While I didn’t do a whole heck of a lot this weekend (I think that’s why weekends were invented?), those two days flew by. Beautiful weather, a few good workouts, and plenty of time spent goofing around with Clark…
The weekend according to Instagram XVII
- I overslept a bit on Sunday and made it to the first class at CrossFit Southie by the skin of my teeth. I hate that expression. I have no idea why I just used it. Sorry. (And sorry that I am too lazy to swap it out for something less creepy.) For the strength portion of the workout, we worked up to a 1 rep max of the strict press. As the weight got heavier, I wanted more and more to rely on my legs (i.e. not a strict press). I added weight in small increments (even using the 1 lb. discs towards the end) and worked up to 73 lbs. Also, I managed to ding my forehead with the barbell. Not surprising. The workout itself was challenging, but I love AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible for a set amount of time). The bear complex is a series of movements (completed in sequence, without putting the bar down): power clean, front squat, shoulders to overhead, back squat, shoulders to overhead. Each round consisted of 5 bear complexes, followed by 10 burpee lateral jumps (over the barbell). I spent the rest of the day feeling like I needed a nap.
- The weekend wouldn’t be complete without a polish change. My hands and nails tend to be dry, so I started using cuticle oil (almost daily) and love it. Essie makes an inexpensive tube (I found mine at Target) with a genius applicator.
- Highlight of the weekend: FaceTime with my niece. She loves dogs (and birds), so I made sure Clark got in on the action. She spent most of our call walking around, grabbing books, and showing Clark pictures of other dogs. And then my heart turned to complete mush.
- We spent Saturday night in, surrounded by boxes and packing supplies, watching documentaries on Netflix. Nerd power! A few that I’ve enjoyed lately: Urbanized and The Interrupters. Oh, I also watched one about animals making friends with other species… like a goat and a blind horse. And an orphaned deer and an old dog. I am hoping I can somehow arrange for Clark to befriend a small hippo. Or a turtle. Or maybe a parrot. Definitely not a cat, though.
- Our neighborhood association has done an incredible job cleaning up our end of Southie, planning and growing gardens and adding unexpected bright spots, like these morning glories climbing a chain link fence. Especially as we’re getting ready to move, I can’t help but notice how much has changed in just the four short years we’ve been here.
- I ended the weekend the way it started, with a tall glass of fresh juice. As many people ask for the ingredient list as they do for photo app recommendations, so I will happily give you both. My usual juice consists of a bunch of kale (6-7 stems, trimmed), 1 English cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 2 lemons, 2 green apples, and a small piece of fresh ginger. I use a number of different photo apps on my iPhone (and usually upload photos to Instagram, rather than using the camera feature within the app). For collages, I recommend PicFrame – it’s simple and easy to use. For adding text to images, I use TypicPro and Over most often. While I like the camera on the iPhone 5, I sometimes use Camera+ or VSCOcam instead, and recommend Self Timer for… welp… self timed photos.
Also On Tap for Today:
- A little Monday motivation: Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
- 9 Good Kitchen Habits for Easier Mornings from Whole Foods
- Thinking about a late-summer getaway
Which photo app do you use most often?