Good morning!! How is everyone doing this fine Monday morning? I was MIA last week, while on my birthday staycation, but don’t worry, I was still working up a sweat! It really was a fabulous week, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to turn the big 4-0, then how I did. Lots of time with friends, work outs, I even managed to sleep in and indulged in a few treats!
As you can see, I was still a busy bee getting in everything from SoulCycle in Palo Alto to barre, hiking and running! After Tuesday’s spin and abs class my special guy surprised me with a birthday cake and singing and he had everyone joining in!
Coach had me work in some speed work and easy miles, which fit in perfect with my week. On Thursday I headed out to Sobranes to hike with a friend that used to live here and was back visiting. I think the miles and elevation go by faster when you have someone to chat with!
Other than working out and seeing so many great people, I also had more time to cook. I love being in the kitchen, but at the end of the day, I have to admit I go for what is easiest most of the time because I’m beat. Saturday night I seared a tri-tip from Trader Joe’s, roasted asparagus and honey glazed butternut squash along with a salad. We were both members of the clean plate club! What do you like to cook when you have the time?
I also ran the fun run on Saturday with The Treadmill, aka “the mountain run”. It is always a great group of people that come out to run, chat and log miles together. For some reason, I am getting faster when I’m out there, I beat my PR from a couple of weeks ago. It feels good to know my pace and endurance are getting better and I’m running happy!
Now, I need to detox from the sweets, excess carbs and wine from last week. Back on track I go! I strive for more of a balance these days, as opposed to an all or nothing approach. I find I’m a happier person and my body doesn’t feel as tired when it’s getting everything it needs – meaning not restricting a food group, etc. I found this blog post this morning that talks about eating disorders vs disordered eating. I can get into an all or nothing mind set and it’s a slippery slope for sure, having battled bulimia, I know that I need to keep myself balanced and in check. Here is Your Path to Fit’s post, click to read here!
That’s it for me, tell me what you’ve been up to!