Yesterday afternoon, I took Murphy to the dog park to stretch his little pug legs. On the drive there, it started to rain, but I didn’t want to let down my favorite dog friend, so
I we toughed it out.
Murphy isn’t a huge fan of the rain, but he ended up having a blast at the park. He ran around like a crazy animal with a puppy bulldog and then did some “elephant butt” with a Black Lab. My dog is ridiculous sometimes. Haha! Good times at the park!
After the park, I was hungry and a CrossFit workout was in my near future, so I snacked on a sliced banana with sunflower butter.
Last night’s CrossFit class was all about legs (it was called “T.G.I.Legsday”), which probably wasn’t the best workout before a 10-mile race, but I didn’t go crazy with the weight, and I’m actually feeling pretty good this morning—not too sore.
For the Strength part of the workout, I started with 95 pounds for the Snatch Grip (wide grip) Dead Lifts and worked my way up to 135 pounds for 5 sets of 5 reps (5 X 5). My legs felt fine during them, but I struggled with the wide grip. After 3 or 4 reps, I’d need to stop and re-grip because the bar was starting to slip out of my hands. Grip work is the worst (ok, it’s just boring and not very fun), but, man, I’m starting to realize how important it is for CrossFit. My grip is getting stronger (I notice on things like kipping pull-ups), but I definitely have a ways to go!
The WOD was named “Punishment” and, not surprisingly, it smoked me. I was huffing and puffing and my quads were screaming for mercy. Holy goodness! I did Level 2 for this WOD, so I used 55 pounds for the Power Cleans and Front Squats and a 25-pound plate for the Walking Overhead Lunges. I ended up making it to 30 Power Cleans and Front Squats before I dropped the bar and did two Tuck Jump Burpees as a penalty. I broke the final 20 reps into 11 reps (+ 2 Tuck Jump Burpees) and then 9 reps. Wow, they were tough. I stopped twice during the Overhead Walking Lunges (at 25 reps and 40 reps), so I did a total of 8 Tuck Jumps as a penalty for this workout. It was definitely “punishment” for my quads!
After CrossFit, I showered up and then changed into sweats for the night. So comfy and so cozy!
As you know, I’m working with Reebok—thanks to my friends at Fitfluential—and they sent me some gear from their Pink Ribbon Collection to try out. October is breast cancer awareness month, and Reebok is a proud sponsor of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and they’ll donate more than $500,000 this year to help combat breast cancer. I love it when companies donate to such great causes. It makes me want to support them even more.
I love that the wide waistband and drawstring tie are both sporty and feminine—the perfect combo for cute gear in my opinion!
And the inside of these pants is so soft and so fleece-y. Love, love, love! They’re easily the most comfortable pair of sweatpants I own. For reals.
Since I work from home, I often opt for comfy clothes—typically jeans or workout gear—so these babies will definitely become part of my regular rotation. And, of course, they’re perfect for lounging at home on a Friday night.
Mal and I planned to get take-out for dinner, so we hopped in the car and drove to Wahlburgers. The menu looked mighty delicious and some of our friends said they really liked the food, so we were excited to give it a try.
Wahlburgers was bumpin’ on a Friday night, but we didn’t wait long for our food.
We opted for the counter service, so just a few minutes later, our buzzer flashed to let us know our food was ready.
I ordered the specialty burger of the day, which was a chicken patty with barbeque sauce, blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, and tomato. Mal went with the Thanksgiving burger, which was a turkey burger with stuffing, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce.
Before we even left Wahlburgers to drive home, Mal and I broke into the French fries and Sweet Potato Tots. We were starving after CrossFit!
The French fries weren’t very good, but the Sweet Potato Tots were yummy!
At home, we opened a bottle of white wine, dove into our burgers, and then started our scary movie. (Mal really liked his burger, but mine was just okay. They forgot the blue cheese crumbles, so it was just a chicken patty with barbeque sauce, lettuce, and tomato, which wasn’t very exciting and definitely not worth $8. Oh, well. I still ate it.)
Mal and I ended up going with Cabin In the Woods for our movie night. (Thanks for all of your suggestions!)
Cabin in the Woods was SCARY!!!!!
(Haha! I love this photo! I live with two freaks.)
Actually, Cabin in the Woods wasn’t all that scary. It was gruesome at times, but it didn’t make me jump or anything like that. It was more of a psychological thriller with some funny/Shaun of the Dead-type humor in it. I actually laughed out loud a bunch of times! It was a great movie, and I liked it a lot. On the scary scale (The Ring being super scary at a 10), I’d give Cabin in the Woods a 5.
Once the movie ended, I headed straight to bed since I needed to be awake bright and early this morning to catch my flight to Washington, DC.
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to spend a night at home?
Mine is sweatpants + take-out + wine + movie + my favorite guys.