Goooodddd afternoon! I hope everyone who live around Boston is having/will have/did have the chance to get outside to enjoy the weather. I was up at 6:45 to get ready for Running Club and it as 68 degrees at that time. I think the weekend temps are supposed to get up to 80 degrees. I’ll take it!
Getting up this morning was HARDER than it has been for me in a long time, and I can chalk it up to three big changes in my fit life that happened all at once this week.
- A.M. Gym- getting up at 4:15ish three mornings this week to get to the gym allowed me to get the gym out-of-the-way for the day but it definitely didn’t get me to bed any earlier! Even though I tried I still didn’t ht the sack until passed 10 each night.
- New Weight Routine- so far it is the HARDEST set of weights we have made. My whole body has hurt the whole week from each little (back, chest, tri’s/bi’s, and legs) group worked and now that I have worked all four- OUCH!
- Running Club- My body is adjusting very well to the new shoes 🙂 but running definitely tires your legs!
I am definitely taking a day off tomorrow. I’d like to go outside for a walk to enjoy the warm weather and maybe do a little shopping! I hate how fast weekends go by but I can look at it a little more positively: the warm weather makes the two days off amazing!
Going back to last night, I went to Amy’s and she was a terrific hostess/cook. Mo, Amy, and I shared one bottle of Menage a Trois wine. It is a Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet blend from California and it is fruity and fuller-bodied than other reds.
I munched on some Soy and Flaxseed “Tostitos“ with the most chunkless salsa I have ever seen (I hate chunks in my foos, so the more like water salsa is the better!) Flaxseed is a great source of protein and dietary fiber.
For dinner, was Mango Chicken and Salsa Brown Rice. The Mango Chicken was browned in a pan with EVOO and garlic powder. I think there were toasted sesame seeds in it as well. Diced mangoes and tomatoes were obviously in the mix too! I had never had fresh mango, nevermind cooked mango and I LOVED it both ways! Yeah for trying new foods and liking them!
Dessert was a glass of raspberry/lime Seltzer water and a scoop of Purely Decadent, dairy free, mint chocolate chip ice cream. This ice cream is made with coconut milk instead of milk from a cow and it had great flavor. At first I thought I could taste the coconut milk but I mostly tasted the mint. Delish!
After doing my homework for Running Club (only 7 of the 70 people showed up! Hurray for the dedicated few!) I picked up my fresh fruit for the week at the Farmer’s Market on Main street. I got:
Strawberries (2lbs for $4)
Blueberries (1pt for $2)
Grapes (2.5lbs for $1.50 each)
4 oranges for $1 and 2 plums for $1
I am stocked up on “nature’s candy” for the week and then had to go home- RAY LAMONTAGNE tickets went on sale at 10! Mo, Amy, and I were on a three-way call at 9:55 in anticipation of them going on sale. He is co-headlining with David Gray so that is twice the amount of fans trying to get tickets. I was sweating and my heart was racing because I was so anxious to get them. GUESS WHAT? I did! To both shows! I am going to one with the ladies, and one with my gentleman 😉 In case you missed it I got “Ray-D-D” back in March when I got word that he was touring this summer with David Gray. I dedicated a whole post to him, check it out!
Any other Ray fans out there? Have you seen any of his shows? If you have, you know why I love him so much!
After all the excitement I took a much-needed nap! Now I am baking some White Chocolate chip Craisin cookies and taking them to Jack’s parents for their BBQ. It is my first one for the season!