Ahh…one week into summer and I am loving me some Saturdays!
This morning, I woke up, got in a good cuddle with Cooper, and then made breakfast.
Instead of my usual eggs, I went with a Quinoa Cake. Yum! Although I didn’t have any bananas, so I smothered it with almond butter, agave, and coconut. It was fantastic!
And gave me more than enough energy to power through an awesome and inspiring hot yoga class. Let me tell you…my dancer pose has never
looked felt so good! After yoga, I spent some down time on the couch watching trashy TV. Then, packed up my car to meet a friend for a bike ride and a run.
She is training for her first triathlon, so I offered to tag along to keep her company and live vicariously through her since this is the first year in a few that I am not training for a triathlon. This is the same friend that I ran the 10 Mile Coffee Date with, so there is always plenty to talk about.
We rode along the Des Plaines River Trail, which was beautiful. It was really fun to ride a different trail and get a new perspective and of course, workout with a friend. There was a little flooding, so we got slightly sidetracked on our way north, but easily made our way back. We were talking so much and enjoying the sights (we saw a deer) that I barely took any pictures. After our 130 minute bike ride (a little over 20 miles), we locked up our bikes and set out on the next portion of our workout, a 20 minute run. This was my first BRICK since last summer and my legs felt heavy and slow, just like they were supposed to. And I felt happy and strong, just like I expected!
After our 2 plus hour workout, we knew we deserved smoothies and fro yo samples, and there was a place just across the street to serve up both. Then we said our goodbyes and I drove back home. The BOY and I brought in dinner from one of our favorite restaurants and the rest of my evening is looking like this…
Now that’s one happy day!
How do you like to spend your summer Saturdays?