Happy Monday! Today I thought we could sip some coffee and catch up!
1. Weekend Running:
On Saturday my old nemesis Calf Tightness came back. My doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with me in my blood work, but I think the tightness seems to rear it’s ugly head the day after I eat something salty. On Friday night I ate a chicken dish from a restaurant that was super salty and then Saturday, BAM, there was the tightness.
Sunday the tightness had mostly gone away. My calves were a little tight the first mile but it totally disappeared by mile 2.
I forgot my earbuds on Sunday which was annoying but I survived a music and podcast-less run. Because I didn’t have my earbuds I heard this guy yell to me “SLOW BUT STEADY!” He then raised some sort of drink in a brown paper bag at me.
I am taking his words as a compliment. I am glad that he noticed how steady my pace is :D. To be honest though, he said this during my FAST finish mile lololololol. Oh well!
2. Goodbye Apartment:
This past weekend Adam and I went back to the apartment to patch up the walls and pack up our final belongings.
We still have the apartment through the end of the month and have some small odds and ends to do. For instance, I need to schedule Good Will to come and take the furniture that we have decided not to keep.
Did you know that Good Will will send a team out to come and take your unwanted furniture for free? I had no idea until my mom did it with all of her furniture when she moved from a house into an apartment. It’s such a win-win. Someone comes and takes our big, heavy furniture away for free, and Good Will gets to make money off of it to help people in need!
3. Home Gym is Underway:
This past weekend Adam and I started on our at-home gym! We lose access to the gym at our apartment on the last day of the month so it’s GO TIME for getting everything set up.
What I learned this weekend is that gym equipment and weights are excessively expensive! We are thinking about this as an investment though. We have to pay a lot of upfront, but then neither of us have to pay a monthly gym membership.
Our local gym charges $20/mo so that’s $40/mo that we’ll be saving by having an at home gym.
We bought some dumbbells this weekend but we still need to buy:
- Power cage with pulley
- Rack for weights
- TV (this is obviously super optional, but something we’d like)
Luckily Adam’s dad has a bench that he doesn’t use so he’s going to give it to us. He also has gym floor tiles that we’ll be able to use as well.
We’re going to try and see if we can get anything used on OfferUp and Craigslist before we buy new. We looked this weekend and didn’t see much but we’re hopeful!
4. Beautiful Rainbow:
During my run on Saturday it rained very briefly and then this beautiful rainbow appeared!
(Note: turn your volume down as the wind is kind of loud!)
I see rainbow’s pretty frequently at the beach, but usually they disappear into the sky so you only see a half or quarter rainbow. This one spanned across the whole sky. So beautiful!
5. Awesome Smoothie:
Now that I’m waking up super early and eating breakfast at 5am, I start getting hungry around 9am which is obviously too early for me to take a lunch break. Around 9am is actually when the office is just starting to come to life, which means it’s also a tough time to make a snack and eat in peace.
To keep my hunger at bay I’ve started bringing a smoothie to work as my mid-morning snack. It doesn’t matter if I’m on a call, in a meeting or in the middle of a project, I can always sip my smoothie!
My current go-to flavor is Very Berry Banana from SkinnyTaste.
To keep the smootie cold, I put my Thermos in the freezer overnight. In the morning I make my smoothie with frozen berries and a frozen banana, and then I pour it into my Thermos. A Thermos can keep a drink ice cold for up to 19 hours!
One day last week I didn’t drink my entire smoothie in the morning. I took a sip around 4pm right before I left the office and it was still as cold as if I had just made it!
It’s probably too cold out for most of you to even think about cold smoothies, but if you live in a warm state like me give it a try! 🙂
Before I go, Cecil and his friends wanted to say hi!
I hope you have a great Monday!
Do you have a home gym? Where did you buy your equipment?
How did your run(s) go this weekend?
Were you able to run in shorts this weekend?