I Survived a Weekend of No Running!
While I didn’t go for a single run this weekend, my days were still pretty great!
I started taking anti-inflammatories regularly after seeing the emergency clinic doctor on Saturday morning and have felt A LOT better since then. My hips still ache a bit if I sit for too long, but the burning has mostly gone away, and I even slept through the night on Saturday!
(Thank you to everyone who commented about not running on the sand. I am going to ring the doctor today and ask him to clarify if he meant running on hard/packed sand and what the repercussions could be. I’ll let you know what he says!)
We had gotten a great deal on super close seats off of StubHub … and what an experience that was! (I love StubHub!)
During the years that LeBron was here we would pay an arm and a leg to sit in sections 300-400 where the players look just marginally bigger than ants. Having seats just feet from the court was amazing!
I got a good in-person look at Goran Dragić and I didn’t hate what I saw ;).
The HEAT lost in what was a pretty tragic ending to an otherwise good game. We’re now all but eliminated from the playoffs – but I’m still happy to have gotten to one last game before the season ends.
After such an amazing four year run with the Big 3 it’s weird to not be saving my pennies for playoff tickets, but what can you do? We’ll come back stronger next year when Bosh and McRoberts are healthy again!
Since the NBA season is winding down, I have to ask the all important question: IS IT TIME FOR FOOTBALL YET?! I’m ready! 🙂
Sunday Adam and I had Couples Gym Time! (That just means we went to the gym together at the same time, haha.)
I am working hard towards my goal of being able to do an unassisted pull-up! It’s gonna happen guys!
Since I’m not able to put all of my energy into running right now, I’m focusing in on some important core/strength goals!
- Do 1 unassisted pull-up by winter
- Chest press 5 x 5 @ 60lbs
(I currently do 50lbs, but used to be able to do 80lbs)
- Hold a 3 minute forearm plank
Obviously this is my favorite song to listen to while lifting 🙂 :
After the gym I decided to try a new snack recipe – zucchini chips! These are the simplest and tastiest snack.
Thinly slice your zucchini and lay out on a pan, spritz some olive oil or canola oil on the chips and shake on your favorite seasonings. I used onion and garlic powder.
Bake for an hour (or a little longer) at 230*F and you’ll have yourself a nice little batch of chips. I filled a whole cookie sheet sized pan expecting to have enough to share, but sadly it turns out there was only enough for me ;).
If you’re less selfish you might find you can spare a chip or two for someone else.
The chips aren’t exactly crunchy like potato chips but they taste so good you won’t mind!
I’m not sure who to credit the recipe to as I think zucchini chips are like chocolate chip cookies – the recipe has been around forever and everyone has their own version, but I got the idea from here.
To round out the weekend Adam and I spent some quality time with this guy:
Since we’ll be leaving him for a few days to go on vacation (why can’t cats go on cruises?!) we bought him a bunch of new toys.
He’s used to Adam working from home and spending all day with him so when we leave he gets pretty bad separation anxiety. Hopefully the new toys will keep him occupied and he won’t even realize we’re gone!
Just a couple more days of work to go before we sail!
How was your weekend? Were you able to get in any outdoor activities?