Or not…since I have to work on Monday. Big Bummer. On the plus side, at least I won’t be working working. We’re going on a “team bonding” trip to watch an Atlanta Braves game. So while I won’t be doing what I really want to do (running, going to a cookout, or sleeping), at least it won’t be terrible.
Speaking of running, I’d been having some really bad shin splints starting early last week. Long story short, I ended up going to physical therapy last week and he basically told me that it wasn’t a huge deal, but that I needed to not run again until I see him again. Next Wednesday.
So of course, the moment he says that, I MUST RUN. It’s been so hard! Luckily, he said that anything else was ok, provided it didn’t hurt. I think his intention was that I rest for the week, but rest is boring! Since I’m a bit of a group fitness class addict, I had plenty to do this week. My gym has a bazillion (or so) class options to go to including a whole line of those Les Mills classes (Body Pump, Body Combat, etc, etc.) And since none of them are excruciatingly difficult, I can usually double (or triple) up classes to fill up time.
So, my schedule for the week.
Sunday: Body Attack, Body Pump (I planned on swimming, but the pool was crowded)
Monday: Short 3 mi run, Went to PT (told me I shouldn’t run), Body Pump
Tuesday: Swam about 3000 yds, Body Combat, Body Pump
Wednesday: Had a work meeting run really late, so I missed the swim I had planned. Book Club tonight!
Thursday: Body Pump, Body Attack, Spin (This was the 45 min spin instead of a long one)
Friday: Body Combat, Swim about 3000 yds, Body Pump
Saturday: Body Pump, Body Attack, Body Combat, then we rode bikes about 18 miles for lunch
Here was lunch:
It was really outstanding. We had some ice cream too, but seriously, I felt that it was well deserved.
Of course, my next task was to prepare for my next meal, right? I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago that I wanted to try for a Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta. I know not everyone loves goat cheese since it has a very different flavor, but I love it.
It kinda looks gross, but it turned out to be really tasty. I did make a few modifications, though. I thought it needed more cheese, so I put a few more ounces of goat cheese in it. Also, I had some salmon fillet laying around, so i threw that in there too. I also tried quinoa pasta for the first time, but I guess I couldn’t taste any difference with all the goodies on it.
Also, I found this recipe for some skinny mashed potatoes made out of cauliflower. I don’t really love cauliflower, but I was feeling adventurous, so…
I made a few changes to this one too. I used orange cauliflower, just because that’s what they had a Whole Foods. It also needed more cream cheese =)
I made some funfetti cupcakes too, just because:
Then I chilled out for a while with my favorite local beer, Son of a Peach, brewed right here in South Carolina! I had a friend text me to go out, but I was so tired, I passed out on my couch watching Psych before I could go.
Sunday was a pretty great day too. I was lucky enough to be able to go to church today! Did I mention that I love my church? It was awesome. We had a guest speaker today who is a Chinese-Austrailian guy and he absolutely cracks me up. The message was about remembering that the best is yet to come =)
Then I went out to the pool for a while and headed to the gym for some good times.