I can’t even tell you how happy I am that it’s finally Friday! It’s been a long week and I’m so ready to curl up with a blanket and some wine tonight after work.
Yesterday’s lunch-time workout was a fail because I ended up going out for pizza with co-workers instead. What is happening to me this week?! It was totally worth it though. I had a giant slice of cheese topped with basil, fresh tomatoes, and feta cheese. I may have also had a second slice….
Since I was feeling stressed, super tired, and completely lazy, I signed up for a “candlelight restorative” yoga class at a placed called Studio South, near home. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it sounded relaxing and after the week I’ve had? I needed relaxing.
The class was exactly what I needed! It was in a dim room with candles everywhere and was the most relaxing yoga class I’ve ever done. I wouldn’t even call it a workout, really. It was more like…..mindful laying, I guess. We just held poses for 2-7 minutes at a time and by the end of the class, while I was laying in under my blanket, I fell asleep. I finally felt relaxed! I promptly signed up for a month’s worth of classes, so now I get to try out all the studio has to offer, including Hot Barre, which sounds super fun!
Workout & Breakfast
I got up early this morning and got to the gym around 5:00 so I could get in a more active workout. I completed 35 minutes on the adaptive motion trainer before grabbing a mat and doing some ab work on the floor. I felt a lot better starting my day with a good workout!
For breakfast, I threw together a quick smoothie. I used oatmeal, a banana, almond milk, and dark chocolate peanut butter. Throw in a little ice and I had a quick and easy meal!
I’m off to work, but I’m already in the weekend mindset! I don’t have a lot on tap for the weekend, but I do plan on decorating the house for Christmas and maybe starting some shopping.
Sunday, I’m scheduled to run the Christmastown Dash 8k at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I’ve run it twice before and it’s a lot of fun. I love running through the empty park when it’s all decorated for the holidays!
This year’s forecast keeps getting worse and worse, however: 90% chance of rain and a high of 38….soooo, we’ll see how that goes.
Hope you all have a great weekend and if I don’t catch pneumonia this weekend I’ll see you all Monday!
Are you running and races this month?
What’s your favorite kind of yoga? I don’t do it as much as I’d like, but hot yoga’s definitely my favorite. I love to sweat!