Zach Comes Home Today! And Sushi

Good morning everyone — it’s been a productive one on my side.  I hope your weekend has gotten off to a great start.  At this point, I’m just excited the hubby is on his final plane and almost home!

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I’ve gotten pretty accustomed to Zach traveling, but for multiple reasons this trip was tough and I’m just thankful it’s over!

Friday Night

My evening and weekend couldn’t have started out much better.  My boss let me leave about 15 minutes early so I could make it back to Kindness Yoga for a Friday night yoga class.

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I found a parking spot right away, which was a sign that this was going to be a good weekend :).  The class was 75 minutes and focused on hip openers.

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Not getting any complaints from this girl.  Since Wednesday I had been craving sushi so I treated myself to a Strawberry Shortcake roll from a sushi spot near me.

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It hit the spot perfectly.  Between the yoga and the sushi, I was in balance heaven 🙂

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I watched Jobs with Aston Kutcher last night — which follows the life of Steve Jobs from Apple.  I figured I would like it, and I wasn’t wrong.  The movie did a great job of depicting what I imagine were some of Steve’s highs and lows instead of just focusing on the highlights.  I liked the sincerity and honesty and left with a different understanding (if that’s the right word…) for the man.  Not necessarily positive (they do focus a bit on his relationship with the child he didn’t claim), but that’s OK.

This Morning

The pets were AWESOME and gave me a treat of letting me sleep in until 8 AM this morning.  It was glorious, unfortunately the weather was NOT glorious.  Freezing cold and snow.  Whomp whomp.  Outside run = cancelled.

Unfortunately, this was a problem for many other people I guess…as the treadmills were full and people were not in a rush to get off.  I tried to stay patient and positive and did the SLOPE READY workout on the NTC app to pass the time.  Just a few minutes after I finished, one of the girls jumped off and I was able to tackle the longest run I’ve done since Europe.

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Workout of the Day:  5 miles in 44:48 + 15 minute strength routine on NTC

I was getting majorly bored on this run (I think because I had my mind set on the outdoors) but I managed to get through it either way.

Afterwords, I ran and picked up breakfast (I’ll share with you all later) and am planning on just watching the clock until I can go pick up the boy!  YAY!

Question of the Morning: What do you do when treadmills are full?  Wait?  Stare until someone gets off?  Kick and scream/pout until someone gets off? Move to a different work out?

All of the above



I’ve Got A Good One For You

Good Morning and Happy ALMOST weekend everyone :).

Before I get to business — I want to start with the fun.

Date Night

I started off my evening last night with a good stretch session.

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I busted out my new Core Power yoga mat last night for a quick full body yoga session.

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Let’s just leave it at my body thanked me.  And as far as the mat goes, it actually worked really well.  It is a thin, sticky mat, but it worked PERFECTLY for my yoga session last night.  I have a thick LuluLemon mat, and it doesn’t work well when I’m not sweating.  I had no slipping or moving problems with this mat last night.  2 thumbs up!

We have been on a roll lately of making Wednesday night our date night (thank you last start Thursdays), and that continued last night.  We picked up sushi from Sushi Sasa and headed to our favorite spot, Denver Brew Co.

We had a little snafu with the sushi though. . . we waited 30 minutes before we headed there to make sure it was ready, then were told that they couldn’t make one of our sushi rolls.  They offered to make another, but it would take the time to prepare.  We choose another and waited, but were a little surprised when they were a little rude overall and  charged us after waiting for the NEW roll.   Are we totally off?  Would anyone have expected to wait the extra time and pay for the roll?  Be honest 🙂

Unfortunately, dinner wasn’t pretty as it was all in plastic containers and kind of smashed around . . . but here’s an old picture of very similar rolls…

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Either way the sushi was delicious 🙂

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We spent our evening playing Yatzee and planning out our honeymoon just a short 9 days away!!! GETTING EXCITED!

The evening ended with some of my newest obsession to perfectly end the evening.

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At least I portioned it out and didn’t eat them straight from the bag . . . progress right?

This Morning

The pretzels and sushi must have been great running fuel because I had a GREAT run this morning.

Workout of the Day: 5.61 speed miles

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I don’t remember who’s blog I saw a very similar workout on (if it’s you, please let me know in the comments and I’ll name you!), but this speed workout this morning smoked my legs and lungs in the best possible way.

  • 10 minute warm up easy run pace
  • 1 minute 4.0
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 9.0
  • repeat 10  minutes
  • 10 minute cool down easy run pace

WOOOOF those were some speedy intervals. . . but the 4.0 intervals gave my legs JUST enough time to reboot and get ready for the next set of sprints.

I HIGHLY recommend this run for anyone wanting to work on speed (I did my easy run yesterday, don’t forget :), and feel free to change the speeds to whatever works best for you.  It’s a challenging, but manageable run.

Have a great Thursday everyone!