It’s been a solid week/weekend, and now I’m just finishing up my meal prep for next week. I’ll most likely be sharing my menu Tuesday morning, so keep an eye out! For now, here’s what I was up to last week:
On Monday night Andy and I made another drive up to LA (Santa Monica specifically) to join the launch of the #WeRunSF training. Basically, when Nike tells you to do something, you JUST DO IT. We anticipated a 3 mile run, NTC (Nike Training Club) workout, and shopping experience. We ended up doing 1 mile out, a 30 MINUTE (!) NTC workout, and a “shop for our beau’s” shopping experience.
We checked in early enough to grab a pair of Pegasus 31 shoes to test out. Then we started out for the run, ran past the pier, and onto a wooded walkway out into the sand. At this point, we stopped and began out NTC workout. I started to feel how sore I really was after Orange Theory Fitness and the drive. We tried our best to complete the workout without slipping on the sand. We made our way back and finished at the store where we gobbled popsicles, Nuun, and Luna Bars.
What really made the night great was meeting up with Kenny (my long lost intern love) at True Food Kitchen. What wasn’t so great was that by the time we got on the road (10pm!), at some point the 405 completely cut-off so we ended up taking a 30 minute detour. We ended up not getting home until 1am which set my whole week off to a rough start. From then on it was a Trenta iced coffee week.
Tuesday night we celebrated my bf’s birthday at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse on Harbor Island. And I’m obsessed with the physical restaurant/location. It sits on a second story next to the harbor, so it literally feels like you’re floating above the water. Plus it gives you an amazing view of downtown and the Coronado Bridge.
Wednesday I took it easy and traded in yoga sculpt for level 1 classic yoga. It was exactly what I needed, and I felt so refreshed for a hard speed workout. I also braved a 20 minute ice bath with 40lbs of ice. It was killer! Piper even came up and started giving me kisses because I was breathing out so heavily. I kind of willed myself to endure the pain since I’ve been in so much pain otherwise. Afterwards, it was totally worth it, I felt soooo good.
Thursday I visited Balanced Health and Fitness, a gym less than a mile away from my house. I ended up running there, running a couple miles on the treadmill in my new Nike Lunarglide 6’s, and taking a Pilates class.
Saturday I went for my longest run this year, a 15-miler, and felt fantastic. It’s so nice to be able to do these long runs with Erin and Andy because we just spend the whole time chatting, and before you know it, it’s over. Then I met up with London and Kelli at Pipe’s Cafe for some breakfast burritos (^ all that green up there is avocado!) before driving home in a random downpour. The rest of the day I spent cleaning (for some reason I have an easy time getting in a productive mood after long runs), lounging around, and finishing up meal plans for the upcoming week.
This morning I met up with Devon, who I have not seen since DC! We went to Java Earth Cafe in PB for coffee and acai. Such a cute little spot with subway tiles, rustic wood and exposed brick! These were our last goodbyes until I see her again in October because she’s moving to Chicago and I’ll be there for the Chicago Marathon!
Have a good night, and a great start to your week!
Weekly Workout Recap:
Sun – Orangetheory Fitness Class (60 min)
Mon – 2 mi + Nike Training Club workout (30 min)
Tues – Rest
Wed – L1 classic hot yoga (60 min) + 7.5 mi
Thurs – 4.5 mi + Pilates class (60 min)
Fri – Rest
Sat –15 mi
Total Weekly Mileage: 29 mi
Total Miles with Piper: 0 mi
Hours cross-training: 3.5 hours
2014 Miles YTD: 910.2 mi