The BOY and I had an ‘Us’ weekend! We spent Saturday morning hiking, picnicing, and napping (in that order) and then relaxed a bit as I soaked in the start of the Tour de France time trials. The BOY grilled dinner and we sat out back enjoying the gorgeous summer evening with one of our favorite wines.
And then we crashed the neighbors party for a couple more cocktails. We did the responsible ‘go to bed around midnight’ thing, and I was happy because I had biking plans with a friend Sunday morning.
I woke up feeling a little more tired than I would have wanted (perhaps I had too many drinks with our neighbors). I packed up my car and pulled my bike stuff together. It’s been too long since I’ve gone for a bike, ride and I am way out of practice. I had to turn around twice because I forgot my helmet and bike lock.
I met my friend at a forest preserve to do a BRICK. She is doing a triathlon and has an interesting training program that involves intervals of biking and running. Which is what we did for about an hour and then continued to bike for another 45 minutes. It was a gorgeous day for a bike ride and my head cleared up quickly. Afterwards, we went for coffee and supplements at the Starbucks/Whole Foods.
I returned home feeling super tired, but dove into my never ending house and wedding to do list. I also noticed that my bike chain is rusted and needed to make an appointment to bring it in. It felt amazing to start crossing things off, and I was reminded about why it was so important to have some down time this weekend. I also used my time to watch more of the tour, loving the views of the Netherlands and the thrill of the sprint.
I did a big Bucket List post yesterday, but then remember that I had more short term goals to think about…so here we go!
Eat Clean, Train Dirty– I cleaned up my diet this month and have been exercising often and hard. The benefits…my clothes fit better, I have more energy, and my stomach has calmed down.
Cook and Bake– I got myself back into the kitchen after a bit of a ‘lack of time’ induced hiatus. This month, I shared some new dinner recipes and of course some incredible ice cream recipes!
Drink More Water– My water bottle has been with me all day every day.
Slow Down and Enjoy Every Moment!- I had a great talk about this with my friend during our morning bike ride. It’s always a challenge, but well worth the effort. There were some great moments to enjoy this month!
Strength Train 2x Each Week
Keep it Clean, Add in Green
Stay the Course with Wedding Planning (and Stay Calm!)
Have the Best Bachelorette Weekend!