Hello! I hope your weekend was wonderful, and that the weather was just as beautiful as it was here in Maryland! We had temps in the 60s and tons of sunshine- which was a great contrast to the freakishly cold weather from last week.
I was productive on Friday – if you want to call it that. I started off the day by teaching my new 7:00 am Bodypump class. I love teaching at that time of day! I had been teaching a cycle express class at 4:15, followed by Bodypump at 5:00 every Friday since last April up until the start of November. That was a hard time frame. The cycle class was generally tiny, and there were several weeks that I only had one person show up! The Bodypump class was also usually pretty small, but a great group of people nonetheless. For me, I’m just much better in the morning- and have discovered that 7:00 is the absolute perfect time to teach on a weekday. It’s not too early, but early enough that I can teach and still have the entire day open.
After class, I came home and got showered, re-fueled, and headed out the door to meet a client for personal training. After that, I had an acupuncture appointment, got my car washed, and polished up my feet.
I don’t think I had gotten a pedicure since July, during my weekend getaway to Charlottesville with my mom. My feet were looking scary, but they’re much prettier now!
I spent the rest of the day researching some exercises and working on some program design, cleaning and hanging out with the pups. Greg had to work late in DC, so I enjoyed a quiet evening at home with a book and Epsom salt bath.
I taught Bodypump (subbing for anther instructor), and then came back home to grab a quick shower and head down to Rockville to meet up with Lee and Jason for lunch! I have read Lee’s blog ever since I started writing mine, and we have a long-standing joke that we are “twins.” And really- I can’t believe we had never met until this past weekend!
We decided to have lunch at Lebanese Taverna. I’ve wanted to go there forever, so when Lee suggested it, I happily agreed. They have lots of vegetarian/vegan options, which was definitely a plus. I got a salad made up of roasted eggplant, chickpeas and roasted tomatoes and it was delicious! Greg and I also shared some hummus and pita bread.
We had such a great time hanging out with Lee and Jason!
Sadly, they were a bit short on time and had a wedding to get to later that afternoon. I’m hoping that we can definitely see them again soon and might seriously need to start thinking about making a trip down to Atlanta in the spring.
We ran a few errands, which included a grocery stop at Whole Foods, where I finally found a pair of red Toms in a size 9!
I have been looking for these shoes in stores for almost a year (and yes, I know I could have ordered them online), and always find them in every size but 9. I’m so happy they’re finally MINE.
We also made quick trip over to REI (where I bought THE STICK). I got a travel size one, so that I could easily take it with me to the gym and when I travel. I’ve wanted one of these forever- and don’t know why I waited so long!
Greg and I rented the movie The Five Year Engagement from Redbox and watched it that night. It was so good! I absolutely love an movie by Judd Apatow – and adore Jason Segal (who also co-wrote the movie!).
The weather on Sunday was insanely beautiful, but unfortunately, I spent most of the day inside. I taught Spinning in the morning, came home and cleaned, did stuff around the house and worked on some program designs for a few hours. Right smack in the middle of the day, I headed back over to the gym to renew my CPR/AED certification. I got to know this guy real well.
It kind of sucked to have this in the middle of the day, but it was nice for the group ex. manager to organize it for everyone, and now I’m good for two more years.
We closed out the weekend by going on a double date with our friends Ken and Terri to (where else?) Great Sage. Neither of them had ever been there before, and I knew they would love it. And they did! I think Ken ordered one of everything on the menu… which doesn’t surprise me one bit. They are heading to Australia for two weeks to visit a friend and for Ken to get some kind of kettlebell instructor certification (I’m not sure which- I think he already has one type) to add to his growing collection of certifications.
All in all, a great weekend! And I begin today by teaching a new 5:30 am cycle class, followed by Bodypump immediately after…. zzzzz….
Today’s the last day to enter the MaxFlowSports giveaway!!
What did you do this past weekend?