I think the world would be a happier place if it was filled with more Saturdays and Sundays. At the very least, I would be happier, so that should count for something, right? I’m considering pitching this to Obama and seeing what he thinks.
After having a work week that I swear lasted a month instead of just 5 days, I was more than ready to have a date night with my favorite person come Friday night. Like the party animals that we are, we started date night off with a little trip to Trader Joe’s. Since we have our first Blue Apron delivery this week (3 dinners) as part of my anniversary gift, we didn’t need much in the way of groceries. Since we had a small week of grocery shopping, I decided to throw this cashew butter in the cart since it’s new and we’ve been wanting to try it for the past few weeks.
Verdict? Amazing. According to Ed, it may even trump our beloved Maranatha Coconut Almond Butter.
After grocery shopping, we decided we were in the mood for some Korean food and headed over to our go-to spot for good Korean food. I love the intimate and relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant and the service is SUPER quick.
I went with the Galbi, while Ed ordered the Spicy Bulgogi. We ended the night with a (not pictured) trip to Cold Stone with the dog before falling asleep on the couch.
My Saturday was filled with lots of family time since my Dad’s 52nd birthday was on Sunday! To celebrate, my sister and I took him out to lunch at one of his (and my) favorite spots, Border Café. The Mexican/Cajun food here is seriously incredible and the prices are SO cheap.
After demolishing the freshly baked tortilla chips and salsa, I ate my entrée of Blackened Chicken with cajun marmalade and a side of rice and black beans. Delicious!
Once we were done with lunch, we headed back over to my house where we sang “Happy Birthday” to my dad and dug into this marble cake that my sister got from Whole Foods.
Isn’t the cake gorgeous? They have the best bakery section.
My mom, dad, and sister left shortly after we were done birthday festivities and Ed and I finished our night off by making our first Blue Apron meal and sipping on some wine that my sister brought us back from her trip to Virginia!
I had grand plans on Sunday to do a brick workout. I’ve only done 1 or 2 other brick workouts aside from this one and, quite frankly, they scare the crap out of me. I mean, seriously, you expect me to run after I finish a 45 minute bike ride?! Chyeah, okay. On top of already being uneasy of my workout as it was, the weather decided it wanted to play a funny trick on me and make it pour rain during the workout.
Not funny, Mother Nature, not funny. I considered skipping the workout altogether, but Ed convinced me I was being a baby so off we went – rain and all.
The bike portion of our workout (12.4 miles followed by a 3.1 mile run – the distance of a sprint triathlon) was pretty brutal because, like always, with the rain comes strong wind and we spent most of the time fighting against the wind resistance.
Once we were done with the 12.4 mile bike ride (it took right around 46 minutes), we locked our bikes up and began our 3.1 mile run at Glasgow Park. Even though my legs felt like lead and I swore I was running in slow motion, I kept a pretty decent pace for the run and we ended up finishing the entire workout in 1:18:15.
Whew! Was I glad to be done with that.
Since we exhausted ourselves in the morning, we took the rest of our Sunday easy and made a trip to the Newark Farmer’s Market for some iced almond milk chai lattes from Java Puppy, then meal prepped for the week before plopping ourselves on the couch with our Netflix for the rest of the day.
And now, it’s back to the grind!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?
Do you call it quits on an outdoor workout if it’s raining or keep going?