Like many cities across the east coast, we in the DC area have suffered through nearly 3 weeks of rain. Every. single. day. Talk about downright dee-pressing! The sun played a little game of hide and seek throughout the weekend so here’s hoping for sunnier days ahead! While I’m not currently training hard for anything right now I still try to maintain a 5-6 day workout routine. I haven’t done any workout round ups recently and had a pretty sweaty weekend so thought I’d give you a quick peek.
My personal training commitment ends this month and I missed a bunch of sessions being sick and traveling so Jake and I added some makeup days into the next few weeks. This was a 3 session week so with deadlifts Monday and squats Wednesday we put the heavy weights away to focus on core and single leg strength Friday. Workouts included rear elevated split squats (which I hate and he makes me do anyway, lol) alternating with one arm bench presses and weighted planks.
Uhh… Jake was working out with me so while I did my planks with a 45 pound weight on my back, he did them with me standing on his. To test his strength even further someone (read: not me) suggested I do some bicep curls. Note: we only did the curls once and were under supervision of the gym owner so no muscles were hurt in the making of these photos 😉 . Our workout ended in a partner conditioning set. We alternated between weighted sled pushes and the rowing machine until we got to 1000 meters. I was sweaty and sufficiently worked out but if felt great! A great way to work things out on Friday the 13th which I then followed with a 3 mile run.
In the a.m. I met up with Jenny for a long overdue catch up! We started off at Zengo Cycle for a sweaty Saturday ride, her first with them and as usual – it was great fun! Speaking of Zengo, I’m hosting a blogger ride confirmed for Saturday, June 11. It starts at 12:30 pm and there will be sweat, fun and giveaways! Reserve your space now: click here to register via Eventbrite – and tell/bring a friend!
Following our sweat session with Jason it was on to brunch! We headed to Cafe Deluxe which is one of my favorite local haunts but first time brunching there and it was pretty delicious. We started by splitting an order of Beignets… Holy amazing! We certainly didn’t polish them all off but they were heavenly. I had the Deluxe breakfast which consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and the softest biscuit with strawberry preserves I’ve ever eaten. I will be heading there for brunch again soon that’s for sure! Departing the restaurant we ran straight into the Spring Festival at Cathedral Commons. Several local restaurants and shops were hosting giveaways and offering samples. There was also a stage set up for performances later on. Even though we were completely stuffed from brunch we just couldn’t pass up the Grande Paella that Barcelona Wine and Bar was serving up because, seriously…
It was so great to see Jenny and catch up (we even decided on an out of state race together later this year, oh runners…) while enjoying the sunshine because the rain came back later in the afternoon. Go home rain, you’re drunk.
Sunday was low key and quiet but my spirits were lifted because… here comes the sun (do do do dooo…)
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Honestly it was exceptionally chilly and windy but I didn’t care because NO RAIN! That won’t last too long but I’ll take it. I managed to get in 6 miles including some speed/intervals then coffee later with a prospective health coaching student to connect and chat about my experience with Georgetown’s program. The weekend went by in a flash and a busy week ahead but yay for weekends and sunshine!
How was your weekend? Anyone else being held captive by a ton of rain?