Hi, friends! I’m off to Des Moines bright and early tomorrow morning (here’s why), so I’m going to make this post quick. I need to finish packing (why do I always wait until the last minute?!) and get to bed at a reasonable hour.
I started my day with a two-ingredient pancake, which actually ended up being a 5-ingredient pancake because I added shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the mix. (I used 2 eggs again this time.) I topped my pancake with Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter, and it was a fabulous breakfast.
After breakfast, Mal and I went to CrossFit, where we did a fun partner WOD:
In teams of two:
Row 1000 meters
100 Double Unders
90 Mountain Climbers
80 Air Squats
Row 750 meters
70 Tuck Jumps
60 Russian Twists (2-ct) (45, 25)
Row 500 meters
40 Wallballs (20, 14)
One person works while one person rests. Rowing will be split 50/50. Scaling available from your coach in class.
Our coach split us up into groups of two, so my partner and I divided the rowing and all of the exercises equally between us. We both struggled on the chin-ups, but we managed to plow through everything else at a pretty good pace. I even got a string of 21 and 18 on the Double Unders! Woohoo! Progress, baby! My partner and I finished the WOD in 28:39.
Look at that curly tongue! Haha!
On our way to the park, we stopped by Marylou’s for iced coffees. I went with a decaf Milky Way today. Mmm!
After the park, I threw together lunch, which was a bunch of kale chips and some roasted red and sweet potatoes with blue cheese crumbles. I also ate a scoop of Teddie peanut butter straight from the jar, but never snapped a pic of it.
I spent the next few hours working before Mal came into my office with a glass of wine, which was his signal for “stop working and relax with me,” so that’s exactly what I did. My husband is so smart.
Mal and I sat on the couch with Murph and caught up with our DVR. Ahhh”¦ life is good.
A little while later, we cooked dinner, which was a bunch of randomness from the refrigerator, but it turned out pretty well. In the mix: pork chops, bacon, green beans, and carrots.
After dinner, we cozied up on the couch again and turned on a movie. We watched “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was a great movie, but so sad. I was choking back tears a number of times.
During the movie, Mal broke out some chocolate chip cookie dough, so I enjoyed a couple of bites for dessert.
All in all, it was a great day! In fact, it was my favorite type of Saturday!
Question of the Day
What does your favorite kind of Saturday include?