakfast I headed out for my last Rock n Roll Half Marathon long run. I was scheduled to do 13 miles but decided to do 10 and walk / ran it. It was over 60 degrees and sunny so I was just enjoying the weather and being outside. The training plan I was using didn’t have much of a taper (at all) so I figured the 10 miles would be perfect. It took me a little less than 2 hours to finish. When I ran I was going at about a 9 min pace, nothing too exciting. After my run I did the weekly weigh in. Yours truly has finally hit 150lbs! That means a 9.2lb weight loss since January 1st! I’m beyond happy with this so I needed to announce it. On Saturday I also took measurements of myself and am going to do it again in June. I don’t know how much weight I will lose because I am going to be working strength training in a lot more the next few months so I figured that the measurements would be a much more accurate account of what changes are happening.
Later on Sunday I met up with a friend to start planning a vacation for later this year and to enjoy great food! We went to a tapas restaurant in DC called Boqueria. Cristy is from Puerto Rico so she took the reigns on ordering and let me know what the traditional items were and they were all fabulous. I’m a meat and veggies girl all the way but was blown away by the potato dishes that we got. The picture with the white sauce on it was called Patatas Bravas and it is crispy potatoes, salsa brava, and roasted garlic allioli – this was by far my favorite dish. Left to my own devices I would have never ordered this but holy smokes was it amazing! We also got a cheese board – top left – with Rosemary Manchego (good) and Monte Enebro (ok, we told her we didn’t like bleu cheese and this had a bleuish taste), Dátiles con Beicon (top right -dates stuffed with almonds and Valdeón wrapped in bacon, yum!!), Pan con Tomate (bottom right – grilled bread rubbed with tomato, garlic, and olive oil, mmm), and finally the Tortilla Tortilla Española (bottom left – Traditional Spanish omelet of eggs, confit potatoes, and Spanish onions). Everything was delicious and I left with a very stuffed belly. There was a ton of bread and potatoes happening this week and I could definitely tell the difference in how my belly felt.As for our vacation we decided on a budget and have narrowed down our destination a little bit… Europe IF we can find reasonable flights, if not we are looking towards South America. Ideally we want to do a 10 day (2 weekends, 1 week) vacation with lots of sight seeing and walking. We both agreed a beach to visit a few times would be great but that sight seeing is the number one priority. Hopefully we will have things book by May and the vacation will be late July / August!
This next tidbit of information is my current pride and joy. I had mentioned earlier that my training schedule for the last 10 weeks didn’t take into account any activities besides running. Well behold my new, improved, AND color coordinated training schedule! All of the upper body / ab days just mean lifting days, I have turned control of my top half to the boyfriend at the gym, I told him it was his responsibility to make my arms look beautiful. I also don’t think that I will want any leg specific days between all the running around I have going on. All Insanity work outs will be done at home after work and most of the days that are split in half the top half is lunch time and the bottom is after work. All the white boxes are lunch time work outs / outdoor weekend runs. I have no doubt that unless I eat 2 large pizzas a night that I won’t be psyched out of my fanny pack by the end of this with the results. It may look like a lot but I think it is going to be really manageable.
Q: What did you do this weekend?
Q: Do you normally make your own training schedules? What do you use?
Q: Last new thing you cooked? (the cauliflower mash was new to me!)