Saturday night I had big plans (in my head) to hang out on the back porch, drink wine with the BOY, and enjoy the weekend. Instead, around 7:00pm, the skies got dark and I changed into my comfy clothes just moments before strong thunderstorms rolled in. My back up plan? Watching Stage 20 of the Tour De France and making next week’s meal plan. This is my first post Israel meal plan, and I am still getting used to having Sunday as a laundry and errand day since Monday is a work day (I have had Mondays off for about 4 years). After speaking with the BOY and searching through Google, I came up with the following game plan…
Sunday: Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf
Monday: Dinner Out
Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato Bar (an awesome suggestion from the BOY)
Wednesday: Sausages on the grill
Thursday: Crockpot Chicken Curry
I forgot how much sleep your body needs when you increase your running mileage. I went to bed early last night and slept 10 hours easily. I woke up a little sore this morning, which I expected based on my hamstring and adductor tightness last night. I had some odd areas of soreness after my first Bikram class…my hamstrings (that can be expected), my right forearm (random?) and the back of my neck. Since I did my 9 mile run yesterday, I had a cross training day scheduled for today. And since both of bikes have flat tires (sooo sad!), I decided to go to another yoga class. I want to take full advantage of my one month Bikram pass, so I signed up for the 10:30am class at their other location. Three yoga classes in one week…this is AH MAZE ING!
My second Bikram class went by much more quickly than the first. I think it’s because I had a better idea of what to expect. I also got a tip from a few girls in class that one side of the room was hotter than another. I immediately moved my mat to the less hot side. At the end of the class, I felt strong and rejuvenated. After class, I treated myself to Starbucks before heading to the grocery store.
Then came back home to watch the last stage of the Tour De France while chowing down on a fresh salad for lunch.
At which point I noticed a missed call from my brother. I called him back and he said that he and his girlfriend were in the area and asked what we were doing for dinner. The BOY was at the library and I hadn’t showered since this morning’s yoga class but I said I’d love for them to stop by. The BOY came home around 4:30 with my brother arriving shortly there after in the middle of a rain storm. We all ended up going out for dinner and then coming back to our house to sit out back with a glass of wine and chat. It was such a fun way to spend a Sunday night! Everyone laughed at me and my lack of turkey meatloaf and I promised the BOY that chipotle meatloaf was coming soon. During yoga this morning, I promised myself an early bed time tonight, so I am off to bed. I’m sure the meal plan will come together later in the week, and I will have recipes to share, but tonight I’m much happier having hung out with my family!